Fall in number of employment disputes as economy stabilises

A SUDDEN drop in demand for employment dispute lawyers has boosted hopes of a return to better economic times in the UK. <br /><br />According to Contact Law, the first nine months of the year saw demand for employment lawyers rise 77 per cent as the recession fuelled demand. <br /><br />But in November a 7.4 per cent decrease in employment-related enquiries, signalled the number of disputes has peaked as confidence returns.<br /><br />Managing director James Vintin said: &ldquo;Demand for specialist employment lawyers has surged all this year. The impact of the recession provided fertile ground for disputes between employers and their staff.&rdquo;<br /><br />Disputes were fuelled by unfair dismissal claims as lay-offs soared during the depths of recession.