Employment Solicitors in Kent

Specialist Employment Solicitors Providing Personalised and Tailor-Made Legal Advice

Established in 2015, Doswell Law has achieved an excellent reputation helping both individuals and businesses protect their interests and resolve their employment disputes. With a score of 5 out of 5, consisting of over 160 reviews on Review Solicitors and Google, we are one of the highest-rated specialist Employment Solicitors in Kent.

Doswell Law offers the individual attention of a highly experienced City lawyer who specialises exclusively in employment law. We also offer HR consultancy services to our business clients to ensure that all your HR needs and objectives are met.

With an office in the centre of Ashford and meeting rooms in Maidstone and Canterbury, we can meet and offer advice closer to your home or business. We also offer clients advice via Microsoft Teams, Skype or by telephone as an alternative to a face-to-face meeting, if you are unable to visit our offices.

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Employment Solicitors in Kent for Businesses

As Employment Solicitors in Kent, Doswell Law supports businesses of all sizes. We provide transparent, jargon-free legal advice and solutions to efficiently and cost-effectively achieve a successful outcome concerning employment issues, whatever the circumstances. We also offer HR consultancy services to ensure that all your HR needs are met.

We protect our clients from expensive and time-consuming claims and disputes regarding various employment-related matters by offering tailor-made advice to meet your business’s needs today. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Advising on day-to-day employment law and HR issues
  • Drafting employment contracts and staff handbooks
  • Preparing and negotiating settlement agreements and COT3 agreements
  • Employment tribunal representation including preliminary and full merits hearings
  • Managing poor performance and sickness absences
  • Handling disciplinary action and dismissals
  • Handling formal grievances including hearings and appeals
  • Managing redundancy programmes and related TUPE transfers
  • Enforcing employee’s post-termination restrictions
  • Handling employee subject access requests (SAR’s)

In addition to our ad-hoc services, we offer an annual retainer, which enables you to access specialist, tailor-made advice and support on a day-to-day basis. With the benefit of a free audit of your employment documents and a preferential hourly rate, our annual retainer is a cost-effective solution that helps to prevent costly disputes or employment tribunal claims.

Employment Solicitors in Kent for Individuals

Doswell Law supports individuals employed in any job or career stage. From recently recruited graduates to senior executive directors, we offer personalised advice and support, whatever the circumstances.

We protect and support individuals at every stage of their employment process. This includes negotiating your employment contract and exit package, advising you when you have a dispute, or providing full legal representation at the employment tribunal and employment appeal tribunal. With over 20 years’ experience in handling employment disputes you can be confident that you are in safe hands and that we will work with you to get the very best outcome.

Are you experiencing disciplinary action?

If you are accused of gross misconduct or poor performance, it may result in your dismissal and damage your future career prospects. Seeking personalised legal advice will put you in a stronger position to negotiate for a settlement agreement and avoid the need to bring an employment tribunal claim against your employer. As part of any settlement we will aim to obtain an enhanced compensation payment and protection of your future career.

Did you resign as a result of your employer’s actions?

You may have a claim for constructive dismissal if your employer committed a fundamental breach of contract, such as acting unreasonably towards you, which makes it impossible for you to work, leading to your resignation. You may also need to raise a formal grievance before you resign to maximise your tribunal compensation and avoid being penalised.

Have you been subjected to discrimination or bullying treatment?

You may have a claim for discrimination if your employer has treated you less favourably because of a ‘protected characteristic’. These are sex, race, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership. You may also have a claim for unfair constructive dismissal and breach of contract.

Were you unfairly dismissed?

You may have a claim for unfair dismissal if your employer did not have a fair reason or behaved unreasonably by failing to follow a fair dismissal procedure. Potentially fair reasons include: misconduct, capability (poor performance or sickness), redundancy or some other substantial reason (‘SOSR’). Your employer must comply with the relevant ACAS Code of Practice and follow their own written disciplinary procedure.

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For Individuals

We offer personalised advice at every stage of the employment process. We can advise on your employment contract, negotiate the terms of redundancy or dismissal including any settlement agreement and/or represent you at the employment tribunal and employment appeal tribunal.

For Businesses

Our focus is on protecting you from expensive and time-consuming claims and disputes. We do this by ensuring that you have all the correct systems, procedures and documentation in place. Our flexible, low-cost annual employment solicitor retainer scheme, which includes telephone advice on any day-to-day HR and employment law issues, is designed to give you total peace of mind. If you face a tribunal or Court claim we have an excellent track record in successfully defending businesses or if necessary achieving a confidential settlement.

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We have transparent and flexible charging arrangements including a competitive hourly rate and reduced fixed fees.

We offer a Free, No Obligation Consultation to assess your employment needs and objectives followed by a reduced fixed fee meeting to provide you with specific advice and support.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer any specific legal advice (oral or written) until you become our client.