Helping Businesses & Organisations

We help you make practical sense and use of employment law. We do this covering the full encyclopedic range of employment law areas.

Our services for employers - Businesses & Organisations

There are many laws relating to the duties and rights of employers and the individuals that they employ. Employment law applies to all types of enterprises and organisations.

A lot of time, effort, and money is expended in building and establishing an enterprise or organisation. Of course, work is much more than the the word indicates. Our sense of self-worth, achievement, and the ability to provide for ourselves, exploit opportunities and exercise choice, are all bound up in it.

We help you make practical sense and use of employment law. Our four main service areas are listed in the red box immediately below:- 

Examples of main areas covered

This is not an exhaustive list. Contact us if you cannot see what you are looking for in the list below:-

  • Dismissing staff safely

  • Managing performance

  • Managing attendance (absenteeism & punctuality)

  • Managing poor behaviour - disciplinary action

  • Managing staff complaints (staff grievances about work-related matters)

  • Exit strategies and severance packages

  • Redundancy

  • Restructure or reorganisation

  • Contracts of employment

  • Contract clauses

  • Zero hour contracts

  • Apprentices

  • Part-time staff rights

  • Fixed-term staff rights

  • Non-Compete clauses & Post-employment Restrictive Covenants

  • How to defend a Claim

  • Confidentiality clauses

  • Unfair dismissal

  • Constructive dismissal

  • Discrimination: Age, sex, pregnancy & maternity, disability, race, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marital status & civil partnership and gender reassignment

  • Bullying

  • Harassment

  • Wages (including bonuses and commission)

  • Wage disputes (including bonuses and commission)

  • Holiday and holiday pay

  • Working hours and rest breaks

  • Notice

  • Breach of contract

  • Notice periods

  • Garden leave

  • Preliminary Case Management Hearing

  • Without prejudice conversations

  • Settlement Agreements

  • Family-friendly rights leave & pay:  Pregnancy and maternity, Flexible Working, time off for ante-natal appointments & family emergencies,  Shared Parental Leave

  • Bereavement leave

  • Social Media

  • Anti-bribery

  • Sick Pay

  • Whistle-blowing

  • Recruitment

  • Job adverts

  • Job offers

  • References

  • TUPE transfers

  • ACAS (including ACAS Early Conciliation)

  • List of Issues

How do you pay for the service

FREE FIRST 15 MINUTES

We need to take you on officially as a client before we can advise you on your case, but we will be able to tell you during our first telephone call whether you would benefit from consulting with us to obtain legal advice.

If so, we will offer you a free 15 minute consultation with a solicitor. In that consultation, we will take further details, advise how we can help you and give you an idea of how much this is likely to cost.

Our hourly charging

Our fees are calculated mainly by reference to the amount of time spent on your matter.

We will provide you with fee estimates at the outset or as soon as reasonably possible and throughout the duration of your case. For ongoing advice, to help you to keep a track on your costs, we will usually send you an interim bill at intervals. We expect all invoices whether interim or final to be paid in full and without delay.

If you have concerns about affording our fees, speak to us as we may be able to assist. For example rather than acting for you from the start of an Employment Tribunal claim through to representation at a full hearing, we can advise you on an ‘as and when’ requested basis.

Legal expenses insurance

You may have legal expenses insurance cover which will cover the cost of you bringing a tribunal claim, as part of other insurance policies that you have including for example private healthcare, personal accident or household insurance policies. You are not under any obligation to use a solicitor that your insurance company may suggest or insist on. Rather, have the right to choose your own solicitor.

Fixed fee interview and advice

It may be possible to offer you an initial fixed fee interview. The fee will include a consultation, to discuss your case, review paperwork that you provide and confirm our advice in writing.  The purpose of the interview will be to discuss your case and to advise you on the likelihood of a successful outcome and a costs estimate for any further work. Whether this can be offered depends on the circumstances of your case and the volume of paper that needs to be looked at.

Union members

If you are a Union member, your Union may fund your case. You should contact your Union representative for further information including their eligibility criteria.

Employment Tribunal litigation - Employers

Legal aid

Unfortunately, we do not offer Legal Aid. You can contact the Law Society if you need a solicitor who does have a Legal Aid franchise for employment matters. The website link is: www.lawsociety.org.uk/contactus.law

No win no fee arrangements

Unfortunately, we do not take on No win, No fee cases.

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