Our Employment Team offers an expert service to both employees and employers. We are happy to meet with clients at our offices or at theirs if needed. We offer competitive rates for private paying clients and are willing to consider funding on Damages Based Agreements if appropriate.
We have strong ties with the local Citizens Advice Bureaus and provide a great deal of Pro Bono advice to help our local community. We cover all aspects of Employment Law to include Unfair Dismissal, Redundancies, TUPE, Discrimination, Settlement Agreements, Unlawful Deduction of Wages, Wrongful Dismissal and Breach of Contract Claims.
Our Personal Injury Experience means that we have special knowledge in dealing with cases involving Stress at Work.
If you need Employment Law Advice, please contact us on 020 8538 2757 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Damages Based Agreement– If we feel that your case has a reasonable prospect of success, we may agree to fund your case on a No Win No Fee Agreement where we take up to 35% of the compensation you receive upon successful conclusion of the case as our legal fees. If you do not win, there is nothing for you to pay. The 35% does not include payment for disbursements but does include VAT. Generally, we are able to tell you whether we can take your case on under a No Win No Fee during our first meeting. With these types of Agreements, we have an ongoing duty to assess the merits of your case. If, during the course of the case, your prospects of success drop below 50%, we have a right to withdraw from the No Win No Fee Agreement. With this mode of funding, a minimum of £750 plus vat is payable if your case is successful.
Private paying – If the work is carried out on a private fee paying basis, usually our hourly rate will apply. These range from £175 plus vat to £250 plus vat depending on the level of the staff member dealing with your case.
Fixed Fee – Some work is suitable for our ‘fixed fee’ scheme which is set out below:
Stage 1 – Review of Papers and Negotiation with Employer/Employee and ACAS – £500-750 plus vat depending on the amount of papers.
Stage 2 – ACAS Conciliation to include drafting a Schedule of Loss, ACAS Application, Negotiation and COT3 drafting – £1000 plus VAT
Stage 3 – Issuing the ET1, negotiations and paperwork up to and including a 1 day hearing including witness statements but not disbursements – £2000 plus VAT. If a Preliminary Hearing is needed, extra fees may apply of up to £500 plus vat (excluding disbursements).
Stage 4 – Same as Stage 3 but for a 2 day hearing and up to 4 witnesses – £4000 plus vat (excluding disbursements).
Stage 5 – Same as Stage 3 but for a 3 to 4 day hearing with 6 witnesses – £5000 plus vat (excluding disbursements).
*Disbursements mean anything that needs paying for on top of our legal fees such as Court Fees, Barrister Fees, Medical Reports etc.
Renu Sanghera Partner
Renu qualified as a Solicitor in 2005 and founded the Employment Law Department at Lawrence & Co. She runs the Department from our Hounslow Office and has a good network of both employer and employee clients. She has strong ties with the Hounslow Citizens Advice Bureau and is a strong believer in obtaining justice for her clients. She is also able to offer a professional approach to businesses that require advice on all Employment Law aspects.
Ikleen Gulati Solicitor
Ikleen qualified as a Solicitor in 2017 and is a valued member of the Employment Team. She has successfully represented many clients against large organisations. She is known for her patience and professionalism amongst her clients. Ikleen also provides Pro Bono Advice at her local Citizen’s Advice Bureau and prides herself in Client Care.