Employment Law 

Solicitors based in Waltham Abbey, Essex

What is employment law?

Employment law regulates the relationship between employers and employees. It covers all matters related to the workplace and governs what employers can expect from and ask their employees as well as employees’ rights at work.

Employers – how can we help you?

Employing people is a huge step for any business. It is an exciting time where you are geared up to grow however, the extra financial, legal, and managerial responsibilities can be daunting. Many businesses become stuck because they do not have the basics in place. Whether you are employing your first member of staff or restructuring your team, it is important to get expert advice.

Our team of specialist employment lawyers are here to help you minimise any risks and potential liabilities within your business as well as ensure that all your employment contracts and policies are up to date and tailored to your firm.

We understand that as an employer, managing employees is never an easy task. At Kayson Solicitors, we can help you understand the ever-changing law around employment and its impact on your business.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Policies
  • Contracts
  • Restructures
  • Employment advice
  • Employment handbooks

Employees – how can we help you?

Often, the employee is disadvantaged if they do not know or understand what rights employment law provides them. Our employment experts can advise you on how employment law protects you.

An employer most often has access to employment law advice and experience in dealing with their employees. For an employee on the other hand, it is likely that being discriminated against or harassed, suffering from stress in the workplace or being made redundant, is a first.

Our team can advise you on any claims that you may have against your employer and support you through the process of dispute resolution.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Contracts of employment and contractual disputes
  • Grievances and disciplinary proceedings
  • Settlement agreements
  • Gross misconduct
  • Dismissal/unfair dismissal
  • Resignation
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment and bullying
  • Equal pay
  • Stress at work
  • Family related rights including maternity and paternity rights
  • Redundancy

Redundancy Consultations

  • Holiday pay disputes
  • Failure to pay national minimum wage.
  • Unsafe workplaces (covid 19 and otherwise).
  • Whistleblowing.
  • TUPE. (Have not dealt with any of these though nbur resources available).
  • Failure to provide particulars of employment.
  • Status of employee, worker or self-employed. (Important issue at the present time due to Uber and other cases).

Our fees

Generally, we charge anything between £250 plus VAT per hour and £350 plus VAT per hour.

Upon review of the work to be undertaken, the solicitor will, if possible, provide you with a fixed fee or if this is not possible, an estimated number of hours for the work to be undertaken.

Estimated fees

At Kayson Solicitors, we offer a free 30-minute consultation to help us better understand your circumstances and how we can help you.

Please note that we can take your instructions by email, telephone or Zoom call. It is not necessary for you to attend our offices if you feel you would benefit more from a remote free 30-minute consultation.

Employment Law Changes and Response to Covid-19

Please see below a rough guide to our fees.


Description of Service Our Fees (+ Disbursements)
Initial call FREE (limited to 30 minutes)
Consultation £250 + VAT per hour – £350 + VAT per hour
Advice £250 + VAT per hour – £350 + VAT per hour
Settlement Agreement (agreed) £500 + VAT
Settlement Agreement (negotiated) £500 + VAT – £1,500 + VAT
Employment Tribunal Claim (basic & <6 months) £5,000 + VAT – £7,000 + VAT
Employment Tribunal Claim (medium complexity & <12 months) £7,000 + VAT – £13,000 + VAT
Employment Tribunal Claim (high complexity & <18 months) £13,000 + VAT – £21,000 + VAT
Employment Tribunal Claim (high complexity & >18 months) £21,000 + VAT – £36,000 + VAT

Please note should you wish to make an application to appeal, this will not be included in our estimated costs as above stated. Please therefore see below an estimate of our fees for appeals:

Appeal to the First Tier Tribunal – Between £1500 + VAT – £3000 + VAT (+ Counsel’s fees)

Appeal to the Upper Tribunal – Between £1500 + VAT – £3000 + VAT (+ Counsel’s fees)

Appeal to the Court of Appeal – Between £2500 + VAT – £5000 + VAT (+ Counsel’s fees)

Judicial Review Application – Between £2500 + VAT – £5000 + VAT (+ Counsel’s fees)



Please also note the following disbursements are applicable:

Court fees                                                      £0 (you do not have to pay a fee to make a claim to the Employment Tribunal)

Postal fees (if applicable)                             TBC (no VAT)

Counsel’s fees (if applicable)                      Counsel’s fees estimated between £750 to £3000 excluding VAT, charged at 20% (depending on experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation)

Printing/photocopying                                  £0.20 per page (no VAT)

Please note we do not offer a No Win No Fee service.

Our Team

Our Employment Advisor, specialises in employment and has vast experience in the following:

  1. Employment Advice
  2. Employment Handbooks
  3. Settlement Agreements
  4. Contracts

Sundeep Bhatia, Employment Lawyer, qualified as a solicitor in 1992 has vast experience in the following:

  1. Bringing a claim in an Employment Tribunal
  2. Defending a claim in an Employment Tribunal

Key Stages

  • Preparing your claim/defence
  • Assessment of merits
  • Tribunal directions or preliminary hearing to record case management directions (Counsel advised – please see costs above)
  • Schedule of losses
  • Pre-hearing settlement discussions, where necessary
  • Disclosure
  • Preparing hearing bundle
  • Preparing for judicial mediation, if applicable
  • Judicial mediation, if applicable
  • Preparing witness statements & exchanging between parties
  • Preparing for the hearing
  • The hearing (Counsel advised – please see costs above)
  • Preparing remedy bundle and statements
  • Remedy hearing (Counsel advised – please see costs above)
  • Judgement
  • Appeal, where necessary (Counsel advised – please see costs above)


In relation to claims in the Employment Tribunal, timescales depend on the stage at which your case is settled. If a settlement is met during pre-claim negotiations, then your matter is likely to take between 2 – 4 weeks. If your case proceeds to a Final Hearing, then your matter may take between 9 to 18 months. Please note this is just an estimate. Once we have a better understanding of your case, we will be able to provide you with more accurate timescales.

In terms of settlement agreements, this service usually takes no longer than 2 weeks subject to there being no or little negotiations.