Although predominantly Claimant focused, the department acts on behalf of both
Claimants and Respondents in all Tribunal related matters. We have the size, experience, skill and flexibility to represent all types of employer, both large and small as well as individual employees.
Duncan Lewis is one of very few firms who are able to assist clients under the Legal Help scheme. If eligible, Legal Help is available to advise and assist you to bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal. There is no Legal Aid for representation at Employment Tribunal hearings but it is available for the Employment Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal.
In addition to the provision of advice through public funding, the employment department also has privately paying clients, whether this is funded through insurance, a no-win, no fee (CFA) arrangement, or directly by clients themselves. Clients appreciate that we offer fixed fee arrangements, so you know exactly what the costs will be.
Many people are unaware that their household insurance policy covers them for legal expenses, including bringing a claim in the Employment Tribunal. We are often appointed as solicitor of choice under such a policy, making the cost of representation free save the policy excess.
For our clients based in the City, our highly experienced Legal 500 Child Care Private Client team exclusively work from our EC2 office