Extra page on choosing an employment lawyer
The best chances are probably to take pot-luck on the nearest
affordable specialist, or the nearest to your tribunal, or sit
in a tribunal
regularly if you are close to one and see the lawyers working.
This is harder if you are still working office hours or are not
close to a tribunal, because most of the cases and particularly
the pre-hearing reviews start in the morning.
Solicitors-Online.com diverts to the
Law Society's member database listing international lawyers as
well as England Scotland Wales & Northern Ireland.
Other lawyer league tables are geared to corporate clients.
The individuals are named they are usually two or three times
the price of junior staff. To read that a large national firm
can be good is no reassurance that it can't also be bad or bid
too low to get a union's work.
WhichLawyer.com diverts to a web page
of the practical law company's service: "View Lawyer - Law
Firm recommendations" lists large firms.
UK page : select a region from "UK Overview" then "Human
Resources", then "Employment".
from the US covers some law firms from large cities in England
Islands , with minimal listings for individual lawyers on
other similar pages.
searches the Ministry of Justice's compulsory register of claims
agents online by
- legal name (with trade name but no web link)
- sector or specialities
None of these are helpful because most employment law cases
are barely profitable for no-win no-fee lawyers. To consider
employment law claims is very different from taking small ones.
And the office address isn't important unless someone has to
go there. Sometimes, local firms of solicitors of firms like
Humane Resources have
listed themselves on the register so the list is worth a look.
...are two of the more obscure employee claim web sites
I have found from the list, but a search engine could be a quicker
way of finding them