Employment law

Navigating UK employment law: Expert solutions for employers and employees

Understanding employment law

Navigating complex issues with early intervention and proven resolutions

Employment issues are personal and often complex. The legal landscape is ever-changing and the stakes are high for both the business and the individual. Our London-based employment solicitors advise both employers and employees and understand both perspectives.

Our approach to employment law

Our approach to disputes is that intervention at an early stage usually brings a resolution that avoids tribunal or court proceedings.

Our employer client base is broad. We give specialist advice to startups and well-established corporates (London-based, national and multinational) as well as institutional employers, on all aspects of their role as employer and relationships with employees.

Contracts and entitlements

Contracts and entitlements for individuals

We advise individuals who are about to start a new job or are thinking of moving to a new employer...

Discrimination and whistleblowing for individuals

Discrimination and whistleblowing for individuals

We advise employees when they are being discriminated...

Discrimination and whistleblowing for businesses

Discrimination and whistleblowing for businesses

We advise employers (ranging from London based, to national and multi-national employers)...

Employment issues for businesses

Employment issues for businesses

As well as advising on dismissal, discrimination and contracts of employment...

This practice stands out because it is brilliant in all key aspects: knowledge, practical advice, speed, transparency of billing, and excellent client service.
The Legal 500 (2024)

How our employment law solicitors can help you

Our employment solicitors are also known for our work advising employees, often at executive level, in relation to all employment law issues. Individual clients include those within the banking, financial services and insurance industries, as well as editors, solicitors, football managers, academics, to name but a few.

Employment policies procedures and contracts

Employment policies, procedures and contracts for businesses

We help employers (ranging from London based, to national and multi-national employers)...

General employment disputes

General employment disputes for individuals

We advise and represent both senior and junior employees in relation to all employment issues...

Settlement agreements

Settlement agreements for individuals

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

Terminating employment for businesses

Terminating employment for businesses

We advise employers (ranging from London based, to national and multi-national employers) on best practice...

Areas of expertise

Our solicitors have a wealth of experience in the full range of employment issues including:

  • dismissals;
  • discrimination, harassment and bullying;
  • whistleblowing;
  • contractual disputes (including in relation to shares and share options);
  • bonus claims (including those arising within financial services businesses in the City of London and Canary Wharf);
  • equal pay;
  • restrictive covenants, including in connection with team moves;
  • redundancies;
  • restructuring and TUPE transfers, sometimes working in conjunction with our corporate and commercial team;
  • best practice in disciplinary and grievance procedures including correct steps for terminating employment;
  • implications of disciplinary proceedings in the regulated professions, working in conjunction with our regulatory team;
  • drafting contracts, policies, procedures;
  • advising on performance management; and
  • misconduct investigations

Our lawyers also advise partnerships, LLPs, partners and LLP members on workplace disputes and severance terms.

Our employment law team aims to provide the best practical advice for your situation, pointing you towards the most sensible, risk-managed approach. 

Transactional support and TUPE for businesses

Transactional support and TUPE for businesses

We act on a full range of employment related transactional support work, from smaller domestic corporate transactions...

Wrongful and unfair dismissal individuals

Wrongful and unfair dismissal for individuals

We advise employees who have been dismissed without being given proper notice...

Wrongful and unfair dismissal businesses

Wrongful and unfair dismissal for businesses

We advise employers (ranging from London based, to national and multi-national employers)...

Get in touch

If you would like to speak with a member of the team you can contact our employment law solicitors by email, by telephone on +44 (0)20 3826 7512 or complete our enquiry form.

Russell-Cooke have a very strong grasp of both the legal technicalities and commercial dynamics. They are very responsive, punctual and thorough.
Chambers UK (2024)

Related insights

The latest news and insights from our employment law team

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29.01.2024

$178k-a-year manager at the UK’s financial regulator ordered back to the office by judge—Fortune

Partner Alex Bearman has been quoted in an article in Fortune commenting on a recent court ruling on remote work. The case involved...
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20.12.2023

Man who said wearing a mask at work was a ‘breach of the Nuremberg laws’—People Management

Partner Alex Bearman has been quoted in an article by People Management addressing the case of an office worker alleging discrimination and a breach of the...
Alex Bearman, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, employment law team.
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24.11.2023

Recruiters 'headhunting' underperforming employees to avoid expensive payouts—The Telegraph

Senior associate Jeremy Coy has been quoted in an article in The Telegraph, which explores the concept of 'reverse hiring', when...
Jeremy Coy, Senior associate in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, employment law team.
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