employment law


Conroys will advise you in relation to any difficulties you are experiencing with your employer. Should it be necessary for a case to be taken to tribunal we will support you in bringing tribunal proceedings.

We will carefully explain to you what is involved and will ensure that you are given the best advice and support from your initial contact with Conroys to a successful conclusion.

Not all cases necessarily proceed to an employment tribunal. We can often advise you on the most cost effective, commercial and non contentious resolution to any difficulties you may be having with your employer.

Whether your case is being funded by you or you have the support of a Legal Expenses Insurer you will find our approach to costs is fair and transparent.

If you are funding the case yourself our rates are fair and competitive. We offer a range of options, including fixed fees, and conditional fee agreements, which may help you to meet your legal fees.

If you are being asked to enter into a settlement agreement to end your employment on terms, we can usually negotiate that all, or a substantial proportion of your fees are paid by your employer.

We will undertake to provide you with clear, straight forward advice and a professional and caring service.

If you are having difficulty with your employer and feel that you have been treated unfairly, or that you are being discriminated against, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact Liz Conroy at econroy@conroys-solicitors.uk or 01872 272 457.


Legal situations relating to your employees can occur without warning at any time. Having a specialist employment lawyer on your side can help to resolve any situation, leaving you to get on with doing business.

We advise on all aspects of employment legislation and how to work within it, helping employers to achieve their aims and manage their business.

We offer a fixed price Employment Protection Service where we undertake a comprehensive review of contracts of employment, staff handbook and other policies to ensure compliance and improve performance. Our prices are based on the number of employees in your business.

You can feel confident that your contracts and documentation are legal, up to date and watertight.

We friendly local expert advice designed to prevent employment issues before they escalate.

Contact Liz Conroy at econroy@conroys-solicitors.uk or 01872 272 457.

fee Information for Advice and Representation to employees or employers in relation to claims in the Employment Tribunal for unfair or wrongful dismissal

  • We charge £4,000 - £7,000 plus VAT on average for this work where you are paying your legal costs on an hourly basis to defend a claim which proceeds to include a final hearing. This estimate is an average price based on recent instructions; the actual cost to you will depend on a number of factors which we will discuss with you if you decide to instruct us.
  • The charge is based on an average of our usual hourly charging-rates of between £125.00 to £175.00 per hour.
  • You may have the benefit of being able to claim under a legal expenses policy which would cover your legal fees.
  • There are sometimes additional costs you may have to pay to include for example counsel’s fees. Counsel’s fees would likely be between £750 – £2,000 plus VAT. The instruction of counsel may reduce the fee you would pay to us.
  • In most Employment Tribunal cases legal costs are not recoverable from the other party irrespective of the outcome.
  • These fees are calculated only for wrongful and unfair dismissal claims

This would include:

  • Initial advice and assessment;
  • Pre-action work to include pre-claim conciliation.
  • Issuing or responding to employment tribunal proceedings;
  • Advising on the potential value of the claim;
  • Witness statements;
  • Disclosure and bundle preparation;
  • Advocacy at a final hearing or the instruction of counsel where necessary.
  • Negotiating settlement.