Paul Green said:- “I had some real difficulty at work and I ended up being dismissed. Steve Pinder of EAD agreed to act on my behalf, providing support and representation when I took my case to an Employment Tribunal. Steve represented me at the hearing, and he acted on a No Win – No Fee basis. This meant that I was never at risk of paying legal costs unless my claim was successful and I was able to proceed with the claim with expert legal representation throughout. I have already referred other people to EAD and would do so in the future”
Stephen Lynch said:- When I was dismissed from my employment Steve Pinder of EAD acted on my behalf, wining my case at Tribunal and recovering compensation. He also agreed to act on a No Win – No Fee basis, meaning that I could afford the best legal representation, when others would not support me. I would very much recommend EAD if you are in difficulty at work
What we do for individuals
“We chose Graham Roberts at EAD to fight our case because he took the time and trouble to reply to our initial enquiry, swiftly and professionally and without consideration of time (all out of normal office hours). Looking back this was the best decision we could have made. At what was a hugely stressful time, he was in equal measures courteous, sympathetic, knowledgeable and decisive. The way he handled the case took away a lot of worry and at the same time he always kept us fully informed of where the case was up to. We were more than happy with the outcome and settlement and we would be more than happy to recommend the services of EAD (and already have done)”. MW
Ros Billingham, a Unite the Union representative said:- Sarah Williams provides prompt and accurate advice which is both realistic and clear on a full range of employment law issues including redundancy issues, Settlement Agreements and ongoing disciplinary issues. Sarah is friendly, accessible and Union members appreciate her clear direct approach when providing advice. I strong recommend Sarah and EAD Solicitors. I think they provide an excellent service and very good legal advice”.
Sarah Finney, a client said:- During what was a difficult time for me following redundancy, Mr Christopher Baker of EAD Solicitors helped simplify an equal pay claim. He is professional, knowledgeable and his ability to empathise made the process easy to understand. Mr Christopher Baker kept me fully informed as the claim developed and I cannot thank him enough for the outcome. I would recommend Mr Christopher Baker and EAD Solicitors to anyone I know in a situation requiring specialist knowledge.
Millie Wainwright, a client said:- I would like to thank Christopher Baker for his assistance in dealing with me employment redundancy. He was exceptional, his communication skills first class and he went out of his way to make me feel reassured throughout the process, he shines and should be credited for his amazing work.
One Client said:- “I instructed Steve in relation to a fairly complex settlement agreement. He was extremely approachable and friendly which immediately set me at ease. Steve spent a great deal of time going through the draft agreement with me, clause by clause. His advice throughout was clear, concise and practical. He kept me fully updated at all times regarding the progress of the negotiations and overall he made a very difficult and stressful situation a great deal easier”. N.S.
Peter Bounds, said:- “EAD have advised on about 100 Settlement Agreements for members of a Trade Union representing senior officers in local authorities. The service provided is excellent; professional, bespoke, within tight timescales when necessary, entirely sensitive to the local Government context, giving effect to the terms agreed and offering clients clear advice that is comprehensive and comprehensible”.
EAD at the Employment Tribunal
EAD Client Catherine McClennan said:- “from my first meeting with EAD I was reassured that I had a strong case and although maternity discrimination was complex, I knew from then on that I was doing the right thing. Stephen Pinder was fully supportive throughout the process and was an impressive advocate during the hearing. He put a professional, powerful case together which ultimately won my landmark Employment Tribunal against the TUC. I would recommend Stephen Pinder and EAD most highly and cannot thank them enough for obtaining justice for me and providing me with the confidence to continue with my career”
EAD Employment Law Training
Gale Stevenson, Regional Legal Co-Ordinator for Unite North West Region says:-
“As Regional Legal Co-Ordinator for Unite’s North West Region, part of my duties entail obtaining the best possible training resource for our officers, staff, lay representatives and members. On numerous occasions I have enlisted the support of Steve Pinder and Sarah Williams of EAD Solicitors who have unfailingly delivered a range of high quality training. This ensures that our activists are fully equipped with an awareness of the many legal matters that affect our union and its members, and this is a high priority for the union. The feedback I receive from the sessions is that both Steve and Sarah address those attending in a positive manner. Both go beyond just providing a breakdown of legislative changes, they enthusiastically and supportively describe the best way forward for our representatives. The practical sessions involving creating Mock Employment Tribunals have I believe proved invaluable and they have been described as excellent by the participants. I hope that we can enjoy this level of high quality support on a continuing basis, with the union and its members facing evermore daunting challenges.”
John Walsh, Senior Organiser for Unite in the West Midlands says:-
“As a long standing officer for the TGWU and now Unite the Union, I have over the past 27 years attended countless hours of training. I am responsible for organising training for many of our senior representatives as the District Secretary of the Birmingham Power Engineering District Committee, and I am now Secretary of the West Midlands Aerospace RISC. During that period I have worked closely with EAD and particularly Stephen Pinder who has been responsible for delivering training. When setting up training I always start from the standpoint of asking myself one question:-
“What would I as a Senior Representative want from the training?”
I will always have the following points in mind:-
It must be delivered clearly.
It must be relevant to the daily challenges faced by our representatives.
The Solicitor delivering the training must be absolutely committed to achieving justice for our members and has a good industrial grounding, as well as appropriate legal experience.
Finally, the Solicitor must make the training interesting.
I can say without doubt that during my time working with EAD and Stephen Pinder, his input has helped me to help our members and the representatives to help themselves. That is, after all, what we are here for.”
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What others say about us
Extremely happy with the outcome of my Personal Injury Claim and can only thank Paul McCarthy and his team at EAD Solicitors and also Tim Trotman my barrister arranged by EAD, for all their work and efforts on my behalf. As such I would highly recommend EAD to anyone in need of their service. Once again thanks to all involved.
Brodie Martin, Merseyside
Excellent, very professional, approachable when I needed advice. I would just like to say thank you to your staff.