If you need an employment law solicitor, then you may already have a firm of solicitors in mind, or you may have never needed legal help before. How can you be sure that the employment law solicitor that you choose is the right one for you?
5 tips when choosing an employment law solicitor
1. What employment law experience has the firm of solicitors had?
Choosing a solicitor isn’t easy. There are many to choose from, and a lot of them will offer similar services. Some solicitors will specialise in particular areas of law, such as family law, conveyancing, or commercial law. A firm of solicitors that has considerable experience in employment law, will be able to put you at ease, and reassure you, whether you want help with advertising for new employees, or for a discrimination case.
2. How can your employment law solicitor help you?
The sort of help and advice that you are looking for will determine what sort of employment law solicitor you need. If you want advice to see whether your former employers have an unfair dismissal case to answer to, you will want a solicitor experienced in this area. A solicitor experienced in writing staff handbooks, or helping companies with redundancy advice, may not be best for you, and vice versa.
3. Are there any other options?
If you are an employee wanting legal advice, instructing an employment law solicitor to take on your case, is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. You should have already talked to a manager, or the personnel or hr department. If you don’t get the support and assistance that you need from within your company, then it might be time to seek legal advice.
4. Do you like the people you are dealing with?
If you feel that you are being rushed, or that your solicitor has got better things to deal with, you may understandably be unsure as to whether they are the best person to take on your case. It may just be that they are having a bad day, but it could be particularly important in the case of an action against an employer.
5. Not just for employees
if you are an employer, then you might not be fully aware of all the help and advice that is available. Law solicitors can advise employers on a wide range of issues relating to everyday working life. From grievance and disciplinary matters, redundancy and flexible working rights, to breach of contract, contracts of employment, and staff and company handbooks, any issue that could have legal consequences can be advised on by an law solicitor.
Choosing an employment law solicitor can be a daunting prospect one, but if you know you what sort of service and experience you need, you can be certain that you’ll choose the right one.