Employment law for individuals
Employment law is complex and constantly evolving. With the right help it can be used to your advantage. Our employment law solicitors can support you.
Your employment dispute might relate to discrimination, breach of contract, severance agreements, redundancy or similar issues at work. It is prudent to seek professional employment legal advice.
Knowing where you stand greatly reduces the stress involved. We provide clear, cost-effective employment advice for individuals to help you resolve your dispute and protect your position.
Who we work with
Our specialist employment lawyers have an excellent reputation. We act for directors and senior executives, in Kent and London, dealing with complex and often highly sensitive circumstances.
We discuss the intricacies of your situation honestly, and give you clear, practical advice. You’ll be encouraged to be frank about your objectives. This is so we can ascertain how realistic these are and formulate a strategy to achieve the best possible result. We settle matters discreetly without incurring unnecessary time and expense.
Once proceedings have begun we keep you up to speed with progress and answer any questions you may have. When a resolution is reached we can advise you how best to structure your settlement.
What we can help with
- Service contracts
- Settlement agreements
- Breach of contract
- Unfair dismissal
- Discrimination and whistleblowing
- Competition restraints
- Fiduciary duties
- Incentives (bonuses and equity participation rights)
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Negotiating the terms of a senior executive’s exit on behalf of a national retail chain.
Successfully represented Michael Wardle in a discrimination and whistleblowing claim against Credit Agricole – the leading Court of Appeal case on career long loss.
Successfully negotiated a seven-figure settlement for a founder and owner-managed business leader involving health and age discrimination.
Achieved withdrawal of disciplinary allegations and threat of dismissal against an FCA-regulated senior vice president.
The advice is quick and measured. It strikes exactly the right balance between legal versus practical.
Chambers UK 2020
In my experience, Cripps take the time to understand their client and offer pragmatic and actionable advice. They are on top of the latest case law and imminent changes to support compliance and change management.
Legal 500 2022
The team is knowledgeable, reactive and practical.
Legal 500 2021
Advising a Claimant in relation to an unfair dismissal claim in an employment tribunal is charged on a time spent basis.
The hourly rates for our team range from £190 – £460 plus VAT.
The amount of time spent on each stage of the process will depend on the complexity of the matter, in particular the number of relevant documents and number of witnesses.
The table below sets out the likely range of our fees for each stage of the tribunal process.
|Type of Work||Range of fees (£)|
|Reviewing relevant documents, drafting case assessment summary and advising on quantum||1,400 – 1,700|
|Drafting and filing the form to make a claim to an employment tribunal (form ET1)||2,000 – 3,500|
|Preparing for and attending Preliminary Hearing (via telephone)||1,400 – 1,700|
|Drafting the document setting out how much you want the tribunal to award you if you win your claim (known as a Schedule of Loss)||900 – 1,700|
|Dealing with disclosure / preparation of list of documents and considering documents disclosed by Respondent||2,500 – 5,000|
|Preparation of Claimant’s witness statement||2,500 – 5,000|
|Preparation of additional Witness Statements (estimated cost per statement)||950 – 2,500|
|Briefing Counsel||1,200 – 2,200|
|Total estimated costs – to full hearing, assuming one witness and excluding VAT||12,850 – 23,300|
The range of fees set out in the table above are based on the following assumptions:
- Our client provides us with all of the necessary information, documents, comment on documents and instructions we may need in a timely manner;
- Our client provides us with adequate instructions and information to allow us to prepare the ET1 form at least 10 working days before the Tribunal deadline;
- The Respondent acts reasonably throughout the process without excessive levels of communication;
- We are not required to attend a tribunal hearing;
- We are not involved in any protracted settlement negotiations;
- We are not required to make numerous applications to the Employment Tribunal;
- The work proceeds without any unforeseen or unusual complications.
If any of these assumptions are incorrect or change over time, the fees set out in the table above may increase.
Expenses and additional charges that the Claimant is likely to be required to pay include:
|Counsel’s fees||Between £3,000 – £12,000 plus VAT* for a one day hearing depending on seniority.|
|Fees for expert witnesses||Between £3,000 – £8,000 plus VAT* (per report)|
|Photocopying charges||£0 – £1,000 plus VAT* (depending on whether electronic or hard copies of documents are required)|
*VAT is charged at a rate of 20%.
The time it takes from your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved. If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to take between 2-6 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing your case is likely to take between 6-12 months. This is just an estimate and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.