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There are few issues that affect every organisation to the same extent as dealing with employees. When an issue arises, you need quick and clear advice and support to manage not just the legal process, but the politics and PR issues associated with many staffing matters.

Our national employment law team specialises in advising employers in their specific context. Whether designing bespoke employment contracts and policies for your workforce, supporting you to achieve a smooth staffing restructure, advising on the recruitment of migrant workers or defending a complex discrimination claim at the employment tribunal, our team of proactive sector-experienced lawyers can support you. We deliver commercial advice that is focused on supporting you through the process to achieve your desired goal.

what we do...

  • National employment law team with over 20 lawyers and HR professionals - providing a full employment legal service to our clients from our offices in Birmingham, Exeter, London, Manchester and Nottingham. employment law specialists - including restructures, redundancy exercises, mergers, acquisitions, disposals and managing change.

  • Proactive advice on contracts, settlement agreements, remuneration strategies and policies  - including secondments, diversity, maternity, paternity, harassment, disciplinary, grievance, whistle-blowing etc.

  • Trade unions - we advise on relationships and negotiations with trade unions and their legal representatives and have wide experience of dealing with TUPE situations in both the public and private sectors.

  • Bespoke training to management and councillors in conducting disciplinary and appeal hearings.

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