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Arc Employment Solicitors

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For Employers

We act for organisations of all sizes and in all sectors including start ups, SMEs and large national and international companies.

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For Employees

We have extensive expertise and experience in relation to all aspects of employment law.

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About Us

We are specialist employment solicitors providing expert employment law advice with client care and satisfaction being our utmost priority.  We act for companies, employees, senior executives and directors. Our head office is in Fareham near Portsmouth in Hampshire but we act for clients across the region (including Southampton, Chichester, Winchester), and  beyond.

We work closely with our clients to understand their specific requirements and then proceed with skill, dedication and determination to ensure that they achieve their desired outcomes.

We provide employment law advice and assistance on all aspects of employment law. Some of the areas we cover include:

  • Unfair Dismissal/Constructive Dismissal
  • Disciplinary/Grievance processes
  • Redundancy/Restructuring
  • Discrimination
  • Maternity and Parental rights
  • Whistleblowing
  • Working Time
  • National Minimum Wage
  • TUPE
  • Termination of employment
  • Settlement Agreement advice (formerly called Compromise Agreements)
  • Trade Union and industrial action issues
  • Contracts/Service Agreements/Policies and Procedures/Restrictive Covenants
  • Employment Tribunal representation and advocacy.

Why You Should Instruct Us

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal service at a competitive price. We are always looking for ways of offering added value to our clients. Here are just some reasons why you should instruct us: 

  • Your initial enquiry will be put through to a specialist employment solicitor for a no-obligation discussion .
  • If you instruct us, all legal work will be carried out by a specialist employment solicitor with at least 20 years' experience .
  • We operate extended opening hours from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and on Saturday from 9am to 1pm (by prior booked appointment). If possible, we will accommodate meetings or telephone calls outside of these hours to suit your particular requirements.
  • We have an in-house employment tribunal advocacy service that can boast a 95% success rate .
  • We provide practical yet robust advice and assistance with a track record of achieving outstanding results for our clients.
  • Our service is personal, friendly and we provide advice in clear terms which is focussed on achieving your objectives .

Our Costs

We understand that costs as well as quality are a primary consideration for our clients. We are open and transparent about our charges and provide flexible options at competitive rates to cater for the specific needs of our clients. These options include:

  • Payment by time spent on your matter – An overall hourly rate charged on a pro-rata basis for each 6 minutes of employment law advice and assistance.
  • Fixed Fees – We agree at the outset the cost of the work.
  • Capped Fees – The cost of the work will not exceed an agreed cap.
  • Insurance backed claims – If employment claims are covered under an insurance policy we may be able to assist.
  • Annual Retainer – A fixed monthly fee to cover agreed work (e.g. day to day telephone advice and employment tribunal representation).
  • If you are an employee requiring settlement agreement advice, your employer may contribute towards our costs as your settlement agreement solicitors. 

Solicitor/ Proprietor

Anthony Cooper is a specialist employment law solicitor with a broad range of experience spanning over 20 years which includes working for a national employer’s organisation, a trade union and as a Partner in a large law firm. Anthony has been based on the south coast for the last 15 years working from offices in Fareham, Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester and Chichester and has been referred to in the Legal 500 (the clients’ guide to the top lawyers), as ‘one of the very best employment solicitors in the region’.

Anthony has acted as an employment law solicitor for employees, senior executives, SMEs and large national and international companies and has established a strong reputation for securing exceptional results for his clients and providing practical solutions to employment law related issues. Anthony is also highly experienced at employment tribunal representation and advocacy. He has acted for clients at employment tribunals across the country where he has achieved an extremely high level of success.


"I cannot speak highly enough of Arc Employment and your personal approach to my case."


"Arc Employment Solicitors were my legal ally in my time of need and I would recommend them to anyone. If I ever need an employment lawyer again, this firm will be my first choice no question."


"Good, experienced advice and very easy to talk to."


"I had the pleasure of dealing with Arc Employment Law Solicitors and I found Mr Cooper, the solicitor who I dealt with, to be highly professional, responsive and knowledgeable. I would certainly use ARC again."


"One of the very best employment solicitors in the region."

Legal 500 2013

Five Star Google Reviews

"It's almost a shame to have to say goodbye but we would like to thank you for your understanding, support, help and co-operation during this awful episode in our lives. We would, without any hesitation, recommend your services to anyone in the same or similar situation or for any other legal advice they might require."


"I would like to thank you for your advice and support in what was a difficult time. You provided a first rate service and I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone in need of an employment law solicitor."


"Thanks for the advice. It was very helpful. I'll certainly recommend you to others."


"We would not hesitate to recommend the highly professional services of Arc Employment Law to anyone who requires help or guidance to resolve employment issues. Tony took time to understand our difficulties and we felt fully supported throughout our case. Every stage of the process was clearly explained to us with quick and efficient response times."


"Arc Employment Solicitors has been instrumental in the success of our case and we would like to thank you for all your help and understanding."

Anne and Jane

"Great service. Anthony is very knowledgeable and I 
would highly recommend to anyone needing good 


"Thank you for your help and support through what was a difficult period for me and I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to others."


"Thank you for your help. You are certainly knowledgeable,  considered and professional."


"Very prompt friendly and expert advice and guidance from Mr. Cooper himself. He took his time to go through all my documents in detail and explained every bit of it in terms of legality and detailed my options. I was able to sleep better after I spoke with him."


"Thank you so much for aIl your help. You made a situation that much easier. If it ever comes up, I will recommend your services in the future." 


"Your counsel was excellent and very clear. I will be sure to recommend you to anyone looking for a good employment lawyer"


"Anthony was a delight very personable, friendly and knowledgeable. I felt he was interested in my problem and gave me good advice and support. I would not hesitate to recommend this company. I felt like a person and my problem listened to. I have dealt with a few solicitors and this is the first company who I felt genuinely cared about the client and not the money.Quick to respond and made himself available when needed. Thankyou." 


"I chose ARC based on other happy client reviews and wasn't disappointed. Very credible and thorough approach to my recent redundancy agreement, which gave me a lot of confidence during what was a difficult time at work. Thank you Anthony!"


"This is just a note to say a huge thank for your professional advice. Furthermore, I am very appreciative for the speed in which you dealt with the matter. I was and am overjoyed not only by the successful outcome but also the swift conclusion which could not have been achieved without your professionalism."


"Anthony was knowledgeable, accessible, and reassuring throughout my challenges with my previous employer.  His advice was always clear and considered and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.  In fact, I already have."


"Thanks very much Anthony, you have been very efficient and responsive, which is the highest praise I can give to a solicitor!"


"Excellent clear advice and assistance , very positive experience , more than willing to recommend."


"I am so glad that I found a local expert in employment law. Discussing my case with Anthony was emotionally challenging for me, but I felt well supported, guided, and fully understood. I was exceptionally well advised, and the time spent discussing my case was constructive and lead to a highly successful outcome."


"Without Anthony's help I would not have gone on and won my case . I thank him for his advice and kindness and guidance in my case"  


"A very professional service. I was kept informed regularly and advised indepth and satisfactorily. "


"Highly recommended. Anthony was responsive and professional, providing useful advice in support of my recent redundancy. He clearly explained the process and reasons behind his recommendations."


"Never needed to seek advice before and didn't know where to start. I found Anthony's number online. From the word go he was very keen to help and was very helpful and approachable. Should I need further help/advice I know know where to come."


"Excellent customer service, Quick and very helpful. My query was answered within an hour and my whole case was was resolved the same day."


"Incredibly helpful and knowledgeable."


"Thank you Anthony for the help with my redundancy settlement.  You offer a great service - thorough and clear - I could not have asked for more!  ."

"Anthony Cooper and his company provided us with exceptional professional service during a complex case.  His excellent advice was always delivered in a reassuringly prompt, efficient and calm manner during what was a very stressful time.  Anthony’s years of experience and knowledge was very reassuring and we have no hesitation in recommending him and his company ARC Employment Law Solicitors to take charge, regardless of how complex the task.

Tony Day Architecture Ltd

" Anthony was Understanding, professional, very helpful and efficient ….perfect engagement ."


Arc Employment Law Solicitors is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA No: 642203)

Phone: 01329 448242

Email: enquiries@arc-employmentlaw.com

Arc Employment Law Solicitors
Katana House
Fort Fareham Business Park
Newgate Lane
PO14 1AH

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