Employment law is complex and fast-moving, subject to frequent amendment from government legislation and case law. Workplace disputes involve people who have often worked together for many years and disputes, when they arise, are emotionally damaging for all concerned and a barrier to the smooth running of any organisation. Our approach is to apply our expertise and experience while at the same time recognising that no two cases are the same and each has their own particular facets.
We advise employer clients on matters such as ongoing HR issues, anticipating or defending Tribunal claims and the drafting, consultation and implementation of policies.
We advise employees with workplace disputes ranging from unfair and wrongful dismissal to complex questions in developing areas of law.
We also specialise in advising clients in the background to complex and delicate negotiations, enabling them to make their own representations safe in the knowledge their legal position is protected should negotiations break down.
For whomever we act, we strive to resolve disputes in the best interests of our clients as fairly and quickly as possible. Long drawn out procedures are rarely, if ever, in anyone’s best interests and we will always aim to identify a settlement opportunity or scope for negotiated resolution. Our team includes accredited mediators and accomplished negotiators.
Where negotiated resolution is not possible we act robustly on our clients' behalf to achieve the best possible outcome in litigation. Our record in Court and Tribunal is one which we believe compares favourably to any other firm, and our nomination as Employment Law Department of the Year 2012 by the Lawyer Magazine is one example of the recognition of this.
We pride ourselves on keeping up-to-date with the ever-changing nature of employment legislation and on offering high-quality, pragmatic, and cost-effective advice to the high satisfaction of our clients.
We act for both employers and employees which gives us invaluable insight into our opponent’s likely tactics:
Our employment team also has close links with colleagues in our Media, Immigration, Human rights and public law departments. We can call on their additional expertise when needed, to provide a seamless service to clients.