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Employment tribunal claims can be crucial for gaining the right compensation for mistreatment at work. Richard Nelson LLP’s employment tribunal solicitors will work with you to ensure that your claim is presented properly and that you get the best possible result from the tribunal. Get in touch today to start speaking to us.


When can you make a claim?

Our employment solicitors will help you decide whether or not your case can be brought before the employment tribunal.
There are three main reasons to make a claim against your employer:

In most cases, you will have you make your claim within three months of your dismissal or the problem’s occurrence.


Acas early conciliation

Before you can bring a claim to the employment tribunal, you must first notify Acas (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) that you intend to make a claim. They will then give you the chance to end the dispute through their free ‘Early Conciliation’ service. If you and your employer are unable to reach an agreement, Acas will give you an early conciliation certificate, which you will need when making a claim to the tribunal.


Making a claim

Claims can be submitted online and must be made within one month of receiving the early conciliation certificate from Acas. Employment tribunal solicitors will be able to help you review your claim and ensure that it is submitted correctly.


Paying for a solicitor

The general rule in an employment tribunal is that each side pays their own legal fees regardless of whether they win or lose. There are exceptions but cost orders are rare.

It is possible that your trade union will cover your costs. If you are worried about legal fees then talk things through with us using our free no-obligation enquiry.

You may already have insurance cover for legal costs. Legal expenses insurance is often tagged on to home insurance. If you do not have insurance cover, we may be prepared to take claims on a ‘no-win-no-fee’ basis.

The first step of the process is to get in touch with our employment tribunal solicitors for a free consultation. After this conversation, you will be able to decide how you would like to proceed. Use the form at the top of the page to get in touch with us.


Find a Employment Tribunal Solicitor near you

Lisa Townsend

Lisa Townsend
Consultant Solicitor

Michelle Shore

Michelle Shore
Consultant Solicitor
South Yorkshire

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Pam Dosanjh
Consultant Solicitor
Devon & Cornwall

Sara Mayhew

Sara Mayhew
Consultant Solicitor


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For more information about the services we can provide and about how we can help you and your business, contact us.

Sara Mayhew

Consultant Solicitor

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