Employment law and rights are often considered a minefield for employers because of frequent changes. Up-to-date advice from our experienced employment lawyers will help you understand your legal obligations as an employer.
We pride ourselves on our friendly, approachable way of working – one that our established clients have come to appreciate and find very reassuring. We provide a fast and convenient service and welcome meetings over the telephone or via Skype.
The team is headed up by Michael Scutt, assisted by Elizabeth Russell. Michael has great experience in acting for both Claimants and Defendants in the High Court, County Court and in Employment Tribunal disputes. He regularly advises employers regarding their legal obligations to their employees and in ensuring that their policies and procedures are relevant and up to date. Michael and Elizabeth are able to support employers considering redundancy programmes or requiring assistance with settlement agreements.
Meet our Employment team
Our Employment Services
If you would like the reassurance of expert legal advice when you need it, we can act on a retainer basis and provide ad hoc employment advice over telephone or email. We provide commercial legal with your ideal outcomes in mind.
If you find your business in a difficult situation when an employee needs to leave your business, settlement agreements can be very effective and a less potentially risky way of pursuing the caase in an employment Tribunal.
Problems With Employment, Contracts Or Redundancy
As an employer, you may be facing difficulties with particular employees or their contracts of employment. We provide expert advice on outsourcing and TUPE, restrictive covenants and confidentiality provisions as well as the redundancy process.
Employment Contracts & Staff Handbooks
Are your contracts of employment up to date? Do you have a social media policy in place for your staff? We can help you protect both your business and your staff by making sure you are up to date with an evolving workplace.
Disciplinary & Grievances
We always aim to safeguard you as an employer to minimise your exposure to legal liability, when providing advice as to best practice in handling disciplinary or grievance procedures.
There are very few ways in which an employer can lawfully terminate an employee’s employment. If the correct reason, or procedure, is not used then a claim may arise.
Making cutbacks or restructuring can be every bit as stressful for a company as for the employees affected. Care needs to be taken to ensure that the correct processes are followed in order to try and prevent claims for unfair dismissal or discrimination occurring.
Discrimination claims are probably the one area of employment law that cause employers most stress and concern. There are various types of discrimination which can occur.
We vigorously defend employment tribunal claims, whilst taking a commercial approach to identify the best options for our clients. We have in depth experience of acting for major businesses, as well as smaller and local ones.