Exclusively practising employment law
Supporting employees for over 20 years

Professional advice with a personal service

How We Help You

Are you dealing with a work-related issue but are not sure of your rights or how to proceed? Do you need advice on where you stand, what your options are, and how you can find a resolution?

Have you been given a settlement agreement at work?

ELS Solicitors are specialists in employment law

ELS Solicitors is dedicated to helping employees with matters of employment law. When you approach us, we’ll start by chatting to you to get an overview of the issues you are dealing with and the service you may require, free of charge. We can then book you in for an initial consultation. At this stage we’ll establish the advice you are seeking and your objectives. 

We will discuss any grievance or disciplinary procedures with you and explain what is involved, along with the processes necessary to best tackle these matters. We offer empathetic, practical solutions based on sound legal advice.

We can advise you on how strong your case is, what, if any, compensation could be payable, and the best way to go about resolving the matter. You will be much clearer on where you stand and what action you should take.

We work for you and with you to seek a successful outcome

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality professional services at a personal level. Where there is an employment dispute, we seek to produce a successful outcome. And as we get most of our business through referrals, our reputation is key.


Get in touch

Call us at

+44 203 245 1800

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Our office

1A Fullers Parade, Fullers Road, South Woodford, London E18 2BF


We can help you resolve your employment law issues.

Before you book an appointment, please call us so we can understand a little about the issues you are dealing with and the service you require. There is no charge for this.

We can then book you in for an initial consultation with a member of our team, where you will be professionally advised. You will also be informed of the costs that will apply if you decide to proceed with the agreed course of action.

  • Vital was very professional and knowledgeable in the legal aspects of my settlement agreement. He helped with negotiations and achieved a good outcome which I probably wouldn’t have achieved with a different solicitor. Would highly recommend his services in employment legal matters.

    T Claire Avatar T Claire
    March 20, 2023

    Vital is very experienced and his professional expertise helped me win my case with more than what I had hoped for.

    Power House Avatar Power House
    May 27, 2022

    I used these solicitors to get further advice regarding a grievance I had with my boss at work with the possibility of taking my case to a tribunal. Vital was very professional and explained to me in simple terms what my options were. He able to negotiate a very good exit package/agreement which I would not have been able to get without his help . I would highly recommend ELS solicitors for anyone who finds themselves in a similar position and requires expert employment law advice and support .

    Jo Bloggs Avatar Jo Bloggs
    December 9, 2022

    Vital Ruwala acted on my behalf and handled my case seamlessly from start to finish. Vital displayed the highest professionalism throughout, and is clearly very knowledgable. I highly recommend using ELS Employment Solicitors and I would not hesitate to use them again should the need arise.

    Alana Ellis Avatar Alana Ellis
    February 10, 2024
  • I went to Vital Ruwala at ELS Employment Solicitors last year with my difficult case which recently concluded with a positive outcome and he has been nothing short of amazing. There have been many times when I wanted to give up and walk away due to the stress it had caused me but Vital helped me through it with his support and professional advice. His knowledge and expertise in dealing with cases like this brought me ease. He was always informative and keeping me up to date. I genuinely cannot recommend Vital enough as in my opinion, he is one of the best Employment Lawyers out there. Thank you for everything Vital.

    R Rahman Avatar R Rahman
    April 20, 2023

    I cannot say what a huge support.Vital, Ashmina and the team were in helping me navigate an incredibly challenging employment matter. The advice and support they provided was invaluable, based on years of experience and expertise. More than that, I felt hugely supported and reassured at each step. This was a journey that I did not traverse alone and I am grateful for a positive outcome that enabled me and my family to move on.

    Dr T Avatar Dr T
    November 25, 2021

    Vital and his team provided me with invaluable council and guidance through a very stressful unfair dismissal case with my ex employer. They were very professional and understanding and were there all the way during a very stressful time 2. After such a journey I was glad that justice prevailed and I could move on. I would not hesitate in recommending him and his team

    Rathika Gopi Krishna Avatar Rathika Gopi Krishna
    April 15, 2022

    ELS we’re incredibly welcoming, professional and efficient. They kept me informed at all stages, working with pace and conviction, and ultimately delivering a positive solution.

    Simon Mellor Avatar Simon Mellor
    November 17, 2022
  • ELS Solicitors assisted with the review of my settlement agreement. They were very engaged and turned around the review and finalization of the documentation extremely quickly.

    Mike Freeman Avatar Mike Freeman
    December 8, 2021

    I’ve had the pleasure of working with Vital twice now over the last few years, and has always given astute, knowledgeable advice in a hassle free manner, ensuring things are done efficiently. Hope I don’t have to use his services again, but if I do, I’ll be heading back to ELS Employment Solicitors.

    Thomas Bensted Avatar Thomas Bensted
    March 12, 2024

    Vital and his team were very competent and knowledgeable with my case. They were able to help and guide me through to a very successful conclusion. I would definitely recommend ELS Solicitors. The charges were very reasonable for the amount of work and effort they put in.

    Jimi Ryan Avatar Jimi Ryan
    June 10, 2022

    Vital recognised that I was unfairly dismessed and correctly informed me that I have a high probability of a successful appeal. The appeal went ahead as planned, seamlessly and effectively with a great outcome. Thank you.

    Ulus Isa Avatar Ulus Isa
    January 20, 2023