We offer advice to individuals who have problems at their place of work. This advice can cover all types of workplace problems and issues. The most common reason for an individual to have a problem at work is following the loss of their job. This could amount to unfair or wrongful dismissal (‘Dismissal’), which can result in a compensation claim by the individual. We offer a service on two levels:
This is a first stage fixed fee advice service to make a preliminary assessment of your Dismissal claim. This will consider with you: your legal rights; whether your employer’s actions have breached your rights; whether, you have a potential claim for compensation and if so an approximate indication of what it might be worth.
This work will be undertaken by Adam Benton. Adam Benton is a Trainee Solicitor and you will be charged £99.00 (inclusive of VAT) for this preliminary advice. The advice will not include any representation at, nor initiating any claim on your behalf before, an Employment Tribunal. It will be limited to a meeting of no more than one hour and subsequent written advice.
Pursuing a Dismissal case on your behalf before an Employment Tribunal. This type of work is entirely at our discretion and we do not offer to necessarily pursue your Dismissal case. If we do agree to take your case on then it will be on a damages-based agreement between you and us. You will not have to pay us anything, even if you lose. You will though agree that we get paid up to a maximum of 35% of the total compensation awarded to you by the Employment Tribunal. This will include any VAT payable on our fees and any expenses that we incur.
An important feature of damages-based agreements is that we can at any stage terminate the agreement and we will do this if we think that either you do not have a good -enough chance of winning or if the compensation that you are likely in our opinion be awarded by an Employment Tribunal is insufficient to make the our risk of potentially working without reward worth it to us.
The work would be undertaken by a combination of Adam Benton, Nasar Sarwar and Mark Hughes. In some cases we may also seek assistance from a specialist Dismissal claims barrister.
There are four main stages of bringing an Employment Tribunal claim relating to Dismissal:
- Initial investigation and initial advice.
- Lodging the Dismissal claim (known an ET1) at the Employment Tribunal.
- Detailed investigation and case management including dealing with documents and witnesses.
- Final hearing.
Timescales for Dismissal claims can vary significantly. Much will depend upon the complexity, the estimated length of the final hearing and where in the country the final hearing takes place. In matters of timescale estimates will be provided to you relevant to the circumstances of your own Dismissal case.
Before we consider taking on your Dismissal claim you must have paid for our advice in the form of an AAA.
For a bespoke quote please call the New Enquiry Team on 01922 646 400 or send us a message using the form on the right hand side of the page.
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