We understand that it can be a worrying time for you and your business if a former or current employee threatens or brings a claim. It is essential that the defence to any claim is clearly drafted, not least due to the fact that the Tribunal has the power to “strike out” a defence on the basis of the submitted paperwork alone. As a result, it is very important to take legal advice at an early stage and ensure that your defence is robustly drafted in order to protect your position and maximise your chances of defeating the employee’s claim.
We always provide our clients with practical and cost-effective advice. We also offer a retainer service under which we can provide you with comprehensive advice on all HR and employment law issues that may arise on a day to day basis, reducing the likelihood of a dispute escalating to a claim.
In the event of a dispute you may also wish to consider instructing Paul Robinson Mediation, a division of Paul Robinson Solicitors LLP. Our qualified Mediators can help resolve disputes amicably. To ensure independence, neither employer nor employee can be a client of this firm in order to use our Mediation services.