Every matter is different, but most cases result in a settlement of between two and five months’ pay, with your dismissal being overturned and your name cleared. We will usually seek that your former employer pay you within 7 days of settlement, that they keep the matter confidential and that they agree not to disparage you in future.
Our fees are only payable if you receive a judgment or a settlement that exceeds our bill. Our fees are fixed, and will be discussed and agreed with you before we start work. Our fees vary depending on the amount of work involved in your claim, but range from $2,500 to $4,000 (excluding GST). Our bill is usually paid directly by your former employer as part of the settlement or judgment.
In most cases, you will receive your settlement money and overturn your dismissal within six to eight weeks of engaging our firm.
If we are unsuccessful in your claim, we will not charge you anything for the work we have done. Dismissal claims are unlikely to involve costs orders, so there is normally nothing to pay if you lose or decide to walk away.
Our firm achieves a successful judgment or settlement in more than 95% of the cases we take on.
Yes, we have lawyers available in every Australian state, and the cases we run usually involve telephone hearings, so we act for clients all over Australia.
If our firm agrees to act for you, we will be the point of contact with your former employer. You will not have to speak to them or present your case yourself. We will represent you and speak on your behalf in the hearings regarding your case and will deal with all communications and negotiations with your former employer. Most cases are done on the phone, so it’s unlikely you will have to attend court in person.
Our lawyers are some of Australia’s most experienced employment advisors, having acted for thousands of clients across a range of industries and employment related issues.