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
  • bullying

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.

Our team

We are one of a relatively small number of employment law teams that is highly recommended in Legal 500 (the independent legal research directory), which notes that:

  • we "frequently handle ‘high-value senior executive employment cases’” (2015)
  • we are "extremely thorough and client-focused" (2014)
  • we "have a strong practice representing both senior executives and employers" (2014)
  • our employment team "provides 'exemplary' service'" (2013)
  • we are "'more alive to the issues' than some competitors and a regular opponent of heavyweight firms'" (2012)

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 administrative charges and 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.

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.

The legal fees of many employees should be covered by legal expenses insurance which form part of home insurance policies.

We would be pleased to tailor a costs proposal accordingly.

Direct Gov

Directgov aims to provide easy access to government information and services. It does this by working closely with ministerial departments and non-departmental public bodies to collate key information all in one place.

www.direct.gov.uk

Business Link

Business Link was developed in partnership with subject experts within government and relevant business-support organisations to help companies comply with regulations and improve performance.

In October 2012, a new ‘centralised’ Government website replaced both Businesslink.gov.uk and Directgov.uk (www.gov.uk)

www.businesslink.gov.uk