Premier Advocates specialise in 'No Win No Fee*' advocacy agreements
Fighting for the rights of employees and supporting you throughout the employment tribunal process. Making legal representation more accessible and affordable
Premier Advocates provide professional advocates to fight for your rights in the Employment Tribunal and we certainly understand that taking an employer to a tribunal can be very costly and off putting.
Premier Advocates specialise in providing 'No Win No Fee' agreements to support the unfairly treated and dismissed employee. We recognise that no two cases are the same and assess each case on its own merits, providing the best option for the individual to ensure that justice is accessible. We provide a friendly and professional service and are able to represent employees throughout the UK.
If you are experiencing problems at work or have been dismissed or you just need a free and confidential assessment of your situation from an employment law specialist, we are here to help.
Our advocates have experience in representing parties in a range of cases including unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, redundancy and various types of discrimination claim. Our advocates boast widespread knowledge of employment law and will provide you with down to earth practical advice and support.
Our advocates have a comprehensive understanding in the key areas of Employment Law. In particular, our experience lies in handling the following:
- Managing your Employment Tribunal claim start to finish
- Completing and amending ET1 claim forms
- Drafting Witness Statements
- Case Management Discussions, Pre-Hearing Reviews and full trials involving:-
- Unfair Dismissal / Constructive Dismissal
- Transfer of Undertakings
- Victimisation, Harassment
- Redundancy and Retirement
- Worker/Employee Status
- Unpaid wages
- Breach of Contract
- Part-time and Flexible working
- Maternity and Paternity Rights
- Negotiating settlements agreements
We offer employees advice on all aspects of employment law, case assessment, negotiation of settlements, drafting Employment Tribunal claim forms, drafting witness statements and representation at the Tribunal.
There are a range of ways to fund your claim including offering you a 'no win no fee' contract. Please note other costs such as disbursements and an early cancellation fee would be payable. For more information please see our funding page.
We recognise that two of the most important questions for our clients are:
- What are the fees?
- How am I going to pay?
There are a variety of arrangements that we can put in place with you. How our costs are paid is dependent upon the type of work that we are doing for you. The potential options available are listed below. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation and to discuss your options.
- "NO WIN, NO FEE*" - We can offer "No Win No Fee" funding arrangements. All potential "No Win No, Fee" claims are risk assessed by us. Please note other costs such as disbursements and an early cancellation fee would be payable.
- Hourly rates
- Fixed Rates
- Insurance funding
Contingency Fee Arrangement (No win no fee)
What is a Contingency Fee Arrangement?
A Contingency Fee Arrangement is a method of funding Employment Tribunal cases for Claimants. It is a written agreement whereby the advocate's fees are payable depending on the outcome of your case. It is important that you are aware that in Employment cases, even if you are successful, the Tribunal is unlikely to order the opposing party to pay your costs.
What is a Contingency Fee Arrangement?
If your case is suitable for funding by this method, and you win the claim, you will pay to us up to 35% of the monies that you have recovered. In addition you will also be required to pay any disbursements. Disbursements are payments which are made on your behalf to others involved in the case, such as expenses incurred in attending the Tribunal and expert's fees.
What happens if you lose your case?
If your claim is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay your advocates charges, except for any disbursements.
If you are ordered to pay costs to your opponent, which is unlikely, those costs will be payable by you.
* 'Please note other costs such as disbursements and an early cancellation fee would be payable'