Employment lawyer needed

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Employment lawyer needed

Postby BL99 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:22 pm

Hello,

I've just found out my employer is going to make me redundant whilst I'm on maternity leave. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good employment lawyer please?

Thank you
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Re: Employment lawyer needed

Postby Batsneedfriends » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:41 pm

http://www.ashbycohen.co.uk/our-people.aspx

Managing Partner Alain Cohen - brilliant. Will let you run as much or as little of your case as you want - meaning you only pay for the essential legal advice, and not the clerical legwork.
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Re: Employment lawyer needed

Postby BL99 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:50 pm

Thank you. I will definitely check out this firm.
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Re: Employment lawyer needed

Postby Goldhawk » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:38 pm

I'd recommend Speechly Bircham
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Re: Employment lawyer needed

Postby ScotsMuminLondon » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:40 am

I have a friend who may be able to help. She was the employment lawyer at my large City firm prior to setting up on her own. I use her advice from time to time. She is excellent.

If you like, I can ask her to get in touch with you if you she is available, it might be more cost effective than going to a large firm. You can email me at miss_laura_wright@yahoo.co.uk.
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Re: Employment lawyer needed

Postby BalhamDad » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:15 am

Richard.Lister@lewissilkin.com is excellent, and a really nice man. Good luck.
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Re: Employment lawyer needed

Postby ROSSTAMP » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:40 pm

If you would like someone local I suggest Harry Dronfield at Hanne & Co in Clapham Junction who is an employment expert and a lovely guy
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Re: Employment lawyer needed

Postby upseydaisy » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:50 pm

Hello,

I can recommend two excellent employment lawyers to you.
I have already been through redudancy post maternity leave, except my employer waited six months after my return, before doing the dirty on me, after 10 years of service!
I sued them for sexual discrimination as well as unfair dismissal. I was the only female out of seven senior managers. I also happened to be a new Mother.They lost I won!

I would recommend Jo Keddie at Winnkworth Sherwood - Top Lawyer in Employment 0207 593 5000.

I would also recommend Charles Russell - Another top Employment Lawyer highly recommended.
I could not use them as my previous employer uses them. However two of my friends have used them and both got excellenty settlements!
Contact: Ann Monroe on +44 (0)20 7203 5336

Good Luck.
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Re: Employment lawyer needed

Postby BL99 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:25 pm

Thank you all for your suggestions. I really appreciate it.

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Re: Employment lawyer needed

Postby tillywith2boys » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:11 pm

Hello, I had a horrid time with a previous employer, and Stephen Levinson of Radcliffes Le Brasseur was amazing. Honestly, he was fab.
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Re: Employment lawyer needed

Postby Batsneedfriends » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:00 am

You know what's really shocking about this? That this question of redundancy during maternity leave just comes up time after time.

Does anyone else get the feeling this is a great big, undiscussed and unacknowledged elephant in the room?
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Re: Employment lawyer needed

Postby BL99 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:09 pm

I couldn't agree more. After doing research, it appears to happen a lot and companies obviously get away with it. I've been given a lot of conflicting legal advice so far, ranging from don't threaten with lawyers to sue them for sexual discrimination and unfair dismissal. I'm really unsure as to what to do. I should be enjoying my maternity leave instead!
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Re: Employment lawyer needed

Postby Batsneedfriends » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:04 pm

Have sent you a private message.

Also, I found ACAS to be absolutely brilliant - and completely free. http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1611
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Re: Employment lawyer needed

Postby Karin1979 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:39 am

Oh dear - thank you for this post, I have just received a letter from my employer, not nice at all! Will use the suggestions above to get some advice ... I knew that was coming as my boss being female was far from supportive when I requested an year off with baby 2, after only taking 8 weeks with no one, 3 years ago!! Oh well, hope I have a case ...
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Re: Employment lawyer needed

Postby Batsneedfriends » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:26 am

Good God almighty, another one.

Seriously, just how entrenched is this?

I am writing to Ashby Cohen to ask them if they would be interested in producing a post here - 'Redundant while on maternity leave? What your employer can and can't do'.
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