Employment law solicitors

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Our employment solicitors offer legal advice and representation in all areas of employment law, with fixed-fee pricing.

We have helped over 3,000 employees across England and Wales with their employment rights and we can help you stand up for your employment rights too. Our Employment Solicitors offer legal advice on all aspects of employment law and can explain your legal rights and where necessary what action to take.

Fixed fee employment law solicitors

If you want an Employment Solicitor to review your documents we can provide a written investigation report for £630 for Standard Claims or £1260 for Complex Claims*; both of these are fixed fees which include VAT. We aim to complete an investigation report within 21 days of receiving your documents.

If you then instruct us to represent you for settlement negotiations through ACAS Early Conciliation or directly with your employer our Employment Solicitor fees start from £420 including VAT. Settlement negotiations through ACAS Early Conciliation will usually be completed within 1 month.

This allows you to receive the employment law advice and legal support you need with the certainty of an agreed fixed cost for each stage of your claim.

Sometimes it may be necessary for us to instruct a Barrister or a medical expert to support your claim. The cost of these services would be a disbursement in addition to our fees. If we do have to engage expert witnesses, this will be discussed with you beforehand; no extra costs will be incurred without obtaining your permission.

Once we have provided a written quote for the agreed work, that price will not change.

*Standard Claims include unfair dismissal, money claims and breach of contract. Complex Claims include constructive unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistle blowing.

"Thank you very much for your help on this settlement, you have made it extremely painless." (Mr H., Lincolnshire)

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When you have instructed our employment solicitors to represent you

Your Employment Law Solicitor will provide specialist legal advice to suit your employment law issue. Our bespoke employment law advice is tailored to your individual needs as we recognise that every employment case, and every individual is different.

You will receive practical, jargon-free, expert legal advice from your Employment Law Solicitor / Lawyer, who will keep you informed every step of the way as your case progresses. Our Employment Solicitors promise no nasty surprises, just exceptional legal advice and service.

Alternative dispute resolution for employment law

Our Employment Law Solicitors passionately believe in engaging in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures such as Mediation and ACAS conciliation as opposed to formal litigation.

We believe that ADR is more cost-effective and quicker than going to Court or an Employment Tribunal, so we start Early Conciliation through ACAS and/or negotiate directly with your employer, or former employer, prior to the start of legal proceedings.

Your Employment Law Solicitor can work with you every step of the way, providing clear, concise employment law advice on the best approach to achieving your objective.

If you need employment law advice and legal support for a Settlement Agreement, Unfair Dismissal from Work, Redundancy, workplace discrimination or another kind of employment legal issue, we can help you.

About Co-op Legal Services

Co-op Legal Services has over 600 staff working in different businesses with offices in Manchester, Bristol, Stratford-upon-Avon, Sheffield and London.

As part of the Co-op Group, our values of openness, honesty, social responsibility and caring for others are core to the service we provide.