We have several years of experience in representing both claimants and defendants in all Employment matters.
Employment Law and the related procedure can be very complicated.  Acting incorrectly or failure to act in employee related matters can have serious consequences.  Our Solicitors have extensive experience in the following:

Employees

  • Unfair Dismissal / Wrongful Dismissal
  • Redundancy
  • Discrimination on grounds of Sex, Race, Disability, Religion & Belief, Sexual Orientation and Age Changes to Terms & conditions of your Contract of Employment
  • Harassment / Bullying at Work
  • Holiday / Long Hours / Sick Pay Rights
  • Unfair Deduction of Wages
  • Maternity Rights
  • Minimum Wage 
  • Compromise Agreements

Unreasonable actions, unfair and discriminatory treatment and processes may all be grounds for legal action against your employer. You may have been dismissed from your employment and feel that the circumstances and process used for your dismissal was unfair. Please do not hesitate to get in touch for a consultation to discuss this further. You may be entitled to a claim. You may have suffered treatment which falls within the Equality Act and our Solicitors may be able to identify and advise you with respect to your prospects.

We also undertake work with respect to Compromise Agreement in cases of redundancy. Not all redundancies are fair. We act to ensure that your redundancy is fair. Perhaps you have been made redundant and your employer wants you to sign a Compromise Agreement. Please get in touch before you put pen to paper as any oversight could be costly. Advice in respect of Compromise Agreements is usually paid for by your employer. Please contact us.

Employment contracts are binding agreements and generally enforceable.  Why would you want to enter into a legal contract without consulting an expert? If you are starting a job and have to sign a contract, get in touch and we are able to give you advice.

 

Employers

  • Drafting contracts, staff handbooks, policies and procedures.
  • Drafting directors' service contracts.
  • Advice and assistance with disciplinary and grievance procedures.
  • Training key employees, managers and HR.
  • Advice on injunctive relief, restrictive covenants and anti competition clauses.
  • Negotiation of settlements with employees and Compromise Agreements.
  • Drafting Resistance to Grounds and ET1 Claims
  • Representation in the Employment Tribunal, High Court, Employment Appeal Tribunal and above.

 

We bring our expertise from representation in the Employment Tribunal to advise our employer clients on how to avoid such claims. We give practical step by step advice on how to deal with employee issues in such a way as to limit liability. Our contracts, policies and procedures are tailored to your business, not “off the shelf”.

For the employer, things can be remedied. Please get in touch as a matter of urgency to avoid culpability where it can be remedied. We believe in the old adage, prevention is better than cure. We advise employers in redundancy matters by ensuring that the employer has observed fairness in their redundancy process. Please get in touch at an early stage to avoid unwanted claims being brought against you.

 

Employment Tribunal Services

Legal Fees

Our fees for bringing claims for unfair and/or wrongful dismissal are based on three bands, which we will be happy to discuss with you.

We will advise you of the funding options available to you, for example as an individual you may have insurance which can cover your legal fees.

There are various items we will consider when deciding what pricing band your case falls into. We will make this assessment and inform you of the relevant fees at the earliest opportunity.

Factors that may influence this include the need for:

  • Filling out and submitting a claim form and submitting grounds of complaint to the relevant Tribunal centre
  • Reviewing your former employer’s grounds of resistance
  • Reviewing documentation received setting out the factual and legal basis of the claim
  • Reviewing any Orders made by the Court
  • Making any further applications to a Tribunal on your behalf
  • Whether an Employment Tribunal hearing is required

Fees – typically between £ 7,000 to £ 15,000 plus VAT depending on the complexity of the matter. This will be calculated by the hour at the hourly rate of the solicitor with conduct. Our solicitors hourly rate ranges from £195 - £250 /Hr. All fees attract VAT.

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as barrister’s fees. This will be your own cost and payable by you. Counsel's fee is estimated between £1,000 to £2,500 per day (depending on experience of the Counsel) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation). We are also able to undertake cases on a conditional fee basis. This can be discussed at the point of instruction.