Our Tribunal Policy

As part of the IM Educate service, we offer an employment tribunal policy which will provide you with the added comfort that your fees are taken care of should you need to attend a tribunal.

The policy will ensure that your legal costs are covered, as well as any awards you need to honour after tribunal. In addition, it will cover an agreed settlement of a claim.

There is no cap on the number of claims and the policy guarantees that no excess is payable to the insurer. There’s also no ‘prospect of success’ test, meaning that you can challenge a claim without prospects if you wish to do so.

What We Provide

Your dedicated employment law solicitor will handle any claims from beginning to end, so you’ll be safe in the knowledge that you’re working with your contact, who knows how you like to operate.

We will take the stress out of a Tribunal claim by:

  • Drafting the defence on behalf of the Governing Body or Trust Board
  • Liaising on behalf of the Governing Body and/or Trust Board with external solicitors
  • Supporting the Governing Body and/or Trust in The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) conciliation process
  • Preparing witness statements and trial bundles
  • Appointing and attending meetings with external Counsel (barristers)
  • Preparing and attending court hearings
  • Holding regular update meetings with the Governing Body and/or Trust Board Recovering the awards of compensation, legal fees and agreed settlement

Testimonials & Feedback

We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

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"Our relationship with Irwin Mitchell has been a major contribution to us achieving a good judgement from Ofsted in a short period of time – something that every school/academy strives for. In addition to this, we feel that the cost certainty aspect of IM Educate is invaluable."

George Dixon Academy
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"The team ensure that we find effective solutions to the issues we face without unnecessary delay and have supported us in taking pre-emptive action before issues develop. Taking their advice, we have achieved mutually beneficial outcomes for the school and staff which has in turn saved the school money.”"

Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College
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"We consider the support at Irwin Mitchell to be good value for money in a sector which is facing tough financial challenges. The speed of response is excellent and the lawyers have a good understanding and working knowledge of our sector and the issues we face."

Warwickshire College

Awards & Accreditation

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

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We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

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Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.