Employment tribunal claims can be stressful and costly for all involved. Comprehensive legal advice is essential to help businesses and individuals understand the validity of a case and achieve a satisfactory outcome, either via mediation or litigation. Whether you’re bringing or defending a claim, our solicitors are perfectly placed to assist.

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Employment Tribunal Services

Our solicitors are adept at helping businesses and individuals defend or launch a wide range of employment tribunal cases in areas such as:

  • Unfair dismissal
  • Whistleblowing
  • Breach of post-termination restrictions
  • Unlawful deduction from wages
  • Breach of confidentiality
  • Holiday pay claims
  • Sexual harrassment or victimisation
  • Breach of employment contract
  • Discrimination (on grounds of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy/maternity, religion, marriage/civil partnership etc.)
  • Failure to make reasonable adjustments
  • Mediation and alternative dispute resolution

Whatever your unique circumstances and goals may be, you can rely on us to assist. We are here for you.

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Proactive Advice for Employment Tribunal Cases

Workplace disputes happen for a variety of reasons. No matter the grounds for dispute, Thursfields’ team of employment tribunal solicitors has a wealth of experience in assisting both employers and employees with their case.

Given that employment tribunal claims are often costly and time-consuming, we will always attempt to resolve an issue without the need for litigation in the first instance, while standing ready to defend our clients’ interests if court action is unavoidable.

We work with a panel of insurers who can provide bespoke insurance cover for companies that will cover the costs of defending tribunal claims, any awards made by a tribunal and can cover the costs of bringing claims for breach of Post Termination Restrictions clauses.

Our team will provide commercially focused advice, giving you the best possible chance of success.

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Employment Tribunal Lawyers

No matter if you’re bringing or defending an employment tribunal case, our team is perfectly placed to help you get your required result.

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Jonathon Forrester

Jonathon Forrester

Director & Head of Employment Law

A specialist employment solicitor, Jonathon has extensive experience in working with both employers and employees to resolve workplace disputes across a range of cases — including unfair dismissal, disability discrimination, sex discrimination, age discrimination, TUPE and unlawful deduction of wages. His experience as a former police officer allows him to see the bigger picture and approach issues with a pragmatic and practical view to solving problems.

Jonathon is keen to work with employers to put robust policies and procedures in place from the outset and throughout employment to avoid litigation where possible. He is regularly instructed to draft employment contracts and staff handbooks, and also attends and conducts disciplinary and grievance meetings for his clients. Recognised by the Legal 500, Jonathon is proud of his reputation for being easy to talk to, and providing clients peace of mind that they are making the right decisions.


To find out more about our employment tribunal services and how they can help you, contact our team today.

Tailored Support for

Employment Tribunal Claims

Whether you’re an individual bringing an employment tribunal case or a business defending one, it’s important to seek specialist legal advice from a team of solicitors who can effortlessly tailor their service accordingly.

Thursfields’ specialist employment tribunal solicitors have been instrumental in achieving a successful outcome for businesses and individuals across a wide range of dispute areas. We’ll perform an initial assessment of your case and provide essential support at every stage of the process, while being open and honest throughout about the likelihood of success.

Because we’re a law firm built around you, we’re committed to delivering your desired results. Our employment tribunal solicitors will first attempt to settle the matter amicably via mediation, and be robust during litigation proceedings if required. We believe in a straightforward, pragmatic approach that deals with our clients’ issues as promptly as possible, ensuring their best interests are kept at the forefront of everything we do.

Support for a Range of Sectors

Sometimes the nature of your industry can have an impact on an employment tribunal claim. The representation you seek must have in-depth knowledge of the different challenges your sector presents and the obstacles you may face. Thursfields’ team of solicitors has a wealth of experience in a wide range of fields, making us perfectly placed to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Employment tribunal fees in the UK were abolished in 2017 by the Supreme Court. This means there is no cost to make a claim whatsoever. In addition, the losing party will never be automatically required to pay the costs of the winning side — however there may be some circumstances in which this will not be the case.

There are costs attached to employment tribunal claims, including the appointment of solicitors (if you choose to use one), paying for an expert witness, and if you had assistance when preparing your case.

Yes, it is entirely possible to launch an employment tribunal case when you are still employed by your company. It’s important to note, however, that some types of claims can only be brought by employees of a firm and not workers — so you need to be completely aware of your employment status and seek legal advice if you’re ever unsure.

While it is possible to represent yourself at an employment tribunal, you would be missing out on the support and guidance that only an experienced law firm can provide. The involvement of solicitors can often be crucial in settling a case outside of court, and achieving a successful outcome if litigation is required.

When involved in an employment tribunal case, it’s important to take witness statements from people who can support your argument. You will also need to prepare the relevant documentation and ensure you have as much information as possible, while also attending the required court dates. This is all something specialist employment tribunal solicitors can help with.

The exact length of employment tribunal claims will vary according to the nature of the case and how long each of the different stages takes to complete. The dispute itself must be brought within three months of the incident taking place, while the average time for the process to reach a conclusion is typically between six-to-twelve months.

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For tailored support on your employment tribunal cases, get in touch with our team today.