Machins Solicitors LLP
Leading Solicitors in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire
  • Luton: 01582 514000
  • Berkhamsted: 01442 872311

Price and Service Information

Our hourly rates

Robert Bedford  £275.00 plus vat
Jackie Cuneen  £275.00 plus vat
Jackie Webb £275.00 plus vat
Sorcha Monaghan  £175.00 plus vat
Trainee £120.00 plus vat

Our pricing for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal.

Simple Case: £7,000.00 to £10,000.00 (plus vat)
Medium Complexity Case: £10,000.00 to £15,000.00 (plus vat)
High Complexity Case: £15,000.00 to £20,000.00 (plus vat)

Factors that could make a case more complex:

There will be an additional charge of attending a Tribunal Hearing of £960.00 per day (plus vat). Generally we would allow 1 to 3 days depending on the complexity of your case.


Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees or our travel expenses. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Counsel’s fees estimated between £1,500.00 plus vat and £4,000 plus vat (including preparation) for a one day hearing day and thereafter at a daily rate of between £750.00 plus vat and £2,000.00 plus vat (depending on the experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing.

Key stages 

The fees set out above cover all the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:

The stages set out above are an indication and if some stages are not required the fee will be reduced. You may also wish to handle the claim yourself and only have our advice in relation to some of the stages. This can be arranged to meet your individual needs.

How long will my matter take?

The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of the 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 8 to 12 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 26 to 52 weeks although this depends on when cases are being listed by the Employment Tribunal hearing your claim. This is just an estimate and we will of course be able to give you are more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.