Our Employment & Pensions Teams work closely together to provide a complete service for clients.
Employment & Human Resources
Our Employment Team is recognised for its large private sector client base with considerable experience in providing complex employment legal advice to private and listed companies. The Team also advises and represents significant numbers of public sector, local authorities and education organisations in relation to all forms of projects and disputes. This experience includes assessing risks with clients, advising on processes relating to redundancy, TUPE, sales, shared services, and insolvency as well as advising on day to day issues arising from implementing policies.
The Team offers experience of contentious employment law issues, representing both parties in employment disputes from individual claimants to corporate respondents and regularly undertakes advocacy.
We underpin our employment and HR advice with regular bespoke training, not only for our clients’ HR departments but also for their field managers. This client-focused, practical approach has been illustrated by the publication of our handy Little Green Book of Employment Law.
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Project managing complex transactions
We regularly advise on the employment considerations of multi-discipline and multi-jurisdictional acquisitions in a wide range of sectors, for clients as diverse as household-name supermarkets and international banks, construction companies and housing associations. Our experience in providing detailed yet focussed advice, coupled with clear and logical recommendations, ensures a no-nonsense, cost effective service that helps our clients to avoid unnecessary risk.
Supporting you as a trusted adviser
We act as a first port of call for our clients when tricky issues arise with their employees. We understand not only the commercial sensitivities involved in dealing with a workforce, but also the personal ones. An ill-timed or unnecessary gesture or comment can destroy trust and understanding built up over many years and lead to costly litigation. We steer our clients through the muddy waters of an ever-changing legislative landscape.
Our Team works tirelessly to ensure that our clients’ business needs are addressed, whilst keeping a close eye on the need to protect our clients’ relationships with their employees and in doing so minimising the risk of anything going wrong. Sticking to this balanced approach, we have helped one major money-lending client in successfully managing a three-year redundancy project, in which nearly 2,000 employees have settled their claims before leaving the business.
We get under the skin of our clients’ businesses. We take time to build relationship and trust, and ensure ease of access through the use of “hot-line” arrangements. We underpin our employment and HR advice with regular bespoke training, not only for our clients’ HR departments but also for their field managers.
"I would recommend strongly this team particularly in difficult and complex cases. I consistently received very good legal advice and practical commercial input."