About Us

Information about the service, including its cost

Dr. James is a solicitor, an advocate, and a director.

Dr D James, a solicitor with over 15 years of post-qualification experience, is supervising your case. He possesses a Doctor of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree in technology (April 1994). Additionally, Dr James is a solicitor advocate (civil and criminal matters) with audience rights in England and Wales’ highest courts, including county courts, the High Court, and the Court of Appeal. He received architectural training and certification in Kenya (1987), Finland (1991), the United States of America (2000), and the United Kingdom (2000). (2002). Doctor James bills at a rate of £210 per hour.

Tribunal of Employment cases (Range of costs)

Our fees for pursuing and defending unfair or unjust dismissal cases before the Employment Tribunal (inclusive of any VAT)

A straightforward instance Between £600 and £1,200. These are cases that will almost certainly be listed for a full day of hearings.

£1,200 to £2,400 for a case of moderate complexity (cases likely to be listed for 2 or 3 days of hearing including case management discussion)

£2,400 to £4,800 for cases including discrimination, harassment, and victimisation. (cases will likely be listed for three to five days of hearings, which will include case management discussions and preliminary hearings). Cases lasting more than five days will cost £4,800 plus between £600 and £1,200 every hearing day. Once a case is scheduled for hearing, we must begin preparations, which include gathering documents, creating the hearing package, and drafting witness statements.

Numerous matters are resolved without the need for a hearing. There will be an extra price of £1,200 per day for attending a Tribunal Hearing.

Factors that might complicate a case include the following:

  • If it becomes essential to file or defend amendment petitions or to offer more information regarding an existing claim
  • Defending claims brought by individual plaintiffs
  • Bringing or defending a claim for expenses
  • Preliminary concerns might be complicated, such as determining if the claimant is handicapped (if this is not agreed by the parties)
  • The quantity of witnesses and documentation
  • If it is an automatic claim for unjust dismissal, for example, if you are fired for blowing the whistle on your employer
  • Discrimination allegations in connection with the dismissal


Disbursements are payments paid to other parties for services rendered in connection with your issue, such as court expenses and medical reports. We will pay the disbursements on your behalf to create a more seamless transaction.

Significant phases

The fees specified above cover all work associated with the following critical phases of a claim:

  • Accepting your first instructions, analysing the documents, and informing you on the merits and probable remuneration (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change)
  • Entering into required pre-claim conciliation to determine if a settlement may be achieved;
  • Preparation of a claim or rebuttal
  • Examining and advising on the other party’s claim or answer
  • Throughout the process, exploring and negotiating a resolution
  • preparing or contemplating a loss schedule
  • How to Prepare for (and Attend) a Preliminary Hearing
  • Exchanging papers with the other side and agreeing on a document bundle
  • Obtaining witness testimonies, writing statements, and reaching agreement with witnesses on their substance
  • assembling a collection of papers
  • Conducting a review and consultation of the opposing party’s witness statements
  • establishing a list of issues, a timeline, and/or a cast list
  • Final Hearing preparation and attendance, including directions to Counsel

The phases outlined above are indicative; if one or more of the stages is not necessary, the charge will be lowered. You may decide to handle the claim on your own and seek our guidance just on certain stages. This can also be customised according to your specific requirements.

How long will my case take to resolve?

The time required to take your initial instructions to finalise your matter is highly dependent on the stage at which your case is handled. If a settlement is agreed during pre-claim conciliation, your case will generally take between three and seven weeks to complete. If your claim goes to a Final Hearing, it is anticipated that it will take between three and six months for basic unfair dismissal claims and between six and eighteen months for complicated unfair dismissal and discrimination claims. This is a rough estimate, and we will be able to provide you with a more precise timeframe after we receive further information and as the situation proceeds. His broad training and certification in architecture in Kenya, Finland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America provide him with a greater understanding of property law, planning law, conveyancing law, and building law.