Providing HR & employment law support

Employment Advice

Whether you are an employer or an employee, we can help with the following matters:

Settlement agreements and severance arrangements – as well as drafting and negotiating settlement agreements, we also advise you on the process and handling of settlement negotiations and the level of appropriate severance packages.

Contract of employment and service agreements – we will review your existing contracts and/or service agreements to ensure they are up to date and drafted in accordance with best practice and then assist you in keeping them up to date, or we can create them for you where you have none in place already. With our input, your business is protected or if you are an employee, we will advise on what is best for you given the nature of your employment.

GDPR/data protection – we can advise on your responsibilities as an employer to ensure that you are complying with the current data protection laws, including drafting your privacy notices, data protection policy and related policies and ensuring that your contracts of employment also remain compliant in the light of recent changes in the law in this area.

Changing terms and conditions – we can advise on the legality and implications of changing terms and conditions of employment for your staff or when you are facing a request for a change by your employer.

Employee status – we offer advice on employee status (self-employment/consultancy arrangements and employment), whether you are an individual or a business.

Consultancy agreements – we can draft and advise on consultancy agreements.

Discrimination, bullying and harassment – discrimination, bullying and harassment can require a swift response. We are on hand to offer advice and practical solutions to deal with all situations.

Equal opportunities – we can advise on designing and implementing an effective equal opportunities policy and any related work-place issues that may arise for both employers and employees.

Performance management and appraisals – we are experienced at dealing with all aspects of performance management and appraisals, from drafting an internal procedure for managing performance or an appraisal process, to assisting with ongoing performance issues by guiding the employer or employee through the challenges that poor performance can present.

Redundancies – we can guide you through the redundancy process to ensure that it is fair and your business is protected from claims. If you are an employee, our experience enables us to provide compassionate and valuable support to you at this difficult time.

Breach of contract – we can advise where there is a potential or actual breach of contract.

Restrictive covenants – we can provide legal and practical advice on designing restrictive covenants tailored to your individual needs. We also assist in the event of a potential or actual breach of any restrictive covenants, whether you are seeking support as an employer or employee.

Bonus schemes – we advise on the type of bonus schemes, their implementation, operation and all associated issues.

TUPE transfers – we advise on all aspects of a TUPE transfer, including assisting businesses with the process of due diligence and employee/trade union consultation and employees by advising on their rights on the sale or purchase of a business.

Unfair and constructive dismissal – we offer advice on bringing or defending unfair dismissal and constructive dismissal claims in the Employment Tribunal.

Employment tribunal claims – we are experienced in dealing with all types of claim, whether acting for the employer defending the claim or the employee bringing the claim. We can advise on prospects and assist you throughout the life of the claim, including at the Tribunal.

Bespoke training – including practical workshops for those in HR and management.