Employment law advice for employees and employers in Notting Hill

A top 100 London-based law firm, we have around 200 highly regarded specialist solicitors and lawyers. Russell-Cooke has been meeting the legal requirements of London's businesses, organisations and individuals since 1880 and is within the largest 1% of solicitors' firms in the UK.

The employment law team at Russell-Cooke has been providing advice to employees at all levels of seniority in relation to all employment related issues for more than 20 years.

We are recognised as one of the leading employment law teams in London and the UK.

The employment law team at Russell-Cooke is one of few employment law teams that is legal directory rated, can meet the needs of clients in and around Notting Hill, and that specialises in advising employees and employers on all aspects of UK employment law.

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)

Employment law advice for employees

Our employment law team has a broad base of employee clients.

We specialise in acting for senior executives and more junior employees within all industry sectors, including the retail and investment banking, private equity, legal, accountancy, insurance, media, technology, energy and education sectors.

The fact that our team of employment law solicitors so regularly act against many of the large banks and financial services businesses in the City of London (i.e. the Square Mile) and their advisers gives us additional insight and perspective that we can use to our clients' advantage. Members of our employment law team have represented some of the most senior members of these industries, including in seven figure disputes.

Areas that our employment lawyers advise employees on include:

We have very few conflicting interests with financial institutions in the City of London/the Square Mile or elsewhere in London.

The firm’s breadth of expertise and complimentary practice areas mean we can advise on complex multi-practice area cases that are beyond the scope of specialist or boutique teams that only advise on UK employment law.

Unusually for a highly rated employment law team, we are also able to act in claims in which our clients have legal expenses insurance. Indeed, many of the claims our employment law solicitors advise on are funded by legal expenses insurance and we have significant experience of liaising with legal expenses insurers on behalf of our clients.

Many of our employee clients live and/or work in or around Notting Hill, Kensington and Chelsea, the City of London/the Square Mile, Central London, West London, South West London or Canary Wharf, areas that are close to our various locations around London.

Employment law advice for employers

Our team of employment lawyers also advise employers on all employment related issues, ranging from London-based, to national and multi-national 'household name' employers.

Areas that we advise businesses on include:

Articles, know-how and publications

Members of our employment law team regularly write about developments in employment law and have contributed employment law related articles and commentary to national, legal and human resources publications such as The TimesThe Financial TimesThe IndependentThe GuardianThe Daily TelegraphCity AMEmployment Law JournalManaging Partner, the International Bar Association's Employment and Industrial Relations Law NewsletterTolley’s Employment Law NewsletterSolicitors JournalPersonnel TodayPeople ManagementHR Magazine and HR News.

We are also responsible for the 'dismissal', 'resignation', 'references', 'employee status' and 'sick leave and pay' sections of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's UK employment law guidance website, HR-inform. The CIPD is the world's largest chartered HR and development professional body.

A selection of our more recent employment law related articles, know-how and expert commentary can be found here:

Our meeting rooms in Notting Hill

Our employment solicitors are able to meet the legal needs of clients based in Notting Hill and the surrounding areas (including Kensington and Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, St John's Wood and Hampstead) in modern offices in the heart of Notting Hill, just off Kensington High Street, a short walk from Notting Hill Gate at:

Our solicitors and lawyers are based at our offices in Holborn (in Central London), Putney (in South West London), and Kingston (Surrey), but can also meet with clients to advise at our meeting rooms in Mayfair, Canary Wharf, Kensington & Chelsea, and in the City of London - Dashwood House and City of London - The Leadenhall Building.

We can also act on a 'remote' basis for employees and employers who are based throughout the UK, including in cities such as Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Bristol, Nottingham, Cardiff, Oxford, Cambridge, Reading and Brighton.