Best Employment Lawyers for Employees UK (London, Manchester, Birmingham, Scotland & Beyond)

Looking for the best employment lawyer for employees or executives in the UK? Do you need furlough-related employment law advice? Whether you need a settlement agreement, unfair dismissal or redundancy advice or any other legal advice on an employment matter and whether you were an employee or a senior executive, get in touch here to ask us for help and we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction, or below are some of the UK’s top firms of employment solicitors (based on reviews, reputation, ratings and more) to consider:-

Top Employment Lawyers for Employees

  • doyle-clayton-workplace-lawyers-ukDoyle Clayton (UK’s largest employment law firm) – employment law solicitors, employment tribunals, disputes, settlement


  • redmans-solicitors-employment-lawyersRedmans Solicitors – ‘Our award-winning employment law experts advise both employers and employees, and will work with you to find a solution to your workplace problem, regardless of what issue you are facing.’


  • cavendish-employment-lawCavendish Employment Law –  ‘track record of success for dealing with high-value and complex employment law claims for board and senior-level’ employees’


  • gottheboot-nowinnofee-employment-lawyersmorris-legal-employment-lawyersMorris Legal (Got The Boot) –  ‘We are a firm of UK based specialist Employment Law Solicitors who represent a broad range of employees in Tribunal claims, from junior workers through to senior executives.’



  • russell-cooke-solicitorsRussell-Cooke  – ‘We give specialist advice to employers (ranging from London based, to national and multi-national employers) on all legal aspects of their relationship with employees.’


  • gordon-turner-employment-lawyersGordon Turner Employment Lawyers – “Our Settlement Agreement Solicitors provide specialist help & advice on Settlement Agreements for employees of all levels of experience. Fixed-Fee, Same Day Settlement Agreement Completion; Excellent, experienced negotiator: getting the best deal for you; 25 years’ experience, 100% success rate this year”


  • damien-mccarthy-employment-lawyerDamian McCarthy Employment Law – ‘Damian is especially popular with clients involved in whistleblowing claims, complex claims of discrimination, dismissal claims, bullying and harassment claims, stress at work claims as well as other complex areas of employment law.’


  • Anderton Law – anderton-law-employment-lawyers“We have a very high success rate of achieving out of court settlements on behalf of clients but also offer representation at all employment tribunals all over the UK. We represent all types of employee from apprentices to senior executives.”



See also this list of the best employment lawyers in the UK from The UK Legal 500 (London Bar)

For Manchester and Birmingham employment lawyers respectively, see the following: Top Employment Lawyers Manchester and Best Birmingham Employment Solicitors

Workplace Accidents or other Personal Injury Issues relating to Employment

And if any of your employment dispute involves issues relating to personal injury, see our guides to some of the UK’s best personal injury lawyers, including some of the best London injury lawyers, best Manchester personal injury solicitors and top Birmingham personal injury lawyers. For instance, in the course of your employment, you may have suffered an accident at work, but may not have wanted to sue your employer out of fear of being fired. Such issues are common and injury lawyers will have seen it all when it comes to such thinking.

Employment Law FAQs and Useful Employment Law Information in the UK

And read below for more useful employment law information for the UK:-

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If you need a recommendation for a trusted and reliable employment law solicitor in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh or elsewhere in the UK, our site’s editor has a strong network of relevant employment lawyer contacts and can steer you in the right direction – if that’s of use to you, please get in touch here and he’ll aim to get back to you within the day.

How UK employment lawyers can help you

In today’s fast moving employment environment, employment lawyers are becoming increasingly useful to settle an array of issues, whether contract disputes, Employment Tribunals and even discrimination at work. And such employment lawyers can help you whether you’re an individual or a business owner/manager/executive. When searching for an employment law firm to act for you, make sure they specialise in either employment law for employees or employment law for employers (businesses or other organisations). Separately, sometimes employment law issues overlap with personal injury law issues and you may need to consult a good personal injury lawyer for certain types of claims.

How do I find a good employment lawyer in the UK?

To find a good employment lawyer you should do three things:-

  1. Use a search engine, looking for the ‘best employment lawyer near me’ or similar
  2. Alternatively/additionally ask family and friends or ask about on LinkedIn
  3. Carefully study those employment law firms’ online reviews
  4. Get a shortlist of three firms from that and meet an employment lawyer from each for an initial consultation
  5. Get quotes – ideally on a fixed fee basis (harder if you’re going to an employment tribunal)
  6. Hire the employment solicitor you think is best

How much is a UK employment lawyer?

An employment lawyer in the UK could charge you anywhere from £0 (for an initial free consultation) to £100-£300 + VAT for an initial paid meeting. Then the cost of your employment lawyer going forward really depends on your circumstances. You could be charged an hourly rate (which could be £200-£300 + VAT per hour), or a fixed fee (not as easy to get if you’re going to an employment tribunal), or even a contingency fee such as ‘no win no fee’. However, no win no fee for employment law cases is quite rare unless you have a major case. It’s also worth mentioning that for settlement agreements for employees in the UK, the employer is usually responsible for paying the employment lawyer fees for this.

Employment lawyers for contract disputes

Employment lawyers can, for instance, be used to advise and act on the legality of contracts, in cases where a dispute has arisen, for both employer and employee. They can also be very helpful for non-contentious employment law or HR advice for businesses to avoid future disputes – if you can ensure your contracts are watertight and in your favour as a business, you’ll have much more certainty against future disputes or legal actions against you by disgruntled employees.

What constitutes constructive dismissal in the UK?

Under employment law in the UK, Constructive Dismissal occurs where the employer commits a serious breach of contract (sometimes known as a “repudiatory breach”) and the employee resigns, as they have effectively been “dismissed”.

Employment tribunals legal advice and representation

Sometimes, cases of unfair dismissal, discrimination at work and similar situations can go to an Employment Tribunal, and often a specialist solicitor is essential in order to guide individuals or businesses through the lengthy and complex legal process that a Tribunal can entail.

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