Whether you’re an employer or employee, we can help with your employment law issue. We have easily accessible central offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and can offer employment law legal advice to individuals and large or small businesses and organisations throughout Scotland. Our team of employment specialists forms part of a wider BTO team which offers a range of legal services for individuals and businesses / organisations of all sizes.
Employees: Whether you are still in employment or have left, we can assist you with your employment law issue. For details about the types of work we do please go to our Employment Advice for Employees page. Costs: The usual approach is for all work to be charged at agreed hourly rates. You should check whether you have legal expenses insurance (taken out for example as part of your home insurance). Please note that we do not offer a Legal Aid option or offer a free meeting and we do not do work on a “no win no fee basis”. Settlement Agreements: If you are being asked to take advice on a Settlement Agreement your employer is asking you to sign, your employer may have agreed to make a contribution towards your legal costs. This may not cover our full costs at the agreed hourly rate, but we can ask the employer to increase their contribution. We will always let you know if we are likely to exceed the level of the employer’s contribution. For all other matters we offer an Initial Consultation Fixed Fee Package for £295 including VAT, where we can discuss the issues and options with you.
Employers: we will discuss our fees and payment options with you at the outset. These could include hourly rates to allow you to “pay as you go”, we can agree fee quotes for pieces of work or using legal expenses insurance if you have cover under such a policy. We also have the option of a retainer fee. Please contact us to discuss further or to make an appointment.
Regular areas of advice include:
- Employment Advice for Employees
- Settlement (Compromise) Agreements and exit packages/discussions
- HR Advice for Businesses and Organisations
- Contracts of Employment, Policies and Procedures
- Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
- Redundancy – Issues to consider for your business
- TUPE Transfers and Competitive Tendering
- Tribunals – Employment Disputes, Representation and Resolution
- Absence Management
- Employment Law Training
The above is just a short list of some of the areas of employment law that we cover. Please contact us to make an appointment to discuss your employment law issue further.
We offer straight talking, commercially sound advice. Based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, we cover the whole of Scotland and beyond. Our highly rated employment law team has an excellent reputation and you can be confident that you have the necessary expertise on your side to guide you every step of the way from consultation to final solution. We can also offer ongoing HR support and advice. Our aim is to provide you with the correct commercially targeted advice that will save you time and money.
We cover all aspects of law including corporate, commercial, personal matters and litigation. For all your legal needs, we’ve got them covered. For more information please visit www.bto.co.uk