Senior Employment Solicitor
"My focus is to secure the best solution for employees facing challenging work situations. I am committed to delivering strong, effective & reassuring advice to support and guide individuals through the complex area of employment law."
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Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures
Harassment and Victimisation
Inghams, Paralegal: 1999–2000
Inghams, Trainee Solicitor: 2000-2002
Inghams, Employment Associate: 2002-2008
Legal Research and Casework, Consultant: 2011-2021
Monaco Solicitors, Senior Solicitor: 2021 – date
About Helen Alty
Following qualification in 2002, I elected to specialise in employment law and was given the opportunity to establish a new area of practice in the creation and development of an employment department.
This department was consistently expanded to eventually lead to providing specialist employment law advice and representation across seven law offices.
Whilst heading the department I developed a considerable employer portfolio and represented a diverse range of respondents including national companies, LLPs, partnerships, smaller-sized businesses and sole traders.
This has provided me with invaluable insight into the commercial decision-making process and corporate human resource considerations. It is experience and knowledge which ensures I am familiar with employer tactics. This has proved highly beneficial and effective in the tactical and strategic representation of employees which is where my employment law passion and motivation lie.
My practice has always been employee biased. I have been privileged to advise, guide and represent clients from a host of different capacities ranging from managing directors and senior executives to zero-hour contract workers together with independent contractors.
My extensive and specialist expertise means I can often predict any issues which may arise, negotiate effectively and maximise an employee’s position whether this is financial or a desire to improve employment terms or treatment.
I take pride in guiding and reassuring employees throughout the whole process of negotiation, contract reviews, mediation, exit strategies and legal proceedings, which at times can seem extremely daunting.
My focus is to secure the best possible solution for employees facing challenging work situations and in need of strong, effective and reassuring advice. I am committed to delivering highly skilled and strategic representation to support and guide individuals through the often complex area of employment law.
My areas of expertise typically cover applicability and enforceability of contractual terms including restrictive covenants, breach of contract claims, redundancy, unfair dismissal, all forms of discrimination and harassment and TUPE together with advising clients who feel they are being subjected to unfair treatment requiring grievance advice, disciplinary guidance and/or negotiating an agreed exit via a Settlement Agreement.
I am proud to be rated as one of the top 3 employment law solicitors in London
Three Best Rated states: All of our employment law solicitors actually face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes local reviews, history, business standards, ratings, satisfaction, trust, price and their trading excellence. Only the bee’s knees!
What our clients say
"Helen has handled my case exceptionally well. The quality of service, advise and communication is excellent. Would highly recommend their services."
Peter Blayds"A very professional service"
"I recently required a solicitor to represent me with a settlement agreement with my employer and was unsure of who to contact. After reading the excellent reviews for Monaco Solicitors, I gave them a call, and I wasn’t disappointed. My solicitor Helen gave me great advice and at very short notice, completed my agreement in super quick time. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Helen and the team at Monaco Solicitors."
"Excellent service received from Monaco solicitors. Helen was very knowledgeable, supportive and secured a great outcome for my complicated discrimination case. I would highly recommend Monaco solicitors and wouldn’t hesitate using them again."
Matt R"Professional, Efficient, Legal Service"
"It is somewhat daunting to find yourself in unfamiliar territory, needing legal support on an employee/employer situation. Helen at Monaco responded quickly to my enquiry, providing the necessary advice and legal support to conclude an SA within a tight time frame. The service was so efficient it drew positive comment from the employer who had expected a far more protracted process. Thank you Helen Alty"
"Fantastic service. No money no problem. My case was done pro-bono and I won. Helen made a good case for employment case for me. She was very respectful and highly professional. I will recommend monaco solicitors to anyone needing employment lawyer"
shweta Thakur"Very knowledgeable"
"It was a pleasure working with Helen Alty. Monaco solicitors were recommended to me by a colleague due to peculiar nature of case, and I am glad to have taken the advise. Helen Alty was really good with understanding the case, my personal expectation for the outcome and worked in conjunction to achieve swift and timely outcome. Helen came across as very knowledgeable on Employment Law and she was very professional in her dealings with my employers. I would recommend Helen for anyone needing assistance on similar matters."
James Rowe"The go-to company for Employment Law"
"I had the absolute pleasure of dealing with Helen Alty on a rather high profile case with a lot at stake for me. I was offered a no win no fee deal. Most notably Helen made what should of been an extremely stressful and difficult period of time for me extremely easy. Helen handled everything for me and handheld the entire process from start to finish, answering and addressing all questions/concerns that I had at every single stage. There was not a single question I had that Helen couldn’t answer, nor a single concern that Helen couldn’t address. I was constantly and swiftly kept in the loop/updated on everything that was going on, and my feedback/opinions were always asked for. The level of expertise and professionalism throughout displayed from Helen was exemplary and Helen achieved an amazing result for me. I could not recommend Monaco Solicitors/Helen Alty highly enough. This company is the go-to company for employment law and this company is the real deal."
Sara Khan"Great service"
"Great service, amazing communication and quick responses. Helen Alty helped me with my case, she was very responsive, worked through my documents, explained the situation well, communicated with my employers and completed my case easily and at a quick pace. Very grateful for the work put in my Monaco to make my case worry free."
"Excellent experience with Helen. From the consultation she gave me great advice and then when instructed to review my documents she was extremely efficient, swift and professional. Helen ensured it was a stress free and quick process explaining all the legal terms clearly for me to understand. I would highly recommend Helen and Monaco Solicitors."
Jasmin de Vial"Extremely proactive"
"Proactive and Removed Stress of Negotiating Directly. My case manager, Helen Alty, was incredible from initial contact. She was extremely proactive and offered the best tools for negotiating a fairer settlement. I am so grateful for her help during what was an incredibly stressful time. She worked tirelessly to make sure I was happy with the end result and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the firm, thanks to the invaluable expertise she offered me during this time. Thank you."
Zoe"Helen is outstanding!"
"I cannot recommend Monaco Solicitors, and most importantly, Helen Alty enough for their outstanding advice, support and professional service. After finding myself in a difficult and unreasonable position at work, I contacted a number of solicitors that had the required expertise to help me. Having spoken to my shortlist, it was immediately clear that Helen Alty was head and shoulders above the rest and the absolute best solicitor to represent me. Helen was superb from start to finish, incredibly knowledgeable about tactics used by employers, understood my position and rights from the outset and worked with me to achieve the absolute best possible result. Helen is an outstanding solicitor; she is nothing less than fierce when interacting with the employer and when dealing with the employee she is understanding and supportive. If I hadn’t met Helen, I would not be in the position that I am in now, able to take some time out to recover and most importantly, feeling really excited and positive about the future and the next chapter. Thank you, Helen!"
BM"Very knowledgeable, and punctual"
"Thank you so much Monaco Solicitors I cannot thank you enough, especially Helen Alty who made me see light during a very stressful situation. When I first submitted my enquiry Helen contacted me promptly and the case was solved in a very timely manor. She was very knowledgeable, and punctual with all communications and put my mind at ease. Thank you so much Helen!"
Vicky Gallant"Extremely satisfied"
"Helen was very responsive all the way through the service she provided. She explained everything in simple terms so I fully understood everything. I felt extremely comfortable with and very satisfied with everything."
Anon"Simple and speedy"
"Prompt, honest, and communicated effectively. Helen made sure this process ran perfectly. I’d recommend Monaco Solicitors to anyone looking for support with changes to employment."
Samantha Sylvester"A Great Service"
"During a difficult time, Helen Alty made the process so much easier to handle. She gave clear advice and offered clarification on any legal wording I did not understand. I would recommend Monaco Solicitors to anyone who needs legal support. They care and are there for you, not your employer."
Jerry A"Super quick and helpful"
"Needed a signature for a job settlement, I was able to reach a solicitor very quickly after clicking on the 'contact us' button. Helen Atly gave a free consultation and sent a breakdown of what is expected within my contract from me and my employer which was helpful. I got the paperwork signed 24hrs after the initial contact, with no hassle and no fee - Highly recommend"
Robin Dutfield"Helen Alty was fantastic"
"I recently needed personal legal advice about a settlement agreement that I was pursuing from my employer. After giving a brief description of the situation online I was contacted a short while later to discuss the details. I have no experience or understanding of legal matters but the personal employment solicitor that was assigned to me, Helen Alty, was fantastic. I was able to share the live documents with her and we were able to go through them there and then. She explained everything to me in very simple terms that I was able to understand and reassured me that everything was being handled appropriately by the parties concerned. I thought this was going to be a very stressful situation to deal with but Helen managed to turn it into a very manageable process. I had not heard of Monaco Solicitors prior to that day but I would definitely 100% recommend them to anyone that is going through difficulties at work and finds themselves needing legal support."
RM"Knowledgeable friendly, and very efficient"
"Having recently had a need to speak to a solicitor, Monaco Solicitor's was suggested to me and I am glad they were. Very knowledgeable staff, in particular Helen Alty, who dealt with my issue swiftly, keeping me updated at every chance. Documentation was sent through quickly,outlining what each section was, and their thoughts on the agreement I had in place. Once my issue was resolved, Monaco signed off with a friendly but professional email to conclude our business. A great company with knowledgeable friendly staff."
Daleen halford"Negotiating a fair settlement"
"I turned to Monaco Solicitors for assistance with lodging a grievance and later to negotiate a settlement. HELEN ALTY dealt with my case and besides providing exceptional good professional and highly experienced service, the support and compassion I received each step of the way helped me get through this horrible phase. Every penny was well worth the spend in securing a fair settlement."
"I'm very grateful that Monaco Solicitors were by my side and highly recommend them. The reviews are real! Helen Alty is an excellent responsive and accomplished solicitor. She was vigilant, innovative and quickly brought a complicated situation under control after a very long tumultuous upheaval. She listened, directed and kept me informed at every step whilst brilliantly appointing the law at its best; she cared. The truth was divulged which was important to me and goes a way to restoring my health . The outcome achieved was more than I expected and I anticipate it will have a lasting effect upon attitudes, policy and procedures protecting employees in future. A wholehearted Thank You!"
Gorse Burrett"Fantastic and efficient service"
"I used the service of Helen Alty and was impressed by her level of knowledge, professionalism and general 'say it like it is approach'. She was able to tailor her advise to match my experience and I will certainly be recommending her to others. Thank you"
"After having a complicated employment issue I started looking for an employment solicitor. Lucky for me, I managed to find out about Monaco solicitors. From the beginning, they have been very professional and honest about my options, the costs and the expectations I should have. They offered me a no win no fee scheme and even worked on my case for much longer than it was stated in the terms of agreement. Helen Alty was the solicitor assigned to my case. I don't think I could've found someone more suitable than her. She was very professional throughout the entire process but what I believe set her apart was her empathy. She and her team worked very hard and replied to me many times after her working hours. She was always honest and kept me updated and informed. I strongly recommend Monaco solicitors if you are looking for a company that treats their clients with honesty. Thank you all for the good work."
Ingrida"Very Professional and Approachable"
"Solicitor Helen was a very professional and approachable. It was a pleasure to work with her. "
Jeffrey"Couldn’t ask for a better representative"
"I was in desperate need of help and advice with some terms of agreement that had been presented to me by my former employer. I was happy with the level of professionalism I received from Monaco Solicitors. The turnover rate in how they contacted me, was quick and efficient. However the icing on the cake, was the solicitor who helped me. Helen was absolutely smashing! Couldn’t ask for a better representative. She gave me free advice and really talked to address my issue. I knew I was in safe hands. Can’t thank her enough for help. Thank you again Helen and the team at Monaco. "
Martin Procter"Prompt, Polite, and Professional service"
"Recently had cause to use Monaco Solicitors and can't rate the service highly enough. Have to admit to being a little suspicious about solicitors prior to calling, but Helen Alty put any and all doubts aside. Fantastic advice on options and expectations, prompt, polite, and professional service, and gave me great reassurance. Thank you Helen and Monaco, very much appreciated."