Corporate Employment Law
When you need employment law advice, our specialist lawyers have a refreshingly robust and commercial solution and provide expert employment and HR advice to a wide range of businesses to all our clients from Start-up through high-growthSMEs to multi-national employers including:
- Contracts of employment
- Discipline and grievance procedures
- Business reorganisation and redundancies
- Employment disputes
- Staff handbooks
- Bribery Act
- Restrictive Covenants
- Settlement Agreements
- Social media and internet use
- Managing staff absences
- Family and pregnancy
- Agency workers
- Diversity and discrimination
Whether your business is in the early stages of development and taking on new employees for the first time and you require contracts of employment for your new employees, or whether you are at the stage of restructuring or selling your business and you are negotiating your way through the complex employment law issues involved, we can help. We offer advice at every part of the employment relationship.
At the outset, we advise on how to recruit equitably and how to draft offer letters, contracts and policies in an appropriate and flexible way and how to have effective restraint of trade and enforceable post-termination covenants. We assist our clients to achieve harmonious employment relationships as well as how to handle disciplinary and grievance issues, and performance management and performance rewards. We can advise on dismissals as well as redundancies, restructures and the TUPE obligations arising from workforce transfers.
Our aim is to help our clients avoid litigation but if this cannot be achieved, we are experienced in defending (and pursuing) claims in the Employment Tribunal and at all levels of the County and High Courts.
We aim to minimise financial and reputational damage if an employment relationships breaks down and help clients to manage employment issues, adhere to regulation and create a cohesive workforce. We are also well versed about the company requirements for employers to navigate through the necessary immigration and employment issues involved in the recruitment of employees from outside the EEA or indeed their transfer as well as liekkly and actual post-Brexit employment issues.
Employment & Immigration is one of the fastest-changing areas of law with legislation developing and evolving rapidly, and with rising employment claims and compensation payments continuing to cause concerns. Our in-depth expertise is vital to ensure that your businesses remain viable at all times. We ensure that companies have the correct documentation in place to reduce risk and improve employee efficiency, and use latest state of art HR software to assist you in ensuring this.
Fixed Fee Redundancy Advice:
If you’re looking to make staff redundant and have an in-house legal team dealing with this, we can provide the independent solicitors services that are necessary for your redundancy settlement agreements to stand up to subsequent court scrutiny and to provide the certificate of independent legal advice to the employee.
We successfully help individuals negotiating on their own employment rights, scrutinising pre-employment contracts as well as post-employment obligations and opportunities.