Employment Litigation Lawyers

Taking away the hassle of employment law issues.

Whether you're an employer or employee, we're here to protect you. The last thing a business or individual wants is to be held back due to employment disputes. Trust us to resolve your employment disputes so you can focus on getting back on track.

Employment matters are often very involved and time-sensitive, and our team works hard to resolve these conscientiously. We also understand employment legal issues can be a hindrance to growth, which is why we provide commercially focused options to achieve the outcome you want. In order to ensure your business and employees are protected from the outset, we can assist you even before a potential dispute arises. One way to avoid employment disputes is to ensure that you employment contract, employee handbooks and disciplinary procedures are all compliant with up-to-date regulations. From drafting your employment contracts and documents to training your Human Resources department on how to handle employee complaints, our specialist team of advisors can support you from the outset.

At KaurMaxwell: independent law firm, our team has experience in resolving employment law issues not only for high-profile companies, but also advising employees on redundancy matters, unfair dismissals, disciplinary procedures, transfers under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) and discrimination cases. We provide advice on a range of issues.

The Employment Litigation team is equipped to assist even outside the realms of a contentious issue or dispute. We can assist with non-contentious issues involving managing the employment relationship. In our experience, getting involved from the outset even before a dispute arises can often avoid the need to issue formal proceedings in the Employment Tribunal.

Contact one of our team members today to find out how we can assist you.

What is employment litigation?

Employment litigation refers to the process where disputes related to employment are resolved in court. These disputes can arise from various situations such as unfair dismissals, discrimination claims, or redundancy issues. At KaurMaxwell, our employment lawyers are experts in handling complex employment disputes, ensuring the best outcome for our clients.

Overview of employment law

Employment law governs the rights and obligations of employers and employees. It covers a broad range of areas from contracts of employment to whistleblowing and discrimination claims. With ever-changing regulations and legal precedents, it's crucial to have a specialist employment law firm by your side. KaurMaxwell offers a full range of employment law services, ensuring compliance and best practice for businesses across the UK.

Understanding the employment tribunal process

The employment tribunal is a specialised court that deals with disputes between employers and employees. Whether you're looking to file an employment tribunal claim or defend against one, our litigation team can guide you through the process, ensuring you're well-represented and informed every step of the way.

How to file an employment tribunal claim

Filing an employment tribunal claim can be a complex process. It's essential to understand the key legal requirements, timelines, and potential costs involved. Our employment tribunal experts can advise you on the best course of action, ensuring your claim is presented effectively.

Types of Employment Disputes

From unfair or wrongful dismissal to complex discrimination claims, our team has a strong track record in resolving a wide range of employment disputes. We also specialise in redundancy and restructuring matters, whistleblowing cases, and more. Our approach is always to resolve disputes without causing disruption to your business, using methods like mediation and arbitration when appropriate.

Settlement Agreements

What is a settlement agreement?

A settlement agreement is a legally binding contract between an employer and employee, typically used to end the employment relationship on agreed terms. It often includes a compensation payment by the employer in return for the employee's agreement not to pursue any claims in an employment tribunal.


When and why are settlement agreements used?

Settlement agreements are used to resolve disputes without the need for costly court proceedings. They provide a clear and final resolution to employment issues, ensuring both parties can move forward. Our employment lawyers offer expert guidance on drafting and negotiating these agreements, ensuring they are fair and legally compliant.

Specialist Employment Services

KaurMaxwell provides a range of specialist employment services tailored to the unique needs of our clients. From disciplinary and grievance procedures to drafting employment contracts and policies, our team is here to help. We also offer expert advice on partnerships and LLPs, ensuring your business is legally protected in all areas of employment law.

Employment Law Insights

Stay updated with the latest developments in employment law with insights from our expert employment lawyers. From changes in regulations to landmark court decisions, our employment law insights provide valuable information for businesses and individuals alike.

Why Choose KaurMaxwell for Employment Litigation?

  • Expertise & Recognition: Our employment litigation experts are recognised leaders in their field, offering extensive knowledge in both UK and EU intellectual property law.
  • Diverse & Comprehensive Expertise: The team at KaurMaxwell brings together diverse expertise in areas such as civil and commercial litigation, property law, employment, insolvency and restructuring law.
  • International Network: We collaborate with a vast international network of patent and trademark agents to meet our clients’ registration requirements globally.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between unfair and wrongful dismissal?

Unfair dismissal refers to the termination of employment without a valid reason or without following the correct procedure. Wrongful dismissal, on the other hand, relates to a breach of the employment contract, such as dismissing an employee without notice.

How long do I have to file an employment tribunal claim?

Typically, you have three months from the date of the incident to file a claim. However, there are exceptions, and it's essential to seek legal advice as soon as possible to ensure you don't miss any deadlines.

What is the role of mediation in employment disputes?

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution where a neutral third party helps the disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable solution. It's a confidential and voluntary process that can be quicker and less costly than going to court.


What services do the leading employment litigation solicitors offer?

The leading employment litigation solicitors offer expert dispute resolution services, with a focus on employment law matters.

What are some common employment law terms that might come up in a dispute?

Some common employment law terms that might come up in a dispute include dismissal, redundancy, TUPE, sector, restructuring, employment tribunal claim, financial services, tribunal claim, senior executives, unfair or wrongful dismissal, employment contract, whistleblowing, legal advice, restrictive covenant, employment issues, termination, disciplinary, confidentiality, and discrimination claims.

How can employment litigation solicitors help with unfair or wrongful dismissal?

Employment litigation solicitors can provide legal advice and representation for individuals who have been unfairly or wrongfully dismissed. They can help navigate the complexities of the law and ensure that the best outcome is achieved for their client.

What kind of employment issues can employment lawyers assist with?

Employment lawyers can assist with a wide range of employment issues, including disputes, contract negotiations, disciplinary matters, termination, confidentiality, discrimination claims, and more. They are well-versed in all aspects of employment law.

What is the role of employment lawyers in the financial services sector?

Employment lawyers in the financial services sector provide legal advice and representation specific to the unique challenges and regulations of the industry. We have extensive experience in handling employment disputes in the financial services sector.

What is the role of employment lawyers in private equity?

Employment lawyers in private equity have extensive experience in handling employment law matters within the private equity industry. We can provide legal advice and representation specific to the unique challenges of this sector.


How can employment solicitors help senior executives?

Employment solicitors can provide assistance to senior executives in matters such as contract negotiations, restrictive covenants, team moves, and disputes. They have the expertise to protect the rights and interests of senior executives.

What is the role of a solicitor in employment tribunal proceedings?

A solicitor can help you navigate the complex employment tribunal process, gather evidence, prepare your case, represent you at hearings, and negotiate a settlement on your behalf.

What can I expect during employment tribunal proceedings?

During employment tribunal proceedings, you can expect to present your case before a panel of judges. The process involves gathering evidence, presenting arguments, and cross-examining witnesses. It is recommended to have expert employment lawyers represent you during tribunal proceedings.

How can employment lawyers help me achieve the best outcome in my employment dispute?

Employment lawyers can help you achieve the best outcome in your employment dispute by providing expert legal representation, advice, and advocacy. They have in-depth knowledge of employment law and can strategize the most effective approach for your case.

What is the expertise of the employment lawyers?

The employment lawyers have extensive experience in handling employment issues such as dismissal, redundancy, TUPE, restructuring, employment tribunal claims, financial services, senior executives, unfair or wrongful dismissal, whistleblowing, restrictive covenant, confidentiality, and discrimination claims.

How can the employment solicitors help in case of an employment dispute?

The employment solicitors can help you achieve the best outcome in your employment dispute by providing expert legal advice, representing you in employment tribunal proceedings or high court, and ensuring the resolution of the dispute in your favour.

What is the role of the employment team?

The employment team consists of specialist employment lawyers who work together to meet the employment-related legal needs of clients, including resolving disputes, negotiating settlements, and providing legal representation.

What is the significance of confidentiality in employment matters?

Confidentiality is crucial in employment matters to protect sensitive information, trade secrets, and the reputation of the parties involved. The employment solicitors ensure that confidentiality is maintained throughout the legal process.

Can the employment lawyers assist with trade union-related issues?

Yes, the employment lawyers have experience in dealing with trade unions and can provide legal advice and representation in matters related to trade unions and collective bargaining agreements.

Can the employment solicitors provide legal representation in the high court?

Yes, the employment solicitors are experienced in representing clients in the high court for employment-related matters such as breach of contract, discrimination claims, and enforcement of restrictive covenants.

Can employment lawyers also assist with the resolution of employment disputes outside of tribunal proceedings?

Yes, employment lawyers can help with the resolution of employment disputes outside of tribunal proceedings through negotiation, mediation, or alternative dispute resolution methods. They aim to find a fair and satisfactory resolution for all parties involved.