Legal Expense Insurance and Fixed Fees
Legal insurance is essential when your company is undertaking legal proceedings. Employees may also be facilitated to access legal advice and support from their legal insurance companies. At Redkite Solicitors Brecon, we partner with your insurer in acting on your behalf when making financial settlements.
We advise you on the probable costs and the likelihood of success of making an employment claim before we can instigate the litigation process. In some instances, we may also provide you with a fixed fee structure to help you determine the value of pursuing a claim.
If you are dealing with any employment issues, consider contacting our Employment Solicitors for legal assistance.
Although directors of a company operate within the status of office holders, most companies will require them to sign a contract of employment. This means that a director shares the same employment rights as an ordinary employee. As experienced employment experts, Redkite Solicitors will assist you in handling issues that revolve around your appointment, employment and dismissal as a director of a company.
Our legal expertise stretches to the following aspects:
- Appointment of Directors – The procedure of appointing a director is set out by statutory guidelines as well as a company’s governing policies. At Redkite Employment Solicitors, we advise and guide you in the appointment procedure to ensure that you do not miss out on a relevant provision.
- Service Agreement– Directors have unique rights, powers and obligations over certain aspects of a company, which is why a service agreement stands out to be a fundamental document. A service agreement stipulates the rights and responsibilities that govern an individual’s directorship, acting as a legally binding document between the company and the appointed director. We have vast experience in interpreting service agreements to appointed directors as well as formulating service agreements for companies. You can rely on our employment solicitors for any form of service around directors’ service agreements.
- Removal of a Director – There are various legal grounds that may result in the removal of a director from office. However, fundamentally, a director is prohibited by law from staying in office beyond a specified duration. A company may find it best to persuade a director to resign instead of following certain procedures that may derail the progress of the company. If you are resigning from your directorship, our team of employment experts will guide you in your resignation process.
- Compensation for Loss of Directorship – In the event of loss or termination of your directorship, you may be entitled to claim certain benefits, depending on the policies of your company. Such benefits include severance for loss of office, pension entitlements, compensation, health insurance and other executive incentives. Our team of experts is experienced in the negotiation and pursuit of compensation for the loss of directorship.
- Employment Tribunal Negotiation – Where disputes arise concerning your directorship, we offer you support and expert advice during an employment tribunal hearing. We also send representatives in employment tribunals who will help you in making negotiations or filing for claims where necessary. These and other services relating to directorship are available at a free, no-obligation initial discussion with our employment solicitors, either by phone or physical meeting. Do not hesitate to contact us for legal help.
We understand that employees are faced with numerous issues before, during and even after their course of employment. In case of disputes in the place of work, our team of experts will offer you support as you deal with issues in an employment tribunal or disciplinary and grievance meetings.
Our advice, guidance, and legal information concerning your employment is made available to you in the simplest way possible, through the medium of Welsh or English. We make our services clear and practical for you to decide on the most suitable course of action.
Our legal services to employees cut across the following areas:
- Employee Settlement Agreements
- Parental Rights, (paternity and maternity)
- Breach of Contract
- Wages Deduction
- Employee Redundancy
- Wrongful, Unfair, and Constructive Dismissal
- Whistle Blowing
- Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
- Employee Discrimination
- Flexible Working
We offer a free no-obligation initial discussion with our clients via telephone. All our services are offered on the basis of an upfront, fee-free structure.
Employment Tribunal Fee Guide
Our services around employment tribunals are charged on an hourly basis as per our terms of service. On average, our charges range from £130.80 to £241.20 per hour. Our total cost for pursuing a typical employment tribunal claim ranges from £5652 to £8174.40 per day.
Here is a snapshot of what you should expect to pay for our employment tribunal services.
|Service||Estimated Time||Estimated Cost (VAT Inclusive)|
|-Claim through an ET1 and Particulars of Claim|
-Claim defence through an ET3 and Ground of Resistance Response
|5 to 10 hours||£900 to £1800|
|Preliminary Hearing Preparation and Attendance||3 to 5 hours||£518.40 to £864|
|List of Documents for Hearing||2 to 4 hours||£345.60 to £691.20|
|General Correspondence||4 to 6 hours||£691.20 to £1036.80|
|Statement of Issues||2 to 4 hours||£360 to £600|
|Witness Statements||Variable based on number of witnesses, statements required, and nature of evidence||£1036.80 to £1382.40 for a region of 6 to 8 hours|
|Preparation of Hearing Bundle||3 to 5 hours||£518.40 to £864|
Factors Influencing the Cost of Employment Tribunal Services
- Nature of the claim and the length of the scheduled hearing. Hearings for common claims such as wrongful or unfair dismissal typically take one day. This may, however, extend to two or three days with an increase in the number of witnesses. This translates to increased costs in preparation of witness statements as well as extra disbursement for the extra day attended by a barrister.
- Preliminary hearing: A preliminary hearing is not always necessary. However, it may be requested to evaluate preliminary points, which implies an extra cost for the hearing preparation and attendance.
- Witness Statements: The number of witness statements produced is influenced by the number of witnesses available. The preparation of witness statements is charged on an hourly basis due to the significance of these documents. Only evidence featured in a witness statement can be cited in a tribunal hearing.
- Legal Representation: When the other party lacks legal representation, it means that extra work must be done in making that party understand the proceedings of a tribunal hearing. This means a delay in the hearing process, which may add to the overall cost of an employment tribunal service.
- The extent of legal assistance: If you are receiving legal aid and support from pursuing a claim to preparing witness statements, you may be required to pay more. However, you may opt to have us participate in one or a few aspects of a claim in the background, which would cost you less. For example, we may be helpful in only reviewing witness statements that have been prepared by the witnesses themselves.
- How soon the process is finalised: The earlier your case is settled, the less work will be required in the process. This means minimised costs that would be incurred if the work was pushed to a later date.
For specialist advice and assistance for your employment matters, get in touch with a member of our dedicated Brecon team today.
Call 01874 625 151 or complete our online enquiry form.