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Employment Solicitor Compensation Claims - UK Legal AdviceSOLICITORS HELPLINE: ☎ 0344 414 0017
Employment solicitors operate in all areas of workplace disputes including unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of age, disability, race and sex. Specialist employment solicitors do nothing else which enables them to achieve your goals in the most efficient and practical way possible. Compensation claims can be pursued or negotiated on your behalf with representation by expert lawyers anywhere in the United Kingdom. They combine unrivaled experience and expertise with a client centred approach that will focus entirely on your needs, providing vigorous and committed expert representation. Our employment law solicitors are insured against negligence and they are regulated by the Law Society and the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Legal action to obtain damages in employment claims is a highly specialist area of the law so it is important that the solicitor dealing with your case has specific training and experience in this field. An employment law solicitor is able to give detailed advice on unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal and redundancy. Our employment solicitors operate nationally and represent clients at Employment Tribunals (ET) in all of the regional Employment Tribunal Offices and also represent clients at the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the 5 main centres and in the higher courts where appropriate. There are very strict time limits applicable to making an application to an ET which in general terms must be carried out within three months of the termination of employment or of the date of the matter about which you have complained. The ET consists of a chairman who is a qualified judge assisted by two lay members who have experience dealing with employment problems from the point of view of employers or employees. The panel hears verbal evidence and considers documentary evidence before coming to a decision which in limited circumstances can be taken further to the EAT.
Awards of Damages
Our employment solicitors have particular interest in racial, sexual, age and disability discrimination, harassment and victimisation claims where damages are unlimited and very substantial sums are often awarded. Similar considerations apply to compensation claims for religious and sexual orientation discrimination. Dismissal on the grounds of health and safety also attracts an unlimited award of compensation. In all cases it may be possible for your solicitor to obtain a declaration or an order for re-instatement to the previous position held in addition to an award of unlimited damages.
No Win No Fee Solicitors
Our employment law solicitors will usually deal with claims using the no win no fee* scheme. Our solicitors offer an initial free consultation for advice to find out whether you have a good case in law, how to go about claiming and how much your compensation might be worth. You will receive clear unequivocal advice about both the law and how to finance your case which may include no win no fee arrangements in appropriate cases. No win no fee means exactly what it says. If you win your case or it is settled, the employment solicitor is paid a legal fee which is based on a percentage of the award made by the Tribunal or the settlement amount if your claim is settled or compromised before the ET hearing. The usual percentage for acting in this way varies between 25-33% plus VAT dependent on difficulty, complexity and risk. If you lose your case or it is abandoned on the basis of legal advice, because there is no prospect of success, you will pay nothing to our solicitors. These arrangements only apply to an application to an ET and different arrangements will apply to applications in the EAT or to the higher courts. If after talking to a specialist employment law solicitor you decide not to take matters further you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged for any initial advice. If you would like a free assessment of the merits of your case without further obligation, please make contact on the telephone helpline or email our offices or complete the contact form.
Areas of Work
In addition to dealing with redundancy, unfair dismissal, discrimination, harassment and victimisation there are numerous other types of claim handled by our lawyers who are also qualified to provide detailed advice on compromise agreements including tax implications and enforcement of restrictive covenants, wages law, equal opportunities, Working Time Regulations, maternity leave, bullying at work, redundancy law including sham redundancy and the Transfer of Undertakings Regulations (TUPE). If you need help and advice on any topic related to an employment dispute just call our helpline to speak to a specialist lawyer with no obligation. If after speaking to us you decide not to take the matter further then that is your right and you will not be charged for our advice nor will we pursue you further.SOLICITORS HELPLINE: ☎ 0344 414 0017