In the management of any business, the balance between cost and risk is critical. We recognise that taking legal advice on employment matters is a cost to our clients’ businesses and it is important to drive that cost down as far as reasonably possible; however, where cost is squeezed, risk can increase. By waiting to
Disputes & Tribunal Representation
If your business has received an employment tribunal claim from an ex-employee or current employee, we can assess your chances of success at the outset, and give you a commercial view on how best to proceed with the tribunal claim.
Talk to one of our friendly and experienced team on 01582 514000
We will guide you through the process, ensuring that we carefully consider the position and our responses at every key stage which can include:
- Assessing the merits of the claim and offer advice on the potential award of such claim to include the prospects of settlement.
- Drafting a robust and comprehensive ET3 defence to the claim and where applicable, counter-claim forms.
- Assisting in facilitating a settlement of the claim for a reasonable sum if it is in the best interests of the business. We can formalise a settlement by preparing and negotiating a COT3 agreement on your behalf.
Assisting in complying with deadlines set by the tribunal including exchanging documents relevant to the matter, preparing witness statements and trial bundles and organising a barrister to represent you at hearing if necessary.
Whilst guiding you through the tribunal process, we will gain an insight into your operations and we may be able to identify areas in which we could offer support and training to prevent similar cases from arising in the future.
We have successfully defended a number of employee claims to include: unfair dismissal, discrimination, pay claims, whistleblowing and bonus claims. Our experience of acting for employees and senior executives means that we have an insight into the tactics on both the claimant and respondent side of proceedings, allowing us to provide strategic advice to employers.