The team here at Monaco Solicitors is the most accomplished and senior team of specialist employee-side lawyers anywhere in the UK. We do not use any junior or trainee lawyers, so you will always be properly advised. Each and every member of our legal team is an outstanding lawyer armed with the knowledge and credentials to overcome employers in settlement negotiations and court cases. We pool our knowledge and work together closely on difficult cases, so our clients get the benefit of the whole team when they instruct us.
Although based in London, we represent clients right across the UK, as we’re able to carry out all communications via ‘phone and email. The only time when it is necessary to travel is to attend courts & tribunals, and we are happy to do this when needed, but the vast majority of our cases settle out of court before it gets to this stage.
We have negotiated countless millions of pounds for our clients and our results show that in around 95% of our settlement agreement negotiations we achieve a significant increase in the exit package amount. The reviews on this website are nearly all five star, simply because we pride ourselves in providing a personal friendly yet professional and efficient service to all our clients.
Conflicts of interest
You can rest assure that because we only represent employees only, and never the employer, there is no conflict of interest. This is in contrast to most employment law firms, which represent businesses too. They are naturally inclined to stay on good terms with your employer because one day that company may become their client.
We have no such incentive. If you employer conducts itself ethically then we will get along just fine in a negotiation. If your employer acts unfairly or illegally, however, then we will not hold back from unleashing the full force of our legal firepower against them.
We’ve had almost a million visitors to our website, thanks to the quality, range and depth of the employment law advice that we provide. Our advice articles and letter templates are provided on this website free of charge because we passionately believe in levelling the balance of power between employees and employers.
Our philosophy is to strive to redress the unbalance of power between large corporations and individual employees. We do this not only by representing employees in courts and negotiations, but also by using the power of the internet to equip employees with the tools they need to stand up to the business bullies.
We have had had almost a million visitors to our website, thanks to the quality, range and depth of the employment law advice that we provide. Our articles and letter templates are provided on this website free of charge because we passionately believe in levelling the playing field between employees and employers.
Types of client
Our clients include employees, entrepreneurs, managers, directors and more. We work with everyone from junior employees who have been the subject to discrimination at work, to clients earning £300,000+ who have disputes about their bonus.
Types of case
You could be being made redundant, or you might have a dispute at work. Disputes can include statutory claims like: unfair & constructive dismissal; redundancy; whistleblowing; and discrimination; and also contractual claims like: restrictive covenants, notice pay, bonuses, commissions, share options, and more.
Types of advice
Each case is different and therefore the specific advice will be different too, but some of the common steps which we can help you take include:
- Advise you on the strengths and weaknesses of your case;
- Advise you on the value of your case;
- Negotiate with your employer or guide your hand in negotiations;
- Review and sign your settlement agreement;
- Attend courts and employment tribunals.
Resources on our website
Our website contains by far the most resources of any employee solicitors website in the country. These have always been free for you to access and use in your case, and we intend to keep them free, in line with our philosophy of evening up the odds.
- Negotiation articles
- Negotiation letter templates
- Settlement Agreement articles
- Settlement Agreement templates
- Tribunal articles
- Tribunal articles
- Grievance letter templates
Meet our expert lawyers
Level of detail was brilliant
Alex really understood the problems I was going through and his level of detail was brilliant. All in all a very good service and I would recommend to friends....
Clear and realistic practical legal advice
Monaco are very passionate about what they specialise in and are there to help employees like me with employment problems with a combination of empathy, compassion, clear and realistic practical legal advice and hands on experience of real work life difficulties. I spoke to Chris and he was excellent and...
Thank you for being so supportive
I am extremely pleased with the results and excellent level of service from Will Burrows. The integrity and genuine understanding, care and patience demonstrated by the Monaco team made the process much easier to undergo. Thank you for being so supportive Will, I would highly recommend that anybody finding themselves...
Would recommend this specialist law firm
A better outcome than I was expecting. On the whole, I thought I would sign the settlement agreement which my employer drew up. Will Burrows managed to increase my settlement by 10 days pay after reading a clause in my employment contract. When my employer was becoming more hard line...
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend using Monaco Solicitors
I first found Monaco Solicitors through reading their free advice / content on their website. As a marketing manager I appreciated how they offered free material of value online and didn’t pressure sell their services. Because of this I was keen to use them. I was dealt with professionally and...
They were quick and efficient
They were quick and efficient. Excellent outcome. Will was amazing keeping me reassured and my feet on the ground for what was, for me, a terrifying experience. He was recommended to me by another lawyer because of a conflict of interest and I am delighted....
“Clear, informed, expert advice”
I required urgent advice on a complicated redundancy matter. I sent the details to Monaco Solicitors and had a call back from Nicola Welchman within 30 mins. She quickly worked out the key legal issues and was able to provide clear, informed, expert advice on the options available to me...
“My final pay out was twice what had originally been offered”
My solicitor Will was helpful and straight forward to deal with. He provided clear advice and responded to my calls and emails promptly. He helped me to secure a favourable pay out from my employer through several rounds of patient negotiation. In the end my final pay out was twice...
“A significantly increased settlement”
I can’t praise Lorna and Monaco highly enough. Lorna was very honest and helpful when I was trying to work out the best option at a very difficult time. Plenty of advice before I instructed her and once instructed she was superb. She got me a significantly increased settlement and...
"Clear, frank and professional advice"
I am very happy to recommend Monaco Solicitors, and in particular Will Burrows, for providing very clear, frank and professional advice which proved to be very helpful in achieving an improved outcome....
The process was concluded in two weeks
I was offered a redundancy settlement by my employer and as part of the process I had to instruct a lawyer. Will Burrows at Monaco Solicitors was recommended to me by a friend in HR. I found the advise offered by Will extremely helpful during the process and Will presented an...
I trust them.
I dealt with Will Burrows during the latter stages of my employment. Legally there was not a lot Will could have done due to my situation, but if I had been able to contact Monaco earlier in my recuperation then I am sure he would have been an even greater...
The advice I received was invaluable
The level of service I received from Nicola Welchman was first class. I required advice in a hurry late on a Friday afternoon and Nicola responded to my request within 30 minutes. The advice I received was invaluable and enabled me to negotiate a better settlement agreement. Nicola also provided...
You have made it all very easy.
Ellie, I just want to say a very big thank you. You possess a rare mix of efficiency, professionalism, kindness and empathy. You have made it all very easy. Thank you....
We cannot possibly thank you enough
Dear Alex, We are very relieved that the matter between Margaret and her employer has successfully been dealt with by yourself. We are very grateful for the way you have treated Margaret whom we love so dearly . Thank you for having extended terms that empowered her to tackle the problem and...
Mike and Mary de Boer
Fantastic Employment advice
If anyone needs specialist advice Monaco Solicitors is THE firm to go to. Nicola Welchman was my solicitor, and she was fantastic. She provided me with prompt service, clear concise advice, and supported me every step of the way on a matter which was very stressful and upsetting. Would highly...
Thank you for gaining such a quick resolution and for always being in touch from start to finish with my situation....
The service received was exemplary
The service received from your company was exemplary. In a highly stressful situation such as dealing with a settlement agreement, and understanding what is being offered by your employer, and 'is it a fair offer?', it is imperative that the legal support given is first class. The team were efficient (always returning calls promptly and...
Champagne is my new water!
"Champagne is my new water!!!!!!! I have not felt that good in months! Many many thanks!" (Our team managed to negotiate a valuable increase in settlement agreement value within around 48 hours with a particularly vicious head of HR on the other side, and a history of bullying by our client's line manager.)...
Your company is customer centric
I was looking for a trusted employment lawyer to advise on a very serious employment matter. I spoke to numerous law firms in the UK many of whom were keen to handle the case and start expensive legal costs. I found your company and was impressed by Alex Monaco who took...
Very impressed at the time and information feedback
I recently contacted your firm with view to securing your services to deal with my termination on health grounds by my ex company Abellio. I would like you to know that although I have never had to go through this process before, i am very impressed at the time and information...
Were genuinely interested in helping
Your team knew what they were talking about and they were genuinely interested in helping me. They were the only ones who made it very clear that if there wasn’t a case, they wouldn t be able to help me. They took time to listen to what I was saying...
Restructured my settlement and saved lots of tax
Your team restructured my settlement agreement so well that it ended up saving me lots of tax. A lot more people would seek out this help if they knew it was there....
Thanks for taking the stress out
Thank you for all your assistance and really taking the stress out of the situation....
Quick and professional renegotiation
The settlement agreement was renegotiated quickly and professionally. Within three days of first speaking to you on the phone I had signed an amended agreement, which included nearly double the original offer plus a good reference. I couldn’t have asked for more...
Instantly understood my situation
My employer was taken over, and I was offered a settlement agreement. As this was not something that I had previously encountered in my 33 years as an employee, I did not know if I was being short changed or not. I did some searching on Google and came across...
Consulting with lawyers will never be the same
Consulting with lawyers will never be the same again after dealing with your team. I experienced professional, friendly and personalised service where I felt that I was not just another business client and the ongoing legal advice and guidance has been spot on and to the point. The support I...
Jeff van Reenan
Agreement signed quickly and everything went smoothly
All I can say is that you were the first company we approached and we got a positive response. The agreement was signed quickly, the redundancy package came through, we got paid and everything went smoothly...
Your understanding and sound advice is second to none!
Thanks again for you patience. I would recommend your service over and over again. Your understanding and sound advice is second to none!...
It's a pleasure using your service
Thank you very much. I really appreciate your help for your quick action on this case. It's a pleasure using your service....
Thank you for your help and support
Thank you for your help and support to get me through the final stages of ending my employment agreement last month. Everything is settled now and I am looking towards to my new challenge. ...
Truly exceptional and would reccomend without hesitation
Lorna immediately briefed me on the situation and spelled out clearly how the settlement agreement was rigged to my Employer’s favour. She took the pain away from me by dealing with them directly, re-drafting the settlement agreement and keeping me informed every step of the way throughout the negotiations. I...
Thank you for all your help and advice
"I would like to say a huge thank you for all your help and advice as it have been key in reaching the final outcome." (Thanks Meg Pennycook for winning another one! From Alex Monaco)...
You took the stress away from me
I must say since you took the case on I actually started to get better, because you took the stress away from me. The money’s the money, but I was in an emotional state & they had me convinced that it wasn’t worth fighting for. Thank you so much!...
You warned me what tricks my employer might try to play
You told me what to say and warned me what tricks my employer might try to play. They wrote me a letter which meant that in the investigation, I was able to refer to the appropriate paragraph within the letter to answer the complaints....
Genuinely sympathetic with my situation
I can have nothing but praise for Richard Prentis, who represented me on behalf of your company. He successfully negotiated a settlement agreement in a very professional manner. Throughout the whole process I was kept informed of all communications between himself and my former employer, and Richard always doubled checked...
You were able to go back and negotiate a better deal
I was not sure what to expect and didn’t want my employers to take a negative view to my getting a lawyer involved. You reassured me greatly and explained where I actually stood based on the evidence outlined. You were able to go back and negotiate a much deal than had been...
Timely advice via email with reasonable rates
The thing I most appreciated was dealing with 21st century lawyers who provided timely advice via email with reasonable rates, as opposed to writing lengthy, expensive, paper letters. This assistance proved immeasurable in helping me secure the best possible deal....
I got double to what they were initialy prepare to give
Your company told me that if my bosses had tried to sack me, I d be able to ask for a lot more money. It gave me great comfort knowing that I couldn t lose now. In the end, I got double to what they were initially prepared to give. It...
Acted promptly and got me what I had asked for
Your website provided lots of useful information regarding settlement agreements. I spoke to Alex Monaco and discussed my case and what I wanted as an acceptable outcome. Alex acted promptly and got me what I had asked for. I am very happy with the outcome. Thanks for all your help, Alex...
The timing of the final agrement was ideal
Thanks very much for your help in dealing with my case, it is very much appreciated even though I guess it may have seemed a little rushed towards the end because of the potential job offer. Fortunately the timing of the final agreement was ideal and I started the new...
All things were completed smoothly
Thank you for your service. Generally all things about the agreement were completed smoothly. You do great things....
The level of service provided was excellent
The level of service provided was excellent and made the process clear and easy to deal with. Dealing with your company was a very positive experience in such anxious circumstances, as they dealt with everything in a very friendly and efficient manner. I have no hesitation in recommending them...
Sam, Southend, Essex
We really don’t think we could have fought such a hard battle without them
Your team has been a huge support for us and we really don’t think we could have fought such a hard battle without them. Richard Prentis is the most sincere, kind and genuine person you could ever wish to meet. He is always at the end of the phone and...
Your team physically met with my employers and negotiated a much higher settlement
I was dismissed without being paid my full commissions. The very day after agreeing a no win no fee deal, your team physically met with my employers and negotiated a much higher settlement during an intense 2 hour meeting whereby I was on the end of the phone several times to...
S.D. Hammersmith, London
Your team listened to me and their negotiating experience gave me confidence
I was in a stressful situation unexpectedly facing unfair dismissal, in that position I needed help from someone with the same interests as me – the best settlement in a sensible time frame. Your team listened to me and their negotiating experience gave me confidence that I was getting a fair...