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Employment Law Solicitors

Redundancy Solicitors

Being put at risk of redundancy and going through the selection process can be extremely stressful. While businesses do have the right to make employees redundant, there are strict processes that need to be followed.

If you’ve been put at risk of redundancy or been made redundant, it helps to have expert solicitors on your side. Our redundancy lawyers can advise you on your rights and ensure you’re being treated fairly.

What Services Do We Offer?

Contact us as soon as you’re placed at risk of redundancy and we’ll support you through the process. We can assess whether this is a genuine redundancy situation and whether your employer is following the correct procedures. 

A redundancy is only legal if the job you’re doing is no longer needed. This often happens if a company closes an office, the company closes completely or there is a diminishing need for the job you’re doing. If none of these reasons apply, we may be able to help you make a case for unfair dismissal and claim loss of earnings and compensation for injury to your feelings.

The selection process for redundancy must be fair. If discrimination comes into play during the process, we could help you make a claim under the Equality Act. It is illegal to select a person for redundancy because of their:

  • Sex
  • Race
  • Age
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religion
  • Disability.

If you’ve been selected for redundancy and the process has been fair, we can advise you on your rights to a redundancy payment. If you’re offered a settlement agreement, we’ll review the terms and advise you on whether you should accept.

We recognise that this is a very difficult time for you. We know that at this time you need support and a friendly ear just as much as you need expert legal advice. You can rely on us to be there for you and fight to protect your rights.

You may be worried about your finances, so we’ll advise you on your rights. You’re entitled to your statutory redundancy payment and your notice pay. Your employer may also have a policy of paying enhanced redundancy pay. We’ll make sure you don’t lose out on any of these payments.

Who Can We Help?

We can help anyone who feels the redundancy process has been unfair or that the correct procedures haven’t been followed, including around redundancy payments.

Our team has specialist experience in assisting:

  • Employees
  • City executives
  • Directors
  • Partners
  • Board members
  • Professionals
  • Consultants
  • Doctors.

In our years of handling redundancy cases we have also built up knowledge of a range of sectors, including:

  • Banking and financial services
  • Teaching
  • Medical and healthcare
  • Legal and professional services.

Why Choose Our Redundancy Solicitors?

Choose us as your solicitors and you’ll be getting access to a large team of employment law experts. Our team is recognised as leaders in this field by independent guides to the legal profession, Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

We have years of experience in dealing with redundancy cases. We’ve advised employees, partners and workers through the entire process, including:

  • Being placed at risk of redundancy
  • During internal meetings
  • Appeals
  • Settlement discussions
  • Mediations
  • Hearings at the Employment Tribunal.

With offices across the country, we can support you no matter where you are. We’re not intimidated by any business or organisation. It doesn’t matter whether you work at an SME or a large multinational corporation, we’ll fight to protect your best interests.

Contact Us

Whether you’re at risk of redundancy, or you’ve been selected, our lawyers can help. Call our specialist team on 0207 650 3999 or contact us online in confidence.

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Redundancy Solicitors - More Information
    • Why Should I Consult A Solicitor?
    • Senior executives and professionals face particular employment law challenges that can have a significant impact on their careers.

      As a senior executive, your contract is likely to be more complicated than a standard employee’s. For example, it may include restrictive covenants that can limit your options when you leave the company.

      Pay and rewards structures are usually more complicated for senior executives too.

      It is also important to get legal advice at an early stage when faced with disciplinary or capability issues. The same applies if you are facing restructuring or redundancy.

      Professionals are also closely regulated by a variety of governing bodies. You could be subject to restrictions, suspended or banned from practicing your profession if you fail to meet their standards.

      If you are a whistleblower or have suffered from discrimination we can advise you on your options and help you navigate the difficult waters in achieving the outcome you seek.

      It’s important to be fully informed about your choices – particularly if any disputes arise. Our solicitors can give you the specialist employment law advice you need to achieve your goals.

      Contact a member of our team today to find out more about how we can help.

    • Why Choose Irwin Mitchell?
    • Our Employment team is one of the largest in the country, with considerable experience helping clients negotiate Settlement Agreements.

      Irwin Mitchell is a full service law firm with 14 offices across the UK, and we can offer services in England, Wales and Scotland. However, while we have teams in different regions, we also operate as a genuine national group.

      We help clients across a range of sectors and professional levels, including at executive level where arrangements can be complex and require specialist knowledge.

      We have the expertise to deal with bonus arrangements, including good and bad leaver status, carried interest, LTIPs, sweet equity, share options, restricted shares.  We can also co-ordinate our advice with our tax and pensions advisers.  We understand the importance of reputation management and ensuring that your career progresses unscathed.

      Call the team today on 0207 650 3999 or use our online form and we'll call you back. 

    • What Payment Options Are Available?
    • There are a number of ways you can pay for your legal work:

      • Hourly rate – this is how most of our cases are funded. You only pay for the time you use.
      • Agreed fixed fees – in more complex cases it might be more cost effective for us to agree a fixed fee for your work.
      • Legal expenses insurance – this is legal cover that’s often a bolt-on to home insurance. It’s worth seeing if you have this as it may cover some or all of your legal fees.
      • Trade union membership – if you’re a member of a union, they might have something in place that pays your legal fees if you have an employment dispute.
      • Your employer – in some instances your employer may pay some of your costs (this can be the case if you are negotiating a settlement agreement).
      • Third party funding – this is where someone who isn’t directly involved in your case agrees to pay your costs.
      • Crowd funding – it may be possible to crowd fund your case using the CrowdJustice website (particularly if it’s of public interest).

      We can review your options in an initial meeting and let you know how to best pay for your case.

      It’s best to have any relevant membership/insurance documents to hand, as they will help us to understand any cover you already have.

    • Where Are We Based?
    • Our employment lawyers are based in major cities across the country, so we can help wherever you are.

      We offer an initial consultation, either over the phone or in person, where we can discuss your case.

      Call us on 0207 650 3999 or contact us online today to find out how we can help you.

Shah Qureshi is highly esteemed for his work, pursuing the cause of discriminated professionals against large corporate entities."

Chambers & Partners, 2019

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