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Advice and Guidance for Employees

Providing you with advice worth having - for us it's personal

If you are facing an employment law related issue or problem at work we can provide you with accurate, frank and decisive advice about how best to resolve it. As specialist employment law solicitors we advise employee clients on the widest range of work related issues and complaints.

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Advice from expert employment law solicitors who care

We understand the uncertainty, anxiety and worry that a work related problem can cause. This is why you need to be sure that the advice and guidance you receive is reliable. At Quantrills, our advice is given only by qualified and experienced employment law solicitors who all share the common goal of providing you with a truly personal service.

You will find our solicitors are friendly and good at putting clients at ease. Making sure our advice is worth having is also one of our main aims. This approach helps you to make informed decisions and achieve your desired outcomes more quickly, with less stress and anxiety.

Our Client Care Service Standards

We understand that for most employee clients having to deal with a work related problem is often a worrying and stressful event. In the worst cases it can also be potentially life changing experience. Additionally it can be costly in terms of both time and legal fees. This is why we place so much emphasis on client care to help reduce your worries, stress and uncertainties.

So everything we do is geared towards providing employee clients with the highest quality legal advice and a reassuring speed of response at an agreed cost and in the most suitable way.

For us looking after our clients includes speaking with you when you phone, replying to your emails and letters promptly and keeping you regularly informed of progress and developments.

Our Client Care Service Standards promise what you can expect from us if you ask for our help.

We aim to ensure that using Quantrills helps you achieve your objectives and proves an outstanding and reassuring experience for you.

Use our skills and experience to help you

We give advice and guidance about any employment law issue or problem. You can see on this web site the main employment law topics and practice areas we specialise in. Our work for employee clients concentrates on dealing with cases that are difficult, complicated or high value. 

Advising you about the relevant employment law is only one part of how we can help you. Invariably the most important part of our work is our guidance and help on how best to tackle your problem or issue. It’s our skills and experience that can really make the difference so that you get your desired resolution more quickly.

We listen

Our employment law solicitors are good listeners – before we have our say we usually want to know what you have to say first!

Your best strategy

Working out your best strategy or approach to follow is a key part of what we do.

Clever drafting

We are very good at drafting persuasive letters and documents that say what’s required, using just the right words and tone for maximum impact.

Practised negotiators

Our employment lawyers are all practised negotiators who know what and when to say it for best effect.

We don’t flap

We keep calm regardless of the problem or provocation so that we avoid hasty decisions.

Attention to detail

The devil can be in the detail. We are proud of our attention to detail; being careful that nothing has been over looked invariably makes the difference.

Would you like to instruct us?

Instructing us is easy by phone, email, via our online forms, or in person or by post. All the options are on our Contact us page.

Questions and answers

What employment law topics do you advise on?

As specialist employment law solicitors we advise employee clients on the widest range of topics and issues including (in no order or priority!):

  • Disciplinary proceedings and dismissals
  • Capability and other work performance cases
  • Senior Executive disputes, including bonus claims
  • Employee benefits, including pensions and share option schemes.
  • All forms of discrimination, including part-time and flexible working issues
  • Employee grievances
  • Settlement agreements
  • Job offers and new terms and conditions of employment
  • Absence from work cases
  • Contracts of employment advice
  • Changes to contractual terms
  • Redundancy dismissals
  • TUPE and changes at work following a business reorganisation
  • Breach of restrictive covenant claims
  • Maternity, paternity and other ‘family friendly’ rights
  • Equal pay
  • Working Time Regulations
  • Health and Safety
  • Whistle blowing about a concern at work
  • Data Protection disputes

How much does your advice cost?

The cost of our legal advice will depend on a number of factors including the amount of time spent on working on your case. Our charges are based on a range of hourly rates. For all clients we will discuss and agree with you cost budgets and where possible fixed-fees for our work. Full details are included in our briefing note How we charge employees for our services.

You can also save money by following our advice in How to keep your legal fees under control.

I live miles away from your office can you still help me?

Yes, we act for employee clients who live and work across the UK and overseas.

We routinely act for clients who never visit our offices here at Wherstead, Ipswich. With today’s internet and telephone connections it is seldom necessary for an employee client to come and see us at our offices, unless they want to. We are, however, always willing and able to meet clients here at our offices. There is ample free car parking in front of our main reception and we offer a decent cup of tea or coffee!

Who will advise me about my problem?

All our advice is given by qualified and experienced employment law solicitors who all work in our offices at Wherstead, Ipswich.

All of our employment lawyers are able to deal with most types of problems. Cases are allocated to the most appropriate solicitor who is available at the time, but you are welcome to make contact with the solicitor who you would like to use. You can find out more about our solicitors and support colleagues from Our team.

Find out how we can help you

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Get prepared

Before you call or meet with us it will help us better understand the background facts and your concerns if you:

  • find your contract of employment or service agreement
  • collect together any other relevant correspondence, emails and documents
  • prepare a short chronology or list of key events
  • use one of our online forms to tell us about your problem.

Our online forms are the easy and convenient way to tell us about your case. Our ‘save as you go’ feature lets you complete your answers in your own time.

Reasons to choose Quantrills

Expert help from solicitors Your case will be personally handled by a qualified employment law solicitor with years of experience who will make sure you get the best possible outcome.

Jargon free advice Our clear and straightforward advice ensures you understand your legal position helping you make informed decisions.

Convenient easy access We like to hear form our clients. Instructing your solicitor at Quantrills is easy by:

  • phone and email
  • our online forms you can save
  • meetings held in person, by telephone or Skype

Best client care How we look after you as a client is very important to us so you will recieve:

  • same day response
  • highest quality legal advice and representation
  • value for money and competitive fee options with no hidden costs

Testimonials

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Julie gave good advice about what steps to take at each stage of my tribunal claim

Employee client talking about how Julie Temple's tactical advice was highly valued

Julie and her team at Quantrills, even though the litigation was not always unstressful, made my case as easy as possible. When you are experiencing issues with your employer it is difficult to know what to do, if you are right or wrong, if you are over emotional or justified in your concerns. Quantrills gave me all the reassurance I needed to press on with my claim and to win.

My solicitor from Quantrills gave me good advice about what steps to take at each stage

Employee client commenting on our advice

I hope I never have a similar situation again, but if I did I would know that the professionals at Quantrills will listen to me, tell me if I have a case and then support me in getting a resolution.

I felt fully supported throughout my case, both by my solicitor and by Simon Quantrill himself, who kept a close eye on the progress of my claim, particularly as we neared the end of my case

Employee client confirming the high level of personal attention she received

My case proved to be quite a long and arduous journey at times involving meeting medical experts and a barrister. I felt that my solicitor was robust yet courteous in dealing with my employer and this finally led to a successful negotiated settlement in my favour without going to court.

Thank you both very much for your expert help, advice and kindness

Executive employee thanking Simon Quantrill and Tina Cotter after successfully defending sham gross misconduct allegations.

I am positive that without your intervention I would have lost my employment. Thanks once again.