Defending Employment Claims in Tribunals & Courts

Solicitors in Essex & London


Employment claims by employees can be ‎costly; not only in terms of legal fees but also with regards to management time, and the stress and anxiety for other employees who may be involved. It is fairly quick and easy for an aggrieved employee to commence a claim in an employment tribunal or court, but far harder to defend one for an employer.

Our employment solicitors based in offices across Essex and London have substantial experience in defending employment claims in a tribunal or court; we also always consider whether alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation or roundtable meetings should be considered.

Our solicitors aim to take the pressure ‎away from our business clients and deal with defending claims in the most straightforward and cost-effective way. If circumstances dictate, we shall vigorously defend such actions on our client’s behalf; we pride ourselves on providing practical legal advice, as well as guidance throughout each step of the process.

We can draft your defence, advise on prospects and risks of the claim and likely damages, help you deal with disclosure, preparation of bundles, witness statements ‎and any applications which are required or provide strategic legal advice. 

Our expert employment team have:

  • Successfully defended a claim for constructive unfair dismissal and sexual harassment.
  • Successfully defended a 3-day sex discrimination claim arising from a redundancy selection.
  • Successfully defended a 3-day unfair dismissal, victimisation, race discrimination and unlawful deductions claim arising from the dismissal of an employee for misconduct reasons.
  • Successfully secured a costs awards in the tribunal for our employer client.

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If you receive a notice of proceedings having been issued by one of your employees or ex-employees, or if proceedings are likely to be issued, you must act quickly in taking legal advice as there are time limits you will need to comply with. Please feel free to contact any of our employment law solicitors in Essex and London directly to discuss your requirements in more detail; we are more than happy to provide you with free initial advice in the form of a telephone consultation.

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