Employment Law for Individuals

We have a great deal of experience in advising individuals, whether they are employees, partners or other workers in respect of difficulties in the workplace.

Cost

We understand that the thought of instructing a solicitor can be daunting and that the fear of the likely costs involved can be enough to put some people off taking advice. We are always happy to have a telephone conversation with you at the outset. Sometimes, this is all it takes to put your mind at rest but if it is then necessary to meet with you to discuss the matter in detail, we will usually agree a fixed fee for the meeting, which can be less than £100.

We understand that the thought of legal costs escalating out of control can be very scary and we will always be clear with you about the costs of your case so that you can budget accordingly.

There are a number of ways in which we can help you manage your legal costs with us, so do not let that be a barrier to seeking the advice that you may need as a matter of urgency.

Areas covered

We can help you with any difficulties that you might be experiencing at any stage of your working life, from recruitment through to retirement, including:

  • Recruitment and selection;
  • Contracts of employment, including advice upon restrictive covenants;
  • Changing terms and conditions of employment;
  • Disciplinary and grievance issues;
  • Maternity, paternity and other “family friendly” rights;
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Bullying at work;
  • Directorships and shareholder disputes;
  • Redundancy;
  • Retirement;
  • Unfair dismissal;
  • Advice on when businesses are bought or sold;
  • Executive terminations;
  • Tribunal claims

Settlement (or Compromise) Agreements

We can also advise on settlement agreements. These legally binding agreements usually between an employee and an employer whether parties aim to set out the terms and conditions reached one a contract of employment is to be (or has been) terminated or dispute as to be resolved (when the employment contract is not been terminated). We can provide the independent legal advice which is necessary in such cases. The associated legal fees (or at least a contribution towards them) is usually paid by the employer.