New Employment Rates & Compensation Limits: 06.04.18 - 05.04.19

Every April, in order to take account of inflation, the UK government updates certain rates and limits which affect how much compensation can be awarded by an Employment Tribunal for particular types of claims.

We've created a handy table summarising these new rates and compensation limits from 6 April 2018 - 5 April 2019 inclusive.   We have also included the latest Vento bands for injury to feelings awards in discrimination cases.  To download a copy, please click HERE.  

Any relevant HR policies should be updated to reflect these changes.

We hope you will find this table to be a useful reference tool. As always, if you have any queries on this or any other employment law issue, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Slate Legal's Managing Partner ranked in Chambers UK 2018

Slate Legal's Managing Partner, James Moss, has again been ranked in the latest edition of Chambers UK 2018.

This is one of only two leading guides to solicitors and law firms in the UK, identifying the most highly respected solicitors in their areas of expertise across the country.

James Moss commented:

"I'm delighted to be ranked again in the Chambers 2018 guide to solicitors in the UK.  It's great to maintain our profile as expert employment solicitors.  Many thanks to all those clients who kindly provided such excellent feedback."

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Slate Legal recognised as a Leading Firm by Legal 500 UK 2017

For the second year running, Slate Legal has been ranked as a Leading Firm in Wales for employment law - with Managing Partner James Moss being recommended as an employment lawyer.

In the latest edition of the Legal 500 UK, published today, the leading guide to law firms in the UK concludes that:

“Since its foundation at the beginning of 2016, boutique sole practitioner employment firm Slate Legal has made a strong impression in the market, with clients appreciative of its ability to provide ‘cost-effective advice’. 
The ‘intelligent, perceptive and reliable' James Moss is singled out for his ‘great attention to detail’; he acts across a broad array of contentious and non-contentious matters and ‘conveys even complex feedback in a structured and clear manner'.
Moss also handles employee-side work and has experience handling cases involving constructive dismissal claims, as well as whistleblowing and disability discrimination cases."

James Moss commented: 

“This really is excellent news.  Slate Legal continues to build on its success – thanks to great clients, our experience, strong track record and our core values. 
We've only recently been ranked in the top 3 locally.  Now, for the second year running we've been recognised at a national level.  We look forward to what the next year brings."

Slate Legal rated top 3 in Newport for employment law

The Managing Partner of Slate Legal has been recognised as one of the top 3 employment law solicitors in Newport – less than two years after setting up his fresh thinking firm.

James Moss has been awarded this recognition by the international recommendation website ‘Three Best Rated’. The website carries out a 50-point reputation check, which includes aspects such as history, complaints, reviews, client satisfaction, trust and cost.

The site concludes that the leading employment lawyer, from Newport, stood out with his superb client care, quality standards and extensive employment law experience gained over the past 17 years of advising businesses of all sizes, including FTSE 100 listed companies as well as advising a wide range of employees and directors.


James has already been independently recommended in both the Legal 500 UK and Chambers & Partners legal directories. In 2015, the Legal 500 UK described him as “brilliant.” In 2016 and 2017, he was ranked as a “leading employment lawyer in Wales” in the Chambers & Partners legal directories. 

His skills in dealing with Employment Tribunal cases have also been independently recognized by the Legal 500 UK in its 2014 edition in which he was “recommended, for contentious work, and is noted for his ‘expert knowledge’ and ‘robust representation’”.

Managing Partner of Slate Legal, James Moss, said today:
At Slate Legal we work extremely hard to maintain the high standards that we are known for across England & Wales. To be recommended as one of the top 3 employment law solicitors in Newport, my home city and where Slate Legal is based, is great.  I would like to thank Three Best Rated for assessing and subsequently listing us on their website so that potential clients can find out more details about Slate Legal.

You can find more information about Slate Legal by visiting its website, following it on twitter @Slate_Legal or emailing