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Whistleblowing Solicitors

As a professional, you have an obligation to report wrongdoing, risks or malpractice at work. By blowing the whistle in this way, you’re doing the right thing.

Raising a concern in the public interest can be vital in preventing harm and improving processes in both the public and private sectors. Because of this, there are laws in place to protect whistleblowers.

It’s important however to get expert legal advice when blowing the whistle on wrongdoing at work. Whether you’re reporting issues to your employer, a regulator, or both, our whistleblowing solicitors can support and protect you.

We’ve helped people at every stage of the process, from advising on how to blow the whistle through to seeking compensation for those unfairly dismissed as a result of exposing wrongdoing.

If you’re thinking of becoming a whistleblower, it’s important to understand the process and how best to protect your position and future career. Our specialist solicitors can guide you through every step.

Depending on the industry you work in, there may be specific routes you need to go down in order to blow the whistle. It’s important you get this right and we can help to ensure that you do.

If you’ve already blown the whistle, you may find that your employer is treating you less favourably. Sadly this is common. If you’ve been shunned or even dismissed after blowing the whistle, we can support you through internal grievance processes or in a claim at the Employment Tribunal.

Who Can We Help?

If you’re a senior executive, director, partner or professional, we have the expertise needed to help you blow the whistle while also protecting your own reputation and career. We have specific expertise in helping professionals in the medical, legal and financial sectors.

You may find that you’re being treated badly at work after whistleblowing. Contact us if you’ve been subject to:

Changes to your role, restriction of your duties or demotion

  • Dismissal
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Benefits and bonuses being withheld
  • Hostile treatment
  • Unfair accusations of poor performance
  • Pressure to resign.

We can help you through internal grievance procedures and engage with your employer on your behalf. If the situation has become so bad that you feel you need to leave, we can help negotiate a suitable severance package.

Why Choose Our Whistleblowing Lawyers?

Our employment solicitors are recognised as industry leaders by independent legal guides, Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

We’ve worked on a number of high-profile whistleblowing cases, including helping District Judge Gilham take her claim all the way to the Supreme Court. This complex case centres on whether a District Judge can be recognised as a worker, and therefore has the right to protection as a whistleblower. We have the skills and expertise to deal with any situation, no matter how unusual or difficult it may seem.

It doesn’t matter how big or small your employer is. We’ll help to protect you and fight to protect your best interests.

Blowing the whistle and dealing with aftermath can be stressful and difficult. We’ve worked on many whistleblowing cases, so we know exactly what to do to keep stress to a minimum and ensure a positive outcome for you.

Contact Us

Whether you’ve already blown the whistle, or are just considering it, our lawyers can help. Call our specialist team on 0207 650 3999 or contact us online.

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    • What options are open to you if you feel that you have been unfairly treated after whistleblowing?
    • In most cases we recommend trying to resolve the issue informally with your employer. If this doesn’t work, you should then instigate the grievance process.

      If you’re still not satisfied, you should start the ACAS pre-claims conciliation process. It’s important to note that you must start this process within three months minus one day from the last act of unfair treatment.

      If this still doesn’t resolve the issue to your satisfaction, you can consider making a claim in the Employment Tribunal. The kind of claim you can make will depend on whether you’re an employee or a worker, and we will guide you down the route that’s right for you.

    • How does unfair dismissal differ to constructive and wrongful dismissal?
    • Wrongful dismissal is a contractual claim which you make at the High Court. This includes, for example, if your employer didn’t pay your full contractual notice.

      Unfair dismissal claims are made at the Employment Tribunal. This includes claims for constructive unfair dismissal, which is when you’ve been forced to resign because of your employer’s actions.

      You may need to have been employed for two continuous years to make an unfair dismissal claim, depending on the circumstances. We can advise you on this.

    • 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.

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