Our expertise in handling sensitive claims means that we can provide you with the support you need to deal effectively with the most difficult and public cases.
Our approach to Employment Tribunal work is to:
provide you with an early assessment of costs and likelihood of success
design a litigation strategy so that you have confidence in how the claim will progress
keep you updated on important developments
provide you with lessons to be taken from the issues in the claim
Our robust approach often leads to the withdrawal of claims, saving significant amounts of money for our clients.
Discrimination claims will be a particularly sensitive area for you and our team has real expertise in handling all types of discrimination claims across the public sector. These claims are often lengthy and complex, involving a number of witnesses, and you need to ensure that your internal and external reputation is protected.
Our transactional employment law specialists have provided advice and support in relation to the integration of cross-force services, providing guidance regarding the application of TUPE and collective consultation requirements.
In our experience, providing training, clear policies and a consistent approach are the keys to reducing claims in this area.
Professional standards and discipline
We are national leaders in handling some of the most complex and sensitive discipline and misconduct cases across the public sector. Our work ranges from the initial investigatory stage to presenting cases, through to defending appeals and handling judicial reviews.
Our lawyers have advised on disciplinaries against senior officers and executives at every level, as well as providing training to disciplinary panels. This includes using case scenarios to tease out the real issues affecting specialist services. We have regularly advised chief officers and executives on concerns involving senior officers as well as on appeals.
Our experience in this area means that we understand the sensitivities of the job in an emergency service and the unique, collegiate working environment. We also understand the need for clear standards and a consistent approach. We know that it is important to develop a clear plan for every case, to deliver consistency, value and a robust outcome.
Our advice and assistance will allow you to:
focus resources effectively to investigate and conclude cases
avoid costly and unnecessary delays or difficulties
ensure that standards, integrity and your reputation are upheld