Leading London Employment Law Solicitors

Our specialist employment law solicitors can explain the complexities of law in clear terms and are committed to giving our clients practical and cost-effective advice to help them achieve a successful outcome.

Drawing on over 40 years of industry experience, our team have covered a wide range of employment law issues, both for employees and businesses.

We will guide you on getting to grips with employment law issues, represent you in discrimination cases, or help with drafting company policies.

Our advice is tailored to your needs and our team will handle your case with care.

The team also works closely with Hodge Jones & Allen’s highly ranked criminal defence team to successfully guide and advise individuals who are facing allegations of gross misconduct based on criminal or regulatory wrongdoing.

We are also committed to helping businesses resolve disputes quickly and cost-effectively and be responsible employers.

Find out more about some of our previous work and the important cases we’ve won.

Contact our specialist team today on 0808 239 5497 or send us complete our Request a Call Back form.

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The work we do

We offer a leading service for both employees and employers covering a range of complex cases and legal issues.

Our experienced team advises and acts for a wide range of clients, from entrepreneurial businesses to individuals faced with discrimination in the workplace. Each case is handled by the most suitable member of our team and all advice will be tailored to your individual needs.

What drives and unites us is Hodge Jones & Allen’s ethos: the firm has dedicated almost forty years to fighting injustice and helping individuals stand up for their rights.

Below you’ll find information on some of our key services.

Employment Law advice for Employees

If you’re an individual faced with difficulties at work, we could help. We advise employees from all workplaces, industries and levels of seniority.

We offer clear, concise and personalised advice to help you achieve a successful outcome. Whether you need help understanding the terms of your settlement, face discrimination in the workplace or are seeking representation at an employment tribunal, our team can offer tailored guidance and plan out your next step.

You can find more information for employees on our Individuals page.

Drawing on many years in the employment legal sector, our team have faced all manner of employment issues.

  • Redundancy
    We offer advice on unfair redundancies, fair treatments and proper compensation claims.
  • Settlement Agreements
    Contact our team for advice on settlement agreements due to upcoming redundancies or disputes.
  • Reviewing Employment Contracts
    Get advice on your employment contract and how to negotiate with a prospective employer.
  • Unfair Dismissal
    Our team can help if you feel you’ve been mistreated or unfairly dismissed from your role.
  • Discrimination Claims
    No one should face discrimination in the workplace. However you’ve been discriminated against, our team can help stand up for your rights.
  • Whistle-blowing Claims
    We offer advice on whistleblowing and can help protect you from repercussions if you’ve reported your employer for wrongdoing.
  • Facing a Disciplinary Hearing
    It’s important to be sure that all disciplinary hearings are fair, and we can assist on advising you with this.
  • Bringing a Grievance
    Raising a formal complaint about a situation at work can sometimes be the only course of action if you’ve tried, unsuccessfully, to reach an agreement with your employer.
  • Maternity, Paternity and Family Friendly Working
    Everyone has the right to a fair work-life balance, we can offer guidance if your employer is being unsupportive to your family requirements.
  • Making a Flexible Working Request
    We can help you understand your rights when making a flexible working request at your place of work.
  • Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace
    Our employment law team can help tackle unacceptable bullying, harassment and suffering in the workplace, no matter the seniority of the bully or bullies.

Contact our specialist employment advice team today on 0808 239 5497 or complete our Request a Call Back form.

Employment Law advice for Employers

Running a business can be fast-paced and complex at the best of times. Fulfilling your legal obligations to your employees and customers is important. At Hodge Jones & Allen, we offer clear and commercial advice to business managers and HR teams of all sizes, from a wide range of industries and business backgrounds.

We can offer assistance and guidance in your query and help you to ensure a positive outcome in the most economical and business-effective way possible.

Our experienced team can also advise on the best ways to approach your own business culture and can help you craft a healthy, happy working environment for you and your employees.

You can find more information for employers on our Businesses page.

Our employment law specialisms include:

  • Redundancy
    It can be a difficult decision to make staff redundant, we can advise on this delicate matter and ensure a fair procedure.
  • Creating and Updating Employment Contracts and Policies
    You may need advice on creating sound employment contracts and policies that protect you and adhere to the latest legal requirements.
  • Drafting and Enforcing Restrictive Covenants
    We advise employers on drafting enforceable covenants and we can seek urgent court injunctions to prevent former staff from using confidential information or from soliciting clients.
  • Managing Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures
    It’s important that disciplinary hearings and grievance procedures are managed fairly and that your company policies ensure your employees know what is legally expected of them.
  • TUPE
    Find out how we can help out with the complexities of TUPE obligations to ensure you are fully compliant and protected.
  • Employment Law Training
    We can help get your management and HR teams up to standard on the latest legal guidance and employment law regulations.
  • Defending Employment Tribunal Claims
    We can defend you and your business if you are on the receiving end of an employment tribunal claim.
  • Dealing with Flexible Working Requests
    Discover how our expert team can advise on proper protocol for handling employee’s flexible working requests and your legal requirements as an employer.
  • Maternity, Paternity and Family Friendly Policies
    Ensure you are adhering to requirements when creating your maternity and paternity policies. Our team can offer guidance and even help draft your policy.
  • Dealing with Employee Absence
    Find out how to draft your sickness terms so employees understand their rights when it comes to taking leave off work for illness.
  • Changing Terms and Conditions of Employment
    You may need to redraft your employee’s contract, such as when offering a pay rise, our expert team can help you do this correctly.

Contact our specialist employment law team today on 0808 239 5497 or complete our Request a Call Back form.

Working during Coronavirus – Facts and Questions

During this unprecedented time the workplace has undergone serious upheaval, with staff working from home, government-backed furlough leave and businesses facing tough redundancy decisions.

We are committed to provide our services to those in need, whether employee or business. No matter your situation, query or question our experienced team can offer the due guidance, consideration and care.

We’ve answered all the key questions and provided plenty of information on working during the coronavirus crisis below.

If you’re faced with a difficult decision or situation at work due to COVID-19, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Employment Law team on 0808 239 5497 or complete our Request a Call Back form.

What are the tribunal costs?

Tribunal costs are our fees for handling your case. These will differ depending on the size and severity of your case. We split our employment law claims into three distinct categories.

  • Type 1 (typically) wages, holiday pay, redundancy pay, failure to provide pay slips, a contract, written reasons for dismissal.
  • Type 2 (typically) unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, breach of contract.
  • Type 3 (typically) discrimination, whistleblowing, equal pay, flexible working, TUPE related claims, family rights claims, restrictive covenants.

Our pricing policy is completely transparent and we will be upfront about our fees from the outset, providing you with a fee estimate from the very beginning.

The employment team at Hodge Jones & Allen has extensive knowledge and experience in many sectors, from both an employer and employee perspective, and we offer extremely competitive fees and a first-rate service – as confirmed by our client testimonials.

You will find out more about our hourly rates and claims costs in Tribunal Costs.