Bringing an Employment Tribunal Claim - MLP Law

Tribunal representation:

Bringing an Employment Tribunal Claim

We are experienced litigators who conduct all Employment Tribunal advocacy and specialise in complex and high value claims. We represent you at all stages of the Employment Tribunal process and are in your corner every step of the way.  

We also know that you need to must balance a number of considerations when deciding whether to bring a claim, including the costs and risks involved in doing so. We therefore pride ourselves on adapting our approach to your unique needs. 

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We successfully bring Employment Tribunal claims on behalf of individuals and groups of employees, including in relation to unfair dismissal and discrimination. 

Our services include:

  • Assessing your claim and your prospects of success;
  • Calculating the value of your claim;
  • Drafting and submitting your claim;
  • Collection and disclosure of evidence;
  • Witness statement preparation;
  • Full representation by one of our Employment Law experts at all Preliminary and Final Hearings;
  • Expert guidance through the Employment Tribunal process, from start to finish;
  • Representation in the ACAS Early Conciliation process and in settlement discussions.

Our Approach

All of our highly experienced Employment Law solicitors are Legal 500 recommended leaders in their field, who provide jargon-free, commercial legal advice. We speak to you in plain English and provide specialist, practical and pro-active solutions for you.

We take the time to understand you and the challenges you face, enabling us to provide bespoke advice which is tailored to you.


“I thought Julie’s advocacy at the remote Employment Tribunal hearing was excellent, as was her clear advice on the process throughout. She championed our case professionally and achieved a successful outcome, whilst maintaining a commercial approach.”

Hospitality sector client, following our successful defence of a claim of unfair dismissal


  1. How long do I have to raise a claim in the Employment Tribunal?

    A claim in the Employment Tribunal must usually be made within 3 months less 1 day. For example, if you want to raise a claim of unfair dismissal, you have 3 months less 1 day from the date your employment ended to make your claim.

  2. What is the ACAS conciliation process?

    ACAS conciliation is a mandatory first step in any claim. As a potential Claimant, you must inform ACAS about your concerns and participate in any attempts to resolve the dispute without the need for legal action. Once the process has concluded you will be provided with a certificate reference number, which must be included on your claim form (also known as an ET1). 

  3. Do I need a solicitor at an Employment Tribunal?

    You do not need a solicitor to represent you at an Employment Tribunal but it is certainly advisable to take legal advice prior to any hearing, to ensure that your legal case is properly prepared.

  4. What happens if I lose my case?

    If your claim is unsuccessful, you can appeal against the Judge’s decision on legal grounds. In brief, you have 42 days from receiving the decision or the written reasons (provided the Employment Tribunal did not provide reasons at the hearing) to submit your appeal.

  5. Will I have to pay the other side’s costs if I lose?

    Each party bears their own costs at an Employment Tribunal, unless they have behaved vexatiously, disruptively, abusively or otherwise unreasonably in bringing proceedings or during the presentation of their case.

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Why choose the mlplaw team?

  • Unparalleled Expertise and Experience

We are vastly experienced, Legal-500 recommended Employment Tribunal experts who live and breathe Employment Law. From executive exits and tackling issues like unfair dismissal and discrimination to diving into the complexity of holiday pay – there is no Employment Law challenge we haven’t met head on. We provide empathetic and robust legal support to employees, helping them to achieve their successful outcomes.

  • Your case, your service

You are unique, as are the challenges you face. That’s why our approach is always tailored to you. We don’t like one-size-fits-all strategies. We’re all about crafting tailored strategies that fit your specific needs. Communication is key. We’re fluent in plain language and have no time for legal jargon. We believe in complete transparency and  proactivity, providing you with a clear path and fixed fees so you’re never caught off guard.

  • We keep your options open

The road to success isn’t a one-way street, and we’re here to keep your options open. We’re masters of alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation and negotiation, which are the keys to sidestepping the time, money, and stress of legal claims.


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