Backhouse Solicitors is a specialist employment law firm offering high levels of
expertise and service to all types of employees.
When you are having employment problems at work, we appreciate that you may need
to make difficult decisions that may affect your future career. At Backhouse
Solicitors we understand the need to talk to a friendly and experienced professional
who can give you the confidence to make the right choices.
We can help you as soon as a problem arises and before you talk to your employer.
After our first meeting, we are always on hand to provide practical advice and guidance
on employment law and can, if necessary, help you prepare for a disciplinary hearing
or represent you in an employment tribunal.
Our areas of expertise
Our services to you may include the following areas:
- Advising on an employment contract.
- Preparing and guiding you through a grievance or disciplinary process.
- Advising on specific conditions such as restrictive covenants in a contract.
- Harassment and bullying at work.
- Employment Tribunal Proceedings.
- Discrimination issues.
- Redundancy/unfair dismissal.
- Compromise Agreement.
- Negotiating settlements.
How much will it cost?
At Backhouse Solicitors we give a clear estimate of how much our services will cost
so you avoid any nasty surprises. If the work proves more involved than expected
we will always tell you before charging more fees. We always aim to give our clients
value for money.
Our Team of Lawyers
Our team has a successful track record of representing employees from all over the
UK. They have the necessary experience and skills to help any employee in a business
from shop floor worker to managing director. Their experience also extends to dealing
with Unions and Insurance Companies who may be able to fund your case through legal
What level of award could I receive?
From 1st February 2011 the Employment Tribunal may award employees up
to £80,400 in unfair dismissal cases (compensatory award limited to £68,400).
There is no limit on the awards for discrimination cases and our largest win for
an employee in 2010 was £150,000 for age discrimination.
At Backhouse Solicitors we do things differently than most legal firms. We don’t
just talk about client care - we actually make sure it happens. You can be secure
in the knowledge that we will look after you from the moment you contact us.
We promise the following for all clients who need our help:
- Direct access to a lawyer
- First consultation free (for up to half hour)
- Same day response (provided call received by 5.00pm)
- No hidden costs