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Defending businesses in employment tribunal cases

Even the slightest slip in a HR procedure could bring about a claim being made against you or your business.

If you do find yourself facing a claim, having legal representation with the knowledge and experience to put forward your defence in a tailored and strategic way is key to achieving a successful outcome at a tribunal.


Through continuously managing a full case load of tribunal defences, we progressively evolve our specialist knowledge, enabling us to secure the best possible results for any claims made against you.

We provide pragmatic and realistic advice so that you are fully aware of any risk areas, allowing you to make informed decisions about the route the claim takes at the earliest possible opportunity, making the service as cost-effective as possible.

You will be informed of any likely proceedings throughout the tribunal case, from the submission of an early conciliation request, through to settlement negotiations or a full tribunal hearing.

Our in-house training minimises your costs and keeps the focus of securing the best outcome centralised with one firm, frequently removing the need for barrister involvement and enabling you to focus on internal HR without being distracted by tribunal proceedings.

Unlike most other law firms, we also undertake the majority of advocacy work ourselves. However, if a barrister is required, we have close working relationships with a large number of barristers throughout the country, enabling us to efficiently deal with your case.

The strong working relationship that we build with each of our clients ensures that we are fully ingrained in your business and understand your nuances, which may be the critical differentiator in your defence.


Our employment tribunal litigation solicitors work on all kinds of tribunal cases including unfair dismissal, breach of contract, unlawful reductions of wages, TUPE, whistleblowing and discrimination. They have also been commended by numerous tribunal judges as being extremely thorough and well-prepared.

Having defended many large organisations in significant claims at tribunals with an almost unblemished record, we provide pragmatic advice to clients about their likelihood of successfully defending a claim, whilst ensuring that no time or cost are wasted and you achieve your desired expectations.

We successfully defend claims bought by lay people, solicitor-represented claimants and self-representing individuals, adapting our approach and tailoring our advice accordingly.

Our knowledge and experience of defending cases in the Tribunal Court enables us to give our clients timely notice of any information that we require from them and to ensure that it is presented in the most effective way.

What do our clients say?

“Tribunals can be stressful and disruptive to a business, but Flint Bishop made it feel almost effortless for us. Our solicitor handled everything with outstanding professionalism and expertise, even trying to save us further expenditure on their services where possible, to help keep our costs down. Flint Bishop truly has an employment law team to boast about – polite, supportive and their expertise is second-to-none.”

Sarah Straughton, Human Resources Manager, Micronclean

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Derby Head Office:
St. Michael’s Court
St. Michael’s Lane
Tel: 01332 340 211
Fax: 01332 207 601
DX: 729320 Derby 24
SRA number: 509657

54, St. John Street
Tel: 01335 342 208
Fax: 01335 342 010
DX: 26834 Ashbourne
SRA number: 511804

Opening Times:
Our offices are open Monday to
Friday between 08:00 & 18:00

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