Employment law is a highly statutory (Government regulated area). We have a team of highly experienced and practical employment lawyers and solicitors able to guide employees through what can be a legal minefield to achieve the best possible outcome.
In general terms, whilst there is a lot of legislation which appears to protect employees, and employers can often be caught out by not following procedure, the legal tests applicable to the legislation in fact largely favour the employer and not the employee.
Consequently, in general terms, statistics indicate that only around 1 in 3 tribunal claims result in a successful outcome for the employee. There are, however, tactical advantages for an employee, which can be exploited by an able and experienced employment lawyer, and chief amongst these is the fact that there is a general “no costs” rule in The Employment Tribunal. This means that, subject to exceptions, regardless of whether an employer successfully defeats a claim made by an employer, the employer generally will not get a costs order against the employee, and will typically have incurred significant legal and time costs in defending a claim.
There are a large number of possible claims under employment law, and as stated above, it is generally necessary for both employee and employer to be aware of following correct procedures and timescales, so the earlier the employee takes legal advice, the lower the chance of a claim failing due to a technicality, and this often means taking advice before there is any termination of employment. Examples of the areas of law in which we can and regularly do assist employees are:
We are based in Edgware, North London, with a second office in the heart of the city. Our employment lawyers act for clients throughout London, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire and can also assist in more local areas including Stanmore, Mill Hill, Hendon, Barnet, Watford, Harrow and Brent.
Please contact us, either by telephone or by complete our online enquiry form, for an initial free discussion of your matter.
For up-to-date information, guides and cases on employment law, please visit our employment law library. Alternatively, you can find more employment law advice on our new additional site, London employment lawyers.