Employment law

Michael Lewin Solicitors are leading no win no fee employment solicitors helping clients nationwide. We are able to offer expert advice on all potential claims you may have against your employer, in both the Employment Tribunal and Civil Courts.

We will conduct an initial assessment of your claim for free and act for the vast majority of our clients under the terms of a no win, no fee agreement. At Michael Lewin Employment Solicitors, we are able to assess all aspects of your potential claim in both the Employment Tribunal and Civil Courts. We work to maximise your damages whilst keeping all costs to a minimum.

Call us now on 0113 200 9787 or email employ@michaellewin.co.uk to make a claim. We operate from offices in Leeds, but help claimants in all of England and Wales.


  • No Win, No Fee Available
  • Dedicated and highly skilled Employment Law team
  • Personal and Business claims undertaken
  • Free initial assessment
  • High success rate for clients
  • National coverage
  • We are the right Employment Lawyers for you

Employment Law is a constantly changing and evolving area of law and it is essential that anyone faced with an employment related issue seeks early legal advice so as to protect their position.

The time limits in the Employment Tribunal are very strict and many claims must be submitted within 3 months of a particular event.

We act for the vast majority of our clients on a no win, no fee basis with the added benefit that we are able to offer an insurance scheme to protect you from having to pay any of the Tribunal fees. We are dedicated to providing a friendly, client focused service by minimising the risks associated with your claim.

We cover a wide range of employment law issues, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you need legal advice on the following areas:

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 Ben Palmer

Senior Employment Solicitor

Call 0113 200 9787 to speak to one of our Employment solicitors

Our Areas Of Expertise in Employment Law

At Michael Lewin Solicitors we know that each client and each claim are unique and we can tailor our service to your individual needs. We will guide you through the entire process from early conciliation via ACAS through to a final Tribunal hearing.

Based in Leeds, we act for clients across the entirety of England and Wales.

No Win no Fee Employment Law Solicitors

Michael Lewin Solicitors are a Leeds based employment law firm. We take many claims on a no win, no fee basis, meaning that even if you are unsuccessful in your employment claim, you have nothing to lose. If you are unsure whether you have a valid claim, the best thing to do is get in touch with us, and we will go through this with you. It doesn’t cost you anything to find out!

How long do I have to bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal?

“In the majority of cases, your claim must be issued within 3 months less one day from the incident resulting in a claim”

Can I issue a claim out of time?

Whilst the Employment Tribunal has the power to accept late claims, this is very rare, and you should ensure that your claim is issued within the time limit.

How long will my claim take?

In a claim for unfair dismissal, your claim is likely to last for approximately 6 – 10 months. More complicated claims, such as discrimination, can last between 12 – 18 months.

Will I have to attend court?

Any claim against your employer would be brought in the Employment Tribunal, which is less formal than the Civil Courts.

The Employment Tribunal will provide a date when your final hearing will take place. However, most cases are able to be settled by negotiating throughout the claim.

When will my employer know that I have made a claim?

After your claim is issued to the Employment Tribunal, a copy will be sent to your employer within 7 days. They must then respond to the claim within 28 days.

How much is my claim worth?

In a claim for unfair dismissal, or where your employer refuses to pay your wages, the intention of the Employment Tribunal is to put you back into the position that you would have been in had you not been dismissed, or if you had been paid everything owed to you.

In a claim for discrimination, you can claim compensation for injury to feelings. Your level of compensation would depend on the serious nature of the discrimination that you have been subjected to, and the Employment Tribunal awards compensation based on a set of guidelines.

Can I bring a claim for bullying in the workplace?

Whilst there is no specific claim for bullying in the Employment Tribunal (like there is for discrimination), if you are forced to resign as a result of the bullying, you may have a claim for constructive dismissal.

How will my claim be funded?

This would depend on the strength of your claim. However, your claim is likely to be accepted under the terms of a Contingency Fee Agreement, and you would not have to pay our costs unless your claim is successful.

What should I do to start my claim?

Simply complete the short form opposite and we’ll get in touch with you very soon to discuss your claim further.


  • I found myself in an uncomfortable situation with my employer, a big corporate financial giant, which resulted in potential grounds for sustained discrimination. From the moment I contacted Michael Lewin Solicitors, I was heard and represented superbly and I quickly felt alleviated from the stress of the situation I found myself in. The Employment team listened to my concerns and communicated promptly with empathy and a caring attitude, whilst determined the facts. Throughout the entire process, I was kept well informed, ensuring I understood all the facts of the case completely A totally satisfactory settlement was reached in an amazingly short space of time, impressive work!  I would, without hesitation, recommend Michael Lewin Solicitors.

    Mr Jackson, Northumberland
  • I really am truly grateful for your help and extreme professionalism during the course of the claim and wish you all the best for the future. You (Jessica Thompson) are a massive asset to your company and would certainly recommend you to to anyone in the future.

    Ms Davenport, Hull
  • From the outset of my case I was very impressed with the manner and professionalism I was dealt with, and any questions I had were always answered promptly and thoroughly. I would certainly recommend Michael Lewin to anyone who feels they have a complaint against their employer, especially when the employer is large organisation that ordinarily you would presume would be too big to fight, and I won! I would also like to add my thanks to Jessica Thompson who has had to deal with my many many questions but has always remained professional throughout.

  • May I thank Michael Lewin Solicitors who went above and beyond in their duties in helping me achieve the best possible outcome regarding my settlement. Very approachable and kept me up to speed throughout. Well done!

    John N, Manchester
  • I contacted Michael Lewin solicitors on a no win no fee basis, looking for advice regarding an unfair dismissal from my former employer. I gave my details over the phone and within a few days I was contacted. Michael Lewin Solicitors understood exactly what my requirements were and without delay started the legal process. They were able to explain all the technical jargon in a language that was easily understood. All emails were replied promptly, without delay, with all questions answered extensively. The advice received was professional and ALWAYS in my best interest. It was nice to have someone on my side during a time that proved to be very difficult and stressful, to say the least. The outcome achieved exceeded my expectations and I would without any hesitation recommend Michael Lewin to any person finding themselves in my unfortunate position  

    Mr Brown, Manchester
  • I would like to say thank you to you for taking on my case for unfair dismissal and winning. The help and advice I received from you was fantastic. I was very pleased on how quickly and efficiently you worked on my case. The communication and updates on the case were brilliant from the employment team and I always felt they had my best interests at heart. I will definitely be recommending your company to my family and friends and would like you to put this email on your website for other people to read so they can see what a great job you do. A big thank you for everything you did for me and my case.  

    Miss K
  • I contacted Michael Lewin Solicitors when I was unfairly made redundant. The company agreed to take on what I thought was a relatively straight forward claim against my previous employers. They immediately started to deal with my claim but when all the information was in their possession it appeared my claim wasn’t as clear cut as I had thought. The Employment team continued to fight my corner and a settlement was swiftly agreed without the need to go to tribunal. I would not hesitate to recommend Michael Lewin Solicitors, they take their clients situations very seriously and do their utmost to achieve the best possible outcome for their clients. Thank you so much for everything you have done for me. Thank you once again for everything you have done.

    Julie Pearce
  • I was dismissed from my job several months ago, and needed some impartial advice on the process that had led to my dismissal and to enquire if there was anything legally I could do as I knew the process of dismissal was not carried out correctly. I consulted Michael Lewin Solicitors and received a call from the Employment team and they were professional, approachable, knowledgeable, and had a warm and caring attitude. Michael Lewin Solicitors agreed to take on my case and believed from the information that I had provided we would win my case against my unfair dismissal. The solicitors had a knack of taking the legal language and turning it into a language I could understand. Their knowledge of employment law, professionalism and reassurance, encouraged me to carry on pursuing my case and believing. I am pleased to say that we won the case, and would like to thank Michael Lewin Solicitors for their tireless effort and support in fighting this case on my behalf.

  • Michael Lewin Solicitors always provided a  constructive approach to legal issues; offering a balanced opinion, whilst maintaining their client's interest. I would have no hesitation in recommending Michael Lewin Solicitors for their specialist legal services. Many thanks

    Paul and Nadia
  • A few months ago, I discovered Michael Lewin Solicitors at a critical juncture of my career.  My work environment was negatively impacting my health and I needed urgent, concise, honest advice regarding my legal position. A member of the Employment team called me the same day and discussed my workplace problems at length.  The solicitors at Michawel Lewin were very approachable, empathetic, personable, genuine to speak with and in an instant, I felt relaxed and confident of a solution.  After going through the relevant documentation, Michael Lewin Solicitors provided me with all my options to address the situation.  I decided on one of those options and this became the turning point for my career resulting in resolution and an exciting new role. My sincere thanks to the team who was there for me during that awful time, was backing me and was 100% reliable.  Should my family or friends need any legal advice, I can only suggest Michael Lewin Solicitors as a true professional law firm who will provide a result and solution.  Thank You.

    Dr S

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