We act for many employee clients who have all or most of their legal fees paid for under a legal expenses insurance policy. It can be an excellent means of funding an employment tribunal claim, but will not normally cover advice and guidance work prior to an actual dismissal or resignation.
Many individuals have this type of insurance as an add-on to home contents or car insurance. Most people do not know or remember they have it! To check you should call your insurance broker or insurance company direct and ask.
Although you should have the right to select a solicitor of your choice, some insurers are not keen to volunteer this information to you. Instead the insurer will want you to use an in-house or their nominated solicitors. This approach can be fine but you may well not get the same level of advice or service compared to Quantrills. At Quantrills we guarantee that your case will be handled by an experienced and qualified employment law solicitor, not a paralegal or an unqualified case worker. If you want to appoint Quantrills to deal with your claim please call us to discuss how best to complete the application form for cover.