Underwoods is a flagship firm and a model for other law firms. It has pioneered offshoring of legal work, contingency and conditional fees, menu pricing and fixed fees.
Underwoods specialises in civil litigation and is particularly well known for its employment, personal injury and public and administrative law work. Underwoods is the recommended employment law contact in the Parliamentary Yearbook.
Our Services include:
Wills, Probate and Tax
Underwoods provides a superlative service and with its unparalleled standards of client care Underwoods glowing reputation is fully deserved. It is unique in offering clients an appeal procedure to a QC funded by Underwoods Solicitors in the event of a client being unhappy about terms of settlement in a fixed fee or contingency fee case. It is one of the best firms of its size and is now developing a significant commercial practice. It has Lexcel (Law Society Quality Mark) and Investor in People accreditation. Kerry Underwood leads a team of talented specialist solicitors. Underwoods Solicitors are accredited by the Law Society Personal Injury Panel.
The firm undertakes agency advocacy in the Employment Appeal Tribunal as well as employment tribunals. Kerry Underwood is a member of the Employment Law Advisers Appeal Scheme (formerly the Employment Appeal Tribunal Advice Scheme) and on the Equal Opportunities Commission Panel of Solicitors He is a leading authority on costs and author of the best seller, No Win No Fee No Worries, first published to huge critical acclaim in 1998. He is author of Fixed Costs (May 2004). He is editor of the Costs Products section of Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service, on the editorial board, and a director, of Independent Lawyer, and editor of Employment Law and Litigation; he also conducts seminars for the University of Cambridge, the Law Society and contributes to radio, television and to legal journals. He is a former Chairman of Employment Tribunals and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.
Robert Males lectures for a number of concerns and is a member of Civil Justice Councils Working Party on Fixed Costs, and is a fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.
Underwoods is a member of the Disability Rights Commission Legal Panel.