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How Chris Hadrill successfully represented an employee on a no win no fee basis in an Employment Tribunal unfair dismissal claim and won just under £20,000 for his client.

Under the Employment Rights Act 1996, employers must make a fair decision to dismiss employees (using the “range of reasonable responses” test) and must carry out a proper, fair, and thorough process before dismissing an employee.


Jason was employed by his family business, a medium-size scrap metal company. He had worked for this business for almost ten years and his grandparents ran the company.

In late 2014 Jason was informed by his foreman that one of his grandparents had given instructions that he was being dismissed for gross misconduct. Jason was not given a reason for this decision. He spoke to one of his grandparents and was told that he was being dismissed for ‘insubordination’, as well as for other reasons. Jason appealed against his dismissal and requested reasons for his dismissal, but did not receive a response.

What we did

Redmans represented Jason on a no win no fee basis in his claim (under a “Damage-Based Agreement”), with Chris Hadrill acting as the lead solicitor in the claim. Chris advised Jason on all aspects of his claim and represented him at the Employment Tribunal in a 1-day hearing, with counsel representing the other side.

The result

As well as making claims for unfair dismissal, Chris also advised Jason that he should make a claim for his employer’s failure to provide written reasons for his dismissal. Jason was successful in both these aspects of his claim.

Chris secured just under £20,000 in compensation for Jason on a ‘no win no fee’ agreement, which meant that if Jason had not win his claims then Redmans would not have been paid a fee.

Call 020 3397 3603 or contact us if you want to talk to Redmans about an Employment Tribunal claim.


Redmans Employment Team deal with employment matters for both employers and employees, including drafting employment contracts and policies, advising employers and employees on compromise agreements, handling day-to-day HR issues, advising on restructures, and handling Employment Tribunal cases for both employers and employees Call 020 3397 3603 to speak to one of the members of our employment team or email us on enquiries@redmans.co.uk.

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Excellent service from initial contact to deliverables.

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Virginia K

Yes, Chris Hadrill answered all my questions and I feel more confident with my current situation

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Chris Hadrill was referred to me my a friend of mine. I found the service to be efficient, quick and like Chris's direct approach to my work. Well done and thank you Chris!

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Andy W

Very prompt & structured service that helped put my mind at rest at a difficult time

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I have found Redmans to be very helpful, diligant and thoroughly professional when dealing with them, plus they gone that extra mile for me !

Posted 3 weeks ago


Thank you to Chris Hadrill at Redmans for his assistance in settling my case. I contacted him at the very last minute and he was happy to help me and managed to get everything done on time and in a very professional manner. I will definitely be happy to work with him again .

Posted 1 month ago

Redman's provided excellent legal employment advice for me during a difficult time in my employment. Chris was my lawyer, super efficient, quick, reliable and clearly very experienced in the matter. Could not ask for a better law firm to deal with your query if you are in need of some help. Would definitely use them again in the future. Highly recommending Chris.

Posted 4 months ago


Chris Hadrill was very professional and responsive. I would highly recommend him

Posted 4 months ago


Very Efficient, with very quick email reply’s. I had a matter that needed resolving within a very short space of time and Redmans Solicitors were great with dealing with my matter quickly.

Posted 4 months ago


At Redmans the solicitor that was dealing with me was Chris. He dealt with my situation smoothly with clear guidance and explanation

Posted 5 months ago


Clear, concise advice and guidance delivered by an experienced and very capable solicitor, within the timelines required

Posted 5 months ago


Very efficient service. I never had to wIt for more than a day for a reply to any of my queries and the matter was dealt with swiftly.

Posted 5 months ago


Very timely, thorough and helpful advice. Friendly and considerate of the needs of the client

Posted 5 months ago


Very prompt and attention to detail. Thank you for the service

Posted 5 months ago


Couldn’t be happier with how Redmans successfully handled our seemingly tricky case. By being clear and detailed every step of the way, with the utmost professionalism and courtesy, they made it an informative and eye-opening process, taking the stress out of the situation and ultimately delivered what you would want from such a service. I fully appreciate everything they have done, and if I am ever in need of such services in the future, they will be the first number I contact. Excellent.

Posted 5 months ago


Excellent work delivered with great quality

Posted 5 months ago


Chris Hadrill was a great help both in terms of his advice and his expertise. He explained my options to me clearly and concisely enabling me to quickly make the right decision for me in the circumstance. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris or Redmans to friends or colleagues, and would certainly make Redmans my first port of call should I require a similar service in the future.

Posted 5 months ago


Redmans gave excellent advice and helped me understand everything in clear concepts. Thank you!

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Resolved my issues

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Quick fast professional service.

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"Prompt, efficient and practical advice that resulted in me getting some additional money tax free."

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