Individual Services

Individual Services

Settlement Agreements  
Settlement Agreements are often an effective means of resolving a dispute between an employer and an employee, or of ending an employment relationship in a way that is acceptable to both parties before a dispute occurs.

We assist our clients by drafting and negotiating the terms settlement agreements, from simple agreements to complicated senior executive termination arrangements involving consideration of shares/share options and other incentive schemes.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require assistance with a settlement agreement.

Unfair Dismissal  
You have the right not to be unfairly dismissed if you have been employed for more than two years. However, there are many exceptions to this rule, for example if you have been dismissed because you are a whistleblower. In such cases, you can claim unfair dismissal regardless of your length of service.

We have considerable experience of advising on unfair dismissal. If you feel you may have been unfairly dismissed, please contact us today to find out how we can help.

Discrimination & Equality  
Everyone has the right not to be discriminated against on the basis of their “protected characteristics”, for example their sex, disability, age, race or sexual orientation.

We have considerable experience of advising both employers and employees on these issues, in particular how the law protects individuals at work, and have dealt with many claims resulting from a failure to comply. Please get in touch if you require further guidance.

Whistleblowers play an important role in ensuring business practices are safe and legally compliant. As a whistleblower at work, you are protected against retribution from your employer and we have considerable experience of advising employees on these rights. It is a complex area of law which almost always benefits from professional advice.

If you feel that you have been treated unfairly at work because you blew the whistle, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Employment Tribunals & Civil Litigation  
We have brought and defended thousands of claims in Employment Tribunals and other venues across the UK. We have also appeared in the Employment Appeals Tribunal. We have experience of litigating a vast range of claims, from straightforward unfair dismissal cases to complex discrimination and business transfer cases. We have also conducted complex cases in the civil courts in relation to restraint of trade, misuse of confidential information and solicitation of customers or clients for both employers and employees.

With the move to remote working we now have a dedicated tribunal room within our office where we conduct remote court hearings, saving costs and time for our clients.

We also assist with the requirement to engage with ACAS in pre-claim conciliation.

If you need help dealing with or conducting a claim, please contact us today.

Information relating to our costs for advice and representation at Tribunals can be found here.

Group Actions  
Group actions can be the most impactful and cost-effective way of holding your employer to account.

We have extensive experience of managing group actions, most commonly in relation to TUPE transfers or collective redundancies. If you and your colleagues are considering launching a group action, please contact us today to find out how we can help.

Disciplinary & Grievance Issues  
We help businesses conduct all internal processes correctly and fairly, minimising the risk of litigation and protecting the business. We also guide individuals through internal processes, helping them use internal processes to achieve their desired outcome.

When internal processes have been exhausted, we also represent both employers and employees in pre-claim negotiations and any litigation.

Please contact us today to discuss how we could help you.

Directorship Issues  
Effective Directors and senior managers are key to the success of a business and have access to the most confidential and sensitive information. It is important for the terms of any such an engagement to be clear from the beginning, in order to manage risk to the business. Further, the departure of Directors and senior managers present their own specific issues.

We have extensive experience of advising both on both the appointment and terms for Director and senior managers and issues relating to their departure, so please contact us if you require assistance.

Restraint of Trade  
Restrictive covenants are useful tools in the employment relationship which can help an employer protect its legitimate business interests. However, ensuring that these are drafted correctly and then taking steps to enforce them can be incredibly complex.

We provide both employers and employees with bespoke advice on the drafting and enforceability of restrictive covenants and have conducted litigation in both the High Court and County Court on restraint of trade matters. It is a complex area of law which almost always benefits from professional advice. Please contact us if you require guidance on this.

Transfer of Undertakings  
When a business is sold or a contract changes hands, “TUPE” regulations often apply. We have extensive experience of guiding businesses through the process of a TUPE transfer, including negotiation with the incoming employer and the affected workforce. We also give advice to employees on the implications of being a transferred employee and the rights that are protected. We routinely represent our clients at tribunals in respect of disputed transfers.

If you have any questions relating to TUPE, please contact us today.