Our employment team deal with all stages of an employment claim, from the outset of dealing with early claim conciliation and the drafting of a claim or defence to representing you at a court or tribunal and any subsequent appeal.
The team can advise on your prospects of success, opportunities for settlement and the procedural requirements of the claim process.
The solicitors typically carry out advocacy for clients on unfair dismissal and discrimination claims as well as claims involving post-termination restrictions and the team are skilled in advising in these matters.
At the outset the team will provide you with:
- an estimate of legal costs
- how the process works
- opportunities for settlement
- advice on the likelihood of you winning or successfully defending the claim
- advice on what you are likely to recover, if successful
- advice on whether you are exposed to any cost risks from the other party/ies to the claim.
This will enable you to consider your best and worst case scenarios so that you can give informed instructions on how you wish to take matters forward.
How it works
A fixed fee service is offered for those who take out an advice retainer with us. In all other cases, our employment solicitors work off an hourly rate or would look to agree a fixed fee with you for the work. Click here to view pricing information for bringing and defending claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal.
Before instructing a solicitor, businesses and individuals should check if they have legal expenses insurance, as this may cover all or part of your legal fees.
Instructing experienced solicitors on a claim is likely to improve your chances of securing a favourable outcome. Instructing a solicitor from the start means that you receive advice on your prospects of success at the outset of your claim and advice on whether those prospects change as the claim continues, for example, when evidence is exchanged. Our solicitors can take a large part of the inconvenience out of handling the claim and are able to tactically plan your way through the process to ensure you do not miss an opportunity.
What to do next
If you require assistance with an employment claim, please complete our online enquiry form or call 0800 915 6037.