Employment law

Employment issues for businesses

Employment issues for businesses

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 The Legal 500 (2023). 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.

Charging information

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 £165 plus VAT to £450 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.

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 below.

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