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Overview

Pro-active and personal, Rollits' established team of employment law specialists can help you navigate the often complex world of employment legislation. With a proven track record in advising clients ranging from manufacturing industries to charities, we can help you to achieve your objectives whilst avoiding expensive legal bills further down the line.

We believe in the personal touch and try to gain an understanding of our clients' businesses in order work in partnership with them. Raising awareness of employment issues we can offer quick, practical help for HR professionals, executives, line managers and owner/managers as well as bespoke training courses tailored to your needs.

Following the landmark decision by the Supreme Court which concluded that the Tribunal Fees were unlawful, employees and former employees are now free to bring claims again without the requirement to pay any fees to the Tribunal. We therefore expect to see an upsurge in tribunal claims as many employees simply could not afford to bring claims previously.

Our Employment Law Experience and Expertise

Rollits offers a comprehensive range of employment services aimed at helping you to establish good practice and deal with ongoing problems as they occur.

With experience of serving clients from a wide range of manufacturing and service industries as well as public sector organisations and charities, we can help you to manage all your workplace issues.

We can help in simplifying and updating employment documentation, negotiate executive severance packages, assist in the presentation and handling of employee disputes and provide advocacy at tribunals.

 

Services

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Last updated: 12 March 2019

Key contact

Ed Jenneson
Partner

Direct dial +44 (0) 1482 337341

Email ed.jenneson@rollits.com

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Employment Tribunal (Range of costs)

Our pricing for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal

Case Complexity Rollits’ Estimate Fees Counsel Estimate Fees
Simple £8,000 - £10,000 + VAT £1,500 - £3,000 + VAT
Medium £10,000 - £20,000 + VAT £3,000 - £6,500 + VAT
High £20,000 - £30,000 + VAT £6,500 - £10,000 + VAT

Factors that could make a case more complex:

  • Multiple types of claims
  • If it is necessary to make or defend applications to amend claims or to provide further information about an existing claim
  • Multiple Claimants/Respondents
  • Defending claims that are brought by litigants in person
  • Making or defending a costs application
  • Complex preliminary issues such as whether the claimant is disabled (if this is not agreed by the parties), time limits, reasonable prospects of success
  • Requirement for preliminary hearing(s)
  • The number of witnesses and voluminous documents
  • If it is an automatic unfair dismissal claim e.g. if you are dismissed after blowing the whistle on your employer
  • Complex financial remedies
  • Allegations of discrimination which are linked to the dismissal
  • TUPE considerations

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Counsel's fees are estimated in accordance with the table above (depending on experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation).

Key stages

The fees set out above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:

  • Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change)
  • Entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached;
  • Preparing claim or response
  • Reviewing and advising on claim or response from other party
  • Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process
  • preparing or considering a schedule of loss
  • Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing
  • Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
  • Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses
  • preparing bundle of documents
  • Reviewing and advising on the other party's witness statements
  • agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list
  • Preparation and attendance at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel

The stages set out above are an indication and if some of stages above are not required, the fee will be reduced. You may wish to handle the claim yourself and only have our advice in relation to some of the stages. This can also be arranged on your individual needs.

How long will my matter take?

The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved. If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to take 4 - 6 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 6 - 12 months. This is just an estimate and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.

Our Team

We have four members of the team who may work on your matter. Regardless of who works on your matter, they will be supervised by Ed Jenneson, Partner and Head of Employment.

Ed Jenneson - Partner (Hull) specialising in employment law, in particular TUPE and the Equality Act, harassment and discrimination. Also experienced in preparing service agreements for senior executives with complex bonus structures and dealing with senior director. Joined Rollits in 2002; Qualified in 2004.

Ed Heppel - Partner (Hull) specialising in employment law with particular expertise in restrictive covenant disputes, complex and sensitive HR issues, TUPE, reorganisation and senior executive terminations and disputes, contractual negotiations and settlement agreements. Qualified in 2009; Hamers Solicitors, Hull (2007-2009) Joined Rollits in 2011.

Caroline Neadley - Associate (Hull) specialising in employment law in particular discrimination, unfair dismissal, TUPE, employment tribunal claims, settlement agreements, contracts of employment and senior executive service agreements. Qualified in 2004; Gosschalks, Hull (2002-2015); Humberside Police (2015-2017) Joined Rollits in 2017.

Nilu Love - Solicitor (Hull) dealing with a variety of employment issues both contentious and non contentious, including Employment Tribunal work, preparing and advising on settlement agreements and preparing and reviewing contracts of employment. Joined Rollits in 2017; Qualified in 2019.

Ruth Everitt - Associate Member of CILEx (Hull) with significant experience in drafting employment documentation for employers including Staff Handbooks and contracts of employment including zero hours, fixed term, seasonal and Directors Service Agreements. Joined Rollits in 2005.

Complaints

We want to give you the best possible service. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service we have provided then you should inform us immediately, so that we can do our best to resolve the problem. If you would like to make a formal complaint, then you can read our full complaints procedure here.