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Benefit from our systematic and winning approach
Our highly experienced employment tribunal solicitors follow a systematic approach that ensures nothing is missed and legal costs are not wasted when handling your employment tribunal claim. From the start, we will judge carefully the merits and estimated value of your case so that these can be balanced against your likely legal costs.
Our initial conclusions allow us to have meaningful discussions with you about your case options, tactics and risks so that you can make an informed decision about how you wish to proceed at each stage of our case. If you decide to bring a claim we will agree with you a case plan which is then kept under review as your case is progressed.
Case preparation by expert tribunal solicitors
A key objective for us is to present your claim in the clearest and most confident way. This gives your claim the best possible chance of succeeding at a hearing but also to encourage settlement on the most favourable terms, as quickly as possible.
Settling your claim can save you considerable legal costs, not to mention the possible stress and anxiety that an employment tribunal claim can cause. If settlement is not possible, we also know that a case is often won or lost by the quality of the case preparation. This is why we conduct our tribunal litigation so that each case is suitably well organised and presented.
Questions and Answers about Employment Tribunal Claims
We deal with all types of employment tribunal cases including claims for:
- unfair dismissal
- disability discrimination
- whistle blowing
- sex discrimination
- race discrimination
- age discrimination
- sexual orientation discrimination
- religious belief discrimination
- all forms of harassment claims
- unlawful/unauthorised deductions from wages/pay
- breach of contract claims
- equal pay claims
Your case would be handled by an experienced employment tribunal litigation solicitor. We don’t use trainees, paralegals or other unqualified staff to do our legal work. This means you can be assured your case will be dealt with by an expert solicitor. For details about our team of solicitors please see our Meet the Team page here.
Yes, we act for many employees who have the benefit of legal expenses insurance. You will need to discuss this option with us, ideally before you make your application to your insurer. Don’t be put off if your insurer tries to tell you that you must use a solicitor appointed by them. In most cases you have the right to use the solicitor of your choice.
No, it is possible for you to represent yourself through all stages of a tribunal case. If your case is of a low value or is relatively uncomplicated this can be a sensible way to proceed. However, employment law and the tribunal procedures can be complicated so many people opt to appoint a solicitor to represent them professionally especially in high-value and complicated cases. Using experienced and specialist employment tribunal solicitors like Quantrills also helps to minimise the stress and anxiety of bringing a claim. As specialist employment law solicitors we will always make sure your case is presented and argued in the most legally advantageous way.
We will discuss and agree with you how much your legal fees are likely to be throughout your case. We normally work to agreed budgets for each stage of a claim and we check the value of your claim against the estimated legal costs. Your legal costs will ultimately depend on how much work we will need to do before your case is settled or heard at the employment tribunal. We will always strive to keep your legal costs as low as possible. We can do as little or as much of the case preparation work as you decide.
No, following a decision of the Supreme Court in July 2017, there are currently no issue or hearing fees payable by anyone who wishes to bring a case in the employment tribunals.
We will do our best to ensure your legal fees always fall inside any cost estimate or budget agreed with you.
Please see our pages on How to keep your legal fees under control and How we charge employees for our services for more details.
Yes, without any doubt we can. We routinely act for employee clients who are not local to Ipswich. Our clients come from all over the country. We are organised so that you can easily contact and instruct us online, by email and by phone, and there is always the post! You can book telephone meetings with us and email has made it so easy to correspond with us. By instructing Quantrills you will benefit from our truly personal service and expertise even if we don’t meet face-to-face.
Help and Representation for Discrimination Claims
Becoming our client is a straightforward process. However, before choosing Quantrills as your employment law solicitors you and us will want to be completely sure we are the right people to help you achieve your objectives. Having looked at our web site, if you like our approach and would like to discuss how we can help you, getting started is easy.
At Quantrills we are flexible in how we work with you and how we progress your case...
We welcome calls from our clients. Call us any time between 08.30AM to 5.30PM Monday to Friday to discuss your case. We will do our best to speak with you when you call, or if we can’t, you will get a call back as soon as possible.
01473 688 100Or request a call back
If it’s more convenient for you do come and see us. We do an excellent coffee. Whilst many of our clients don’t visit us, our offices are easy to find being just off junction 56 on the A14. Client meetings are by appointment and there is free car parking in front of our reception.Get Directions
We love emails; they help save time and avoid delays. Our case management system is set up to make the best use of them.Email us
Our web forms make it easy to give us the information we need from you. Our forms have a clever "save and return" feature so you can complete the form in more than one visit.View Forms
"the outcome of my case was better than first expected. I came through the experience as a very happy client"
Throughout my case, I always felt the strength of support from Quantrills which finally resulted in an effective settlement negotiation. Instructing Quantrills was a sound investment.
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