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We advise employees who have been dismissed without being given proper notice, or where the employer's decision was not legally justified. Issues we can help with include:
- drafting a claim
- notice entitlements
- negotiating with employers
- dismissals for disciplinary reasons
- dismissals for performance issues
If you think you have been wrongfully or unfairly dismissed, we would encourage you to get in touch with us at the earliest opportunity. Taking advice before issuing proceedings will allow you to plead your case in the most effective way and reduce the risk of deficiencies and inconsistencies in your claim.
We represent employees from a wide variety of backgrounds, from senior executives and professionals to people in very ordinary jobs. Our clients come from all kinds of sectors, including banking and finance; education; sport; and the public services.
Many of the claims we handle are funded by legal expense insurance. We can tell you how to check whether you are covered and can help in dealing with insurers.
We understand that bringing a claim can be a difficult, stressful experience and we aim to provide you with the support you need throughout the process.
We are one of a relatively small number of employment law teams that is highly recommended in The Legal 500 (the independent legal research directory), which notes that we are a team of "tenacious and committed litigators, which delivers appropriate and measured advice that gives clients confidence in its ability".
Our clients have included:
- numerous teachers and professors, including Sarah Forsyth, the art teacher who was successful in her unfair dismissal claim against Eton College
- a House of Commons employee, who received an award for unfair dismissal from the Civil Service Compensation Scheme and then achieved a separate very favourable settlement on the first day of his trial
- football managers, ministers of religion, academics, NHS and service employees (we have security clearance) and industry leaders
International Bar Association
The International Bar Association (IBA), established in 1947, is the world’s leading organisation of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies.www.ibanet.org
Employment Lawyers Association
A national membership association of over 5,000 lawyers who specialise in employment law.www.elaweb.org.uk
European Employment Lawyers Association
EELA is an association which works to bring together practising employment lawyers across the European Union through conferences and to strengthen links between EU employment lawyers.www.eela.org
Charges are usually based on our hourly rates plus disbursements. We will provide you with an initial estimate of your likely legal costs and will update this as your requirements or the circumstances of the work change. The current range of hourly rates for members of the team is from £185 plus VAT to £420 plus VAT per hour.
Find out more about our pricing, including our range of hourly rates and an example fee estimate. We would be pleased to tailor a costs proposal accordingly.
Many of the claims we handle are funded by alternative means such as legal expenses insurance or so-called 'no win, no fee' arrangements. Find out more about these and other options for bringing a claim.
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