After many years as a partner in a large central London practice, I left in 1999,
to start my own specialist employment practice, without the overheads and large
non-fee earning "tail" of a large firm.
During my career I have acted and do act for companies, large and small, and private individuals.
Clients are or have been in a wide range of industries, wine merchants, caterers, publicans. publishing management consultancy, financial services, retailing, advertising agencies, manufacturing industries.
Whenever possible, I will quote a fixed fee for work, rather than simply quoting a meaningless hourly rate with no estimate of the likely time involved.
For compromise agreements I always ensure that the employer meets all my fees.
Wherever possible I communicate with clients by email and telephone rather than the client incurring the expense and time of personal meetings.
Evening and weekend work at usual charging rates, a feature.
Advice is always recorded in writing by means of letter, email or contact report
My employment workload is divided about 50/50 between contentious and potentially contentious work and contract work. The contract work involves all aspects of employment work.
Employment tribunal cases I handle are a broad mix and cover unfair dismissals, discrimination claims, and redundancy.
I have been involved over the years in a number of internal client appeals and I feel this involvement at this level is useful in understanding what goes on at a day to day level in employment terms.
With my experience in this area of the law for thirty years, I never forget the paramount importance of understanding a client’s needs or what the Client is trying to achieve. The law is simply a means to an end. With some clients I have become closely involved in their business and this enables me to give very focused and practical advice.
I am a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Haslemere Chamber of Commerce
My terms of business are available on request.
fixed fees - weekend work - personal attention
Member of Employer Lawyers Association
R.I. Yonge Solicitor - Pilgrims, Marley Lane, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 3RF
Tel 01428 644219 Mobile 07825 198675 Fax 01428 651258
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