Employment law advice - for business

Employers, more than ever before, need sound and clear employment law advice to protect themselves from time consuming and expensive disputes.

01473 298126
Please select preferred method of contact:
*We will only contact you by telephone if you select this as a primary form of contact

The issue

Landmark Supreme Court ruling confirmed that the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees in 2013 was unlawful.  The imposition of unlawful tribunal fees had lead to a 70% reduction in the number of claims that were made by employees.  As a result, it is likely that the number of claims brought will increase again.  Employment Tribunal claims are disruptive, potentially costly, and can lead to adverse publicity. So, what can you do to prevent a claim being made against your business?

The problem areas are usually:

  • Having up to date employment contracts, policies and procedures is vital if you are to avoid successful claims – the law moves on quickly, but have your employment documents followed suit?
  • Having managers who understand why the policies need to be followed, and how to manage disputes in the workplace is also critical in avoiding claims – what training have you given to your managers?
  • To avoid claims arising, the best advice is to take early specialist employment law advice, to avoid costly claims – but does it get you to where you commercially need to be and are you worried about the cost?

Quick and detailed response to questions and very knowledgeable team

How can our employment lawyers help you?

  • We will carry out a free audit of your contracts, policies and procedures.
  • We offer fixed fees for any remedial work required to bring your contracts, policies and procedures up to date.
  • We are well known for our management training, which is interactive, fun and excellent value and allows you to manage your risk.
  • We also offer a fixed fee retainer (which can cost as little as £150 + VAT per month) so that you can get help and assistance on your employment issues, and budget effectively.
  • We have one of the most experienced teams of specialist employment lawyers in Suffolk – there is no situation that we have not handled on behalf of employers before.
  • You have the benefit of local specialist lawyers, highly efficient service and a cost-effective solution to any employment issue you face.

How to contact us

Our team of employment lawyers have over 60 years of collective experience in all areas of employment law. We have worked in all sectors and pride ourselves on quick, clear and commercial advice. We would be delighted to see you on site, or if you prefer, at any of our offices in Ipswich, Hadleigh, Felixstowe, Woodbridge or Melton. You will be able to see one of our lawyers at short notice. You can also call us on 01473 298126 or email employment@gotelee.co.uk.

Our Lawyers

Andrew West
01473 298102
Marie Allen
01473 298133
Brian Morron
01473 298130
Please select preferred method of contact:
*We will only contact you by telephone if you select this as a primary form of contact

Proud to make a difference

of our clients

felt that they were
kept informed during
the process with us.

of our clients

felt that their legal issues
and advice was explained
in terms they could understand.

of our clients

said that they would
recommend us to
their family and friends.

Blog Posts

Should smokers be allowed extra breaks at work?

The sight of workers gathered outside the office enjoying a cigarette is a famil...

Read Article
Upcoming Events

Employment Law Seminar

If you are an owner of a business or an HR professional this event is for you. Y...

Read Article
News Posts

‘Gig economy’ workers should be entitled to sick pay and holiday leave, employment review states

Every job in the UK should be ‘fair and decent’, according to the Government...

Read Article


"The friendliness of Sally Pryke making me feel at ease during the whole process"

- BV

"Always kept me informed of the progress"

- CP

"Helen Stuart was fantastic and I couldn't have asked for a better solicitor!"

- KM

"Everything was dealt with in a compassionate and friendly manner"

- AW

"Pat's service is always extremely efficient and very approachable"

- AO

"Relieved that I could leave you to deal with the legal aspect of my late husbands estate"

- DG

"We cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and sticking with us. You have been amazing and showed a lot of patience when dealing with this case and all for no reward for yourself, thank you."

- Dean Kentfield

"Approachable, very efficient, always willing to take my calls and update me."

- SH

"We were very pleased to have Jade as our solicitor, the service was excellent and we felt kept in the loop which minimised stress"

- CT

"I have used Tracey Hammond at Gotelee on a number of occasions and in my opinion, she is simply the most efficient conveyancing solicitor I have ever worked with. From the outset, she took the time to understand my specific business requirements and to date, she has exceeded all of my expectations."

- Dale Fiddy - Portobello Developments Ltd

Please select preferred method of contact

* We will only contact you by telephone if you select this as primary form of contact.