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Employment Tribunal Cases

Our barristers can advise both employees and employers on ordinary unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal claims and appear at the Employment Tribunal. We are also able to advice on compromise agreements.


Timescales for your case may vary depending on the nature and complexity of the work required, the volume of documentation, the need for additional documents, the other side’s approach and the barrister’s other commitments.

However, as a guide, more straightforward cases tend to have a hearing date of four to six months from a claim being made.


All Direct Access work is to be paid privately, in advance of the work being undertaken. We will agree a fixed fee for each item of work and there will be no charge until the fee is agreed. Your barrister will contact you to let you know what documentation and information is required to enable them to provide a price. Work will commence after payment has been received.

Below we provide estimates based on the ranges of fixed fees for barristers at Ropewalk Chambers for the most common items of work in this type of case.

The fixed fees quoted below may vary depending on your needs. For example, your fees may be at the higher end of the range if you need a more experienced barrister and / or you have a more complex case. If you have a particularly complex case, or if there is a lot of documentation, your fees may also be higher than the estimates below.

The fees quoted below are exclusive of VAT.

Stage of caseRanges of
fixed fees
Written advice on compromise agreement£500 – £1,000
Written advice on your claim£500 – £1,000
Preparation of case, including meetings with you and assistance with drafting of any documents£1,000 – £2,000
Preliminary hearing£1,000 – £2,000
First day’s tribunal appearance£1,250 – £3,500
Tribunal appearances per day, after the first day£900 – £2,500
Remedy hearing (to decide compensation)£1,250 – £3,500
Potential additional items:
Further interim hearings
Supplementary advice
Additional drafting
£500 – £1,000
£500 – £1,000
£500 – £1,000 

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