Tribunal Claims - Jonathan Lea Network

For Employees:

Disputes with employers can be stressful, expensive, and time consuming. Our employment solicitors can assist you in avoiding an overly lengthy process which can lead to costly litigation.

Disputes in the work place can arise from:

  • Bullying and harassment
  • Disagreements over pay and/or benefits
  • Unfair or inconsistent treatment
  • Management decisions

It is crucial that disputes are resolved quickly in order to prevent them escalating into time-consuming formal litigation. Our employment solicitors can help with:

  • Guiding you through the ACAS early conciliation process
  • Assisting you through grievance procedures
  • Negotiating direct settlements with employers

Should a dispute lead to litigation we can properly advise you on the best procedures to take. This includes:

  • Ensuring you have the strongest possible evidence to support your claim
  • Selecting the correct claims that a tribunal can hear and which relate to your case
  • Presenting your ET1 claim form case details succinctly and coherently
  • Ensuring sure you understand what the tribunal requires from you at each stage leading to the tribunal hearing, comply with all tribunal directions and deadlines
  • Prepare adequately for a tribunal hearing and rehearsing the points you want to get across when cross-examined.

We pride ourselves on our ability to take time to understand your situation and how to achieve your goals. We provide the correct procedures to achieve the protection you are looking for.

If you are considering an employment tribunal, tied down with an ongoing tribunal process, or in dispute with your employer generally, our employment solicitors can help you.

For Employers:

Employment disputes are unfortunately an inevitable part of business life. They can be expensive and time consuming. To avoid an overly lengthy process which can lead to costly litigation or compensation, our employment solicitors can assist by resolving disputes.

Workplace disputes can arise from:

  • Discrimination and harassment or having been treated unfairly
  • Disagreements over pay and/or benefits
  • Unfair or inconsistent treatment
  • Management Decisions
  • Poor communication

It is essential to resolve disputes internally before going to a tribunal. This can be done through your own internal procedures in the company. Some of the internal procedures our employment solicitors can help with include:

  • Drafting or revising procedures
  • Managing breaches of employment contracts
  • Employment law training to help managers and HR staff stay legally compliant during disputes
  • Alternative dispute resolution including conciliation, mediation, and arbitration

Unfortunately, however, not all internal dispute resolutions are successful. In such circumstances, our employment solicitors can assist and our work will typically involve:

  • A review of the case and all relevant documents
  • Initial advice
  • Drafting and submitting a response
  • Case management throughout
  • Taking and drafting witness statements
  • Consideration of evidence provided by the claimant
  • Attending Tribunal Hearings
  • Settlement discussions where relevant

We encourage you to contact us as early as possible se outline a range of potential fees and ensure your get adequate support to meet your circumstances.

We will update you regularly on your costs throughout the matter so you can stay in control throughout. Our indicative fees are as follows:

  • Simple case: £5,000 – £8,000 (excluding VAT)
  • Medium complexity case: £9,000 – £12,000 (excluding VAT)
  • High complexity case: £13,000 – £17,000 (excluding VAT)

If your business is involved in a workplace dispute, our expert employment dispute resolution solicitors can help you prepare and get you the best outcome possible.

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