Legal representation for Employment Tribunals in London

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If you need advice on an Employment Tribunal claim or Employment Tribunal hearing, an employment law solicitor in our award-winning employment law team can help you. To speak to a solicitor today, contact us on 020 8088 9100 or by using our free online contact form.

We can advise on all types of Employment Tribunal claims

We have significant experience of advising clients on a huge range of Employment Tribunal claims; from unfair dismissal, holiday pay, equal pay, discrimination, sexual harassment claims through to all other forms of workplace litigation. So whether you are an employer (Respondent) or employee (Claimant) facing an Employment Tribunal claim, we can provide you with the best legal representation and guidance for you.

Why use us for your Employment Tribunal representation?

An Employment Tribunal claim is a stressful, formal and complex process for Claimants and Respondents alike. Our employment lawyers can give you expert advice on every step of the Employment Tribunal process. So whether you need legal representation for the full duration of your Employment Tribunal claim, or just legal representation at an Employment Tribunal hearing, our Employment Tribunal solicitors can provide you with the best advice and support for your needs.

Who do we act for?

Our team of employment lawyers act for a whole range of clients, from large employers (including international companies) defending an Employment Tribunal claim, right through to employees bringing an Employment Tribunal claim.

What is the first stage of an Employment Tribunal claim?

There are strict time limits in the Employment Tribunals system, so it’s important not to delay too long before lodging or responding to an Employment Tribunal claim. An Employment Tribunal claim will start with the pleadings stage; a Claimant (employee) will lodge an ET1 and a Respondent (employer) will lodge an ET3. Whether you are an employee or an employer, it is important to seek advice, support and representation at the earliest possible stage about the early stages of the Employment Tribunals process. This will enable you to assess whether the case is a strong case and how the Tribunal will go about deciding it.

What happens next in the Employment Tribunals system?

Before the Employment Tribunals system will list a claim for a hearing, there will be a whole set or orders to comply with; to include things like disclosure and preparation of the hearing bundle. Then will come the witness statements stage. This is a really important stage in the Employment Tribunal process,

What happens at the final hearing?

At the final hearing, an employment judge will hear the evidence in the case. Both parties’ representatives will get a chance to undertake a cross examination of each others’ witnesses. At the end of the hearing, the employment judge will make a decision on whose evidence he or she prefers. The employment judge may communicate his or her decision verbally at the end of the final hearing (based on the evidence he or she has heard), or alternatively might decide to provide his decision in writing at a later date.

Do come claims settle?

Yes, often disputes will settle by way of a legally binding settlement, where one party will agree to pay compensation to the other in return for signing a settlement agreement. This is in large part because of the legal costs involved with taking a case all the way to a final hearing. Indeed, unless a Claimant has an insurance policy to cover the costs of the case all the way to a final hearing, it will often make more sense to consider settlement (especially if the likely compensation in the case is not that high). For employers, the bad publicity involved with being involved in the Employment Tribunal (such as a dispute relating to discrimination) will provide another incentive to think about settlement.

How long will an Employment Tribunal claim take?

The Employment Tribunals system can sometimes be frustrating to navigate. To discuss how long we think your Tribunal case will take to reach the final Tribunal hearing, get in touch and we’d be happy to advise you on that, along with the changes of success of your Tribunal case.

Get in contact today for advice

To speak to one of our employment lawyers, contact us on 020 8088 9100 or by using our online contact form here.

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