Pearce West Employment Solicitors

Pearce West Employment Solicitors is led by Jonathan West, a qualified solicitor with 30 years experience of acting in Employment and Unfair Dismissal claims.

How can we help?

At Pearce West Employment Solicitors we specialise exclusively in Employment Law; acting for individuals in bringing employment claims against their former employer, and giving advice to employees in the following situations:

Settlement Agreements

We have vast experience in advising clients on Settlement Agreements with their employers. We offer clients a supportive and expert advisory service. Very often our advice leads to better financial terms being offered to clients by their employers.

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Unfair & Constructive Dismissal

If you have been dismissed, you may be entitled to bring a case for Unfair Dismissal. We have acted for many clients in bringing their claims to an Employment Tribunal over the years, and we will handle not only the preparation of the claim but also full representation and advocacy at the Employment Tribunal hearing.

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Employment Advice

If you are having a problem at work we can give you expert and confidential advice, either on the phone or in a consultation. We often find that a 'problem shared is a problem solved'. We are also able to help clients by writing letters to their Employer to try to resolve any problems, or helping to submit a written grievance.

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Other Areas of Expertise

We also have extensive experience in advising clients on issues such as race, sex and disability discrimination, and all other aspects of discrimination. We also often help clients who are being threatened with, or going through, a Performance Improvement Process (PIP).

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Latest Pearce West testimonials

"Super Jonathan! Thanks for all your help and guidance, it's been a rollercoaster of emotions, I'm very happy with the result. The money was important, but for me it was more about the principle of him not getting away with it. You did an excellent job. Well done."

Mr L (June 2019)

Case notes: E–mail from client after finalising ACAS Settlement following his claim for Unfair Dismissal and breach of contract.


"Thank you again for all of your advice over the last couple of days, I really appreciate it. It really helped me to find out what my options were/are in order to decide the best course of action. I'm just sorry that right now they still don't appear to realise that they've done anything wrong or know how angry I am about the way they've treated me.

Many thanks again."

Mrs D (April 2019)

Case notes: E–mail from client after giving her urgent general employment advice.


"Good Morning Jonathan,

Just wanted to share I received the agreed settlement payment, along with my P45 and final payslip. Thank you again for all your expert support throughout this process.

Thank you."

Mrs A (February 2019)

Case notes: E–mail from happy client after Settlement Agreement reached with her employer, after a lengthy negotiation for her to leave, under the threat of a performance improvement process against.


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We operate our Employment Law services from our modern offices in Reading and Oxford.

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Why choose Pearce West?

Jonathan West has 30 years experience helping resolve employment claims for people across the Thames Valley and South East England.

No win – no fee

In many cases when you have a valid employment claim to the Employment Tribunal for Unfair Dismissal, Constructive Dismissal or a claim for breach of contract we can act for you on a "no win – no fee" basis.

In other words, we take the case on and if you win the case we charge you a fixed % of what you get from your former employer (either at Tribunal or through a settlement). If you lose your case we do not charge you a penny – so you can have the peace of mind of not having to lose any of your money on bringing a claim!

If we are not able to offer a "no win – no fee" arrangement we can bring a claim to the Employment Tribunal on a fee-paying basis, and we are always happy to work within agreed fee-budgets which goes to ensure that you keep control on legal costs as the case progresses.

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