Employer Support for Tribunals

We make the complicated clearer

When workplace relationships break down, sometimes the only way to resolve the dispute is to seek a determination by Employment Tribunal. Our expert Employment team is here to help you navigate your way through what has become a complex process.

We have extensive experience in supporting clients through every stage of tribunals, from pre-claim conciliation to hearing and, if necessary, appeal. Our friendly, pragmatic advice will help you make every decision with confidence and achieve the outcome you require.


With you every step of the way

Defending an Employment Tribunal claim can be both costly and time-consuming. Whether you’re aiming for an early settlement or seeking to defend a claim (for a variety of reasons), we’ll provide detailed guidance on available approaches and defences, together with the financial implications, to establish the best way forward. We’re easy to talk to, flexible and always have your best interests at heart.

Typically a tribunal comprises five stages and we can help you every step of the way:

  1. ACAS early conciliation
  2. Submitting a claim form (called an ET1)
  3. Case Management directions (essentially a roadmap for the management of the claim)
  4. Preliminary hearings
  5. The hearing

We’re listed in the Legal 500 as having significant experience in large scale High Court and tribunal cases. However the vast majority of employment disputes do not reach a final hearing and are resolved via ACAS or through party-to-party mediation.

Both you and your employee can discuss terms of a settlement at any stage of a claim and we’ll always advise strategically on the merits and the value of settling (or indeed, not settling), throughout the process. If this isn’t possible, we can attend Employment Tribunals with you, guide you through the process and advise on the wider commercial implications of your settlement. The costs involved in an Employment Tribunal claim can vary but we will always provide an accurate estimate in respect of the likely costs of defending an Employment Tribunal claim.


We get the real world

Not every tribunal will go your way and we have an impressive track record in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, including involvement in leading cases within the UK. We can examine judgments made at an Employment Tribunal to see if they contained an error of law or that all the relevant factors of the case were not fully assessed we will consider an appeal of the judgment to the Employment Appeal Tribunal in order to attempt to overturn the decision.

Significant experience of large scale High Court and tribunal cases
Legal 500

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Talk to us about your legal challenges and discover how our expert, pragmatic legal advice and broad commercial acumen can help.