We help employers (ranging from London based, to national and multi-national employers) ensure that their contracts, policies and procedures are appropriate, effective and up-to-date, taking into account all relevant developments in employment law.

Employers regularly seek our advice on:

  • contracts of employment
  • service agreements
  • confidentiality obligations
  • restrictive covenants
  • staff handbooks and rules for employees
  • disciplinary and grievance procedures

Clear documents and policies ensure that both sides know where they stand. With our help you can be confident of being adequately protected and able to run your organisation effectively.

Our team

We are one of a relatively small number of employment law teams that is highly recommended in The Legal 500 (2022). The independent directory especially praises partners Alex Bearman and Anthony Sakrouge. Commentators say our "team is knowledgeable, responsive and has ensured completion of all activities in a timely manner."

  • Anthony Sakrouge "is a sensational business partner, applying a deep understanding of the law with practical application to ensure the best possible outcome" (2022)
  • According to one commentator, Alex Bearman's "judgment is excellent. In a difficult case he has been able to cut to the heart of the key points."
  • our employment team "delivers appropriate and measured advice that gives clients confidence in its ability" (2019)
  • Russell-Cooke's department provides "prompt and carefully thought-through advice" (2017)
  • We are a six-strong team of specialist employment lawyers.
  • We act for employers of all sizes in all sectors. We are equally happy offering a thorough review of a business's policies or drafting a one-off contract.
  • Our rates are competitive. If you ask us to draft documents, we will normally be able to agree a fixed fee in advance.

If you would like to speak with a member of the team you can contact our employment solicitors on +44 (0)20 3826 7667 or complete our enquiry form.

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.


Employment Lawyers Association

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


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.


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.

The current range of hourly rates for members of the team is from £185 plus VAT to £420 plus VAT per hour. 

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.

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)


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.