Employment Tribunal and High Court

Employment Tribunal and High Court

Our lawyers act for corporate clients in defending Employment Tribunal claims of:

  • Unfair dismissal based on actual or constructive dismissal
  • Discrimination based on sex, race, marriage or civil partnership, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, pregnancy or maternity, gender identity or reassignment
  • Breach of contract/wrongful dismissal
  • Equal pay
  • Injunction proceedings involving restrictive covenants and team moves
  • Bonus disputes

Our Employment Tribunal and High Court lawyers ensure that our employer clients are always prepared fully for proceedings. We aim to short circuit and shut down claims wherever possible. In situations where you decide to settle a claim, our advisors have significant expertise in the tactics of putting you in the best possible negotiating position.

How We Can Help You With Employment Tribunal and High Court Claims

It is our goal to ensure that you have the fullest information available to enable you to make an informed decision at the earliest possible stage about how best to proceed. We act on behalf of clients with regard to the following aspects of an Employment Tribunal or High Court claim:

  • Assessment of the strength of Tribunal or High Court claim for a fixed fee
  • Drafting pleadings
  • Closing down weak claims at an early stage where possible, by a strike out and/or payment by the claimant of a deposit and/or an order for costs
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Preparing witness statements
  • Disclosure and trial bundles
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Drafting settlement agreements and COT3s
  • Mediation meetings
  • Representation at final hearing

Get Practical Advice, Early

If your company has been faced with the challenge of an Employment Tribunal or High Court claim, seeking representation from an expert Employment Tribunal or High Court lawyer at an early stage is the most effective decision you can make. It is important to position your response to a claim by raising all relevant points as soon as possible.

We have an outstanding reputation for handling Employment Tribunal and High Court claims for employers. We handle cases for our clients in London and throughout the UK. We deliver practical, commercial advice to ensure that we build the most solid defence for our clients.

Our team is top-ranked for its legal expertise and can help your company achieve the most successful and cost-effective outcome.

Experts in Assessing Claims

If you require advice on an Employment Tribunal claim or High Court claim that you have either received or believe you may receive (for example, because you have dealt with the employee’s grievance or dismissal appeal) we will help you understand the issues and risks to your business.

We will give you an assessment of the strength of the Tribunal or High Court claim against you at an early stage and throughout the claim, will consider whether an application can be made to strike out the claim or apply for costs. We will provide you with commercially-focused options that meet your objectives and an estimate of the likely costs of you defending the claim.

If attending a Tribunal or High Court hearing becomes unavoidable, we will represent your company at the Employment Tribunal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the High Court.

 


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