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Are you an employer who has received a claim from a former employee for unfair dismissal or unfair redundancy?
Whether you wish to defend the claim or settle it, you need legal representation.
Employment law is complicated and you need to know if your former employee takes it to the employment tribunal, will they win and how much will they receive.
Many employment lawyers charge by the hour when defending employment claims. That can be unattractive for an employer worried about the uncertainty of a final bill, not just compensation for the employee but unknown legal costs. Some of our competitors can charge over £20,000 defending an employment tribunal claim to a final trial and that is only an estimate.
Take that uncertainty away by agreeing fixed fees for your defence and representation with ourselves and our 4-stage fee approach
- Review the letter of claim received by your former employee
- Review all relevant documents you hold
- Advise on how strong the claim is, whether it could win, the likely award and what a settlement value might be
- Reply to the letter of claim
- If you so wish, enter into settlement negotiations
- If you so wish, contact or reply to ACAS (the employment conciliation body) and continue settlement negotiations via ACAS
- Accept service of the employment tribunal claim form (ET1) and prepare and serve a reply/defence (ET3)
- If you so wish, continue direct settlement negotiations
- Represent you in complying with the first steps of the tribunal timetable (i.e. directions) including preparing and disclosing relevant documents
- Ensure the claimant (employee) complies with directions, including disclosure and if necessary, make one tribunal application
- If you so wish, continue settlement negotiations
- Prepare and serve your witness statement(s) for a possible trial
- Review the claimant’s (employee) witness statement(s)
- Prepare the bundle of documents to be used for the final hearing (i.e. trial)
- Instruct a specialist barrister to represent you at trial
We find employer clients like this 4-stage fixed fee approach as it provides certainty, particularly as most of our cases settle at stages (1) or (2). Occasionally, there may be work to do outside the above descriptions. If so, we will quote a separate fixed fee for that but one commensurate with the additional work required. We can also pro-rata fixed fees where not all parts of the stage are completed.
*Fee does not include barristers separate fee should the case not settle and proceed to a final hearing (i.e. trial).