Employment law is often in the news (and we have been featured on a number of occasions for successes for our clients). It affects most businesses and individuals on a daily basis. From the basics of hiring and firing through to restructures, collective consultation, disciplinaries, parental rights, renegotiating, restructuring, equal opportunities and discrimination, we’re here to fight your corner and get the best result possible.

Our advice is proactive and pragmatic. We can be fierce or conciliatory depending upon the circumstances and we’ll always listen to you to see what you want and need. The Chambers Guide details that our clients not only appreciate our “excellent technical abilities” but also find us “approachable, responsive and very aware of the underlying commercial rationale of a problem”. 

Our approach to employment law brings together technical expertise, commercial and common sense, and a love of finding solutions to challenging situations. 

We advise on all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment law, and act for both employers and employees. We work with our corporate team on matters involving employees who are also shareholders and/or directors and with our financial services team where our client is authorised or approved by the FCA. 

 

OUR SERVICES

NON-CONTENTIOUS ADVICE

  • Employment issues on acquisitions and mergers, including the impact of TUPE;
  • Restructuring exercises; Terms and conditions of employment;

  • Staff handbooks;
  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures; Recruitment practices;
  • Equal opportunities policies and training;
  • Working Time Regulations;
  • Employee monitoring and data protection;
  • Maternity, paternity, parental and adoption leave; Status (employed / self-employed / worker);
  • Flexible working;
  • Atypical working.

HR SOLUTIONS

  • Reward consulting – including remuneration and incentives;

  • Share option and bonus planning;
  • Senior executive compensation packages;
  • Performance and absence management;
  • Work/life balance;
  • Consultancy and training on HR and employment issues;
  • Change and crisis management.

 

CONTENTIOUS ADVICE

  • Unfair and wrongful dismissal claims;

  • Redundancy procedures and packages;

  • Without prejudice negotiations;
  • Group and individual severances;
  • Compromise agreements;
  • Restrictive covenants and injunctions;
  • Discrimination and victimisation claims;
  • Advocacy.