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Employment Law

Civil Litigation

Fylde Law offers advice, assistance and representation for employees in connection with many types of employment issues including;

  • Contract disputes
  • Unfair/wrongful dismissal
  • Settlement agreements
  • Discrimination claims
  • Redundancy claims
  • Restrictive covenant disputes
  • TUPE disputes


A claim for unfair/wrongful dismissal usually takes around 12-18 months from issuing the claim form to the final hearing at the Employment Tribunal.

The first stage of the process is to prepare and issue the claim. Following receipt of the defense, witness statements and a schedule of loss is prepared and documents are exchanged by the parties.

It is possible that settlement may be reached without attending the Employment Tribunal, however if no settlement is reached, the final stage in the process is a tribunal hearing.

Our charges for representing you are based on an hourly rate of £272.00 plus VAT (at 20% or the prevailing rate if different)

The average cost of a claim which progresses to a tribunal hearing is between £5,000.00 – £10,000.00 (plus VAT at 20% or the prevailing rate if different) depending on the value and complexity of the case.

If your case goes to the Employment Tribunal it will be necessary to instruct a barrister to represent you. Barrister’s charges are likely to be in the region of £1,250.00 per day. Most barristers charge VAT (at 20% or the prevailing rate if different).


A settlement agreement (sometimes known as a compromise or severance agreement) is a binding agreement setting out the terms on which your employment with your current employer is to end.

A settlement agreement may be offered by an employer to avoid formal redundancies or to end a dispute.

Employees are not obliged to sign a settlement agreement and careful consideration needs to be given to the terms of the agreement as the settlement agreement prohibits the employee from making any claims against the employer.

For a settlement agreement to be valid the employee must take independent legal advice.  Contact us on 01253 293106 to make an appointment.

Our commitment to you

Fylde Law is dedicated to providing accessible and affordable legal advice and representation in a way that meets the ‘real world’ needs and circumstances of our clients. Put simply, offering legal services in the way that you want them.

  • Direct Solicitor Contact
  • No Hidden Charges
  • Home and Hospital Visits
Our Commitment to You

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Contacting us at Fylde Law is easy – simply fill in the form below or give us a call to speak with one of our experienced solicitors today.

Call a Fylde Law Solicitor today on 01253 293 106 for a free, no obligation informal chat.


    Cedar Chambers, Cedar Square,
    FY1 1BP
    tel. 01253 293 106


    Clifton Chambers,
    325 Clifton Drive South, St Annes,
    FY8 1HN
    tel. 01253 730 070


    Crescent Chambers,
    10 Crescent East,
    Thornton Cleveleys,
    FY5 3LP
    tel. 01253 852 613