Employment

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Employment Law for Individuals

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Our employment solicitors can help you at any stage of your employment and have a particular focus on assisting senior executives to meet their personal employment needs. Whether we are negotiating an employment package, resolving a dispute or providing guidance when you are leaving your role, we look beyond the financials to ensure security in your employment relationship from the outset and clarity of choice in your future career path.

It can be a difficult time if you are facing any type of employment law dispute at work. We can support you throughout this stressful series of events and enforce your employment rights with confidence. Our employment solicitors are experts in helping individuals navigate grievance, capability and disciplinary processes and have secured sizable compensation for clients who have been mistreated.

We are strong advocates for diversity and inclusion and regularly achieve substantial settlements for employees who have been subjected to discrimination. Our employment law team will help you challenge an employer who condones discriminatory behaviours in their workforce, employs discriminatory policies or refuses to address discrimination in their work practices. Our solicitors can assist you against sex, age, race, and gender identity discrimination, ensure your rights are respected when you are pregnant or on maternity leave, and fight your case for equal pay and opportunities.  

If you are facing a performance process, we can assist you, helping you challenge unfair performance management and making certain that any genuine process is handled fairly so that you are given the support you need to succeed and a reasonable timescale for improvement is established. By providing practical advice on resolving the situation, our specialist employment lawyers will help you feel more in control.

No one wants to face accusations of misconduct, particularly allegations of sexual harassment. We understand how traumatic this can be, especially in a regulated environment. Our employment solicitors will guide you each step of the way through the investigation, disciplinary process and appeal, ensuring your rights are protected and your employer treats you with a duty of care. Where an exit is the preferred outcome, we will discuss settlement proposals with you and either work in the background, guiding you on how to handle negotiations, or engage in without prejudice settlement discussions on your behalf.

Whilst we will always seek to reach a settlement to avoid litigating, you can be assured that our employment solicitors are experienced litigators and frequently represent clients in courts and at tribunals. Where appropriate, we can provide specialist help in resolving conflict through alternative dispute resolution.

Our team of employment lawyers also acts for businesses. If you are an employer or HR professional and need assistance with investigating an employee’s grievances or allegations of misconduct, including sexual harassment, we can carry out an independent and fair inquiry, delivering authoritative legal advice from a balanced viewpoint.

Recent work highlights

Exit strategy

Advising a senior executive of an international organisation on an exit strategy and move to a competitor, including advice on post-termination obligations and external reputational management.


Boardroom dispute

Acting for a management board executive on a boardroom and shareholder dispute, securing favourable financial terms for our client along with the retention of all stock, the removal of the post termination covenants and a non-executive position for the client.


Injunction relief representation

Successfully representing an employee in relation to injunction relief sought by the former employer following the employee’s departure. We settled the case with our client absolved of liability and receiving a significant six figure sum towards our client’s costs.

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