Please call Del war Hussain on 0207 483 8644 if you wish to discuss your case.


Lydia Pratt
Lydia Pratt was admitted in 1995, having completed her traineeship at Wood Nash Kimber in Gray’s Inn, following an earlier career in healthcare. Her areas of practice are Civil and Commercial Litigation, Employment, Wills and Probate. She acts on behalf of individuals, corporate and business clients seeking advice on a wide range of issues.

Lydia is a member of APIL. She studied law and modern languages at Surrey University. She is bilingual with previous experience in advising French insurance companies and individuals.

Lydia charges an hourly rate of £300 per hour.

Delwar Hussain
Delwar qualified as a solicitor in March 2019 and joined Canfields Law in June 2019 having obtained a distinction in the Legal Practice Course joint with a Masters. He has extensive experience and specialises in litigation matters ranging from business/corporate litigation to debt recovery matters. He regularly deals with cases in the High Court of Justice but also deals with cases in the County Court. Del also specialises in employment matters and has represented both employers and employees in complex disputes. In addition, Delwar often receives instructions on family law and housing matters.

Del is regularly praised as being a friendly and approachable solicitor to instruct as well as handling client matters in a unique, adaptive style and achieving goals for clients.

In his spare time, Delwar enjoys playing and watching football as well as cricket.

Del Charges an hourly rate of £200 per hour.

Sometimes we have to instruct Counsel and their charge could be between £150.00 per hour to £600 .00 per hour depending on their experience.

Our pricing for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal.

Simple case: £900.00-£10,000.00(excluding VAT)

Medium complexity case: £10,000.00–£20,000.00 (excluding VAT)

High complexity case: £21,000.00–£50,000.00(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 £2500.00 per day (excluding VAT) for a solicitor to attend .

Tribunal determine the length of a hearing which could be from half a day to three weeks or more depending on the tribunals schedule and the complexity of the case and number of witnesses.


Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Court  or Tribunal fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Counsel’s fees estimated between £750.00 to £1500.00 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 6-12 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 6-12 months. 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.