We advise on the full range of issues for employers to include all aspects of employment litigation, from Employment Tribunals to High Court employment complaints, and non-contentious employment law issues, such as difficult absence management issues, collective redundancy exercises and the transfer of employees.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Tribunal claims including complex discrimination and whistle-blowing claims, unfair and wrongful dismissal
  • High Court action involving restrictive covenant and breach of confidentiality disputes
  • Board room disputes and executive exits
  • Drafting and negotiating on in/outsourcing arrangements and agreements
  • All of the employment aspects of business and share purchase agreements including negotiating on and drafting suitable warranty and indemnity protection and conducting commercial due diligence exercises
  • Significant business change programmes and restructures
  • Collective redundancy exercises
  • All aspects of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regs. (“TUPE”)
  • Negotiating employee exits and settlement agreements
  • Drafting employment documentation to include contracts of employment, bonus and remuneration plans and staff handbooks, policies and procedures
  • Support and resolution on day to day employment relations issues

Examples of the work our solicitors have undertaken for employers include:

  • Advising the UK’s rail network operator on multiple and complex Employment Tribunal complaints working closely with the legal and people teams
  • Advising an international airline over a period of many years on a range of matters including employee disputes, re-organisations and redundancies and complex technical employment matters
  • Advising one of the UK’s largest secondary school on the defence of multiple claims of race and disability discrimination and victimisation
  • Advising a multi-billion pound global telecommunications company on a complex discrimination complaint involving allegations of race, age and disability discrimination and victimisation and advising on multiple large scale in/outsourcing agreements
  • Advising the UK branch of an international bank on the defence of complex sex based discrimination and constructive unfair dismissal claims
  • Advising a media production company on multiple people issues including the application of post employment restrictive covenants on the move of a senior executive to a competitor
  • Advising a multi-national information technology company providing services to the air transport industry on the employee implications of its acquisition of a service contract to include drafting and co-ordinating the negotiations on the relevant employee schedules of the proposed service contract in the UK and Spain