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Employment for retail


The employment relationship is the subject of increasing regulation. Mistakes can affect a retailer’s reputation, morale and the bottom line. Due to the experience gained from acting for a wide variety of retailers, our team is able to quickly understand the objectives and culture of your organisation and offer legal solutions tailored to your specific needs.

  • Dedicated team – available to advise on all contentious and non-contentious issues.
  • Day-to-day helpline – responsive and commercially focused advice by telephone & email.
  • Employment tribunals – access to in house advocacy and representation, experience of lengthy discrimination proceedings and multi-applicant equal pay claims.
  • Specialist services – conducting internal investigations on behalf of clients, advice on disciplinary, grievance and dismissal procedures, contracts and policies, executive severance and injunctions.
  • Support – with outsourcing, restructuring, acquisitions, disposals and change management.
  • Bespoke training – as well as free open access seminars and regular bulletins.
  • Proactive approach – as employment legislation changes frequently we find our clients appreciate bespoke training and regular bulletins.

HR core for international clients

HR core offers fixed price access to expert HR professionals, supporting you through the complexities of UK employment law, helping you identify strategic opportunities and minimise your exposure to disruptive and expensive litigation.

Read our interactive digital document for details about how HR core could work for your organisation.
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