Employment Law

If you are dealing with a tribunal or court claim, our specialist employment lawyers will assist you having achieved numerous success and settlements including those mentioned in legal journals.

Employment Lawyers: What can we advise upon?

The laws and regulations that apply to relationships between employers and employees are complicated and often confusing. They are also growing at a significant pace. If you do not understand your rights “or respect the rights of your employees” your business can be damaged.

From our employment solicitor team, we deliver practical and commercial solutions to a broad range of public and private organisations including 2 state schools, as well as high profile individuals. We have particular expertise in advising clients from the education, retail and public sectors in relation to their employment law matters.

Our Employment Law team regularly acts for both employers and employees on all employment related matters including reviewing and drafting appropriate contracts of employment and handbooks. We also provide advice and assistance when disputes arise, including representing clients at employment tribunals.

Strict time limits can apply to employment disputes, so it is essential that advice is sought at the very earliest opportunity. A range of funding arrangements are available for these types of claims, including no win no fee agreements. Our employment solicitors team will be happy to discuss these with you.

The types of employment matters we can assist you with are:

Our Leicester based Employment Lawyers, working across the UK can help you with the following.

  • Constructive and Unfair Dismissal
  • Discrimination
  • Redundancy
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Employment Contracts
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Retirement
  • Holiday Pay
  • Flexible Working
  • Bullying and Harassment.
  • Victimisation
  • Protective Disclosures

Services for Employers

Your relationship with your employees is vital to your business’s success. Our employment solicitors can help you manage the legal side of this relationship, leaving your managers with more time to do what they do best. Employment law issues can become costly, time-consuming and stressful if you don’t handle them quickly. With our help, you can develop the right policies to ensure legal compliance and proactively resolve problems before they grow. We’re one of the top employment law teams in the country and work with businesses across major industry sectors. Our employment lawyers Leicester are highly experienced in all aspects of employment law so you’ll get comprehensive advice about your HR processes, from recruitment onwards.

What Employment Law Services Do We Offer?

Our forward-thinking and pragmatic advice will help you reduce the risk, costs, stress and management time involved with staff issues. We can help you:

  • Train managers on common employment law issues
  • Prepare for disciplinary and grievance hearings, appeals, and employment tribunals
  • Take advantage of outsourcing opportunities and navigate the TUPE regulations
  • Comply with the latest employment legislation
  • Transform a specific part of your business and advise on the employment implications
  • Prevent and resolve employment disputes
  • Limit reputational damage
  • Protect confidential information
  • Stop leavers from poaching valuable employees and customers
  • Draft, review, or update contracts and policies
  • Conduct a fair process to change terms of employment
  • Implement or improve disciplinary and grievance processes
  • Bring skilled workers into your business from outside the UK
  • Manage your relationship with trade unions
  • Carry out collective redundancy consultations.
  • We can advise on single issues or work with you on a long term retainer basis. Our fixed-price service gives you access to a wealth of online resources, regular legal updates, and a dedicated employment solicitor for advice on day-to-day employment law and HR matters. Bond Adams Solicitors Leicester, can assist you wherever you are based in the UK – contact us to find out more.

Who Can We Help?

Our employment solicitors advise businesses of all sizes and have particular experience with organisations specialising in:

  • Financial services
  • Construction
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Consumer goods
  • Education
  • Telecommunications, media and technology
  • Recruitment
  • Care Home Sector

We have office locations in major cities so can help wherever you or your employees are based. We also work with international companies on UK employment law issues.

You’ll be working with one of the UK’s leading teams of employment solicitors, with offices across the country. We’re efficient and cost-effective across both individual matters and high volume work. With our strategic advice and set cost training packages, you can benefit from:

  • Lower business risk through improved legal compliance
  • Increased profits from improved staff performance and productivity
  • Reduced risk of leavers damaging the company
  • Peace of mind for managers
  • More time for managers to drive value.
  • Our flexible fee structures mean that you get exactly the level of service you need with no unwelcome surprises. You can choose from options including a bank of hours, capped fees, or a retainer service. You can also take advantage of our firm’s expertise in other areas of law that impact employers, such as pensions, tax and immigration.

Our Team

Our team is led by Rafique Patel, a former partner of Harvey Ingram which was the then largest firm in Leicestershire. He is October 1996 qualified and was also the Head of the Regulatory and Trading team at Harvey Ingram. He leads a large and talented team consisting of Hanane Belaroussi, Hannah Patel, Sophie Wilson, Maryanne Earl and Rashid Sacranie.

Our core services include:

A complete range of general advisory work on employment law, the A- Z of employment relationships including opportunities and diversity. As diversity management moves to the top of many companies agendas, our job is advising on compliance and best practice.

Managing change continues to be a key requirement of UK companies and institutions. We are specialists in the planning and delivery of business reorganisation and culture change.

When matters become contentious, we can assist on all aspects of employment including dispute resolution. We have a strong reputation for handling complex contentious work and High Court litigation, including the protection of confidential information and issues relating to team moves.

Contact us with a no-obligation enquiry today and our employment law solicitors Leicester will be able to discuss your issues with you in more detail. There is no charge for discussing your enquiry and we will advise on all of the available funding options.

Ranges of Costs

Claims for unfair dismissal or wrongful dismissal:

  1. Simple Complexity (one claimant, one respondent, maximum one day hearing, low level of documentation) typical range: £1500 plus VAT and disbursements to £5000 plus and disbursements.
  2. Medium Complexity (more than one claimant, more than one respondent 1-2 day hearing, medium level of documents) typical range: £3500 plus vat plus disbursements to £8500 plus vat plus disbursements
  3. High Complexity-please request a specific price based upon the number of lawyers, the length of the hearing, the number of documents and the number of parties.

Key Stages/likely timescales:

  1. Settlement prior to Tribunal hearing is likely to be 8-36 weeks.
  2. Up to and including a hearing 8-52 weeks.

Funding options:

Whether you have personal legal expense insurance cover or business employers cover.
Whether you have a general household policy which includes legal expenses insurance.
Whether we could deal with this case on a no win no fee basis.

Key Stages

The fees set out above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a claim:

  • Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change)
  • Entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached;
  • Preparing claim or response
  • Reviewing and advising on claim or response from other party
  • Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process
  • preparing or considering a schedule of loss
  • Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing
  • Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
  • Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses
  • preparing bundle of documents
  • Reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements
  • agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list
  • Preparation and attendance at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel
  • The stages set out above are an indication and if some of stages above are not required, the fee will be reduced. You may wish to handle the claim yourself and only have our advice in relation to some of the stages. This can also be arranged on your individual needs.

How long will my matter take?

The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved. If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to take 10 – 30 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 30 – 52 weeks. This is just an estimate and we will, of course, be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.

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