We represent people whose employment relationships are coming to an end.

Our clients are from all walks of life, including very senior executives with complex entitlements or seven-figure disputes, as well as vulnerable employees and people on average or below-average incomes. If you have been offered a settlement agreement (previously known as a compromise agreement), we can advise on:

  • the right level of compensation
  • the terms of the agreement
  • whether to consider litigation

Our team

We are one of a relatively small number of employment law teams that is highly recommended in The 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 with experience over the whole field of employment law
  • Our service is practical and cost-effective
  • We have handled a considerable number of high-profile employment cases with media interest
  • We have dealt with negotiations involving the departure of numerous industry leaders, prominent rugby coaches, a football manager, a priest, the managing director of a parliamentary organisation, the vice chancellor of a university and many teachers and NHS employees.

Our approach

  • We will protect your interests and give you the best chance of securing appropriate compensation.
  • We will give you both an accurate legal assessment of your settlement agreement and a sound commercial judgement based on experience. We will not simply 'rubber stamp' your agreement and any fees incurred will be proportionate to the benefit which might be obtained as a result.
  • Sometimes employees have to take their matter to the courts or tribunals to secure what they deserve. Our experience enables us to represent clients throughout the whole process, from first negotiations to trial.

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.

Many of the claims we handle are funded by legal expense insurance. We can tell you how to check whether you are covered and can help in dealing with insurers.

The legal fees of many employees should be covered by legal expenses insurance which form part of home insurance policies.

We would be pleased to tailor a costs proposal accordingly.

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

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