Our approach to fees is to be open and transparent.  We like to engage with clients to offer a fee structure appropriate to the case.

We usually charge for our work on a time spent basis applying the following hourly rates:

  • James Harrison, a Senior Solicitor – £275 plus VAT (currently 20%)
  • James Way, a Senior Solicitor – £250 plus VAT (currently 20%)

Both James Harrison and James Way are Senior solicitors, each with more than 15 years experience in this particular field.

All cases are supervised by a Partner.

To help you better understand the costs associated with our services, we have detailed estimates of average costs for the following:

  • Settlement Agreements – Our Employment Law team has extensive experience of drafting, negotiating and advising on settlement agreements.
  • Employment Tribunal Claims – representing you in claims of wrongful dismissal, unfair dismissal, discrimination, breach of contract and unlawful deduction from wages.

Other categories of work:

  • Ad hoc employment law advice often suits fees being applied on a time spent basis, using an hourly rate, because it allows clients to pay only for the advice that they require;
  • For complex and lengthy cases, an hourly rate may also be most suitable, but this will be combined with cost estimates and regular invoicing;
  • Fixed and agreed fee arrangements are sometimes available for the preparation of contracts, handbooks and other policies;
  • Fixed and agreed fees are usually used for training and mediation activities;
  • Fixed and agreed fees may sometimes also be appropriate for elements of a substantial dispute to help you know the cost involved; and
  • Conditional fees can sometimes be considered (an arrangement where our fee contains an element depending upon success).

We are always open to discussing the most appropriate method of charging for the work we are to conduct. 


We will add VAT to our fees at the rate in force at the date of our invoices (currently 20%). Where we refer to fees on this page, we intend to refer to VAT exclusive fees and VAT should be added to them. We will also charge you VAT on most third party expenses we incur, but not all of them. For example, there is currently no VAT payable on court fees, but there is on the fees of a barrister.


Our Horley & Reigate offices cover the following areas:

Horley, Epsom, Esher, Guildford, Woking, Leatherhead, Dorking, Banstead, Kingswood, Purley, Croydon, Sutton, Coulsdon, Tadworth, Caterham, Oxted, Godstone, Redhill, Reigate, Gatwick, Crawley, Lingfield, East Grinstead, West Grinstead, Horsham, Forest Row, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Orpington, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Worthing, Brighton, Lewes, Uckfield, Eastbourne

Our Mayfair office covers the following areas:

Mayfair, Marylebone, Fitzrovia, Holborn, Covent Garden, St James’s, Westminster, Pimlico, Victoria, Soho, Hyde Park, Hyde Park Corner, Bond Street, Marble Arch, Paddington, Euston, St John’s Wood, Notting Hill, Bayswater, Camden, Hampstead, Angel, Islington, Isle of Dogs, Canary Wharf, Clapham, Clapham Junction, Clapham Common, Balham, Kennington, Barbican, Kings Cross, Maida Vale, Knightsbridge, Chelsea, Chelsea Harbour, Kensington, South Kensington, West Kensington, Fulham, Fulham Broadway, Green Park, Southwark, Belgravia, Bloomsbury, Finsbury, Pentonville, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Barbican, St Pauls, Gray;s Inn, Lincoln’s Inn, Temple, Battersea, Battersea Park, Nine Elms, Holland Park, Earl’s Court, West Brompton, Parsons Green, Putney, Hammersmith, Waterloo, Vauxhall, Wandsworth, South Lambeth, Southfields, Earlsfield, Wimbledon, South Wimbledon, Roehampton, Barnes, Richmond, Sheen