Advice for Employees

We believe that it is important that our solicitors deal with employment cases on both sides and our team has experience of acting for both employers and employees. We can provide advice and assistance to individual clients on all aspects of employment law including unfair dismissal, redundancy, equal pay, discrimination and breaches of contract. We also deal with a large number of compromise agreements.

We have the only specialist and dedicated employment department in South Cumbria. We can see clients at any of our two offices in Ulverston or Dalton but can also visit clients at their home addresses for no additional charge.

We strive to offer a competitively priced service and, depending on client requirements, can provide different levels of service, from general “background” advice to advice and assistance with preparing a claim through to a full service including representation at Employment Tribunals or in the County Court.

In some cases, we may be able to offer conditional fee arrangements, whereby we calculate our fees as a fixed share of any compensation or settlement that a client is awarded (meaning that if the client gets nothing, we will normally get nothing too).

There are a number of ways in which your case can be funded, including damaged based agreements. Please see FAQ for more details.

Please contact Steve Walker or call 01229 585555.

Coronavirus

Our employment team has received (and continues to receive) a large number of requests for help from companies who would like assistance with interpreting the ongoing changes to the furlough scheme and/or who are advance planning for when the furlough scheme comes to an end.  Some of this planning may involve consideration of short-time working or even redundancies and some involves dealing with specific concerns that returning employees may have about health and safety or about childcare and other obligations.

We have produced a number of factsheets for our employer clients which explain the Government guidance and which provide some practical guidance on how to deal with some of these matters.

If you have any specific queries about ending your furlough scheme or need any assistance with restructuring your business in light of the ongoing economic difficulties caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, please e-mail Steve Walker at s.walker@livingstons.co.uk or Gail Black at g.black@livingstons.co.uk.

Full details of how we are dealing with Coronavirus are available here.

We will do everything possible to keep disruption to a minimum during this difficult time.