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Our Pricing - Employment Law

Thank you for visiting our pricing information. RDC Solicitors prides itself on providing a personal and professional service for all clients and your matter will be dealt with by our expert team. For more than 125 years, RDC Solicitors have been at the forefront of legal services in Bradford and the Aire Valley.

Whilst cost is a factor when choosing a legal services provider, we also believe that having a dedicated person handling your matter who understands and cares about the outcome is equally important.

If you have any questions about the information below, please do not hesitate to call one of our team. RDC Solicitors – Small enough to care. Large enough to make a difference.

Our Experts

Ram Saroop

Ram Saroop is the Head of Dispute Resolution and Employment Department and can assist you in exploring different options to make a claim against your employer.  He is a Director and has many year's experience as a Supervisor

Ram has conducted cases in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal.  His specialist knowledge of employment, tribunal procedure and costs is highly respected. He has a particular interest in cases involving difficult points of law and has been helping Trade Union Members since the 1980’s.  He has successfully taken cases to the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

What do our clients say about us

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Please note there are a variety of methods of funding legal costs.  We have a simple system, either fixed costs or contingency fee agreement under which we make arrangements with you to charge a fixed fee for considering the claim.  If in our opinion there are reasonable prospects of successfully claiming the claim we are prepared to provide a contingency fee agreement in which our fees will be 25% of compensation achieved, either through negotiation or claim.

What is covered by our Contingency Agreement?

  • Your claim against your employer for compensation, re-instatement or re-engagement
  • Negotiations about your Claim
  • Preliminary Hearing
  • Final Hearing

What is not covered by the Contingency Fee Agreement

  • Any counterclaim by your employer
  • Any Appeal by your employer
  • Any Appeal you make against the Tribunals Order
  • Your employers costs
  • Your Barristers Fees

Paying Us

  • You pay our basic fees
  • If you win your claim you pay us our basic fees, 25% of your compensation and your Barristers Fees

Alternatively you may have legal expense insurance cover under your Household Content Insurance Policy or another stand-alone Insurance Policy.   If so, we can contact your insurance company to request their authority to pay your fees.  If your insurance company agrees you will not have to pay us.

Employment Tribunal Fees

The recent decision of the Supreme Court regarding employment tribunal fees means that currently there are no tribunal fees to bring an employment claim in the Employment Tribunal

Before Making a Claim

You have only three months from the date of dismissal to make your claim to the Employment Tribunal.  You must contact the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS – Telephone 0300 123 1100) and tell them that you wish to make a claim against your employers to the Employment Tribunal.

ACAS will offer you free “early conciliation service” to try to settle your claim without going to the Employment Tribunal.  If ACAS is not able to settle your claim it will send you an Early Conciliation Certificate.  You will need the Certificate Number when you make a claim to the Employment Tribunal.  Please note you will not be able to make a claim without this number.


The fees below are examples of the likely basic fees for unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal cases.   For precise costs in relation to your case, please speak to one of our experts who can provide you with more detailed and specific information.  VAT is payable on our fees at the current rate of 20%.

Taking instructions, considering documents assessing your claim and advising 

£900.00 (+VAT) Total £1080

Considering documents, preparing a draft application, taking further instructions and making an application

£600.00 (+VAT) Total £720

Considering your employers response to your claim and advising 

£600.00 (+VAT) Total £720

Wrongful Dismissal in the Civil Courts

A highly paid employee with a long notice period or on a fixed term contract could receive more than £25,000.00 from a wrongful dismissal claim in the Civil Courts for Breach of Contract.  The time limit for bringing such a claim is 6 years instead of 3 months in the Employment Tribunal.

However the Civil Courts Claims are usually more expensive and the losing party may have to pay the costs of the winning party.  Therefore wrongful dismissal claims in the Civil Courts are more expensive and can involve more risk.  VAT is payable on our fees at the current rate of 20%.

Taking instructions, considering all the documents, assessing your claim and advising

£900.00 (+VAT) Total £1080


Preparing your Claim Form and the document that sets out the factual details of your claim and the legal basis for it

£1200.00 (+VAT) Total £1440

Court Fee 5% of value of the claim

For precise costs in relation to your claim, please speak to one of our experts who can provide you with more detailed and specific information.


We offer a full range of services to employers in all Employment Tribunal Cases in England and Wales.  We provide these services in house and by access to Specialist Employment Law Barristers.

Our services are exclusively designed for small and medium sized businesses to advise in complex and fast changing areas of Employment Law.  It can be extremely costly and damaging for the employees’ relations and your reputation without sound advice and early consultation.  Some examples of our fees for unfair or wrongful dismissal claims are below.  We are happy to have an initial free consultation to discuss your specific case and agree fees. VAT is payable on our fees at the current rate of 20%.

Considering your employee’s claim, all the documents and advise you

£1200.00 (+VAT) Total £1440

Preparing your response to file at the Tribunal and serve on your employee

£900.00 (+VAT) Total £1080

If you wish us to deal with the case and represent you at the Tribunal we would need to discuss your specific case and agree fees with you.

Stages of the Process

The key stages for an claim for unfair or wrongful dismissal on behalf of an employee is set out below

Claim Form

You must complete the Claim Form explaining your case and the nature of the dispute within the time of an Early Conciliation Certificate


If your claim is accepted by the Employment Tribunal it will send it to your employers and your employers will have 28 days to respond to your Claim.

Preliminary Hearing

The Employment Judge will check your claim and your employer’s response.  If there are any issues which are not clear the Employment Judge will make arrangements for a Preliminary Hearing.  The Employment Judge will also order a timetable for the case.

Exchange of Documents

You and your employer will have to provide copies of all the documents to each other for the hearing.  You will have to prepare bundles of all the documents with page numbers.  You will have to provide three bundles to the Employment Tribunal, one bundle for the witness to use at the hearing, one bundle to your employers and one bundle for yourself.

Witness Statements

You, your witnesses, your employer and their witnesses will have to prepare and exchange witness statements by the date fixed by the Employment Judge.

Final Hearing

You, your witnesses, your employer and their witnesses will all have to attend to give oral evidence as per your witness statements.


The Employment Judge will give his judgement on the same day or tell both parties when the judgement will be sent.

If you Win your Case

If you win your case the Employment Judge may order your employers to pay you compensation.

If you Lose your Case

If you lose your case you can ask the Employment Judge to re-consider the decision within 14 days of getting the decision.


You have 42 days to Appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal in case the Employment Judge has made a mistake in law.

On average it takes about six months from making a claim to the final hearing.

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