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Defending Employment Tribunal Claims

At some stage, all employers are likely to receive an Employment Tribunal claim. This is when you need
experienced litigators and Employment Tribunal advocates on your side.

We understand you must balance a number of factors when facing claims, including the costs and management time incurred and the reputational impact, and we pride ourselves on providing no-nonsense, commercial advice that is tailored to your unique aims.

Request a consultation with our expert Employment Law solicitors to discuss
how we can help you defend your business against Employment Tribunal Claims.

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We have vast experience in successfully defending Employment Tribunal claims,
including unfair dismissal and constructive dismissal, discrimination, and wages claims.

Our services include:

  • Drafting and submitting your Response to the 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 commercial 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 your business.

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


“I thought mlplaw team’s advocacy at the remote Employment Tribunal hearing was excellent, as was their clear advice on the process throughout. They 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 Our Fixed Fees Benefit Employers Facing Employment Tribunal Claims?

    Facing an Employment Tribunal claim is challenging enough without the added stress of uncertainty around legal fees. At mlplaw, we understand that employers need clarity and transparency, not unexpected financial hurdles. That’s why our fixed fee pricing structure is designed with you in mind, providing a clear and predictable path through the Employment Tribunal process.

    Understanding Our Fixed Fee Approach:

    Our fixed fee pricing is straightforward – we charge on a stage-by-stage basis, meaning you know exactly what to expect at each stage of the Employment Tribunal process. We eliminate the guesswork and enable you to plan your budget with confidence.

    No Nasty Surprises or Hidden Costs:

    Transparency is at the core of our pricing philosophy. There are no hidden costs lurking in the shadows, and you won’t be blindsided by unexpected fees. What we quote is what you pay, allowing you to focus on defending the claim without financial ambiguity.

    Certainty to Plan and Decide:

    In the midst of an Employment Tribunal claim, certainty is a precious commodity. Our fixed fees offer you the stability needed to plan your financial strategy and allocate your resources where they will be most effective. They also enable you to make informed commercial decisions, such as weighing up the potential benefits of commercial settlement versus defending the claim to a final hearing.

    Tailoring Our Services to Your Needs:

    At mlplaw, we recognise that every case is unique. Our fixed fee structure is not a one-size-fits-all solution but a flexible approach that can be tailored to the specific requirements of your case. This ensures that you receive the legal support you need without unnecessary financial strain.

    Why Choose Transparent Fixed Fees?

    1. Peace of Mind: Our fixed fees provide peace of mind, allowing you to focus on the legal aspects of your case without worrying about unpredictable costs.
    2. Budgetary Control: With a clear understanding of costs at each stage, you have better control over your budget, helping you manage resources more effectively.
    3. Informed Decision-Making: Transparent pricing empowers you to make informed decisions about your legal strategy, aligning your approach with your business goals.

    In the complex landscape of Employment Tribunal claims, mlplaw’s commitment to transparent fixed fees removes one of the biggest uncertainties facing employers. We believe that legal representation should be accessible and predictable, enabling you to face the challenges ahead with confidence. Your journey through the Employment Tribunal process should be focused on resolution, not dealing with financial uncertainty, and our fixed fees are here to make that journey smoother for you.

  2. What is the ACAS conciliation process?

    Before an individual can submit a claim to the Employment Tribunal he or she must participate in the ACAS conciliation process. This means that ACAS help to resolve the dispute by reaching an agreement between the parties, without the need to go to an Employment Tribunal.

  3. How do I defend a claim against my business?

    First, you must ensure that you complete and submit a form outlining your response to the claim (called an ET3). This can be done online or by post. You must briefly outline the facts of the case from your point of view and it is also useful to include the legal grounds of your defence. Then, either you or your lawyer must argue your case before a Judge.

  4. Can an Employment Tribunal reject a claim?

    Yes, but it is unusual. A claim can be rejected if some of the essential information is not contained in the claim form (also know as an ET1).

  5. How long do I have to respond to a claim?

    You have 28 days to submit your response to the Employment Tribunal once you have been notified of your claim.

  6. What happens after the ET3 has been submitted?

    Once both parties have submitted the relevant forms, the Employment Tribunal will set out a timetable, outlining further documents that may be required and setting dates for any evidence to be shared between the parties and for the hearing, when evidence will be given (either in person or remotely).

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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.

We have successfully defended countless Employment Tribunal claims, from tackling issues like unfair dismissal and discrimination to diving into the minutiae of holiday pay and wage disputes – there is no Employment Law challenge we haven’t met head on.

  • Your business, your service

Your business is unique, as are the challenges it faces. That’s why our approach is always as unique as your business itself. We don’t like one-size-fits-all strategies. We’re all about crafting tailored strategies that fit your specific needs.

  • In your corner from start to finish

When you’re facing an Employment Tribunal claim, you need someone in your corner who knows you and your case inside and out. We don’t pass the torch to a third-party advocate. As seasoned Tribunal advocates, we stand by your side from the moment the claim lands on your desk to its triumphant resolution, representing you in all preliminary and final hearings along the way.

  • 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 typically associated with the Employment Tribunal process. Before we embark on the tribunal journey, we’ll explore every available avenue for resolving your challenges. Our goal? A victory that fits your unique needs, whatever form it may take.

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