Pre-claim conciliation is now a compulsory requirement for individuals before they can issue a claim in the employment tribunal. The aim of conciliation is to try to facilitate an early settlement, if possible, before both parties incur the costs of the tribunal process.
Pre-claim conciliation can however be dangerous unless both parties fully understand the strengths and weaknesses of their claim. As experienced tribunal advocates, our specialist team of legal advisers are able to quickly and astutely recognise the strengths and weaknesses of a claim from the outset and negotiate with these points in mind.
You will never therefore settle a claim unless there is a proper commercial basis for doing so and more importantly, any settlement will be at the right price for you or your business.
If the parties are unable to reach a settlement, we will continue to advise and represent you to the conclusion of the case, including personally representing you or your business at the tribunal hearing.
For more information about pre-claim conciliation, please get in touch with our Employment Law team and we will be happy to advise you.