In these unprecedented times, Axiom Stone Solicitors will, in common with other businesses, be following the Government's official advice on social distancing and social isolating.

Public health measures must have the highest priority and, as a result, some staff will be working from home. Also, our offices will be closed to visitors.

However, we wish to reassure existing and potential clients that we will continue to provide the highest levels of service.

Please be assured we have a robust business continuity plan in place that is designed to minimise the impact on our service to you.

In addition, please continue to contact us electronically or by phone in relation to the progress of your matters or on any issues of concern to you.

Until further notice, service of claim forms, application notices and all other court documents and contractual notices must be made to our head office only (we shall not accept service through any other means). Our head office address is at Axiom Stone Solicitors, Axiom House, 1 Spring Villa Road, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7EB. We ask that all other correspondence be sent by email to the relevant member of Axiom Stone Solicitors. In the event that service of court documents or contractual notices is attempted by post, courier, DX, or fax to any address other than that of our Head Office, we cannot provide any assurance that they will be received or processed. We are grateful for your understanding at this time.

We will update this information regularly on our website (Please see COVID-19 Updates Here) and via social media.

Finally, we urge everybody to follow the official advice on fighting the virus outbreak so enabling you to stay safe and well.

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Unfair Dismissal

Being fired from a job (officially termed as “dismissal) can often come as a shock and feel unfair. Employers have the discretion to dismiss their employees, but if they do so unfairly it can be challenged..

A dismissal occurs in three ways an employer:

  • An employer terminates a contract of employment, with or without notice
  • A fixed term contract expires without renewal
  • Constructive dismissal where an employee resigns because of a fundamental breach of contract by the employer

To find out whether an unfair dismissal claim can be brought, the following needs to be established:

  • Employment status – only an employee can bring a claim
  • Continuous employment – only an employee with two or more years of service can bring a claim
  • Where an employee works – only employment with a substantial connection to the UK qualifies
  • Was the reason for dismissal potentially fair because of:
      • Capability or qualifications
      • Conduct
      • Redundancy
      • Statutory restriction
      • SOSR – some other substantial reason
  • Did the employer act reasonably when dismissing the employee for one of the five potentially fair reasons.