Pioneer Law Ltd.
Employment Law Specialists

Individuals

Services for individuals

We have experience in acting for individuals at all levels.

We understand problems at work can be upsetting and demoralising for employees.

Our aim is to make high quality employment law advice accessible and we are, therefore, focused on finding practical and cost effective solutions for individuals who find themselves in such situations.

We will always seek to understand your position and find out what outcome you would ultimately like to achieve, taking into consideration the costs involved. We will then use our expertise to seek to achieve those outcomes on your behalf. 

 
 

We can offer you advice in relation to

  • unfair and constructive dismissal

  • discrimination, harassment and victimisation

  • bullying in the workplace

  • settlement agreements

  • contractual queries (including changes to terms and conditions of employment)

  • restructures and redundancies

  • disciplinary and/or grievance procedures

  • employment status

  • whistleblowing

  • TUPE

  • employment tribunal claims and representation

Fees

Legal advice is expensive but we will always do what we can to make sure our high quality advice is affordable for individuals.

We will be clear and transparent with our fees, so you know where you stand.

We provide you with as much information on the potential likely costs of using our services as we can and will keep you regularly updated. 

Where appropriate, and possible we will also be flexible with regard to payment of our fees, to help you manage your finances.

 

Hourly Rates/Fixed Fees

The hourly rates we offer reflect our expertise and experience in the field of employment law. We are more than happy to cap our fees, and agree limitations to the work involved, if necessary.

Depending on the type of work, we may also be able to work on a fixed fee basis.

Contribution to Legal Fees by an Employer

If your employer wants you to sign a settlement agreement, because you are required to take legal advice, it should usually pay a contribution towards your legal fees. The level of contribution will depend on your employer and the complexity of the settlement agreement itself.  We will always try and negotiate your employer covering all your legal fees, although this may not always be possible.

 Legal Expenses Insurance

It is always useful to check your household or other insurance policies to see whether you are covered for legal expenses. 

If you are lodging a claim at an employment tribunal you have the right to select an independent solicitor of your choice to act on your behalf, rather than using the insurance company’s own panel solicitor.

Provided you have a 51% chance of success you will have cover for your employment tribunal claim but it will not cover advice and guidance received prior to submitting any claim. This would include advice received during the ACAS early conciliation process. We will be required to carry out an assessment of your prospects of success before any cover is granted, and we will have an ongoing obligation to assess prospects at various stages.

If cover is not granted or is withdrawn following any further assessment, and you still wish to pursue a claim, fees will be calculated on an hourly rate basis.

Please note we do not carry out work on a ‘no win, no fee’, conditional or contingency fee basis. Also, unfortunately, there is no legal aid available for employment law advice.

 

Get in touch

If you would like more information please call 01823 282 291 or fill out the enquiry form on our contact page.