The Wilkes partnership are a leading employment law firm in Birmingham providing employment advice. With years of experience dealing with varying personal and unique cases, we are able to assist with employees and individuals facing issues with their employment and offer sound and honest advice. We will provide you with the support necessary to help you navigate seamlessly through employment disputes and tribunals, ensuring the best possible outcome for you.

Employment disputes and tribunals can be a distressing time for an individual. Whether you are dealing with an internal issue or need to take it further and appear in court, we are here to help as leading employment law solicitors in Birmingham and the surrounding areas.

Whilst many problems or disputes that arise in the workplace can be solved internally without taking drastic measures, this may not always be the case. When this happens, it is important you know your employment rights and are aware of the steps you can take to achieve what you want. Sometimes, it is necessary to go to an employment tribunal. 

Employment Tribunals

Employment tribunals are used as a last point of call when a dispute cannot be solved informally or formally with management. With there being many things to consider in an employment tribunal, it is important you have the right advice and support to get you through the process.

You can take your employer to tribunal for a range of issues. Some of the most common issues that we see at The Wilkes Partnership includes:

  • Equal pay
  • Redundancy payments
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Sexism 
  • Racism
  • Discrimination based on religion or belief
  • Homophobia
  • Age discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Sexual orientation and religion or belief can be taken to an employment tribunal to be resolved. 

Luckily, we have expertise in each of these unique circumstances. This means that no matter what you are challenging, you will have a representative who is confident in a specific area.

Our team of specialist employment lawyers will help to secure the best possible agreement from the tribunal, no matter what issue you are challenging. More often than not, settling on an agreement may take some negotiation. We can handle this on your behalf.

Why Seek Employment Advice?

Regardless of your personal situation, we are on hand to help. There are many things to consider in either internal disputes or employment tribunals. This can understandably become overwhelming and may impact your overall results.

When you choose our services, you will be working closely with an employment lawyer who will give you clear direction throughout the process whilst offering competitive rates. This means you’ll be getting professional services and support for a price that is fair and honest.

Whether you are initiating an employment tribunal claim or you are having one made against you, it is vital that you see professional help to ensure you are not left in a difficult situation. We are passionate about helping individuals to achieve the best possible outcome from their tribunal claim.

We can also offer one-off employment advice for any smaller workplace disputes that arise. We still treat every case with importance, so please approach us if you need employment advice for an internal issue. This could be a necessary step to take to avoid having to go to tribunal. 

Contact Us Today

Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any further questions about our range of employment advice services. We will provide you with expert advice and insight, as well as listen to your individual case to see how we can help.

Our team of expert employment lawyers will take the time necessary to learn the specific nature of your case and invest time and energy into achieving you the results you need.

We’ll apply both our experts in the field with our in-depth knowledge of you and your case to negotiate the best possible outcome for you. We’ll keep you informed throughout with clear communication so you are never kept in the dark. 

We can help you

  • Draft/review employment contracts and policies
  • Draft settlement agreements
  • Defend Employment Tribunal claims
  • Defend Court claims
  • Deal with TUPE questions
  • Handle disciplinary action
  • Deal with redundancy/restructure programmes
  • Deal with equality and diversity issues
  • Deal with maternity/family friendly rights
  • Draft/enforce confidentiality/restrictive covenant provisions
  • Obtain injunctions against current or former employees
  • Defend injunction actions
  • Dismissing/removing statutory directors
  • Provide bespoke employment law training to staff/managers
  • Deal with any other employment matter
  • Arrange work visas and employment contracts for employees from overseas


James Leo, Employment Law, The Wilkes Partnership, Coley & Tilley, Birmingham Solicitor
James Leo

Partner, Employment

Pam Sidhu, Employment Law, The Wilkes Partnership, Birmingham Solicitor
Pam Sidhu

Senior Associate, Employment

Jas Dubb, Employment Law, The Wilkes Partnership, Birmingham Solicitor
Jas Dubb

Associate Solicitor, Employment

Lisa Moore
Lisa Moore

Associate Solicitor, Employment

Sarah Begley, Employment Lawyer, Solicitor Solihull
Sarah Begley

Solicitor, Employment

Andrew Kealy, Commercial Dispute Resolution
Andrew Kealy

Solicitor, Commercial Dispute Resolution

What our clients say

  • The Wilkes Partnership is a well established Birmingham player offering Clients a credible alternative to the large national practices. The Firm’s strategy focuses particularly on owner managed businesses and on being a second supplier of specialist legal services to PLCs.

    - Legal 500

Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

February 2021


To our valued clients and partners,

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve we wanted to take the time to reassure you of the actions we are taking to protect our clients, colleagues and our wider communities, whilst working to maintain our services to you at this time.

Our commitment to you

We are open for business and will continue to provide you with the best service we can in the safest way possible. In line with Government guidance we will be limiting face-to-face contact as much as possible. We are able to facilitate all client appointments by either video or conference call to suit your needs.

If you have any queries please contact your usual legal advisor to discuss appointment options.

Our staff are set up and ready to respond to you as usual. We are working hard to mitigate any disruptions, and will continue to provide you with the legal service and advice you need, delivered with the high-level of service you have come to expect from Wilkes.

If you do experience a slight delay in hearing back from us, please bear with us. We will be in touch.

If you have a general enquiry please call us on 0121 233 4333 or email us at or contact you usual legal advisor.

Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. We look forward to returning to normal, with a handshake, as soon as possible.

The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors

Birmingham – 0121 233 4333  Solihull – 0121 733 8000

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