Employment

Employment Lawyers for businesses

As an employer, quickly and effectively managing any employment issues or problems that may arise can be crucial to the success of your business. Our dedicated and highly experienced team of employment lawyers offer specialist legal advice and HR services to suit your business needs. Our team will work alongside you to gain a full understanding of your specific situation along with your commercial objectives and the requirements of your organisation. This enables us to create tailored, practical solutions for you – so that you can be free to get on with the important task of running your business.

Employment lawyers with commercial rigour

Our employment lawyers in London have experience across a wide range of sectors including but not limited to: financial services, insurance, hospitality, recruitment, property, technology and logistics. In handling employment matters we draw upon not only our legal expertise, but our strong commercial knowledge to provide pragmatic and viable solutions that will safeguard your business both now and going forward.

Of course, we’re not just here to help when things go wrong. We can also help you be proactive with the day-to-day requirements of managing your employees; from drafting Directors’ Service Agreements, contracts and employee handbooks, to helping with restructures and redundancy processes.

We are also highly experienced in commercial employment-related matters which often arise in corporate transactions, including business reorganisations, the implications of TUPE and senior executive exits.

A forward-thinking approach to employment law

Beyond handling the legal essentials of your immediate employment law needs, we aim to ensure you remain up to date and will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of the wider legal environment in which your business operates; thereby helping you to avoid common employment-related mistakes and unforeseen consequences. Our team of employment lawyers also host regular complimentary seminars addressing current ‘hot topics’ in employment law. These tackle such varied issues as employees on social media, NDAs and Confidentiality, the GDPR, sexual harassment, and employment references, ensuring you are kept informed so you can continue to run your business, and manage your employees effectively.

As part of our comprehensive approach to employment law and HR services, we also offer employment law’health checks’ to assess your business and help you safeguard against employment or worker-related problems that may arise down the line. We undertake a comprehensive review of your employment documents and HR procedures to identify and resolve any issues and potential concerns, thus helping you to avoid unnecessary future HR headaches.

To find out how our employment lawyers for businesses may be able to help you, please send an enquiry.

Directors' Service Agreements

Respecting the fact that directors occupy a position of responsibility and authority, we draft Directors’ Service Agreements that address the unique concerns and requirements of that role. We will also negotiate these for you, as required, with any third party.

Employment Contracts, Handbooks & Policies

Putting proper terms and procedures in place at the outset can help you to avoid disputes or unwelcome financial costs with employees, workers or self-employed contractors. They can also assist you with your understanding of your legal obligations, set out the standard expected of your employees and reduce legal risk by making sure employees and managers understand the legal rights and responsibilities inherent in the employment relationship. Our in-depth experience in this area allows us to help employers in the drafting of such contracts and policies ensuring they are both legally compliant and tailored to your specific business requirements.

Post Termination Restrictions

In the highly-competitive, modern business environment, we can assist to protect your commercial interests by advising you on the appropriate contractual restrictions that may be placed on the post-termination business activities of key employees. Our employment solicitors can also assist you with the position on enforceability of post termination restrictions, and any necessary enforcement action or guide you regarding the potential implications of employing an individual who remains subject to post termination restrictions with their previous employer.

Employment Tribunal Proceedings, Appeals & High Court Claims (incl. Injunctive Relief)

Our employment lawyers will assist you and advise throughout the entire dispute process, from internal grievance or disciplinary procedures right through to Employment Tribunal proceedings and High Court claims (including interim relief, such as injunctions). We handle all forms of employment litigation, whether straightforward or complex, including unfair dismissal, discrimination, harassment, victimisation, whistleblowing, breach of contract (including bonus claims) and unlawful deductions from wages.

Restructuring, Reorganisations & Redundancies

Redundancies are often a necessary feature of business restructuring or reorganisation processes, yet they’re also very prone to legal challenges and complications. From drafting settlement agreements to advising on employee (or representative) consultations to potential TUPE implications and the collective consultation regime, our knowledge of the commercial landscape allows us to advise you on the best way to avoid legal issues.

Employment Law Health Check

Our Employment Law Health Check service aims to allow us to identify issues in your employment contracts, Directors’ Service Agreements, staff handbook and any other employment-related documentation before disputes and/or costly litigation arise due to problems with the employment relationship. We use our extensive experience and expertise to help you protect your business against legal issues, by identifying any matters of concern in your documentation, and suggesting how that may be addressed.

 

Directors' Service Agreements

Respecting the fact that directors occupy a position of responsibility and authority, we draft Directors’ Service Agreements that address the unique concerns and requirements of that role. We will also negotiate these for you, as required, with any third party.

Employment Contracts, Handbooks & Policies

Putting proper terms and procedures in place at the outset can help you to avoid disputes or unwelcome financial costs with employees, workers or self-employed contractors. They can also assist you with your understanding of your legal obligations, set out the standard expected of your employees and reduce legal risk by making sure employees and managers understand the legal rights and responsibilities inherent in the employment relationship. Our in-depth experience in this area allows us to help employers in the drafting of such contracts and policies ensuring they are both legally compliant and tailored to your specific business requirements.

Post Termination Restrictions

In the highly-competitive, modern business environment, we can assist to protect your commercial interests by advising you on the appropriate contractual restrictions that may be placed on the post-termination business activities of key employees. Our employment solicitors can also assist you with the position on enforceability of post termination restrictions, and any necessary enforcement action or guide you regarding the potential implications of employing an individual who remains subject to post termination restrictions with their previous employer.

Employment Tribunal Proceedings, Appeals & High Court Claims (incl. Injunctive Relief)

Our employment lawyers will assist you and advise throughout the entire dispute process, from internal grievance or disciplinary procedures right through to Employment Tribunal proceedings and High Court claims (including interim relief, such as injunctions). We handle all forms of employment litigation, whether straightforward or complex, including unfair dismissal, discrimination, harassment, victimisation, whistleblowing, breach of contract (including bonus claims) and unlawful deductions from wages.

Restructuring, Reorganisations & Redundancies

Redundancies are often a necessary feature of business restructuring or reorganisation processes, yet they’re also very prone to legal challenges and complications. From drafting settlement agreements to advising on employee (or representative) consultations to potential TUPE implications and the collective consultation regime, our knowledge of the commercial landscape allows us to advise you on the best way to avoid legal issues.

Employment Law Health Check

Our Employment Law Health Check service aims to allow us to identify issues in your employment contracts, Directors’ Service Agreements, staff handbook and any other employment-related documentation before disputes and/or costly litigation arise due to problems with the employment relationship. We use our extensive experience and expertise to help you protect your business against legal issues, by identifying any matters of concern in your documentation, and suggesting how that may be addressed.

 

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