In the current economic climate, many global businesses have seen an increase in the number of claims and disputes being brought by employees. How a business decides to deal with a particular case will always depend on the relative merits and chances of success. In an international context, it is crucial to understand the local labour culture and approach taken by the local Courts or Tribunals, particularly towards foreign companies.
We are able to manage claims and disputes in any jurisdiction. We work with the client to establish the objectives and how best to achieve them, whether it be to fight a case on its merits or to manage the case in the quickest and most effective way to bring it to an end with minimal risk and cost. We assist the client through the entire process working closely with the local labour lawyers. Our service is flexible: we will manage claims directly, help facilitate the process between the client and the local law firm, or provide an advisory service for clients while they manage claims themselves.
We advise on all aspects of claims and disputes, including across borders:
initial case assessment and report on the merits and strategic options for the client in any jurisdiction
managing country specific claims and more complex claims involving multi-jurisdictional issues
advice on applicable law and jurisdiction
- providing prudent, commercial and practical advice on the best course of action and approach
- cost management to agreed budgets
- a choice of working either through us or directly with our local specialist