SWAN CRAIG

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Employment Tribunal
Representation Services​

Employment Tribunal Representation at any stage

We act for Employers and Employees in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal. We can take on your claim or help you defend a claim from start to finish.  If you already have a claim, we can assist you at any stage of it.

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Fee Transparency

Our charges vary due to the type of claim, number of witnesses and time required. We have two charges: legal fees and disbursements. Our fees attract VAT which is chargeable at 20% of any of the fees shown below.  This means 20% is chargeable on top of the hourly rates and disbursement prices below.

 

 

  • Disbursements are costs related to the claim:
  • 25 pence per page for photocopying;
  • Postage (either Royal Mail or courier services);
  • Travel if applicable at 45 pence per mile;
  • Hotel accommodation if required;
  • Barrister’s fee if applicable.

Legal Services

Wages Claims                     

Typically a wages claim takes us on average between 20 - 25 hours. 

Our hourly rates are £250 plus VAT

Legal Services

Wages Claims


Wages claims are typically claims relating to salary deducted from an Employee by and Employer, or for time spent working and not being paid.  

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Legal Services

Unfair Dismissal/ Constructive Dismissal

Typically an unfair dismissal or constructive dismissal claim (with no discrimination) takes us between 25 - 35 hours.

Our hourly rates are £250 plus VAT

Legal Advice

Unfair dismissal / Constructive dismissal

 

Unfair dismissal applies where the Employer dismisses and Employee.  Constructive dismissal applies where the Employee resigns in response to something serious the Employer has done.

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Legal Services

Discrimination Claims

Typically a discrimination claim (which usually includes either an unfair dismissal or constructive dismissal claim) takes us on average 30 - 40 hours.

Our hourly rates are £250 plus VAT

Legal Advice

Discrimination Claims

With discrimination claims it is standard to have a preliminary hearing scheduled by the Employment Tribunal to prepare the case for a final hearing and prepare a list of issues (questions for the Employment Tribunal to consider at the final hearing).

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Legal Services

Preliminary Hearings / Final Hearings


With some claims it is standard for the Employment Tribunal to schedule a preliminary hearing.  However, preliminary hearings can also be used for applications, such as an application to amend the claim or defence, applications to strike out a claim or defence. We offer fixed fees subject to the type of Preliminary Hearing needed.

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Final Hearings / Preliminary Hearings

We can act for you in your final hearing and conduct the advocacy for your claim.  We can also instruct barristers to represent you in the final hearing.

The fees are usually fixed fees of a brief fee (preparation and the first day of attendance) and then refresher fees for additional days needed.  Fees are subject to the type of claim.

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Legal Advice

Contracts for Services


If you are a contractor or consultant and require your own contract terms, our team of experienced solicitors can help. We specialise in drafting and reviewing Contracts for Services that protect your rights and interests.

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Contracts for Services


Our expert team specialise in drafting and reviewing Contracts for Services that protect your rights and interests. We ensure that every contract is legally sound, clear, and enforceable, giving you the peace of mind you deserve.

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Settlement
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Complete Tribunal Support
You can instruct us in three easy steps:

  1. Phone or email us to arrange an initial discussion.

  2. Send us the relevant paperwork.

  3. Following receipt of our letter of engagement (which sets out further details on fees bespoke to you) tell us to start!

Peace of mind with qualified legal advice as are regulated by the SRA

Key Stages

Our expert employment solicitors will
be with you every step of the way

The fees shown above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim, subject to when you appoint us to help and act for you.

  • Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising on the merits of the claim/defence, which would include the level of compensation which could be awarded if applicable.
  • Entering into pre-action correspondence and/or talks with ACAS (known as Early Conciliation). This is typically to see if the claim can be settled.
  • Preparing the claim or defence.
  • Reviewing and advising on the claim or defence from the other side.
  • Preparing the case management of the claim (collating documents, preparing bundle of evidence, assisting with witness statements).
  • Preparing a Schedule of Loss or Counter Schedule of Loss subject to which party we represent.
  • Corresponding with the other party and the Employment Tribunal throughout; this can include settlement discussions with the other party.
  • Preparing and attending any preliminary hearings as applicable.
  • Preparing for the final hearing.

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Would you like to learn more about the legal advice services we offer to our business clients?

Our employment legal advice services explain how we can help you with HR matters. Our commercial law advice services explain how we can help you with contract and commercial matters.
We also offer monthly or annual memberships to provide businesses with the equivalent of an in-house legal department.

Frequently Asked Questions

An Employment Tribunal is a legal system specifically designed to hear complaints between Employees and Employers.  

A claim is submitted on a form called an ET1 and the details of the claim (the particulars) can be included in the form or attached separately, subject to how much detail is given,

If you have received a claim form (called an ET1) you need to submit a defence (called an ET3) within set time frames. The Employment Tribunal’s letter (Notice of a Claim) will confirm you have 28 days from their letter.

It is not a quick process regardless of where in the Country an Employment Tribunal claim is lodged.  It could take well over 12 months although the Employment Tribunals do try to work within a six to twelve month time frame.

No but as it is a legal claim, any party in involved in an Employment Tribunal is going to be in a stronger position with a solicitor acting for them.

We are specialist employment solicitors and we are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Anything you tell us remains strictly confidential and our advice is covered by legal privilege and does not need to be provided in any disclosure exercise or data subject access request

Our Clients Say

"I have used Swan Craig's services for a number of years now. Kirsty Swan is the optima of professionalism. I have received excellent legal advice in a number of different legal areas. Kirsty has saved me time, money and above all, has enhanced the efficiency and effectiveness of my business operations."

Tristan Newman Bristol Marketing Company

Kirsty has been fantastic every time I speak with her about any matters, the knowledge Kirsty has helped me save hundreds of pounds so far and has protected me with potential costs in the future.

Martin Strong Strong Mortgage Solutions

“At a time of great employment stress, Kirsty brought calm and reason to manage a positive outcome. One hopes never to have to need the services of an employment lawyer but when you, Kirsty should be at the top of your list.”

Howard Swift Client

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