Tensions in the workplace

Finding the right way to resolve difficult situations

Help with disciplinary and grievance procedures

Whether you’re an employer or employee, we can support you through the disciplinary or grievance process, advising you along the way.

We write and advise you on the necessary procedures, and save you time by preparing letters and documents. Most importantly, we help you minimise the emotional and practical impact on your business and employees when dealing with difficult HR decisions.

Performance management

If you’re involved in the delicate process of performance managing staff, we can advise you on every stage, preparing any documentation you need. We can also work with you to develop performance-related bonus policies.


Many strategic developments in a business can result in restructuring or redundancies. We can help you put these changes into effect and advise on redundancy payments.

Employment tribunals

We can work with you during the ACAS early conciliation process, and prepare claims or responses to claims when you need them.

We support you throughout the employment tribunal claim process, preparing documentation for every stage. We can also help you reach settlements based on commercial, strategic and tactical factors.

When things go wrong and a claim is made against you, it can be stressful and time-consuming to manage this. We will assist you with alleviating this stress and helping you to present your case as robustly as possible in the circumstances.

Where possible we offer fixed fees for each step of the process so that you can budget for the likely costs, and we can discuss ways in which costs can be minimised – this may include deciding to offer a commercial settlement (without any admission of liability)

As a guide, if we were to assist you in defending an unfair or wrongful dismissal claim, our fees will fall within the following brackets. The variation of the fixed fees depends on the complexity of the case (all cases vary hugely – no two cases are the same) and the level of lawyer who is assigned to assist with the task/stage in the process.

We have a number of lawyers who may assist with your case, from Paralegal level to Partner level. The hourly rates vary from £100 – £250 (plus VAT). You will be advised at the start of the case the levels of lawyers assigned to your case, and their specific hourly rates. Where possible, however, we will not conduct the work on a time spent basis, but offer fixed fees.

For further detail on the qualifications of our lawyers, please see the profiles of the team:

Claire Berry

Nina Gilroy

These fees relate to claims made against employers. We will advise and assist with claims made by an employee, and broadly speaking fees will follow this guide. However, in the event, we act for an employee in their Employment Tribunal claim we would provide specific detailed fees estimates for the work required.

Fees, expenses and disbursements*                                                                                                      

Preparation of response & summary of a case       £1,500 – £2,500
Disclosure of evidence      £1,500 – £2,000
Trial bundles       £600
Witness statements     £3,500 – £6,000
Preparation for hearing      £1,000 – £1,500
Attendance at a hearing (including Counsel’s fees)      £3,000 – £7,000 
Other fees relating to the day to day running of a case      £2,000
Total plus VAT      £13,100 – £21,600



* Disbursements generally will include Counsel’s (a barrister’s fee) only. There are currently no Tribunal fees payable.

Fees may alter where the scope of work varies or in more unique circumstances. We will advise you of such changes if and when necessary, and before work is carried out.

Employment law and HR services are provided by Price Bailey Legal Services LLP. For information about our regulatory status see www.pricebailey.co.uk/legal.

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