Supporting those who have been made redundant from Ideal Shopping Direct

Employees who were made redundant following Ideal Shopping Direct, or otherwise known as Create and Craft, going into administration could receive up to 90 days’ pay, in addition to any redundancy payments.

Support for the ex-employees of Ideal Shopping Direct

We are supporting those employees who have been made redundant from Ideal Shopping Direct to pursue a protective award claim they may have.

What is a Protective Award Claim?

A protective award is an award of compensation that you will be entitled to if you were not consulted with adequately prior to your redundancy. Your employer should have consulted with either a recognised trade union or employee representatives prior to your redundancy and followed the correct procedures. This means that a formal consultation should have happened with notice of 30-45 days prior to your redundancy. This rule still applies in cases of administration.

A protective award claim is separate from the usual redundancy claim. So, if you are eligible for this claim, you could receive two separate payouts on your redundancy.

Find out below if you are eligible.

Am I eligible?

You will be eligible to pursue a protective award claim, if:

  1. You have been made redundant and your employer did not followed the proper consultation procedures;
  2. There were at least 20 employees who were made redundant in your workplace


If you satisfy both the criteria above then you are eligible to pursue your protective award claim!


If you are eligible, or are even unsure if you are eligible, then please fill out your details on the form at the bottom of the page, and we will be in touch as soon as possible, on a no obligation basis. This is so that we can gather as much information as possible to help you with your claim.

How much could I be awarded?

On your protective award claim you could receive the maximum amount of 90 days’ pay.

In the event that your employer cannot pay your award, do not worry, the Government guarantees 8 weeks’ pay, capped at £544 per week less any arrears of pay you may have received from the Redundancy Payments Office. So in this situation, you could receive up to £4,352.

About Linder Myers

At Linder Myers we take pride in being approachable and hardworking, so that we can deliver the best results to our clients. We have a 100% success rate in protective award claims and operate on a no-win, no-fee basis.

We have acted for several groups of employees faced with similar situations when their employer went into administration, so that they could receive the compensation they deserved. This includes those employed by Kaiam Group Europe Ltd, Warren Evans plc, McLellan and Partners Ltd, D.J Allen (builders) Ltd and several more. We have recovered in excess of £1 million in compensation in protective award claims for our clients.

We are a Legal 500 firm, who are specialist in protective award claims. Our solicitors have years of experience dealing with protective award claims and deal with your claim right from the outset.