Commercial Lawyer In Leeds

Commercial Lawyer – MLS; Are you in search of a specialist commercial and employment law lawyer who could defend your organisation at an employment tribunal hearing as a former employee has brought an unfair dismissal claim against you? The highly skilled and specialist commercial law professionals at Michael Lewin Solicitors could provide extremely robust representation in defence of your company at an employment tribunal hearing if an unfair dismissal accusation has been brought against you by a former employee as well is attempt to resolve the dispute as quickly and cost effectively as possible by alternative methods if you would prefer to avoid litigation.

On Tuesday 3 April 2012 TUC (Trade Unions Congress) published an article reporting that "Around 2.7 million workers across the UK could face an increased risk of losing their jobs when the government increases the qualifying period for protection from unfair dismissal from one year to 2 years on Good Friday (6 April)".

The article goes on to say that "The TUC is concerned that this change in the law will also increase job insecurity discriminate against younger workers part-time women workers and employees from black and ethnic (BME) communities and encourage more of a ‘hire and fire’ culture in the UK".

It further explained that "The government argues that walking down unfair dismissal that will help boost recruitment and help companies grow. However while the qualifying period for unfair dismissal rights in the UK has fluctuated over time the TUC believes there is no evidence that a shorter qualifying period has led to job losses or has constrained recruitment. Since 1999 when the qualifying period was last reduced from two years to 12 months more than 1750000 extra jobs have been created in the UK."

Are you seeking a specialist commercial law lawyer in Leeds to help you manage an employment dispute within your organisation or represent you at an employment tribunal hearing in Leeds? Then you should make a no obligation call to the commercial law specialists at Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds to discover how our dedicated team could work on your behalf to ensure your company’s best interests are protected.

Whilst the above-mentioned article certainly shows fears on the part of trade union representatives many businesses throughout the UK will welcome the new ruling. It will allow employers more freedom with regards dismissing employees who are underperforming and cannot help their business move forward without the risk of expensive repercussions in the form of unfair dismissal claims.

With regards to the dismissal of employees who have completed the minimum qualifying period of service that would entitle them to make unfair dismissal compensation claims Michael Lewin Solicitors could assist your organisation with negotiating settlement agreements provide a swift cost-effective and risk-free solution to what can be a business headache. A settlement agreement would allow your business to terminate the contract of employment of an employee you wished dismissed providing them with compensation in exchange for an agreement that no legal action against you will later be brought to an employment tribunal.

If your organisation is in need of an expert commercial law lawyer for advice guidance negotiation or legal representation in Leeds don?t hesitate to call the experienced legal professionals at Michael Lewin Solicitors on:0113 200 9720.


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