Employment

Public Access – Employment cases

Our barristers can advise both Employees and Employers on unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal claims either in conference or in writing. We can also represent both Employees and Employers at the Employment Tribunal from preliminary stages, through to final hearings.

It may be that the issues in your case fall outside of the above categories, however we may still be able to assist. Please call a clerk on 0117 921 1966 or email civil@qs-c.co.uk to discuss your matter further.

Timescales

Timescales for our services may vary depending on factors such as barristers’ availability, the complexity of your case, the need for additional documents and the other side’s approach.

As a guide, written advice in your case will be available within two to four weeks where possible. For court hearings, we would ideally need two weeks’ notice of the date of the hearing, however, we appreciate you may also need representation at short notice. If so, please contact the clerks and we will aim to represent you at the hearing where possible.

As a guide more standard cases tend to have a hearing date within 4-6 months of a claim being made.

Fees

We charge fixed fees, which means that we will charge you a set amount of money for the work. These fees will be payable before written work is provided or a hearing/ conference commences. Below we provide estimates based on the ranges of fixed fees for barristers in Queen Square Chambers. VAT will be charged on top of these fees (where applicable)

Your fixed fees may vary depending on your needs – for example, your fees may be towards the higher end of the range if you need a more experienced barrister and/or you have a complex case. If you have a particularly complex case or it has an unusually high volume of paperwork, your fees may also be higher than the estimates below. Additional travel costs would depend on the location of the court venue or conference venue.

The quotes below are applicable for up to a 3 day hearing. If your hearing is listed for more than 3 days please contact the clerks.

Stage of Case Range of fixed fees (estimates)
Written advice on your claim £500 – £1500
Preparation of case, including conferences with you and assistance with drafting of tribunal documents. £500 – £1500
Preliminary Hearing £750 – £1500
First day’s tribunal appearance (maximum 3 day hearing) £1250 – £4500
Tribunal appearances per day, after the first day £750 – £1500
Remedy hearing (to decide compensation) £750 – £1500
Contact Us

All information is correct as of May 2019, but fees are estimates only. For the most accurate fixed fee estimate, please contact the clerks on 0117 921 1966 (or e-mail civil@qs-c.co.uk).