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Stand-alone tribunal insurance


Taking away the costs of tribunals

We can offer stand-alone insurance protection for Employment Tribunal claims without clients having to sign up to our full retainer services HR Key or HR Key Plus. This product is aimed at those businesses who have experienced HR teams and therefore don’t require a retainer service but who want the comfort of litigation support from a pre-agreed solicitor and effective insurance against tribunal claim costs.

The insurance cover applies provided:

(i)        that you have implemented all reasonable recommendations that we have made regarding your working practices, and

(ii)        you have sought and followed our advice before planning to dismiss or terminate an employee’s contract or reduce their hours or make redundancies, including redundancies that may be related to TUPE.

The way our policy operates is clear – if you take and follow our advice the insurance is designed to protect you against legal costs and compensation awards. Unlike most other policies it does not have ‘prospects of success’ requirement, a clause that often leads to claims not being paid.

If you take out the insurance, you have the comfort not only of the protection against the significant costs of tribunal claims but also of having a named adviser who can meet with you and provide one to one guidance throughout the process at all times.


  • "Hay and Kilner Solicitors consistently demonstrate business empathy and understand our business needs from our perspective. The team has a great blend of intelligent lawyers with friendly attitudes."

    - Client of the Employment Team

  • "Sarah Furness provides excellent, no-nonsense employment advice." "Sarah told us the possible outcomes and the strength of the case, and she shared all the details in an open and amicable style. I can't speak any more highly of her." "Sarah Furness delivers advice on a range of employment matters. Clients say that she responds quickly, gets straight to the point and keeps you focused and guided as to what the issue is and where it's heading." "Sarah Furness is an extremely approachable solicitor who will always listen to clients and inform them of how to apply the law to any given situation."

    - Chambers & Partners

  • "Sarah Hall is 'always quick to respond, and gives guidance and clarity to complex problems', according to clients. She is noted for her expertise in providing employment support for disposals, acquisitions and TUPE transfers."

    - Chambers & Partners

  • "They respond very quickly to your needs and fundamentally understand where you're coming from. You tell them a scenario and they grasp it straight away. They respond with the advice you need to get the results you need."

    - Chambers Guide

  • "The individuals in the practice work with you in a team capacity. I can bounce ideas off them, they deal with things very quickly and they are approachable and helpful. I find that the quality of the advice is good."

    - Chambers Guide

  • "An absolutely exemplary team. They are understanding, direct, open, honest and give good advice. I'd recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat."

    - Chambers Guide

  • "Hay & Kilner is valued for its ‘quick’ responses and ‘business-focused, jargon-free advice’. It has recently been active in relation to redundancy and TUPE matters, as well as advising on grievances, disciplinary issues and discrimination issues. Sarah Hall is ‘extremely knowledgeable and experienced’ and, in common with department head Neil Dwyer and Sarah Furness, takes a ‘practical approach’."

    - The Legal 500

  • "This team provides invaluable advice to clients on the whole gamut of employment law, including handling redundancies, advocacy at tribunal level and contracts for agents. Sources Say: 'Looking after the client is at the centre of everything they do."

    - Chambers Guide