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In terms of their strength and depth, they are absolutely first-class.
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Employment

Our employment team are highly skilled and experienced in advising businesses on a wide range of employment law issues. Our in depth legal and industry knowledge allows us to consistently deliver technical excellence and commercially astute advice. Clients commend us for our collaborative and commercial approach.

Work scope

Our expertise covers all aspects of employment law including:

Contracts and Policy Documentation

  • contracts of employment and director service agreements
  • consultancy agreements
  • non-disclosure agreements
  • bonus agreements, commission structures and employee incentive schemes
  • restrictive covenants
  • staff handbooks
  • data protection

HR Support including advice on:

  • disciplinary and dismissal matters
  • grievances
  • bullying, discrimination and harassment allegations
  • misconduct and performance issues
  • stress at work
  • long term sickness absence
  • settlement agreements
  • flexible working requests

Business/HR Projects including advice on:

  • restructuring and redundancy programmes
  • outsourcing exercises
  • collective and individual consultation
  • TUPE
  • data protection and subject access requests

Prevention of Anti-Competitive Behaviour including advice on:

  • enforceability of restrictive covenants
  • confidential information
  • team moves
  • dealing with pre-action letters
  • negotiating undertakings
  • applications for injunctive relief
  • bringing / defending damages claims

Dispute Management and Resolution including:

  • conducting / defending proceedings in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and High Court
  • advising on strategy, prospects of success and the litigation process
  • representation at hearings
  • mediations
  • negotiating settlement and settlement agreements

Recent deals & cases undertaken

Matters the employment team have acted on include:

  • Advising on a partnership and discrimination dispute resulting in a successful resolution at mediation.
  • Advising a company on the gross misconduct dismissal and appeal process involving its managing director and the resulting transfer of his shares.
  • Advising a brand agency on the relocation of its offices and collective consultation obligations.
  • Defending an Employment Tribunal claims, against multiple companies in respect of unfair dismissal and partnership disputes.
  • Defending an Employment Tribunal claim in respect of constructive dismissal and discrimination resulting in a successful resolution.
  • Advising on the restructuring of a group of companies and consequential transfer of employees including advising on the information and consultation under TUPE.
  • Conducting due diligence on employment related matters for a purchaser of a care home business, advising on the transfer of employees and negotiating terms of the business purchase agreement.

Testimonials

  • What the team is known for Wide-ranging practice with expertise in the arts and heritage, education, accountancy, retail and agriculture sectors. Noted for its strong private client base and its tribunal advocacy for employers and employees.  CHAMBERS UK 2015
  • Strengths (Quotes from clients)  “Very down to earth, thorough, practical and clear.”   “A very good firm – well organised, with some very switched-on people.”  CHAMBERS UK 2015
  •  What the team is known for: Particular expertise in discrimination law. The firm acts for both employers and employees, and has handled a significant amount of TUPE cases, restructurings and redundancies over the past year.  CHAMBERS UK 2014
  • Strengths: Problem solving: “They offer practical solutions and display a common-sense approach. Rather than merely stating what the correct legal approach is, they are perfectly willing to look at the negative impact there could be of making a certain choice.”  CHAMBERS UK 2014

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