We offer free specialist employment law advice to the residents of Derbyshire, and in some circumstances those living in surrounding areas as well. The level of assistance we can provide depends on where you live.
Please note that free advice is limited, and our funding does not always cover a full tribunal representation service. However we can assist in taking claims to Employment Tribunal at competitive rates, including no win no fee. Sample charges are given below.
From 1 September 2019 we will have a Legal Aid contract in discrimination and so if you need advice or assistance on a discrimination issue and you are eligible for legal aid we may be able to help you free of charge.
If you have legal expenses insurance you may be able to make a claim and cover our costs that way. See a short video explaining how below.
Is there a charge?
We are the only legal charity that provides free specialist employment advice in Derbyshire, but our funding for free advice is restricted. If we are not able to help you free of charge we can often assist on a charged basis.
Free telephone advice on our helpline.
When we advise you on our helpline, if we consider it beneficial, and depending upon the circumstances of your case, we may offer you a follow-up meeting at which we can spend an hour discussing your case and following up with advice in writing.
In some exceptional circumstances we can carry out up to 6 hours casework free of charge.
Our charges are low compared with conventional solicitors’ practices and we have a high level of expertise in employment law. We offer competitive, affordable rates to individuals. All our charges are based on an hourly rate of £105.00 plus VAT. Full details of our charges can be found here.
If you have legal expenses insurance, you may be able to nominate us as your legal representatives and we will be paid directly by the insurance company for any work carried out. Please contact us for further information if you wish to do this.
Our team have over 30 years' specialist experience of employment law.
For more details or to discuss your case, contact us by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.