Employment Tribunal Proceedings

Our Employment solicitors advise both employers and employees in relation to all Employment Tribunal claims.

How we can help

Employment tribunal litigation as a means of dispute resolution is often disproportionate in terms of time and money. Principally, this is because costs are generally not recoverable from the losing party and damages (compensation) are (for the most part) capped.

The following are the key stages of a claim:

  • Taking initial instructions
  • Reviewing the papers
  • Advising on merits and likely compensation (this is often re-visited 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
  • Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process
  • Preparing or considering a schedule of loss
  • Preparing for a Preliminary Hearing
  • Attending a Preliminary Hearing
  • Exchanging documents with the other party
  • Agreeing with the other party the bundle of documents to be presented at the Tribunal
  • 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 and a chronology
  • Preparation for attendance at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel if appropriate
  • Attendance at Final Hearing, with Counsel if appropriate

The stages set out above are merely an indication of the process. There are factors that could make a case more complex.

Our Employment lawyers deal with all of the above on behalf of an employer or employee. It is advisable to contact us as early in the proceedings as possible in order to potentially reach a resolution and save costs in the long term.

Our Employment Team

Director, Head of Department & Solicitor
Freddie graduated from Newcastle University in 1992 with an Honours Degree in Combined Studies, focusing on history and politics…
Director & Solicitor
Caroline graduated from the University of the West of England in 2001 with an LLB (Honours) Law Degree…
Trainee Solicitor (SQE)
Holly graduated from Bournemouth University in 2020 with a BSc (Honours) in Forensic Biology, before completing her Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law Guildford in 2021…
Trainee Solicitor
Lucy graduated from Reading University in 2019 with a degree in Philosophy and Politics…
Jenny graduated from Bournemouth University in 2021 with an LLB (Honours) Law Degree…

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