I don't have the my contract at home but I think that the actual wording is 37.5 hours to meet the needs of the service.
If I have to go down the route of unfair dismissal would it be up to me to fund the costs?
I would not be entitled to legal aid. Very roughly what would the costs be? Would it be in the hundreds or thousands or is impossible to predict and would the solicitor have to tell me the costs up front?