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Our experienced employment lawyers support the needs of regional and global brands wherever in the world they arise with a range of employment law services that go beyond those traditionally offered by other law firms.

Attracting talent, then hiring the right people and being able to engage and retain them is key for every business. Our clients rely on us not just for legal advice but to help them with their HR objectives, because they trust our judgement.

Whether you are expanding your business abroad, dealing with collective redundancies across a number of sites or managing intricate outsourcing or TUPE transactions, we have the experience to provide real insight that is clear, concise and pragmatic.

Since the start of lockdown in mid-March businesses have had to learn to adapt and manage their people in line with government guidance during exceptional circumstances and unprecedented operating environments. The pace of change has meant that businesses have had to react quickly, implementing working from home strategies and creating COVID-19 secure workplaces, with little time for reflection.

Throughout the pandemic we have been supporting our clients respond to the rapidly changing guidance and resulting changes to employment legislation. As the anticipated longer-term effects of the crisis have become clearer, we have also been working with an increasing number of employers who have identified that improving efficiencies and working more agilely will now be critical to future-proofing their businesses.

Rather than focussing solely on the legal implications of our client’s proposals, we become an extension of their team, working closely with them on a strategic level, revisiting their people strategies in light of these new, unforeseen challenges and drawing on our breadth of experience to identify new ways of working in order to achieve a secure staffing structure with flexibility to react to the risks ahead.

Even prior to the pandemic the employment landscape was changing. More businesses are recognising the tangible benefits that can be gained from improving employee engagement and aligning internal culture with the corporate brand. Employees’ priorities and expectations are also shifting as the workplace becomes a much more multi-generational space than it has been historically, giving rise to new challenges insofar as communication, working practices and engagement are concerned.

One of the effects of these changes that we are increasingly seeing is that the roles and responsibilities of HR professionals within their respective organisations is also changing, requiring a more strategic focus than a purely transactional approach. In recognition of this we launched a programme of events, starting with our inaugural ‘Future of Work Conference’, exploring this multi-faceted subject to support HR professionals with this changing landscape.

Our experienced employment lawyers can support all aspects of operational and strategic employee relations matters, including:

  • Employment litigation
  • Global mobility
  • Executive benefits and employee share schemes
  • Discrimination and gender pay gap reporting
  • TUPE
  • Employment status
  • Business and executive immigration
  • Business protection
  • Business restructures and varying contracts
  • Trade unions and works’ councils
  • Workplace data

For more detailed information employment tribunal claims (for individual or business customers) click here, or for more details information on immigration support for individual customers please click here.

Generally, all work carried out by this firm is charged on the basis of hourly rates. Where possible we will provide you with an estimate ahead of commencing the work, together with regular updates as a matter progresses. We regularly work to fixed or capped fees and have agreed rates with some clients who provide us with regular work. Please bear in mind that the following information is general and each case may differ. To get more specific pricing for your individual case, please contact the team to discuss.

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