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Employment Law Representation

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The recent decision of the Supreme Court in the case of R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor [2017] UKSC 51 to abolish the Employment Tribunal fees regime has the potential to change the landscape in employment law; we are, in principle, back in the position that existed prior to July 2013.

It is envisaged that there will be a ‘spike’ in claims being issued, not only in connection with recent or ongoing matters but from disaffected employees who left employment some time ago and will be reviewing whether they will be able to bring claims ‘out of time’ by contending that the fee system unreasonably denied them access to justice.

Now, significantly more so than in recent years, it is essential that employers make arrangements for representation and support from a specialist and trusted employment law practice. The employment law specialists who provide the Jacksons Representation service have in excess of 50 years’ experience of litigation in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and civil courts across the UK. We have a successful track-record of representing businesses in a wide variety of sectors, both public and private. Our clients are regional and national, ranging from PLCs to high-street name companies along with SMEs, OMBs and charities.

Every member of our Employment team is a solicitor-advocate which allows our clients to benefit from the detailed knowledge and consistency of approach that comes with our involvement in their case from the outset and throughout. We also pass on that benefit to you in the conduct of your matter before the final hearing. You will establish a relationship of trust with your advocate from regular meetings during the Tribunal process. In our experience this is invaluable for clients and advocates when the case comes to be heard in Tribunal, or during any negotiation process that may take place prior to the commencement of the hearing.

It is said that the devil is in the detail, but with employment tribunal litigation there is no substitute for your representative having a comprehensive understanding of the matter at hand, so that they can assess the legal issues and present your case with insight and clarity. That is what we do. Our expertise is supported by our ability to offer a highly cost-effective insurance option to cover the cost of legal fees, awards of compensation and settlements.

If you would like to learn more about Jacksons Representation please contact a member of our Employment Team.

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