Our legal team at Chris Alexander Solicitors consists of lawyers who possess years of experience in Employment Law. We offer advice to employers and employees in relation to their rights and obligations.
Our Employment Lawyers
Olabanji Ogundero is the Principal Solicitor of Chris Alexander Solicitors. He studied law at the University of East London and worked as a Legal Practitioner in reputable law firms in London before completing his Legal Practice Course at London Metropolitan University in 2010. He qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and went to set up Chris Alexander Solicitors in 2016.
Olabanji provides advice and representation on all aspects of employment law matters, including liaising with the employer and their representatives. He has the expertise to prepare and represent clients at Employment Tribunal Hearings. He provides advice on issues such as Discrimination, Unfair Dismissal, Bullying and Harassment, Constructive Dismissal, Grievance and Disciplinary Hearings and Settlement Agreements.
Violetta Niklas completed her LLB Law Degree at Bangor University in 2016 and was awarded a Master of Laws (LLM) in Professional Legal Practice at Chester University of Law in 2018.
She joined Chris Alexander Solicitors in 2020 and qualified as a solicitor in May 2021. Since her qualification, she has represented clients in employment matters including unfair dismissals and settlement agreements.
We can assist with the following types of employment issues:
- Unfair and Wrongful Dismissal
- Discrimination and Equal Opportunities
- Sickness and Sick Pay
- Whistle blowing
- Employment Contract
- Settlement Agreements
- Transfer of Undertakings
- Employment Tribunal Representation
Our team have effected settlements during employment proceedings between employers and employees. We have successfully prepared and conducted employment proceedings in the Employment Tribunal from the taking of initial instructions from clients, advocating at interim hearings and at trial.
The time frame from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved. If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation/negotiation, your case is likely to take 3-6 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 9-12 months.
This time frame is an estimate and may change should any unforeseen complexities arise. We will always inform and provide you with a revised estimate.
We offer an initial fixed consultation fee of £100 (+ 20% VAT) during which we can provide you with an initial assessment of your situation and prospects of success and likely compensation if successful. We will advise you on the law and the way forward in relation to your matter. Thereafter we try to undertake work on a fixed fee basis where ever we can so that you are able to budget and make informed decisions.
We have a average fees (+ 20% VAT) for any matters relating to unfair and wrongful dismissal and you can find our average fees in the employment fee section on our website. We will advise you on our fee upfront before commencing work on your matter. Our fees are easy to understand and we will ensure that everything about the costs associated with your case is explained to you in full. Our professional fee will not change unless the original information we are given is shown to be incorrect or circumstances change.
As part of our aim to assist employees in getting access to justice, we are able to, where appropriate, to pursue an employment matter on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. Should your claim be unsuccessful, you will not have to pay any fee.
We offer to assist employees on the basis that our fee ranges from 25% – 35% of any damages that we recover on behalf of our clients depending on the complexity of the case. Upon your request, we can provide with our standard no win no fee agreement for your consideration.
If you are unable to find the information you are looking for on our website, then please give us a call or contact us using the form on the contact page.