Employment law is complex and changes constantly. We give specialist advice to employers (ranging from London based, to national and multi-national employers) on all legal aspects of their relationship with employees.

In this area of the law, prevention is better (and cheaper) than cure. Clients who seek legal advice at an early stage nearly always manage to avoid tribunal proceedings.

As well as advising on dismissal, discrimination and contracts of employment, we can help with the following areas:

  • breach of contract (including issues relating to commission, bonus or share entitlements)
  • restrictive covenants
  • confidential information
  • redundancy
  • transfer of undertakings protection of employment (TUPE)
  • allegations of bullying
  • flexible working and parental rights
  • dependant care regulations
  • regulations relating to part-time or fixed term work
  • data protection and workplace monitoring
  • pensions (including the issues that arise if you are thinking of changing your pensions scheme)

We also offer a product called Employment Risk Solutions. This allows you, for an annual premium, to insure your business against claims over which a tribunal might have jurisdiction.

Our team

We are one of a relatively small number of employment law teams that is highly recommended in Legal 500 (the independent legal research directory), which notes that:

  • we frequently handle ‘high-value senior executive employment cases’” (2015)
  • we are "extremely thorough and client-focused" (2014)
  • we "have a strong practice representing both senior executives and employers" (2014)
  • our employment team "provides 'exemplary' service'" (2013)
  • we are "'more alive to the issues' than some competitors and a regular opponent of heavyweight firms'" (2012)

We are a six-strong team of specialist employment lawyers.

We offer quick and no-nonsense advice.

Our clients come from a wide range of industries and sectors. They include companies and other businesses, barristers' chambers, sports clubs, charities, schools, regulatory bodies and trade organisations.

We work in the way that suits you. If you are a human resources manager in a large organisation, you may simply need an answer to a specific legal question. If you manage a small business, you may need support throughout an ongoing problem.

International Bar Association

The International Bar Association (IBA), established in 1947, is the world’s leading organisation of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies.

www.ibanet.org

Employment Lawyers Association

A national membership association of over 5,000 lawyers who specialise in employment law.

www.elaweb.org.uk

European Employment Lawyers Association

EELA is an association which works to bring together practising employment lawyers across the European Union through conferences and to strengthen links between EU employment lawyers.

www.eela.org

Charges are usually based on our hourly rates plus administrative charges and disbursements. We will provide you with an initial estimate of your likely legal costs and will update this as your requirements or the circumstances of the work change.

We may also be able to offer fixed priced options for work such as drafting of contracts, policies and handbooks.

We would be pleased to discuss your requirements free of charge and tailor a costs proposal accordingly.

We also offer a product called Employment Risk Solutions. For a fixed annual fee this provides advice and assistance from one of our qualified lawyers in dealing with employment issues at an early stage and insurance to cover costs and compensation in the event that an employment tribunal claim is made. 

Business Link

Business Link was developed in partnership with subject experts within government and relevant business-support organisations to help companies comply with regulations and improve performance.

In October 2012, a new ‘centralised’ Government website replaced both Businesslink.gov.uk and Directgov.uk (www.gov.uk)

www.businesslink.gov.uk

Direct Gov

Directgov aims to provide easy access to government information and services. It does this by working closely with ministerial departments and non-departmental public bodies to collate key information all in one place.

www.direct.gov.uk