Why should I use a solicitor for an employment tribunal rather than doing it for myself?
Are you facing an employment tribunal? Are you considering representing yourself without using a solicitor? Jaimie Whiteley explains why it’s is best to use a solicitor in the event of an employment tribunal.
It is important to consult a solicitor because they will be able to assess your claim and defence and highlight the strengths and weaknesses for the claim and defence and they will be able to help you decide whether its worth pursuing the claim, pursuing the defence or whether it would be better to settle the claim early on.
A solicitor can also identify any clear defences or claims early on which will save you a lot of time and money.
Then, if you do proceed with a claim they can help you prepare the complex and technical documents required during the tribunal and ensure your case is set out clearly and concisely which will help the judge understand your claim at tribunal and should make the process much quicker and straight forward.
A solicitor can then also guide you through the process which is complex, time sensitive and often very stressful. This will take the pressure away from you. You will know your claim is in safe hands and is being dealt with in the proper way.