Employment Law Advice in London

We are a specialist Employment Law team – Barristers, Solicitors and Lawyers.

When things start going wrong at work you need fast, no-nonsense, practical legal advice – That is what we provide.

  • We can tell you how to handle the situation you have been put in – to try to resolve the situation without going to court.
  • If court or tribunal is the only option we will advise you on the strength of your legal case – how likely are you to win – and how much will you receive

We regularly advise people in the following situations:

  • Disciplinary investigations or hearings
  • At risk of redundancy
  • Being harassed
  • Being discriminated against – because of Age, Race, Sex, Disability, Pregnancy, Sexual preference. (We cover all areas of discrimination)
  • Suffering unlawful deductions from pay
  • Submitting a grievance
  • Whistle-blowing
  • TUPE transfers of your job to another employer

How we can help you:

  • Advice on how to deal with the situation you are facing – hopefully to resolve it without having to go to court.
  • If court is the only option we provide clear advice on:
    • Whether you are likely to win,
    • How much money you are likely to be awarded by a Court or Employment Tribunal,
    • What other orders you can ask the Tribunal to make.
  • Representing you in Court,
  • Negotiating on your behalf.

We represent employees in claims for:

  • Unfair Dismissal (including Redundancy);
  • Constructive Unfair Dismissal;
  • Dismissal due to pregnancy;
  • Wrongful dismissal – Breach of Contract;
  • Workplace harassment;
  • Victimisation;
  • Discrimination;
  • Liability following transfer of undertakings (‘TUPE’ transfers);
  • Whistle-blowing claims;
  • Health & Safety and Union-related dismissals;
  • Unlawful deductions from Wages.

Disputes can create stressful, time-consuming and costly situations for both employee and employer.

We will guide you, step-by-step, through of the process of resolving the problem or if necessary presenting your case – from completing the initial forms and documents to attending Court to argue your case on your behalf.


Call Keith Webster’s private office on 0800 772 3589 or please fill in the contact form.


Chambers of Timothy Raggatt QC Office

  • Chambers of Timothy Raggatt QC
  • 4 King’s Bench Walk
  • Inner Temple, London
  • EC4Y 7DL

Chancery Lane Office

  • 5 Chancery Lane
  • London
  • EC4A 1BL

Frequently Asked Questions

Can an employee appeal against the employer?

Nothing should stop an employee from making an appeal if he/she is not satisfied with the action taken by the employer. The appeal should be in writing, stating the employee’s grounds and reasons for the appeal. Employers should respond to the employee in writing, without unreasonable delay.  An employee also has a statutory right to be accompanied by a colleague or union representative.  A failure by an employer to resolve a grievance can, in certain circumstances, amount to constructive dismissal. If your employer has failed to resolve a grievance which is making your workplace intolerable for you, please contact me immediately and I will advise you of your options. If you think that your problems at work have not been resolved fairly or reasonably, please click here to contact me.


It’s illegal under the Equality Act 2010 to discriminate against a person because of their age, race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, religion or disability. If you’ve experienced discrimination at work because of any of these things and your employer hasn’t put it right, we can help you understand what you can do about it and act for you in negotiations or legal action.

Appeals and grievances

If you’re not happy with the action taken by your employer, you can appeal in writing. State clearly why you’re appealing. Your employer needs to reply in writing promptly. If you raise a grievance and your employer arranges a meeting to discuss it with you, you have the right to take a colleague or union member with you. Sometimes, if your employer doesn’t resolve your grievance properly and it’s making your workplace intolerable for you, it can lead to a situation of constructive dismissal, because it’s impossible for you to continue working there. This is not fair. You could be entitled to compensation if this is the case. We can give you clear advice on what to do if your employer hasn’t resolved a grievance or employment issue in a fair and reasonable way.

Can you appeal against disciplinary procedures?

Generally speaking (as it depends on an individual’s circumstances), an employee may appeal against such disciplinary procedures if he/she believes that:
  1. The decision was wrong.
  2. Unfair procedures were used.
  3. The punishment is too harsh.
  4. New evidence has come to light.
There are other unforeseen circumstances. An employee cannot make an Employment Tribunal claim against a warning, or disciplinary procedures reached, although an employee could claim  constructive dismissal if the conduct of his/her employer forces him/her to leave. There is also an alternative approach to this, which is to suggest mediation.

What are Disciplinary procedures?

Employers use disciplinary procedures to let employees know that their work or behaviour isn’t acceptable. This is a formal process that's supposed to be fair and clear to the employer and employee. But in practice, it doesn’t always work that way. You can usually appeal against a disciplinary if you think your employer has made a wrong decision, if you’ve found out new information or if your employer has treated you unfairly. That includes imposing a punishment that’s too severe or using the wrong procedure. If your employer effectively forces you to leave unfairly, you could claim for constructive dismissal at an Employment Tribunal. With warnings and disciplinaries, every case is different. Talk to our expert employment law team to understand clearly what your options are in your specific situation.

What are the various forms of discrimination?

Some kinds of discrimination are perfectly legal. For example, it is not illegal to discriminate against people who are overweight or who support a different football team to you. However oranges are not the only fruit. Discrimination on any of the following characteristics is illegal under the Equality Act 2010.
  • Age
  • Race
  • Gender / Sex / Sexual orientation.
  • Religion
  • Disability

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Office Locations


Chambers of Taryn Lee QC 
3 St. David’s Court
LS11 5QA

Tel: 0113 467 8298
Fax: 0870 912 5323


33 Colston Avenue
United Kingdom

Tel: 0117 325 6376
Fax: 0870 912 5323


Suite 1,
The Colmore Building,
20 Colmore Circus,
Queensway, Birmingham
B4 6AT

Tel: 0121 726 1322
Fax: 0870 912 5323


Suite 1
3 Piccadilly Place
M1 3BN
United Kingdom

Tel: 0161 696 1142
Fax: 0870 912 5323


5 Chancery Lane

Tel: 020 3958 4156
Fax: 0870 912 5323