Employment Law

ACAS Early Conciliation

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ACAS Early Conciliation

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 introduced the concept of Early Conciliation involving ACAS.  ACAS stands for Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.  It is a publicly funded independent organisation.  This means that anybody wishing to commence a claim in an Employment Tribunal must first make an Early Conciliation notification to ACAS.  There are some exemptions which we can discuss with you.  However, in the majority of cases no claim can be commenced without this process.

Although the initial notification is compulsory, the process itself is voluntary, free and confidential.

The notification is most easily made through the ACAS website and we can help with this.  Otherwise you can ring ACAS on 0300 123 1122.

The process is available to employers as well.  

If agreement is reached the conciliator will prepare a binding agreement known as a COT3.

If agreement is not reached, the conciliator will produce a certificate.  No claim can be commenced without this certificate.  Until 6 May 2014 all Tribunal claims had to be lodged within three months of the end of the employment, or the last act complained of.  The notification to ACAS must be within the same three month period, but the time limit to apply to a Tribunal can be extended by up to one month from the date of the ACAS certificate.

Employment Law- Fixed Fees

INITIAL FREE HALF HOUR APPOINTMENT

This includes:- Attending you for a preliminary appointment to see whether you have a case or can defend a case. Please note that this is for 30 minutes only and does not include advice in writing.


We are able to offer fixed fees to both claimants and respondents in relation to Employment Tribunal claims. Please contact us for specialist advice and further details.

Preliminary Advice

This includes:

Taking instructions (up to 1.5 hours)

Detailed advice letter

 

Fee £250

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300

Employment Tribunal Proceedings

Advising employee on an Acas Early Conciliation Notification (now an essential first step before lodging an employment claim)

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

  

Preparation of a Claim Form ET1 on behalf of an employee

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

  

Preparation of a Claimant's Schedule of Loss

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

 

 Preparation of a Claimant's List of Documents

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Advising an employee in relation to a flexible working request

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

 Preparation of contracts of employment and statutory terms and conditions

 

Fee £250 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300 - £480

  

Preparation of standard disciplinary and grievance procedures

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Drafting and preparation of Respondent’s Response ET3

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

Preparation of Witness Statements

Fee £200 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240 - £480

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