Employment law for employers

  • Recruitment.
  • TUPE and business transfers.
  • Restructuring.
  • Employee communications.
  • Change management.
  • ESG and diversity initiatives.
  • Governance issues.
  • Disciplinary and grievance proceedings.
  • NED contracts.
  • LTIPs and bonus schemes.
  • Dismissals.
  • Settlement agreements.
  • Employment contracts.
  • Confidentiality agreements.
  • Policies and staff handbooks.
  • Redundancy.
  • Employee relations.
  • Trade union recognition.
  • Discrimination.
  • Gig economy issues.
  • Industrial action.
  • Employee forums/staff councils.
  • Employment Tribunal proceedings.
  • IR35.
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    Employment lawyers.

    Your workforce is the essence of your business and needs to be effective. The challenge can come from the fact that employment law is dynamic and rapidly evolving with a constant stream of new rules and regulations. As the employer, you want to be in a good place for recruiting and retaining employees as well as dismissing them fairly should the need arise.

    Pragmatic advice to move your business forward.

    Our Employment Solicitors have the expertise and experience to help you navigate and adapt to the changing landscape and provide innovative solutions. We work closely with many types of clients including large companies, SMEs, owner-managed businesses and start-ups across a wide range of sectors providing advice on a variety of issues, whether they are HR-related, strategic, complex or contentious.

    We get to know your business, working practices, culture and commercial objectives. This enables us to provide tailored and pragmatic advice to help your organisation move forward and minimise HR headaches and disruption. Where possible we promote the early resolution of employment disputes but, when this cannot be achieved, we guide you through the litigation process with a commitment to delivering the best possible result for your business.

    Our Employment team provides both a highly proactive and pragmatic client service and is experienced in all aspects of employment law:

    • Day-to-day HR issues and queries including disciplinary, suspension, grievances and recruitment
    • Strategic advice on business matters including business transfers and structural changes
    • Governance issues, including Executive and Trustee/Governor disputes
    • Settlement agreements
    • Executive severance
    • Drafting and review of contracts and policy & procedure
    • Redundancy and restructuring exercises
    • Employee relations
    • Discrimination
    • Trade union issues
    • Staff councils
    • Business immigration
    • Tribunal preparation and representation

    Please visit our price & service information page for more information regarding these services.

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    Coronavirus Employment Advice Helpline

    We are now offering clients an Employment Advice Helpline. We are here to answer any queries or concerns you might have regarding the impact of Covid-19, what legal options are available to you, and what steps you can take to protect your business, your staff, or your job.

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    Changes to the Immigration Rules: What you need to know

    Since 31 December 2020, most UK businesses looking to employ non-UK residents now need to do so via the new “Skilled Worker” visa route. Read our latest guide on what you need to know if you employ non- UK resident workers.

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    Latest employment content

    Read the latest articles and updates from our Employment team, including those on essential COVID-19 information for employers.

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    IR35: An overview of the changes

    The IR35 tax rules now extend to the private sector. For affected contractors and businesses using their services, there are now significant tax and practical consequences. We provide an overview of the changes.

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    Tania Goodman

    Partner - Head of Employment

    Talk to Tania about Employment law for employees & Employment law for employers

    Major commercial restructure

    We worked closely with well-known international company during the major restructuring of its operations. This included bringing external staff in-house (via TUPE) and the reorganisation of its entire sales function internally.

    Tania Goodman

    Partner - Head of Employment

    Talk to Tania about Employment law for employees & Employment law for employers

    High Court injunction against former employees

    We acted in an emergency High Court injunction against two former senior employees, who had misappropriated our client’s commercial data and software, and  attempted to set up a competing business. Our quick and decisive action removed the threat to the business and enabled a claim for substantial damages.

    Major commercial restructure

    We worked closely with well-known international company during the major restructuring of its operations. This included bringing external staff in-house (via TUPE) and the reorganisation of its entire sales function internally.

    Tania Goodman

    High Court injunction against former employees

    We acted in an emergency High Court injunction against two former senior employees, who had misappropriated our client’s commercial data and software, and  attempted to set up a competing business. Our quick and decisive action removed the threat to the business and enabled a claim for substantial damages.

    Tania Goodman

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    “LEGAL ADVICE THAT IS FAST, METICULOUS AND TAILORED TO YOUR BUSINESS”

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