Employment law for individuals
To deal with an issue at work can be one of the most stressful experiences an individual can face. David approaches such matters in a firm, yet pragmatic, manner. Typical employment law issues faced by individuals include:
- disciplinary and grievance procedures
- sickness absence
- capability procedures
- settlement agreements
- redundancies and reorganisations
- unfair dismissal
- discrimination and harassment
- equal pay
David provides a variety of charging options, allowing clients to control and budget for legal costs:
Free helpline – whenever you face an issue at work, please call David. You will not be charged for the initial telephone advice. If the matter cannot be dealt with in the initial call, David will discuss his charges with you.
Pay as you go – David recognises that a major reason for people not consulting solicitors is the fear of legal costs. David will be open and transparent about his charges and will work with you to apply a charging structure that suits you. Estimates will be given in all cases. In some cases, a fixed or capped charge might be appropriate. All cases (except for insurance and no-win, no-fee cases) are invoiced monthly so you can keep an eye on the costs that have been incurred.
Insurance cases – many individuals have the benefit of legal expenses insurance that will invariably cover employment tribunal cases. This is often bolted on to home, contents or motor insurance or is included with banking or credit card facilities. If you have such insurance, you are entitled to instruct a solicitor of your choice. You should call the insurance helpline as soon as you need legal advice and inform that you would like to instruct David. If your case has at least a 51% chance of success, you should be covered by the policy.
No-win, no fee cases – in exceptional circumstances, David might be prepared to represent you on a “no-win, no-fee” basis. No fee would be payable if the case is lost. If the case is successful or settles, David’s fee would be a percentage of your compensation. Whether David would represent you on this basis and, if so, on what terms will depend on a variety of factors to be discussed with you.
Legal aid – Legal aid is not available in most work cases except for discrimination. David does not undertake legal aid work.