Blandy & Blandy LLP Solicitors

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Employment Law Solicitors for Employees

Employment Tribunals

Our experienced team of specialist Employment law solicitors, based in Reading and Henley-on-Thames, can advise you in relation to employment tribunals, including on those areas below.

Most employment disputes are heard at Employment Tribunals. There are a number of Employment Tribunals around the country, including a Tribunal which regularly ‘sits’ in central Reading. 

Employment claims can result from situations including unfair dismissal, unlawful discrimination (related to “protected characteristics”), unlawful deductions from wages to breach of employment claims on termination, and many others.   

Employment cases are heard by Employment Law Judges, either sitting above or alongside two Lay Members, in discrimination cases. There is no fee payable to lodge a claim against an employer (or former employer) but you do need to contact ACAS first to see if the dispute can be settled early on (through the ACAS early conciliation process).

You can choose to represent yourself or to instruct an Employment Law solicitor and usually each party pays their own legal costs (if represented), whether they win or lose the case.

There are also crucial time limits in relation to making a claim to the Employment Tribunal so you should not delay in seeking advice from a specialist Employment Law solicitor, to avoid missing the opportunity to bring a valid claim.

Unlike many firms of solicitors, we routinely represent our clients at Employment Tribunals, working closely with barristers when required. Experience has shown that end to end conduct of an employment dispute results in a more favourable result.

Please see further information on our team of Employment Law solicitors and our full range of services. 

What We Can Help You With

  • Alternative solutions to potentially solve your dispute or to negotiate a settlement.
  • The strength of your claim, relevant time limits and the best way to proceed.
  • How to follow the ACAS early conciliation process.
  • Issuing your claim to the Employment Tribunal.
  • Assisting you through the full Employment claim process, including the requirements relating to disclosure of documents, witness statements and/or representation at the full hearing.

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Why Choose Us?

LEADING REPUTATION

We are widely acknowledged as one of the Thames Valley’s leading firms of Employment law solicitors, with conveniently located offices in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and London.

APPROACHABLE SERVICE

Listening carefully to your needs and aims, we are committed to providing clear, practical and effective legal advice, a responsive and highly personal Employment law service and, crucially, value for money.

OUTSTANDING CLIENT CARE

You can be reassured that in our recent annual survey, 99% of clients said that they would recommend our firm to others, while 100% rated their experience as either ‘good’ or ‘excellent’.

A FLEXIBLE APPROACH

From helping to examine the available funding options with you (including legal expenses insurance), to arranging a time to meet that fits around your needs, we aim to offer a flexible and approachable Employment law service.

A JOINED UP APPROACH

You can rely on our specialist expertise areas other than Employment law, ranging from wills and estate planning to property, if needed.

Our Employment Law Solicitors

For expert legal advice call our Employment Law team
Reading 0118 951 6800 or Henley-on-Thames 01491 572 323

Tim Clark

Tim Clark

Joint Managing Partner, Employment Law

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Sue Dowling

Sue Dowling

Partner, Employment Law & Venue Licensing

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Laura Binnie

Laura Binnie

Associate Solicitor, Employment Law

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Andrea Corr

Andrea Corr

Solicitor, Employment Law

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