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Employment Tribunal Insurance Scheme

Our all inclusive retainer scheme combines a telephone hotline direct to a dedicated solicitor, full documentation and an employment tribunal insurance policy that pays for the legal costs of a claim to be defended and awards of tribunal compensation. It is an all inclusive pay monthly service designed to reduce the risk of expensive claims and wasted management time.

Why not combine all our expertise for a total solution:

  • Employment Law and HR
  • Health & Safety
  • Human Resource Management
  • Training

Obtain a quotation now by completing the form on the left of this page.

1. Employment Law and HR

  • Advice from dedicated solicitors and HR consultants
  • Insurance for legal fees and tribunal awards
  • Documentation including contracts of employment, handbooks and policies

Your dedicated solicitor will visit your premises to gain an understanding of the particular problems you experience. This means that when you telephone the solicitor, you will be speaking to someone who not only understands the problem but will be able to give specific and practical advice in line with the culture of your organisation.

  • no call centres
  • no paralegals
  • no reading from scripts
  • regulated by SRA
  • standard and bespoke documentation
  • commercial advice
  • quality assurance

We have no connections to the insurance provider. This means that the advice you receive will be in the best interests of your organisation, not the insurer. We also understand that sometimes a dispute cannot be resolved within the confines of the law so our solicitors will also give you commercial advice on resolving the dispute as an option to consider.

In the event a matter cannot be resolved and a claim is submitted, subject to terms, the insurance will cover our fees from the time the claim is received and also tribunal compensation up to specified limits.

Within the package we provide you with an audit and update of your existing employment documentation. You can choose from our comprehensive standard package or custom drafted documents to your specific requirement.

2. Health and Safety

Reduce the risk of claims and protect your directors and senior managers

  • Advice from dedicated expert
  • Directors’ Liability Insurance
  • Audit and Risk Assessments
  • Documentation

These days, providing adequate health and safety provisions for your employees has never been more important. All employers are under a general duty to provide a safe place of work and conduct regular risk assessments but this is backed up by a raft of regulations from European and domestic legislation.

Ensuring your employees’ health and safety at work sounds difficult but this is not necessarily so. We have systems to suit every type of environment from office to industrial, chemical and manufacturing. Our experts conduct an initial site visit and produce a report identifying the steps required to fully implement all the necessary steps in a health and safety policy. We also offer an annual bespoke inspection incorporating a risk assessment scheme with ISO 9002 documentation.

As you would expect from Thomas Mansfield, our health and safety consultants are experts in their field and fully qualified.They offer best practice and practical advice on all aspects of health and safety.

Directors’ Personal Liability

Managers and directors may be criminally liable for health and safety breaches especially where injury or death occurs. Courts will investigate the management procedures including:

  • Safe systems or work,
  • Amount and quality of training.
  • Supervision.
  • Risk assessment.
  • Monitoring.

Once a criminal investigation has begun it is very expensive to defend as you will require the best lawyers and experts. Our underwriters can arrange a director’s liability insurance product to meet the legal costs in defending a claim. Subject to terms, the policy will provide up to £100,000 of legal cover. Can you afford not to insure?

3. Human Resource Management

Our HR experts can help your organisation as follows:

  • Hands-on help with day to day issues
  • Recruitment
  • Disciplinary and grievance issues
  • Redundancy
  • Special projects
  • Sickness absence or holiday cover

4. Training

Our experience is that line managers properly trained in dealing with staff issues such as discipline, grievances and return to work interviews can substantially reduce employment tribunal claims and wasted management time by dealing with the issue correctly at a nearly stage.

Our training is focused on line managers and HR managers.

  • In House Courses
  • Multimedia
  • E-Learning
  • Webinars
  • Seminars

Our training courses are used by:

  • The Police Service of Northern Ireland,
  • Trailfinders
  • The Gleneagles Hotel
  • The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Ltd

To find out more call Neill Thomas 020 7426 4900 or neill.thomas@thomasmansfield.com.