Employment
Law

If you are having problems with your employer and feel like you are being treated unfairly or discriminated against then call us at Taylor Law.

Employment issues can be a draining and difficult experience. You can feel isolated and under attack. Contact our Legal Team at Taylor Law to get the advice and support you need to fight your case. Our team have dealt with cases of Racial Discrimination, Whistleblowing, Harassment and Disability Discrimination to name but a few, and we regularly appear in the Employment Tribunal for a wide range of cases.

We are regularly instructed by the Police Federation of England and Wales to represent Police Officers and our solicitors have been involved in a number of high profile cases.

At Taylor Law, our team of employment law solicitors can help with a variety of matters such as:

– Whistleblowing
– Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying
– Grievances
– Employment Tribunal claims
– Holiday Pay, Maternity and flexible working.
– Settlement agreements
– Sickness, Absence and Disability
– Unfair dismissal
– Wages and deductions
– Confidentiality and restrictive covenants
– Disciplinary and suspension

With Employment Cases time is a critical factor so please contact us urgently to discuss your case.

The recent abolition of court fees makes access to the tribunal system more achievable than ever so contact us to see if we can help.

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Employment Tribunals

This work is carried out by:

Scott Taylor – Director of Taylor Law – Supervisor
Ben Tighe – Solicitor
Max Hornigold – Trainee Solicitor
Mark Lennard – Legal Clerk

We do not offer fixed fees for work involving Employment Tribunals as no two claims brought or defended are the same. We have a range of charges based on an hourly rate of £201 per hour plus VAT, with routine letters/telephone calls/emails (less than 6 minutes) costing £20.10 plus VAT. We will be able to give you a more accurate costs estimate once we have seen you and are able to establish how complicated your claim is.

There are also likely to be disbursements to pay. These are costs associated with your matter paid to third parties such as expert fees, travel costs, copying charges etc. and will depend on your individual case.

If Counsel is instructed to represent you at a Tribunal Hearing, you could expect to pay between £1,000 to £2,000 per day plus VAT, depending upon the experience of Counsel and the length and complexity of the claim you have brought or are defending.

The total cost of your claim can vary depending on the individual circumstances of your case. If matters proceed to a Tribunal, these could range from £15000 – £30000 plus VAT and higher for more complex cases with a number of witnesses etc.

The typical key stages of bringing or defending a claim are:-

– 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 consideration 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, instructing experts/Counsel, 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 the stages above are not required, the costs may 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 to suit your individual needs.

As to timescale, this very much depends on how busy the Tribunals are, but from initial Application to a final Tribunal Hearing is usually in the region of between 9 to 18 months.

Contact us via our website to find out more about how we can help with employment law and keep up to date with what we do via our Facebook or LinkedIn page.

I used Scott Taylor to represent me when I sued the Police and Successfully won my case. I felt confident going to court as Scott walked me through everything and engaged an amazing barrister on my behalf. It took a while to get there but by god did we get there. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Scott again he knows what he is doing and supports you at all stages.

Valerie Ann Cadman-Khan

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