We have considerable experience of dealing with claims of sexual harassment, whistle blowing, transfer of undertakings (TUPE), redundancy pay and unlawful deductions from your wages. We also advise on settlement agreements, equal pay and flexible working requests.
We deal with all matters relating to your treatment at work, including unfair dismissal, redundancy pay or discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
We have various cost options for Employment Tribunal representation.
We advise on personal immigration issues.
Whether your case is being funded by you or you have the support of a legal expense insurer or a trade union you will find our approach to costs fair and transparent. If you are asked to enter into a settlement agreement, we can usually negotiate that all, or a substantial proportion of your fees are paid by your employer.
We cannot provide advice to individuals prior to them becoming clients. However, we can quickly set you up as a client and arrange an appointment for you. To assist further, we offer a fixed fee service for individuals who wish to take some initial advice.
To book an initial consultation with one of our solicitors, please call 023 8048 2482, or send us an online enquiry.
I recently used Paris Smith to advice me on employment law following redundancy. I had clear and direct advice at each stage, which resulted in a successful settlement with my previous employer without going to tribunal. I would highly recommend the team at Paris Smith, who made a difficult and stressful situation so much more manageable.
- Sep 2020
Respected employment team, noted for its strong reputation in the local market, which acts for both employees and employers and has significant experience in acting on both sides of senior-level exits. Represents clients in employment tribunals and restrictive covenant actions as well as aiding companies with employment training programmes. Regularly advises clients from the education and transport sectors. Interviewees say: “The firm offers a good all-round service and they’re always available to act promptly on an instruction.”
Chambers and Partners Legal Directory 2021
Legal 500 2020-2021
Clients of the Employment team state: ‘All members of staff that we have dealt with, at all levels, are technically competent and able to provide a top-class answer to our employment questions straight away‘. ‘Clive Dobbin, David Roath and Claire Merritt are extremely approachable and offer a practical solutions to our issues‘. ‘A great service focused on listening to the challenges clients express and working to effect the best outcomes‘.
Legal 500 2020
Respected employment team, noted for its strong reputation in the local market, which acts for both employees and employers and has significant experience in acting on both sides of senior-level exits. A client enthuses: “Paris Smith provide a very first-class service. What you get from them is very practical and sound advice.” Another interviewee appreciates the lawyers’ “excellent and pragmatic approach,” also noting: “They share the same ethos as us as an organisation.”
Chambers and Partners 2020
The group is commended for an “excellent quality of work,” with the “infrastructure to have experts within their field, but also small enough to have the working relationship with key people.”
Another source has a “very good overall impression” of the team: “They tailor their advice to suit us, and they build up a rapport with you in terms of your business.”
Chambers & Partners Legal Directory 2019
The team at Paris Smith LLP represents both employers and employees and is a popular choice due to its breadth of expertise, which covers advisory and disputes work. It has a focus on the education, transport and logistics sectors and handles such matters as director exits, restrictive covenants and a range of discrimination cases. Clive Dobbin, who leads the team, successfully acted for a client in a dispute where 15 employees brought an action at the Employment Tribunal concerning the application of TUPE rules. David Roath has extensive expertise in dealing with employment cases, especially those concerning director exits, restrictive covenants and whistleblowing. He routinely conducts his own advocacy and is also a mediator.
- Legal 500 2018-19 Edition – Employment
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