Dispute Resolution

We would normally charge at £300 per hour (plus VAT where applicable) for small debt recovery claims of up to £100,000, however, we would be prepared to consider a contingency fee arrangement in appropriate cases to obtain a final judgement.  Enforcing the judgement would be treated separately and may attract a separate fee based upon time spent.  These would be the charges of this firm and Court fees and expenses would be charged separately in the usual way.  Normally these cases would take between 3-6 months to get to judgement assuming they were not seriously opposed.  Enforcing the judgement will take longer and depend upon the assets available to the debtor.

For details of the experience and qualifications of Jurit’s dispute resolution lawyers, please refer to the following profiles:

Employment Tribunals

In relation to bringing or defending employment tribunal claims, we would normally charge an hourly rate of between £275 and £350 (plus VAT where applicable).  We provide clients with an estimate of the overall cost of our services and the key stages of each matter at the outset.  We are happy to agree fixed fees in relation to each stage of the employment tribunal process based on the level of work anticipated in each case.

Disbursements, including printing and posting bundles, obtaining expert medical opinions, travel and accommodation costs and Counsel fees, may be incurred depending on the nature of the case and the location of any hearings.  We provide clients with an estimate of these costs on a case-by-case basis.

A typical employment tribunal claim will involve several key stages:

  • Drafting and submitting the particulars of claim (claimant)
  • Drafting and submitting the grounds of resistance (respondent)
  • Preliminary hearing on case management
  • Disclosure of documents
  • Drafting and exchange of witness statements
  • Final hearing

Timescales for employment tribunal claims will depend on the type of claims involved and the length of the final hearing.  A straightforward claim requiring only a single day final hearing might be concluded within 4 – 6 months.  For more complex claims requiring a multi-day final hearing, we would anticipate the process taking up to 12 months, and in some cases longer.

For details of the experience and qualifications of Jurit’s employment lawyers, please refer to the following profiles: