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Employment Law for Individuals

Employment law and remuneration packages are under public and legal scrutiny as never before. When it comes to protecting an individual's position within an organisation, and maximising their earning potential, you can rely on our employment solicitors to provide practical solutions.

We use our in-depth knowledge to help employees at all levels resolve any difficulties they might encounter in the workplace. Our team has a detailed understanding of the challenges faced by senior executives and entrepreneurs and a vast level of experience in dealing with directors, partners, NEDs, finance, legal and HR personnel over a wide range of industries.

At Penningtons Manches Cooper we advise individuals, including management teams and boards of directors, on the negotiation and drafting of contracts of employment, service agreements, LLPs and consultancy agreements. Whether you're a full or part-time employee, or a self-employed contractor, we are able to guide you on issues ranging from parental leave and discrimination to long term incentive plans and bonus arrangements.

While we are experienced litigators and frequently represent clients in courts and tribunals, we also provide specialist help in resolving conflict through alternative dispute resolution.

Our team of employment lawyers also acts for businesses.

We offer expert advice on:

  • boardroom disputes
  • consultancy agreements
  • discrimination
  • employment contracts
  • maternity and family friendly rights
  • membership organisations
  • restrictive covenants and injunctions
  • tax advice including in relation to IR35 and managed service companies
  • termination of employment
  • tribunals
  • working time regulations

Recent work highlights

Directors' whistleblowing claim

Securing compensation for two board directors of an AIM listed company who were dismissed for breach of confidentiality after disclosing details of a bid to shareholders which they believed to be better than one approved by the board.

Rival factions

Advising an employee who wished to move from his existing employer to the main competitor on the enforceability of restrictive covenants. We successfully defended court action by the employer who tried to stop our client taking up his position.

Restoration of harmony

Recovering a six figure sum for a classical music producer who claimed that his employer, part of a major record label, had engineered his dismissal to avoid paying the balance of a lengthy fixed term contract.

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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