Employment Law Specialists
Our solicitors regularly assist both employers and employees with issues relating to employment law. We work on a wide variety of areas within employment law from unfair dismissal to redundancy agreements, providing clear and constructive advice to navigate any issues that might arise. In acting for both employers and employees we have a clear understanding and experience of the issues that frequently arise with regard to employment law.
Employment law outlines the requirements of employers and employees in order to maintain a safe, healthy and fair working environment. Understanding your rights as an employee can be challenging and it can be a good idea to seek independent legal advice if you feel that an employer has not complied with employment law. With comprehensive legal advice, it is then possible to understand the options available. As an employer, it is important to receive legal advice on issues such as drafting contracts or disciplinary procedures.
Everyone should be made to feel safe in the workplace, which is why there are laws to prevent discrimination at work. If you have been made redundant or you’ve been given a settlement agreement, we are able to advise you on the legal status of your situation. We can advise you on redundancy agreements, constructive dismissal and wrongful dismissal based on age, gender, ethnicity, disability, religion and sexual orientation.
We can provide advice if there has been a breach of statutory duties such as unpaid holidays or if you have been underpaid or your contract has been breached in any other way.
You should never have to face bullying or harassment from your employer, but if you do, we’re here to offer you advice and guidance to move forward with your matter.
As an employer, you have the responsibility to create a safe and welcoming environment for your staff. In order to do so, you must follow the appropriate employment laws put in place to maintain healthy workplaces.
We can assist you with employment contracts for every area of your business including drafting compromise agreements, settlement agreements, staff handbooks, directors service agreements and policy and procedures, among many others.
We can also advise you on lawful and fair hiring procedures, disciplinary, sickness management as well as offering advice for unfair dismissal and redundancy agreements, to help you avoid potential litigation.
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 as follows:
Solicitors, over 8 years qualified experience: £300 plus VAT
Solicitors or Legal Executives over 4 years qualified experience: £240 plus VAT
Other qualified Solicitors or Legal Executives: £180 plus VAT
Trainee solicitors, paralegals or equivalent: £150 plus VAT
The typical work required to carry out employment law cases and the costs include:
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 length of time it will take varies depending on your circumstances such as the amount of supporting evidence that we need to consider, case management timetable to follow, collation of trial bundles or conference with barristers or other experts 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.