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Employment Advice

We particularly enjoy giving business owners and managers confidence. This is the confidence to manage and to run their businesses as they need to run them. Employment law allows some flexibility but it is key to provide a strong contract of employment and procedures.

Over recent months we have seen an enormous growth in both claims for unfair dismissal and redundancy advice. However, there is a noticeable advantage in taking advice and using our letters and documentation to ensure that the process is as flawless as possible, avoiding the fall-out of claims.

We have also noticed that the insurance or indemnity based advisers fight shy of giving positive advice, particularly to dismiss, whilst our clients say they need strong advice so that they can take action to deal with staff who do not meet their business requirements.

Dealing with claims is largely about a combination of knowledge of the law and robust bargaining, in order to avoid the cost and stress of going to Tribunal. This is a particular area of specialisation and there have been many notable successes over the last few years.

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Price transparency

Every client and every dispute is different. However, by way of a guideline cost for a simple unfair dismissal claim, we would suggest a fee estimate of £3500 plus VAT plus the costs of a barrister at £1250 plus VAT per day or £175 plus VAT per hour.

In respect of a settlement agreement, advising the claimant, the cost depends on whether then matter is agreed or disputed. For a simple agreed settlement, the normal fee estimate is in the region of £350 plus VAT.