At Robert Simmons Solicitors, we offer employment advice across a wide range of matters including; disciplinary or grievance issues, settlement agreements, unfair or constructive dismissal, discrimination claims and tribunal claims.

Our expertise allows us to act on behalf of employee’s or employers where we will always work with you to explore all available options and the best course of action suited to your individual case.

Please see below a brief summary of matters we are able to assist with:

Contracts of employment
Restrictive covenants/Post-termination restrictions
ACAS Early Conciliation
Disciplinary or grievance issues
Holiday pay claims
Discrimination, Bullying & harassment at work
Unfair & Constructive dismissal claims
Settlement Agreements
Employment Tribunal claims

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David Simmons

David Simmons

Solicitor Principal, Litigation and Company Commercial Lawyer

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If you need help with your employment matters, please do get in touch.

Price Transparency

In respect of pre-negotiated Settlement Agreements that need to be endorsed by a Solicitor, our fees start from £300 plus VAT. In most circumstances, all or most of our fees will be covered by the employer once the Settlement Agreement has been signed. Our fees will depend on the seniority of the employee concerned and the complexities of the issues raised.

The provision of advice and representation to employees in relation to the bringing of claims before the Employment Tribunal against an employer for unfair dismissal or wrongful dismissal:
Average range of costs – £2,000 – £30,000 plus VAT at 20% and disbursements. Disbursements to include counsel’s fees of between £3,000 – £15,000 plus VAT at 20%. Basis of charges – hourly rate. Experience of anyone carrying out the work – either Legal Executive or Solicitor with suitable experience and properly supervised at all times.

The provision of advice and representation to employers in relation to defending claims before the Employment Tribunal brought by an employee for unfair dismissal or wrongful dismissal:
Average range of costs – £10,000 – £40,000 plus VAT at 20% and disbursements. Disbursements to include counsel’s fees of between £7,000 – £60,000 plus VAT at 20%. Basis of charges – hourly rate. Experience of anyone carrying out the work – either Legal Executive or Solicitor with suitable experience and properly supervised at all times.

The key stages of a claim are: taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and is subject to change), entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached, preparing claim or response, reviewing and advising on claim or response from other party, exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process, preparing or considering a schedule of loss, preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing, exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents, taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses, preparing bundle of documents, reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements, agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list, preparation for and attendance at an Employment Tribunal Hearing, including if applicable instructions to Counsel.

Depending on when your case is resolved. This can take anywhere from four weeks to 18 months. More accurate timescales will be provided once we have further information and as the matter progresses.