Employment

Employment law is constantly changing and yet the repercussions of getting it wrong are often very significant indeed.  Awards for unfair dismissal can be substantial which makes the getting right advice critical; for both employers and employees.  Time limits for making and responding to claims are also notoriously short, which again can put considerable pressure on both parties.

Whether you are a part time employee or run your own business employing large numbers of staff, we can advise and explain, in plain English, what your rights are and how you can use them to your advantage. We aim to give sensible, timely, practical advice when you need it to help you choose the best course of action going forward.

Our Employment Team can apply their extensive knowledge, skills and experience to help resolve the specific issues which you are facing and provide as much or as little help as you require. We recognise that there are various complexities in any employment situation that we will analyse and make suitable recommendations to you. Dependent upon the situation, options may involve legal processes or a solution designed to avoid legal conflict e.g  mediation or compromise agreement.

For employers, prevention is often better than cure and we can help by providing a range of services tailored to your needs from a full scale review of your employment practices, to drafting individual employee contracts, company policies and compromise agreements.  Of course if things do go wrong we can help to advise and support you in defending or negotiating claims.

For employees, you may have been unfairly dismissed, treated unfairly or feel that your employer is forcing you to resign.  In all these situations we can offer advice and representation if required.