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Asad Rana is a Solicitor with over 10 years of legal experience in litigation matters. He was admitted as a solicitor in August 2005. He completed his LLB Honours degree at Queen Mary, University of London and completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London.

Asad has represented employers and employees in all aspects of Employment Law including representation at the Employment Tribunal as well the drafting of employment law contracts, service agreements and settlement agreements.

Asad also acts for individuals, charities and businesses in relation to building contract disputes, debt recovery, commercial leases, and landlord and tenant disputes. Since qualification, he has handled many cases in his areas of expertise, including complex cases in the Employment Tribunal and County Courts.

Asad is also a Director and the firm’s Compliance Officer for Legal Practice and Financial Administration. He has completed several professional development courses relating to his legal areas of expertise as well as compliance regulations.

David Keighley is a Solicitor, Trainer, Lecturer and Writer, heading up our Residential Property Department as a Consultant. He was admitted as a solicitor in January 1982 and began lecturing and writing for publications in 2008 while he continued to practice law.

David started working with Brevis in October 2020 and continues to regularly lecture on a wide range of Residential Conveyancing topics in conjunction with the Law Society, Lawnet, Xpress Legal and a number of other organisations. David’s specialist field of practice is in a particularly complex subcategory of conveyancing known as Shared Ownership, in which he writes a chapter on for the Law Society’s Conveyancing Handbook each year.

Regardless of which member of our team works on your matter, they will be supervised by Asad Rana

Employment tribunal: Range of costs

Example template (Range of costs)
Our pricing for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal up to the Employment Tribunal.
Simple case: £2000.00 – £3000.00. (excluding VAT)
Medium complexity case: £3,000.00 – £4,000.00 (excluding VAT)
High complexity case: £4,000.00 – £5,000.00 (excluding VAT)

Factors that could make a case more complex:

  • If it is necessary to make or defend applications to amend claims or to provide further information about an existing claim
  • Defending claims that are brought by litigants in person
  • Making or defending a costs application
  • Complex preliminary issues such as whether the claimant is disabled (if this is not agreed by the parties)
  • The number of witnesses and documents
  • If it is an automatic unfair dismissal claim e.g. if you are dismissed after blowing the whistle on your employer
  • Allegations of discrimination which are linked to the dismissal

There will be an additional charge for attending a Tribunal Hearing of £750 per day (excluding VAT). Generally, we would allow 2-3 days depending
on the complexity of your case. If we instruct Counsel to represent you at trial, the day rate could vary depending on the seniority of the Counsel


Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on
your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Counsel’s fees estimated between £750.00 to £1,500.00 per day (depending on experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing
(including preparation)

Key stages

The fees set out above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:

  • Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change)
  • Entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached;
  • Preparing claim or response
  • Reviewing and advising on claim or response from other party
  • Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process
  • preparing or considering a schedule of loss
  • Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing
  • Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
  • Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses
  • preparing bundle of documents
  • Reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements
  • agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list
  • Preparation and attendance at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel

The stages set out above are an indication and if some of stages above are not required, the fee will be reduced. You may wish to handle the claim
yourself and only have our advice in relation to some of the stages. This can also be arranged on your individual needs.

How long will my matter take?

The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is
resolved. If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to take 3-4 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your
case is likely to take 6-12 weeks. This is just an estimate and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more
information and as the matter progresses.

Funding Options

Individuals should check their home or motor insurance to establish whether their claim is covered by any legal expenses insurance. At our initial
appointment, you should bring with you any relevant insurance policies that you may have.

Debt recovery: Range of fixed fees

Example template (Range of fixed fees) for a business to business debt that is undisputed

Court Claims

These costs apply where your claim is in relation to an unpaid invoice which is not disputed and enforcement action is not needed. If the other party
disputes your claim at any point, we will discuss any further work required and provide you with revised advice about costs if necessary, which could
be on a fixed fee (e.g. if a one off letter is required), or an hourly rate if more extensive work is needed.

Debt value Court fee Our fee (incl. VAT) Total
Up to £5,000 £205.00 £950.00 £1,155.00
£5,001 – £10,000 £455.00 £1700.00 £2,155.00
£10,001 – £100,000 5% value of the claim £3000.00 £TBC

Anyone wishing to proceed with a claim should note that:

  • The VAT element of our fee cannot be reclaimed from your debtor.
  • Interest and compensation may take the debt into a higher banding, with a higher cost.
  • The costs quoted above are not for matters where enforcement action, such as the bailiff, is needed to collect your debt.

Our fee includes:

  • Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation
  • Undertaking appropriate searches
  • Sending a letter before action
  • Receiving payment and sending onto you, or if the debt is not paid, drafting and issuing claim
  • Where no Acknowledgment of Service or Defence is received, applying to the court to enter Judgement in default
  • When Judgement in default in received, write to the other side to request payment
  • If payment is not received within 14 or 21 days, we will provide you with advice on next steps and likely costs

Matters usually take 2-3 weeks from receipt of instructions from you to receipt of payment from the other side, depending on whether or not it is
necessary to issue a claim. This is on the basis that the other side pays promptly on receipt of Judgement in default. If enforcement action is needed,
the matter will take longer to resolve.