We provide commercial and client-focused advice to employers and senior executives on all employment law issues, with a focus on strategic risk management and dispute resolution
People are the key to success
People are at the core of every successful business. Maintaining a balanced employee/employer relationship whilst juggling with constantly changing legislation and case law is a challenge. Our team will help you to meet that challenge by providing commercial and strategic legal advice that reflects our expertise, our knowledge of you, your industry and, most importantly, how you want to run your business.
Protecting your business
Our aim is to create a partnership with you that will give you the confidence to manage your employment risks and protect the value of your business. To give you certainty on legal fees and security, we offer an Employment Protection Scheme that provides seamless financial and business continuity protection. This is a fixed fee retainer offering, providing employment advice on your ad hoc issues together with the peace of mind of insurance protection to protect your business from the cost of litigation.
We provide senior level business input in the form of strategic risk management advice with a practical and commercial focus.
You deserve specialist advice to protect your business, which can cover issues such as team moves, protection of data and confidentiality, and enforcement of restrictions on exits. We work proactively with HR teams to help you to meet your future needs. We offer employment law workshops tailored to your business, supporting you in upskilling your HR team or managers.
We are experienced in acting for both employers and employees in internal disputes and those involving the Courts and Tribunals. We deliver sensitive and pragmatic solutions to help resolve internal grievances and have significant experience in supporting clients to resolve discrimination claims. With substantial advocacy experience within the team, we offer an end-to-end service encompassing practical advice and guidance on your options, including mediation, and support throughout any legal proceedings, including representation in Tribunal hearings.
We also work closely with our Alternative Dispute and Prevention team in helping you to assess whether mediation or facilitation could provide you with a solution to your dispute.
A comprehensive service
As experienced practitioners we can help you manage every aspect of your relationship with your staff from strategic risk management advice, and practical and commercial advice to help clients resolve workplace and boardroom disputes to supporting you in managing a grievance process.
Key services provided
Our employment expertise
- Drafting and reviewing employment contracts, policies and procedures, using intelligent technology, if appropriate.
- Business and corporate structuring and restructuring to ensure maximum legal compliance, employee effectiveness and stakeholder alignment
- Bonuses and employee benefits
- TUPE, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing
- Protecting businesses from unlawful competition
- Protecting confidential information and intellectual property
- Advising on Equality claims, whistleblowing claims and other grievances
- Dispute resolution, Employment Tribunal cases and High Court litigation
- Team moves and negotiated exits
- Employment Protection Scheme
Training for HR and managers
We recognise that problems in the workplace can be avoided if your HR team and managers are confident and well-trained. We also understand that it is difficult to take time out of your busy week to attend training courses. We can work with you to create a bespoke, on-site training programme. Our courses are run in a practical and interactive workshop format to ensure your team gets the most out of their time with us.
- Julie Bann, Consultant Solicitor
- Andrew Hillman, Consultant Solicitor
- Adrian Hoggarth, Partner, Head of Employment
“I pick up the phone without hesitation for sound, timely and practical advice from someone I respect and who understands the business context. I have no hesitation in recommending his [Adrian’s] services to potential clients.”
– HR Director, City Financial Services Company
Julie helped me with a difficult legal case which required considerable perseverance and considerable effort. We achieved slightly better than 100% of our target result, which was a brilliant result and Julie worked incredibly hard for extremely reasonable fees. She also has exceptional levels of integrity.”
– Former CEO