Rajesh Kalia is a Solicitor and Partner in the firm with over 25 years experience in employment matters. He is efficient and skilled at giving advice on this issue and taking all the worry out of the process for you.

The following fee information gives an indication of our fees. Each matter is different. When you contact us we will provide you with a written quote specific to your requirements.

Rajesh will offer a free initial telephone consultation to assess whether he can assist with your matter and to answer any initial questions. Subsequently, Rajesh’s time is charged at £300 per hour plus VAT. VAT is payable on our fees and counsel’s fees which is currently 20%.

Fixed Fees

Fixed fees may be offered on certain kinds of work. They are usually paid in relation to the following types of work:-

  • Basic: £350-500
  • Standard: £500-1,000
  • Complex: £1,000-5,000

VAT will be charged on the above.

Please note that this does not include advice on ancillary documents such as share/share options and other award schemes or post termination restrictions the charges for which are referred to below.

  • Basic: £350-500
  • Standard: £500-750
  • Complex: £750-2,500

VAT will be charged on the above.

  • Basic: £750-1,000
  • Standard: £1,000-1,500
  • Complex: £1,500-3,000

VAT will be charged on the above.

  • Basic: £500-750
  • Standard: £750-1,000
  • Complex: £1,000-2,500

VAT will be charged on the above.

  • Basic: £3,000-10,000
  • Standard: £10,000-20,000
  • Complex: £20,000-50,000

VAT will be charged on the above.

  • Basic: £5,000-15,000
  • Standard: £15,000-25,000
  • Complex: £25,000-60,000

There will be an additional charge for attending a tribunal hearing of £1,000-1,500 per day if we attend. Generally, we would allow 3-10 days depending on the complexity of your case.

VAT will be charged on the above.

  • If it is necessary to make or defend applications to amend claims or to provide further information about an existing claim
  • 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)
  • The number of witnesses and documents
  • If it is an automatic unfair dismissal claim e.g. if you are dismissed after blowing the whistle on your employer
  • Allegations of discrimination which are linked to the dismissal

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 estimated between £1,000-2,500 plus VAT per day depending on experience of the barrister for attending a tribunal hearing. Counsel will also be paid a brief fee of £1,500-10,000 plus VAT depending on the complexity of your case and time spent reading your case and preparation.

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)
  • 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 and negotiating settlement
  • Preparing or considering schedules of loss
  • Preparing for and attending a preliminary hearing
  • Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
  • Taking and drafting witness statements and agreeing their content with witnesses
  • Preparing bundles of documents
  • Reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements
  • Agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list
  • Drafting Instructions to Counsel
  • Preparation and attendance at final hearing

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 4-8 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.

If you have buildings or contents insurance you should check and see whether you have legal expense insurance as part of the policy. You have the right to choose your solicitor and if you wish to instruct Goodge Law and your insurer tries to compel you to use a panel solicitor, we will discuss this matter with them.

If you have legal expense insurance please provide a copy of the policy so that we can review the terms with you and see if cover might be available.

The policy is likely to only cover you from the time we issue (commence) proceedings, so any work carried out by us before this will still have to be paid on a private basis. You will need to check this with your insurer.

No win-no fee

We currently do not offer no-win-no-fee funding arrangements.

Contact London Solicitors Goodge Law

To discuss your specific employment matter requirements, please contact us. You can phone Goodge Law on 020 7636 9222.