We act for private individuals who have the misfortune of finding themselves in a dispute with their employers. We are able to help bring a claim to pursue your employment rights to compensation and/or reinstatement.
Our employment law services, by way of example, include advice on:
- Settlement agreements (previously known as compromise agreements);
- Contracts of employment;
- Grievance and disciplinary procedures;
- Bringing claims in the Employment Tribunal or Court, including but not limited to:
- Unfair dismissal claims;
- Constructive dismissal claims;
- Wrongful dismissal;
- Breach of contract;
- Discrimination claims relating to age; religion or belief, gender; pregnancy or maternity; disability; race; sexual orientation; being married or in a civil partnership; gender re-assignment; part-time working or trade union membership;
- Unpaid wages;
- Overpayment of wages;
- Business transfers – Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE);
- Breach of restrictive covenants and confidentiality; and
- Whistleblowing (protected disclosure).
Our charges are fair and transparent; like most law firms we mainly charge according to the time we spend acting on your instructions, and based on hourly rates which vary according to the experience and seniority of the lawyer in question. Our rates are competitive and offer good value for the quality of advice and service we offer, because our location allows us to manage the cost of overheads better.
We are also able, in appropriate matters, to agree in advance with you to charge on the basis of a fixed fee. We will always advise our clients to be pragmatic and to bear in mind the concept of proportionality, especially for the private individual who is seeking to bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal, with the attendant litigation risks.
Please refer to our pricing guide in relation to claims for Unfair Dismissal or Wrongful Dismissal.
In this article, Rosanna Derryman Associate in our Private Client team discusses the upcoming changes to the rules regarding the registration of trusts.
Stokes Partners are proud to be the official legal partners for Somerset Day on May 11th! And we’re especially proud that we feature on the Somerset Day Trail Challenge! We’ll be working hard to ensure that our office window celebrates all things Somerset and we’ll definitely be “flying the flag” on Somerset Day!
Stokes Partners are delighted to announce that Hilary Askew has become a partner with the firm with effect from 1 April 2022. Hilary is part of the Wills, Tax and Probate team. She joined the firm in July 2012 and has over 20 years experience of private client work.
On 6 April 2022 the divorce “landscape” will change dramatically and for the first time in over 40 years. The family law team at Stokes Partners are all agreed that this change is long overdue and that it should help thousands of divorcing couples move forwards in ending their marriages with reduced disagreement and acrimony.