Business Services

Business Services

Restructures & Redundancies  
As we act for very large employers, we have significant expertise in this area which was particularly relevant during the 2008-10 recession and more recently during the pandemic. We advise businesses on the planning, implementation and effect of restructuring their workforce, and the associated areas of employment law such as redundancy and unfair dismissal Our work has included factory reorganisations and large scale redundancy and restructuring programmes affecting the entire workforce of our clients.

Where redundancies may be necessary, we provide practical, hands-on assistance at each stage of the process: from initial consideration of redundancies, through consultation, to dismissal.

It is a complex area of law which almost always benefits from professional advice. Please contact us today to explore how we can help you.

Employment Tribunals & Civil Litigation  
We have brought and defended thousands of claims in Employment Tribunals and other venues across the UK. We have also appeared in the Employment Appeals Tribunal. We have experience of litigating a vast range of claims, from straightforward unfair dismissal cases to complex discrimination and business transfer cases. We have also conducted complex cases in the civil courts in relation to restraint of trade, misuse of confidential information and solicitation of customers or clients for both employers and employees.

With the move to remote working we now have a dedicated tribunal room within our office where we conduct remote court hearings, saving costs and time for our clients.

We also assist with the requirement to engage with ACAS in pre-claim conciliation.

If you need help dealing with or conducting a claim, please contact us today.

Information relating to our costs for advice and representation at Tribunals can be found here.

Settlement Agreements  
Settlement Agreements are often an effective means of resolving a dispute between an employer and an employee, or of ending an employment relationship in a way that is acceptable to both parties before a dispute occurs.

We assist our clients by drafting and negotiating the terms settlement agreements, from simple agreements to complicated senior executive termination arrangements involving consideration of shares/share options and other incentive schemes.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require assistance with a settlement agreement.

Employment Contracts, Policies & Procedures  
It is important for businesses to maintain clear, up-to-date employment contracts and policies. We can assist in drafting and reviewing the full range of documentation which are required in the employment relationship, together with providing technical advice on restrictive covenants, restraint of trade and right to work for both employers and employees.

Please get in touch if you require guidance on your employment documentation requirements.

Disciplinary & Grievance Issues  
We help businesses conduct all internal processes correctly and fairly, minimising the risk of litigation and protecting the business. We also guide individuals through internal processes, helping them use internal processes to achieve their desired outcome.

When internal processes have been exhausted, we also represent both employers and employees in pre-claim negotiations and any litigation.

Please contact us today to discuss how we could help you.

Transfer of Undertakings 
When a business is sold or a contract changes hands, the TUPE regulations frequently apply. We have extensive experience of guiding businesses through the process of a TUPE transfer, including negotiations with the incoming employer and consultations with the affected workforce. We also give advice to employees on the implications of being a transferred employee and the protection which TUPE gives. We routinely represent clients in tribunals where there has been a disputed transfers.

It is a complex area of law which almost always benefits from professional advice. If you have any questions relating to TUPE, please contact us today.

Directorship Issues  
Effective Directors and senior managers are key to the success of a business and have access to the most confidential and sensitive information. It is important for the terms of any such an engagement to be clear from the beginning, in order to manage risk to the business. Further, the departure of Directors and senior managers present their own specific issues.

We have extensive experience of advising both on both the appointment and terms for Director and senior managers and issues relating to their departure, so please contact us if you require assistance.

Restraint of Trade  
Restrictive covenants are useful tools in the employment relationship which can help an employer protect its legitimate business interests. However, ensuring that these are drafted correctly and then taking steps to enforce them can be incredibly complex.

We provide both employers and employees with bespoke advice on the drafting and enforceability of restrictive covenants and have conducted litigation in both the High Court and County Court on restraint of trade matters. It is a complex area of law which almost always benefits from professional advice. Please contact us if you require guidance on this.