As an experienced paralegal, Ivelina specialises in employment law.
Notable Employment cases
- Unfair Dismissal & Disability Discrimination
Ivelina assisted with drafting various Statements of Case and overall case handling. Just before the trial, the parties reached a settlement which avoided incurring further costs and allowed the Claimant to put the experience behind them and move on with their life thus being able to focus on further advancing in their career.
- Redundancy Pay
Providing assistance in drafting various documents, as well as collecting and organising evidence which was crucial in proving the Claimant’s case that they were entitled to compensation from the National Insurance Fund. At trial, the matter was decided in the Claimant’s favour, and they were awarded considerable financial compensation.
- Defamation Claim
Ivelina provided assistance in a claim for negligent misstatement and malicious falsehood. At mediation, the client was able to obtain a significant financial reward, have their costs and court expenses met in full and obtain a full apology from the Defendant in relation to this matter which would enable our client to return to their chosen industry. She assisted with a number of issues which meant that the mediation was successful, and she provided valuable assistance to the wider team.
- Debt Claim
Assisting with making a commercial recovery for a client in circumstances where there were substantial legal issues coupled with a significant factual argument about the terms of the contract. As a result of Ivelina’s tenacity, approximately 80% of the outstanding debt was recovered in circumstances whereby the client had all but ‘written off’ the debt. In considering the issue, she balanced the needs of the client against the overall risk of litigation to provide a commercial outcome that fulfilled the client’s objectives and kept the overall risk to a minimum by avoiding a trial.
- Breach of Contract
Ivelina successfully defended a £60,000.00 claim instigated by a company against a private local business in relation to an alleged breach of contract. Prior to the instigation of proceedings and as a result of her knowledge of the court process, the “debt” had been reduced to £9,000.00 and then later during the court process was further reduced to £4,000.00. At trial, the entirety of the claim was dismissed and exceptionally, our client made an almost full cost recovery against the Claimant given that the claim was held to be entirely without merit.