Business Legal Expenses Insurance

Legal expenses insurance for employment disputes - You can choose your own lawyer

Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI) is designed to guard against the potential costs of legal proceedings and is often taken out by businesses   for the purpose of defending  claims in the employment tribunal.  It is over 100 years old and  originated around 1911 as a result of a fatal crash at a motorsports event .  When the victims or their families claimed damages against the  organisers, their claims were rejected.  They all then contributed to a “fighting fund” and eventually won their claim.  Thus, the concept of  LEI was born .

If you are an employer with LEI and are facing a claim in the employment tribunal  you should contact your insurers immediately.  They may well direct you to  their own panel solicitors but you should be aware that you can  choose your own solicitor provided that they can demonstrate that they have the requisite skills and expertise.

We have been acting for employers including full representation in the employment tribunal  for over 12 years and can therefore provide your insurers with all the necessary credentials and details of our expertise and experience in this area.  Therefore, if you are on the receiving end of a claim for unfair dismissal or discrimination  or indeed any tribunal claim, please contact us as we will  be able to act  on your behalf wherever the claim is filed.

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