Why use a Solicitor?

Law firms are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (“SRA”). This is important because, although many businesses and individuals offer employment law services, it is only through this level of authorisation and regulation that clients can be reassured about:

  • Expertise
    Solicitors must be registered on the Roll of Solicitors (or barristers with the Bar Council), have undergone practical training in addition to a law degree or conversion diploma, and must maintain professional standards by completing a minimum amount of training each year.
  • Insurance Cover
    A high quality and comprehensive level of insurance cover is mandatory for solicitors to cover anything going wrong with their advice or representation. LincsLaw Solicitors cover is up to 3 million pounds per individual claim.
  • Full Regulation and Oversight
    The SRA imposes and enforces very strict standards of professional conduct and discipline with regard to everything solicitors do. There is also a requirement to have a clear and accessible Complaints Policy in place (see our Legal and Compliance Section).
  • Privilege
    In simple terms, this means that any legal advice given to you by a solicitor will not be seen by any court or tribunal. It is unlikely that a non-qualified adviser will be protected in this way.

Why use LincsLaw?

Employment law has become increasingly involved and complex. Specialist knowledge is required to navigate the maze of legislation and case-law in this field. LincsLaw Solicitors is a specialist employment law firm in Lincoln. We can therefore deliver an expert service locally.

Whilst advising on employment law becomes increasingly specialised, accessing such advice is becoming more difficult due to the traditional hourly rate fee structures used by most law firms. Lincoln-based LincsLaw Solicitors provides employers and employees with employment law advice and assistance at a reasonable cost by using innovative fee models and structures, whilst at the same time providing the necessary bespoke advice from experienced and expert lawyers.

How we work

We are happy to deal with all telephone, email and website enquiries free of charge. If your situation requires further discussion we will meet with you for a Fixed Fee Consultation. Depending upon the nature of your problem, we will then discuss with you the most appropriate way forward, which includes your funding options for our ongoing advice and assistance.

We know many firms of solicitors claim to be open and transparent about their fees but then have no information about their charges on their website. That is not the way we do business and our latest fees information is always available on the Fees and Funding Section of our website.

Who we are

The team at LincsLaw are all qualified and experienced employment lawyers. The firm is owned and led by Managing Director Sally Hubbard. Sally qualified as a solicitor in 1996 and for the majority of her post-qualification experience has specialised in employment law. She has lived and practised in Lincolnshire for her entire career and has held a number of management and supervisory positions in both the public and private sector. She has extensive experience and expertise as an Employment Tribunal advocate. Sally is also LincsLaw’s Compliance Officer for Finance & Administration (COFA).

The second Director at LincsLaw is Steven Ratcliffe. Steven qualified as a barrister in 1984 and became an Accredited Mediator in 2011. He brings further employment law and regulatory experience to the firm. Throughout his career Steven has held a variety of management and supervisory posts and has worked in London, Greater Manchester, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire as well as Lincolnshire. He has vast experience as an advocate before a wide variety of Courts, Tribunals and Inquiries. Steven is also LincsLaw’s Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP).

What clients say about our lawyers

The lawyers at LincsLaw Solicitors have received the following comments (usually on a nice thank you card) -

  • "The entire credit for me being able to attend and present my case is wholly as a result of the assistance and direction I have received from you from the time of our first meeting.....By itself, this would have been an incredibly proficient and valued service, but the thoughtful and sensitive manner of your management of the personal aspects involved gave me massive encouragement and reassurance. I cannot overstate my gratitude for this.."

    Teacher client facing misconduct allegations
  • "Thank you so much for all the help you gave me...I couldn't have done it without you."

    Classroom assistant challenging a redundancy decision
  • "I am pleased its all over....I really appreciate your advice throughout, and want to say a huge thank you."

    Head of Service challenging unfair appraisal and performance review
  • "You have helped me through a very difficult time. Thank you for your support, your tenacity, your humour, but mostly for inspiring me through"

    Executive challenging performance management procedures
  • "Thank you so much, without your help and guidance I would not have had the courage to tackle this situation....I am in no doubt that without your support [X's] misconduct would have just got worse".

    Employer with difficult employee
  • "I cannot thank you enough for all your help....I really didn't think I had any alternatives but to take the money they offered. As you suggested, we're going to go on holiday with the extra you got for us"

    Careworker with Settlement Agreement