Contract of Employment

Employment Law

Whether you are an employee or an employer, Trent Law has specialists who can deal with every aspect of employment law.



If you have been made redundant or are being made redundant, we can advise you on the legal status of your situations. We can advise you on unlawful treatment and discrimination based on age, gender, ethnicity, disability, religion and sexual orientation.


We can advise you if there has been a breach of statutory duties such as unpaid holidays. We can also help you if you have been underpaid, or if your contract with your employer has been breached in any other way.


You should also not be subjected to harassment and bullying from your employer, and we can offer you advice and issue proceedings on your behalf.



Your employees are an important part of your business; you are obliged to ensure that you follow the appropriate law when employing your staff.


We can assist you with employment contracts that fit all your company’s needs, including drafting compromise agreements, staff handbooks, directors service agreements, policy and procedures, amongst others.


We can also advise you on lawful and fair hiring procedures, disciplinary, sickness management as well as giving you careful advice for lawful and redundancy, which helps you avoid potential litigation.

Related Services:

  • Settlement Agreements

  • COT3 Agreements

  • Grievance & Termination Letters

  • Contract of Employment

  • Advice on Disciplinary Procedure & Dismissal

For employment law related matters, it is not always possible to offer a fixed cost fee. We rely on standard hourly rate published by the HM Courts & Tribunals Service on GOV.UK.


We have tried to explain the average cost for type of work related to employment law as under:

  • Initial consultation to discuss employment related issue: up to one hour.

  • Settlement and Redundancy Agreements: between 1 and 3 hours.

  • Drafting claim form (also known as ET1), short particulars of claim: between 5 to 10 hours.

  • Responding to a Claim (also known as ET3): between 5 to 10 hours.


For court attendance we may have to instruct barristers, their quote also vary due to their experience. On average they charge between £2500 to £5000 for the first day (also known as brief fee) and £1500 to £2500 for any additional days (also known as refresher fee).


The exact number of hours it will take depends on the circumstances in your case. Such as: the amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider; case management timetable to follow, collation of trial bundles etc.

The costs quoted here do not include any court fee, barrister's fee or where the first instance claim is unsuccessful, advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.


Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. All cases are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

All figures quoted here or anywhere else in this website are exclusive of VAT, which will be charged in addition to our cost.

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