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Greystone Legal is the trading name of Greystone Legal LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales under partnership number OC425972. 

Registered office: 15 Parsons Court, Welbury Way, Aycliffe Business Park, DL5 6ZE. A list of members is open to inspection at the registered office. 

Greystone Legal LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Our SRA identification number is 657177. To access the SRA's rules, please go to



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Pricing Transparency
Defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissals

Paul Humble and Ben Healey have over 30 years of combined experience in dealing with employment disputes. They have experience in all aspects of employment law. Further details about Ben and Paul may be found here.  


The basis of our charges
Our pricing for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal varied depending upon the complexity of the case. In most cases, we shall try to offer a fixed fee for either part of the case, or the case as a whole. 


Example costs:
    Simple case: £3,000-£6,000 (excluding VAT)
    Medium complexity case: £5,000-£9,000 (excluding VAT)
    High complexity case: £7,500-£20,000 (excluding VAT)

Factors that could make a case more complex:

  • 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 upon 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 £750 to £2,500 plus VAT per day (depending on the experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including 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 and subject to change)

  • Entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached;

  • Preparing a claim or response

  • Reviewing and advising on claim or response from the 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 a 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 the 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 2-6 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take between 6 and 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. 


The above pricing information is not necessarily a true reflection of the costs that may arise in your particular case - they may be higher or lower. If you wish to discuss your specific matter, we are able to provide a no-obligation consultation, after which we shall be able to provide a clearer and more accurate assessment of the costs that may be involved. To arrange a discussion, please contact us on 01325 787 007 or email