Employment matters demand time and resources, and management errors in this area can be costly. Our lawyers steer clients efficiently through the ever-shifting field of UK and EU employment law, providing day-to-day HR support and reacting quickly when things go wrong.
Our sharp-eyed lawyers can deal with your legal paperwork across the board, from the creation of employment contracts and policies to the drafting of restrictive covenants. We can advise you on matters such as handling poor performance, employment status, implementing fair dismissals, running a smooth redundancy process, responding to flexible working requests and dealing with staff absence.
We are also able to provide advice on your obligations under TUPE and review and negotiate TUPE wording in outsourcing agreements. We support you in negotiating difficulties with your workforce, from disciplinary and grievance procedures to defending tribunal claims. Our employment advice always has your firm’s interests at its core, taking into account important limiting factors such as management time and legal costs. Wherever possible, we are committed to guiding our clients to a satisfactory outcome that avoids a court hearing.
If a case does go to litigation, we have the skills and tenacity to fight your case all the way through the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal right up to the High Court and Court of Appeal if need be.
Our solicitors can provide in-house training on employment law matters to your managers or HR teams to help you promote good relations with staff through best practice. In this way potential difficulties can be anticipated and resolved before they become problems. HR professionals and senior executives can rely on us as an expert source of up-to-the-minute advice on all employment law issues.
We inform and advise clients in clear, straightforward language, giving senior staff the confidence to take quick, decisive action on employment matters. We help you not just to fulfil your legal obligations as an employer, but to foster a healthy working culture that is good for business.
We have expertise in the following areas:
2. Creating and Updating Employment Contracts and Policies
3. Drafting and Enforcing Restrictive Covenants
4. Managing Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures
6. Day-to-Day HR Advice
7. Employment Law Training
8. Defending Employment Tribunal Claims
9. Dealing with Flexible Working Requests
10. Maternity / Paternity and Family Friendly Policies
11. Dealing with Employee Absence
12. Changing Terms and Conditions of Employment