Employment

We offer friendly, professional employment law advice to individuals and businesses.

For individuals, relationships with employers are very important. The circumstances surrounding your employment may change for a variety of reasons and we can provide you with fast, professional advice and the options available to you.

Should your employment be terminated prematurely, we can check that all procedures have been followed in accordance with the current law, and we will advise you on whether or not you may be entitled to compensation.

If you suffer discrimination in the workplace, whether sexual, racial, religious or due to a disability, we will fully inform you of your rights and options.

For businesses, we aim to understand your business and its aims so that we can provide you with expert tailored advice and ensure you have the right framework in place to meet your statutory and contractual obligations.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE INCLUDE:

  • reviewing / drawing up standard contracts of employment
  • consultancy / directors’ service agreements
  • drawing up company / office handbooks
  • settlement agreements
  • disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • redundancy
  • wrongful and unfair dismissal
  • non-payment of wages
  • discrimination and harassment
  • Employment Tribunal claims
  • Employment Appeal Tribunal claims
  • overlap of immigration and employment law issues
  • TUPE Regulations
  • working time regulations
  • maternity and paternity leave


EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS

Bespoke quotes will always be given prior to commencing the work.

The cost for this work begins at £15,000 plus VAT and ranges to £400,000 plus VAT, depending on the complexity of the case.

Frequent disbursements paid on your behalf are:

  • Bank transfer fee (per transfer) £30 plus VAT
  • Online ID Check (per entity) £8-£10 plus VAT
  • Fees for representation at Tribunal (Counsel’s fees) estimated between £1,000 plus VAT per day and £10,000 plus VAT per day

Your solicitor will work with you to support the case up to Tribunal with a view to settlement.

A straightforward case of unfair dismissal may include a one-day hearing and simple evidence.

Additional issues that increase complexity may include:

  • Allegations of discrimination
  • Whistleblowing
  • Costs applications
  • Claims of disability

Simple cases can be brought to conclusion within a few weeks of the initial engagement. The most complex cases can take a few years if court hearings are involved.

The hourly rate averages £300 - £350 per hour plus VAT.