Moving Forward Together

Contact us first for a FREE INITIAL INTERVIEW to confirm costs with NO OBLIGATION.

Employment (Employer)

We advise potential clients to contact us for a free, no-obligation estimate of costs and timescales in relation to any matter. We can give you a more accurate quote once we have more detailed information.

However, for general information about the collection and distribution of money, property and other assets belonging to a person following their death, where these are within the UK and the matters are not contested;


The provision of advice and representation to employers in relation to defending claims before the Employment Tribunal brought by an employee for unfair or wrongful dismissal.

  • We charge £500 + VAT on average for this work.
  • This estimate is just an average price based on recent instructions; the actual cost to you will depend on a number of factors which we will discuss with you if you decide to instruct us.
  • The charge is based on our average hourly charging-rate of £250 per hour, which will vary.
  • There may be other costs on top. These are fees and charges we will need to pay on your behalf as part of the process, such as Tribunal fees, counsel’s fees, expert witness fees. They are likely to be £600 in total, + VAT where relevant.
  • Depending on the outcome of the hearing, in normal cases the expectation is that the losing party will pay the majority of these costs. However, this may not be possible and if not, you will remain liable for any outstanding costs and charges.
  • Our fees are given on the assumption that there are no other claims (eg discrimination) that might increase the time involved, and thus, the cost. There may also be an increase in cost if the claimant is acting in person.


Our people involved in doing the work will include:

Mr Colin Burdett – Partner

Forward House

Silver Street



EX13 5AJ

01297 32206

We understand the stress and urgency involved in dealing with employment matters. The work we will carry out will involve:

  • Ascertaining the position re: the wrongful and unfair dismissal in your case
  • Interviewing witnesses and preparing statements
  • Entering into pre-claim conciliation where necessary
  • Dealing with the application and lodging a defence
  • Liaison with your employee and others in an effort to resolve matters
  • Preparation of documents etc. for the hearing.
  • Representation at the hearing.
  • Consequent attendance to ensure the decision is implemented.
  • How long matters take will depend on a number of factors
  • Obviously, our fees do not include any external costs and charges that may be incurred as part of the process (e.g. damages, fines, penalties or other liabilities). You will also be responsible for these items.

Complaints Procedure

We aim to offer all clients a friendly and efficient service.   If, however, any difficulty should arise, including a complaint about the firm’s bill, in the first instance please discuss the issue with the fee earner concerned.   If the matter is not resolved, you should raise the matter with our Complaints Partner, Colin Burdett of the Axminster Office – telephone 01297 32206, unless he is the subject of your complaint, in which case please contact William Bennett on Chard telephone 01460 61000.

Should a complaint arise we will inform you of our complaints procedure (which is otherwise available on request) and your right to refer the matter to the Legal Ombudsman at the conclusion of our complaints process.

Our Services

Here at Milford & Dormor we offer a wide range of services, click on the links below to see more information about the services we offer: