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.
We’re delighted to announce that Rosanna Derryman from our Wills and Probate Team and Karen Mace from our Property Team have been promoted to the position of Associate. Both are long-standing members of staff who provide outstanding levels of service to their clients for whom they are always willing to “go the extra mile”! We managed to drag them away from work just long enough to have their photo taken with Sarah Warren, head of our Property Team! Congratulations to them both!
We’re delighted to announce that Charles Aslett has been promoted to Head of Residential Property at Stokes Partners. Charles joined us in 2020 and has worked extraordinarily hard to support his team and our clients through the pandemic and the Stamp Duty “holiday” periods. We are sure that the team will go from strength to strength under his leadership. Charles is pictured with Sarah Warren, Head of Property and Joanne Butler, Operations Partner.
In this video, our partner Michael answers some frequently asked questions about contentious probate.
Our partner Michael looks at what makes a will and how they work, starting with revocation. Michael specialises in wills and inheritance disputes which means he is well position to explain this area and consider what happen when things go wrong.
The execution of a will, in most circumstances, revokes an earlier one.
A revocation clause, usually found at the start of a will, ensures there can be no doubt that the testator wanted their new will to replace an earlier one.