I have over thirteen years experience in assisting employees with their Employment Tribunal claims.
As a public access qualified barrister, I am able to accept instructions from companies and members of the public directly. This means that I work with you or your business in trying to achieve the best result. I provide a wide range of employment law services and your situation doesn’t need to be at the Tribunal stage in order for you to seek my help. Indeed, I am often at my most effective when I am brought into a situation early on.
Whilst I am an advocate and have core skills, training and experience in representing people and businesses in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal, much of my public access work takes place outside the Tribunal, advising people about the situation that they are in, and deciding the best way forward.
I am approachable, pragmatic and experienced. In my time as an employment barrister I have seen most situations that can arise between an employer and employee. One of the main reasons to use my services is my judgment and experience providing you with options to enable you to decide the route you wish to take.
Whilst I am based in the North East of England, I have a significant amount of experience in appearing in Tribunals in Scotland, particularly Glasgow and Edinburgh. I am happy to travel for meetings or to represent my clients at a Tribunal and I have dealt with employment cases in Leeds, London, Croydon, Watford, Bedford, Manchester, Birmingham and Leicester. I also have a second base in the South West of England and would particularly welcome instructions in Bath, Bristol and Wiltshire.
The type of work that I can undertake includes:
- Providing advice before, during and after an Employment Tribunal claim and representing you at the Employment Tribunal
- The drafting of documents, including an ET 1 (claim)
- Providing representation at the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal
- Advising employees in relation to settlement agreements
- Providing you with advice and representation if you are facing a professional conduct hearing
If you work with me, you can expect:
- The services of a genuine expert with over thirteen years experience in employment law
- The advice of someone who has encountered most situations that can arise in employment law
- Discussion and agreement on the best way forward
- A clear explanation of the cost
- Friendly and approachable service, looking to achieve the best result possible
Fees for my work will always be agreed with you in advance. Fees are paid upfront for different stages of a matter meaning you always know where you are from a financial standpoint. The use of a Barrister directly is generally very cost effective. For some parties, using a barrister just for a part of the case can work well. For example drafting a claim form or representation at the hearing itself. It is often possible for the individual to do some of the work on the matter themselves, therefore being very cost effective. Of course if this is not suitable for your particular matter then I am able to assist you throughout.
I am unable to conduct litigation as part of public access work. This means that I will not go on record with the Employment Tribunal and receive correspondence from the Tribunal on your behalf. You will therefore be the named representative with the Tribunal and any correspondence will be sent to you. My experience is that this does not adversely affect the level of service that you can expect to receive.
Public Access fees need to be paid in advance of the specific item of work being undertaken.
When I meet with you the first time, I normally charge a fixed fee for the meeting. That means that you can have certainty from the outset. We will then discuss the kind of help that you need and whether you want me to help you with that. It is not unusual for the client to undertake some of the work themselves and to use me as and when they need me.
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