employment advice for individuals

We advise people experiencing all sorts of problems in the workplace. If you have or are experiencing problems at work such as being unfairly treated, discriminated against, feel forced out or are facing redundancy then we can help.

We can advise you and explain, in plain English, what your rights are. We specialise in giving professional practical advice and support in all aspects of employment law.

We can help negotiate and resolve specific issues which you are facing, and provide as much or as little advice and support as you require. If negotiations are not satisfactory we can represent clients at Tribunal.

We advise on Settlement Agreements. We are experienced and strong negotiators and work for people working in a variety of occupations from small businesses to multi national companies.

Our Employment lawyers can provide practical advice on all employment law issues including:

  • Contracts of employment
  • Disciplinary action and grievance procedures
  • Discrimination for sex, race, disability, age
  • Health and Safety at work
  • Maternity leave
  • Paternity leave
  • Redundancy and dismissal
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Representation at Employment Tribunals
  • Settlement Agreements (formerly compromise agreements)
  • Trade unions
  • TUPE
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Whistle blowing
  • Work permits
  • Wrongful dismissal and breach of contract

 

employment law fees

fees individuals

For face to face appointments with a solicitor our fees are based on the solicitors hourly charging rate of between £230 to £250.00 + VAT per hour. We also offer telephone advice at the solicitors hourly rate.

settlement agreements

Your fees for legal advice on a settlement will normally be paid by your employer with no fees payable by you.

tribunal representation

Most cases settle but if cases progress to Tribunal we base our fees on the solicitors hourly charging rate of £230-250 per hour + VAT. Some cases may appear relatively simple at the outset but develop into more complex cases. Of course some cases are relatively simple and stay so. Others are complex at the outset and remain so. Other costs drivers include the number of preliminary hearings, witnesses and experts required.

If a case proceeds to a Tribunal we may also instruct barristers to represent clients at certain stages or hearings. We will provide fee estimates once we are aware of the particular circumstances of the case. If a case does not settle it can take between six months and a year to reach a final contested hearing. We will assess the particular circumstances of your case and merits at an early stage and provide you with a fee estimate including any barristers fees.

For a case representing an individual in a relatively straightforward matter fees for a trial lasting one day and taking up to 6 months to reach a contested hearing can range from £12,500 to £20,000 + VAT.

In cases where expert evidence is required we will provide clients with the experts fee estimates upon discussing the particular circumstances of the case.