NMCN PLC - Can I Make A Protective Award Claim?

If you worked for nmcn plc, you may be able to claim up to 90 days’ pay by making a Protective Award claim. Find out if you qualify with our free eligibility checker.

If you’ve found out that you’re losing your job at nmcn plc because the firm is going into administration, you could make a Protective Award Claim of up to £4,352.

To be eligible for a Protective Award Claim, you must meet two conditions:

  • At least 20 members of staff were made redundant in the same location
  • You weren’t consulted properly about your redundancy by your employer

We deal with all Protective Award Claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. Use our free Eligibility checker today to see if you can make a claim.


Your "location" must have had 20 or more people for you to be able to make a claim.


If you were a member of a Trade Union prior to your redundancy you should contact them in the first instance.

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How much is a Protective Award Claim?

You could claim up to 90 days’ pay through a Protective Award Claim, with the maximum amount you being capped at £4,352.

The exact amount you’ll get will be based on your gross weekly pay but you’re guaranteed to get at least 8 weeks’ pay by HM Government Insolvency Service.

Whether you’re a full time or part time employee, you’re still eligible to make a claim as long as you meet the criteria. And if you’re expecting any outstanding wages, redundancy pay or holiday pay, you’ll still get these even if you choose to make a Protective Award Claim.

What is the Process?

There are a number of steps you need to go through when making a Protective Award Claim.

They are:

    1. Check that you’re eligible to make a claim – you can use our free Eligibility Checker to do this
    2. Get permission from the Administrators.
    3. Complete an ACAS Early Conciliation – this aims to settle your claim before it goes to the Employment Tribunal
    4. Judgment from Employment Tribunal – the Tribunal will make a judgment about whether or not you were properly consulted about your redundancy
    5. Get your Protective Award Claim - if your claim is successful, you’ll be paid by nmcn plc or the Insolvency Service if your company can’t pay

Our specialist Employment Solicitors can manage the entire claims process for you, using our expert knowledge of the Employment Tribunal process to make sure you put forward the strongest possible case.

Time Limit for a Protective Award Claim

You only have 3 months, less one day, from the date you were made redundant to make a Protective Award Claim. This is a strict time limit so we recommend getting in touch with an Employment Solicitor for expert legal advice as soon as possible.

Our Employment Solicitors are already helping thousands of former employees from companies including Arcadia Group and Debenhams make a Protective Award Claim, after they were made redundant without proper consultation.

How much does it cost to make a Claim?

We handle all Protective Award Claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means that you’ll only pay legal fees if your claim is successful, and you’ll just pay an agreed percentage.

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