Employment Law

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Whether you are an employer or an employee we are able to help and represent your case.

Employment law is a crucial aspect of the legal field and one which, when not applied correctly, can have serious consequences for a company. Barnes and Partners offer help, guidance and representation for both employees and businesses.

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Whether you run a company and need advice on redundancy, wages or Contracts of Employment, or, are an employee who would like help or representation for an employment dispute or unfair dismissal case, we promise exceptional levels of client care. Working closely with you via tailored services providing professional, yet compassionate, help and guidance.

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Employment Tribunals

For both wrongful and unfair dismissal cases, acting for either employer or employee, we offer an initial consultation fixed fee of £250.00.

Beyond that, generally, fees are charged on an hourly basis at the rates set out below and which appear in our Litigation Department’s terms and conditions. Rates are updated in February each year.

Wrongful dismissal case fees are likely to range between £500.00 and £2,000.00, depending on whether the matter concludes in an early negotiation or proceeds to a hearing.

Fees for acting on unfair dismissal cases are likely to range between £1,000.00 and £5,000.00, depending on whether the matter concludes in an early negotiation or proceeds to a hearing. All fees are exclusive of VAT.

£280per hour
  • Partners
  • 8+ Years Experience
  • + VAT

£265per hour
  • Solicitors/Legal Execs
  • 8+ Years Experience
  • + VAT

£250per hour
  • Solicitors/Legal Execs
  • 4+ Years Experience
  • + VAT

£195per hour
  • Other Fee Earners
  • Varying Experience
  • + VAT

£121per hour
  • Trainee /Paralegal
  • Grade D Fee Earner
  • + VAT

Other Fees To Note

  • These rates may be revised in urgent or unusually complex matters. An uplift for weekend, Bank Holiday and late night working may apply. You will receive notification of all such changes prior to any work being commenced.

  • If the firm has to incur additional wages and expenses for our support staff having to work overtime in order to service such work then we reserve the right to

    include such wages and expenses as a separate item on any invoice delivered to you.

  • The firm may call upon other partners, solicitors, trainees and clerks to assist the Legal Representative in the conduct of your matter.

  • Wrongful dismissal cases usually take around 3 months to conclude and unfair dismissal cases around 6 months if they proceed to a hearing, but the matter could conclude at any time before that period in a negotiated settlement.

  • The range of fees should be the same when acting for the employer or the employee.

  • The only additional fee would be counsel’s fees if the matter proceeds to a hearing. Depending on the seniority of the barrister and length of hearing, counsel’s fees are likely to range between £500.00 and £2,500.00 + VAT.

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