Employment Law for Employees

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Employment Law for Individuals and Employees

We can provide you with specialist advice on all areas of employment law.

Introduction

We know how important it is to you to keep your job and to have a good working environment.  We can therefore provide you with specialist advice on all areas of employment law such as:-

  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Redundancy
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Contractual and Pay Disputes
  • Maternity, Paternity and other Rights
  • Transfer of Undertakings (when your Employer is taken over by another business or individual)

Our Approach

Our prime aim is to work in your best interests, which often means trying to prevent a problem with your Employer before it arises, as well as dealing with problems that have already arisen.  We will try and resolve problems with your Employer on your behalf, and failing that we can negotiate with your Employer to try and obtain the best possible terms for your resignation or dismissal.  We take pride in the fact that we have been able to resolve the vast majority of our cases in this way, without the need for Tribunal proceedings.

However if your case cannot be resolved in this way, we can assist you in bringing your claim before an Employment Tribunal (including full representation at the hearing).


Costs

We offer fixed fee appointments, where we can analyse your case and give you advice as to how best to proceed.

In certain circumstances you may have an Insurance Policy which provides legal expenses cover for your matter.  We can advise upon your eligibility for such cover, and often agree with The Insurer to take on your case in accordance with the Terms of Insurance cover.

If you are not covered by an Insurance Policy, we can provide fixed fees so that you can budget for your case accordingly.

For Tribunal claims we can consider your eligibility for a Contingency Fee Agreement – which is a type of No Win No Fee Agreement.


Here to Help

Gemma Mayer LLB

Gemma can advise and guide you on your employment rights, and where needs be can help you resolve issues with your employer including the bringing of an Employment Tribunal claim.

Telephone 01775 722261 or Email: gemma.mayer@maplessolicitors.com


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How Banks are Cashing in on Wills

Recent headlines have reported how banks are now cashing in on Wills.

During the 1990s and early 2000s, banks offered customers low cost Wills (or sometimes even free Wills) but the small print allowed the bank to charge extortionate rates to act as Executors. It is reported that banks are expecting billions of pounds of revenue from their Will writing services and administering estates and in some cases their fees have been over £12,000 to administer an estate as they look to charge a fixed fee PLUS a percentage of the deceased’s wealth.

If you or a loved one has made a Will through a bank we would urge you to check who you have appointed as Executors and check any small print which you may have signed. If you are unsure then please speak with one of our lawyers in the Wills and Probate team who can look at your existing Will with you. It may be appropriate to make a new Will which revokes any previous Will you have made which could save your family thousands of pounds when your estate needs to be administered.

In the majority of cases, when someone has passed away we can provide the family with a quote of how much the legal fees will be so that there are no nasty surprises once the administration is complete.

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Testimonials

Gemma Mayer LLB

"I would highly recommend Maples Solicitors, especially Gemma Mayer, for any conveyancing work. The level of support and professionalism was excellent at all times. I also felt if I needed to ask or clarify anything that it was not an issue. Buying and selling a house is stressful enough, but Gemma helped me through it step by step."

Anita Toal LLB BA

"I think you are brilliant. You can use my comments above. You are efficient, friendly and quite clearly very good at what you do. Mainly you don’t leave people hanging around too long for." "So easy to talk to her and she understood what I wanted. She put me at ease and I cant thank her enough"

Daven Naghen LLB

"Daven provided an excellent service, from attending the first interview with me to the final court appearance. He filled me full of confidence that he would defend me to which he did and come out with an excellent outcome in view of my position that I had put myself in."

Faye Blair LLB

Faye was excellent, sensitive and acted very well to the time constraints we faced. Great service and dealt with compassion at such sad times made the process less painful very professional.

Jamie Dobbs ACILEx

Over the last forty years I have cause to deal with many law firms both in a personal and professional capacity, including some ‘top’ London Companies. In all of those dealings I have never found anyone as proactive and so willing to offer help and advice as Jamie Dobbs. During the last two years Jamie guided my parents through the completion of Lasting Powers of Attorney. Helped myself with the use of the LPA and recently dealing with Probate and Estate Administration following their death.

Mike Pepper MA

Mike Pepper gave us excellent advice. He was always most helpful and accommodating giving lucid explanations every step of the way. Thank you Mike.

Claire Smith FCILEx

Claire Smith has been amazing in every way. I highly recommend her and I am so grateful for all her help. She’s professional on all levels, reliable, extremely organised and I will be recommending her to everyone. I’m very lucky to have had her representing me and I can’t thank her enough. She is an asset to Maples. Thanks so much Claire!