East Anglian Chambers has a strong reputation for excellence in the provision of specialist employment law advice and representation, both in the private and public sectors.
Our team of practitioners draws on a broad range of experience. We are regularly instructed in and around East Anglia and London, as well as appearing in regional courts and tribunals across the UK. Our team can offer advice and representation in all areas of employment law.
We pride ourselves on our intelligent, insightful and commercial approach to advice and litigation, whilst at all times remaining friendly and approachable. First and foremost, we strive to offer solutions to meet our clients’ needs whether in litigation or within the context of an existing employment situation.
Our team is ready and able to deal with your employment dispute through mediation, tribunal litigation and beyond, if needed. We can assist solicitors and public access clients alike through the process of preparing for preliminary and final hearings as well as providing expert advice and advocacy on behalf of clients at all stages. We find that solicitors like to get us involved in preparing a client’s case at an early stage, especially in discrimination, equal pay and detriment claims. Our barristers will welcome an initial discussion about your case to briefly discuss a way forward.
Situational employment advice
We are also ready and available to assist (whether through an instructing professional or public access) with advice in conference or on the telephone when there is an issue in an existing employment situation. For employees, this might be where you have been called to a meeting to discuss a disciplinary matter, a grievance, a capability issue, a forthcoming redundancy exercise or a concern regarding ill health absence. Similarly, we can help businesses and/or their managers or HR professionals step by step with these issues.
Many solicitors come to us with a client who has the benefit of legal expenses insurance. Where this is the case, we can provide swift, practical merits and quantum advice for clients and their insurers so that indemnity issues can be quickly resolved.
Public access instructions
Our team are happy to accept public access instructions, where appropriate. The tribunal’s arrangements accommodate litigants managing their own case, allowing for expert advice and representation at the crucial stages of the case. We can also assist employees and employers with settlement agreements on this basis too.
Where appropriate, our team can support your business (normally on a public access basis) with non-contentious matters for which expert input is required. It might be a review of contracts; a plan for future redundancy or restructuring; assistance with policies or how best to lawfully and fairly effect change in your organisation.
Our team are also happy to consider the provision of training and CPD opportunities for your organisation or firm, as may be required. If interested, please contact the clerking team.
Please call us now on 01473 214481and speak to a member of our Clerking Team for further advice and assistance.