Employment Law

Any business with employees will be required by law to have the requisite contracts and up-to-date policies and procedures in place. Our employment barristers can draft/review: company handbooks, contracts, social media policies, employee relation policies and other general policies, employee shareholder agreements and settlement agreements as well as providing representation at Tribunal hearings.

Common areas covered include:

Breach of contract, Employees contract, Equality & discrimination, Equal pay, Industrial action, Industrial Action & Collective Labour Law, Injunctive relief & employee competition, International & transitional, Pensions, Proactive & procedure, Redundancy & dismissal, Remuneration pensions & benefits, Termination of employment, TUPE, Unfair dismissal, Union affairs, Wages, Whistle blowing & victimisation.

Public Access – Employment Tribunal

Our barristers can advise both employees and employers on ordinary unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal claims. Our barristers can also represent both employees and employers at the Employment Tribunal.


Timescales for your case may vary depending on factors such as barristers’ availability, the complexity of your case, the need for additional documents and the other side’s approach. However, as a guide more straightforward cases tend to have a hearing date four to six months of a claim being made.

Additional costs

If required, travel and hotel expenses are charged at cost and included within the fixed fee unless stated.

For court fees please see


We charge fixed fees, which means that we will charge you a set amount of money for the work. Below we provide estimates based on the ranges of fixed fees for barristers at Quartz Barristers Chambers. All fees include VAT (where applicable), each barrister profile states if they are VAT registered.

The fixed fees may vary depending on your needs – for example, your fees may be towards the higher end of the range if you need a more experienced barrister and/or you have a more complex case. If you have a particularly complex case, your fees may also be higher than the estimates below.

There are also likely to be additional costs for time spent in correspondence via telephone/video conferences or drafting documents. The cost will be fixed and agreed in advance based upon the barrister’s hourly rate as stated on their profile.

An indication of our range of typical fixed fees are listed below:

Stage of CaseRanges of fixed fees (estimate)
Written advice on your claim£750 – £1950
Advising in face to face conference£750 – £1950
Advising by telephone/video conference£500 – £1950
Drafting tribunal documents£750 – £1950
Preliminary Hearing£750 – £2500
First day’s tribunal appearance£3000 – £5000
Tribunal appearances per day, after the first day£1500 – £2500
Remedy hearing (to decide compensation)£1500 – £2500

All information is correct as of 21/12/22, but fees are estimates only. For the most accurate fee estimate, please contact the clerks on 0115 8961983 or

Case Studies

  • Refused bonus payment

    Claimant resigned from his employment having been previously promised a bonus of £5,000.  Following his resignation, the company refused to pay his bonus. After a brief telephone consultation between Richard and Claimant, Richard drafted two letters for the Claimant to send to the company, the company paid the full amount of £5,000 to the Claimant.

    2nd May 2019
  • Race discrimination

    Richard successfully represented a Company faced with a race discrimination case. Richard advised the client in a face to face conference at the company premises and was able to negotiate a settlement substantially lower than that which may have been awarded by an Employment Tribunal. Conference £450 (Not VAT Registered) Negotiation settlement £250 (Not VAT

    2nd May 2019

Claire Litchfield – We can never thank you enough for all that you have done, you were amazing at court today; you have been a great blessing to us. Thank you.

Ms. D.
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