Helping Your Business

Employment is one of the fastest moving areas of law in the UK. The legal rights and obligations of both employees and employers are changing constantly through new regulations and case law. With employees increasingly aware of their rights, employing staff can be a potential minefield for any employer - from the smallest family-run business to the largest multinational organisation.

We appreciate that keeping up to date with all the rules and regulations can be impossible when you have a business to run. We can provide all the specialist help that you need, from that first important telephone call, to drafting all letters and documents required to protect your business and follow best practice. We can guide you through all your employment issues at every stage.

Whether you are dealing with a difficult member of staff, are unsure how to handle a complaint, are worried about sickness absences, or simply want to check that you have the right contracts and policies in place to protect your business, we are here to help you with all your employment enquiries.

We will help you to resolve all your staffing problems so as to avoid ending up in the Employment Tribunal or going to court. We can help with mediation, early conciliation with Acas, and taking action in the County Court or High Court for an injunction if a senior member of staff is threatening to take your business clients away.

Peace of Mind

We are not only here for when things go wrong. Our specialist solicitors can work with you to ensure that your employment contracts, staff handbooks and policies are up to date and compliant. We are qualified specialist employment law solicitors with many years’ experience advising clients on best practice in the workplace. We offer a retainer service to our business clients which allows you to:

We run regular seminars to keep you up to date. Check our “Events” (link) page for details of our next seminar.

Fee Guidelines for representation at Employment Tribunals

Typical examples of work involved in employment tribunal claimsFees guide*
Defending a claim:

Representation at Acas Early Conciliation and liaising with Acas on your behalf
£500 - £1,000 plus VAT
(ie £600 - £1,200)
Defending proceedings:

Standard claims eg unfair/wrongful dismissal in the employment tribunal – drafting Response

More complicated claims eg unfair dismissal claims involving discrimination or protected disclosures in the employment tribunal – drafting Response
£750 - £1,500 plus VAT
(ie £900 - £1,800)

£750 - £1,750 plus VAT
(ie £900 - £2,100)
Representation down to tribunal hearing:

Advising as to your Response
Attending case management hearings
Compliance with directions orders
Preparing documents
Interviewing witnesses
Drafting witness statements

Standard claims eg unfair/wrongful dismissal

More complicated claims eg unfair dismissal claims involving discrimination or protected disclosures
£2,500 - £10,000 plus VAT
(ie £3,000 - £12,000)

£5,000 - £15,000 plus VAT
(ie £6,000 - £18,000)
Representation at tribunal hearings:

By experienced solicitor or barrister

Standard claims eg unfair/wrongful dismissal

More complicated claims eg unfair dismissal claims involving discrimination or protected disclosures
£850 - £1,500 plus VAT per day
(£1,020 - £1,800)

£1,000 - £2,000 plus VAT per day
(£1,200 - £2,400)
Settlement of claim:

Advising on merits and value of claimant’s case and if appropriate negotiating settlement terms on your behalf

Advising on contract settlement terms eg Acas COT3 form or settlement agreement
£500 - £5,000
(ie £600 - £6,000)

£350 - £1,500 plus VAT
(ie £420 - £1,800)
Additional fees:

Your case may require additional fees eg occupational health report or medical report fees
£250 - £5,000
(depending on report required and expert involved)

*Fees guide based on hourly rate of £250 plus VAT and senior solicitor handling your matter

Whatever your query, we're always available at the end of a telephone to help you sort out your employment and business matters. Ring us for a chat on 01225 632240 or use the contact form on this site.

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