We advise employers (ranging from London based, to national and multi-national employers) when they are faced with claims for:
- wrongful dismissal
- unfair dismissal (including constructive dismissal)
Experience has shown us that employers will be far better off if they seek expert legal advice as soon as they receive a claim form. This will allow you to properly assess the claim and file a defence in good time, avoiding any oversights or inconsistencies that may ultimately count against you.
Employers should consider the benefits of insuring against the risk of such claims in the future, if they do not already have such insurance. Our Employment Risk Solutions product allows you to do so for an annual premium.
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".
- We look to assess the strength of a claim as soon as possible and if you have a strong defence we will make sure you take advantage of this. We understand that, sometimes, defending a claim will be a matter of principle. Equally, we recognise that employers appreciate commercial judgment and can benefit from a speedy resolution to disputes.
- We are always realistic and if there are weaknesses in your position we will identify them at an early stage. This will allow you to deal with a claim in the most effective way and take an informed view on any negotiations or settlement.