Our costs at each stage are £2,000 plus VATCurrent rate of VAT is 20%. There may be additional costsThese are known as disbursements, and may include barristers’ fees, expert reports, and expenses..
Employment law is complicated and few people have a clear idea of all their rights at work, which is why it is so important to get legal advice as soon as you face a problem.
If you feel you have been treated unfairly and you have not found a solution with your employer, you may want to take your complaint to an employment tribunal.
DAS Law is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and has a team of experts specialising in employment law.
We are able to guide you through the process, from assessing the strength and value of your case to preparing your case for a hearing.
How it works in practice
Unlike many law firms who often charge by the hour, we offer a range of transparent fixed fee products which exclude VAT so you know how much each stage of the process is going to cost, helping you budget and weigh up the best way forward for your individual circumstances. Each stage of the process will usually take 1-3 months.
Here is what we offer at each stage:
Stage 2 →
Stage 1 – Gathering evidence and assessing claim
£2,000 plus VAT (20%)
- Review your documents in relation to your case;
- Advise you on the prospects of your case succeeding;
- Prepare a letter before action to your employer, if appropriate;
- Where possible, value your claim, prepare commence early conciliation via ACAS and engage in settlement negotiations.
Please be aware that this product does not cover “disbursements” such as barristers’ fees, experts’ fees or any external costs.
← Stage 1
Stage 3 →
Stage 2 – Defending a claim
£2,000 plus VAT (20%)
- Prepare and submit the forms needed to issue your claim to the employment tribunal;
- Conduct settlement negotiations with ACAS and/or with a third party;
- Prepare your list of documents in support of your claim;
- Issue or respond to appropriate applications to the employment tribunal.
A barrister will normally be used to deal with any hearings in person and the cost is not included in the fixed fee products. We will always discuss additional costs with you at the outset. Typically, barristers’ fees for a day in tribunal range from £1,000 to £1,500 plus VAT.
← Stage 2
Stage 3 – Preparing for hearing
£2,000 plus VAT (20%)
- Deal with and respond to all requests and orders made by the employment tribunal;
- Continue to progress settlement discussions where appropriate;
- Complete the bundle of documents, prepare witness statements;
- Secure a barrister for you and prepare all papers necessary for the hearing.
Disbursements such as barristers’ fees and experts’ fees are excluded from this product. We will always discuss additional costs during your initial consultation. Typically, barristers’ fees for a day in tribunal range from £550 to £750 plus VAT (20%).
If the hearing takes place over a number of days, there will be a fee up front (brief fee) and for every day that the barrister is required to attend, a refresher fee charged at the applicable day rate.
Developed with your business in mind
We appreciate that employment disputes can cause stress and anxiety, with worries about the future, family and finance being in the front of your mind. We offer practical advice to reach the best outcome for you as quickly as possible.
We will provide an initial free 20 minute telephone consultation with you to help you gain a better understanding of how we can assist you and discuss the best route forward both in terms of the product and the litigation process.
For cases involving the following circumstances:
Unauthorised deductions from wages
Breach of contract
Breach of the Working Time Regulations
Failure to pay the National Minimum Wage
Failure to provide a written statement of terms and conditions and/or an itemised pay statement.
Other types of dispute, including discrimination. whistleblowing and equal pay cases, may be covered by our level 2 product.
Level 2 fixed fee product services
We can also offer a “price promise” (a bespoke fixed fee) if the case is unsuitable for one of the packages we offer. In these circumstances, we will be able to tell you the fee up front so that you have peace of mind right from the start.
How this works in practice
We won’t charge you for services you don’t need. If you reach a solution after stage 1 for example, you only pay £2,000 plus VATCurrent rate of VAT is 20%. If you go through to stage 3 and proceed to the listed hearing, the maximum we will charge you is £6,000 plus VATCurrent rate of VAT is 20%. (Please note that this does not include any disbursements or barrister fees).
If you would like to talk to one of our experts in more detail about this product please get in contact.
Call us on 0345 604 7298
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Our team here at DAS Law has a wealth of experience in dealing with employment disputes. We specialise in employment law; acting on behalf of both personal and commercial clients in a range of employment related matters.
The Partner, who has been qualified as a Solicitor for over 15 years, heads up the team made up of Solicitors, Chartered Legal Executives, Paralegals and more junior members who are part of DAS’ successful Graduate Academy.
Our team of 15 Solicitors and Chartered Legal Executives solely specialise in employment law, and several of them have done so for many years. Despite having between 1 and 18 years of qualified experience, they dedicate themselves to ensuring that their knowledge remains up to date so that they can provide the best possible service and advice.
The team has a vast range of practical experience, from providing advice on holiday entitlement, to pursuing a Tribunal claim or defence. The work which our Solicitors and Chartered Legal Executives carry out is also supervised either by the Principal Associate or Partner of the department.
We also have 12 Paralegals and Graduates who whilst more junior, have between 4 months and 8 years’ experience in employment law. We pride ourselves upon the support, training and supervision that our junior members of staff receive so to ensure that the quality of the advice and service our clients receive is to an extremely high standard. Each of our Paralegals and Graduates work under the direct supervision of a Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive.
We are proud of our proven track record of securing successful outcomes for our clients.
The below individuals have the main supervisory responsibilities within the department – a full list of all employees within the employment department is available on request.
Meet the team