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Changing legislation and an increasingly flexible workforce can make it hard to stay on top of the paperwork.

When people are your most valuable asset, making sure you get the best from the relationship comes down to clear communication of expectations and a structure of employment contracts, policies and procedures designed to manage risk and maximise productivity.

As one of the largest commercial employment law teams operating across the UK, we regularly provide clear direction and practical solutions in a wide range of employment contracts and policy documents.  

We work hard to make sure you are legally compliant and your contracts, policies and procedures are as user-friendly as possible. It matters to us that they all work for your business on a practical, day-to-day level. 

Our approach focuses on your strategic objectives. We ensure that you have the foundations in place to get the best from your executives and workforce. We also want to enable you to protect your business if, in the future, you have to take disciplinary action or protect confidential information or customer relationships.

We regularly advise on how to change terms and conditions and work closely with clients to develop a project plan and implementation documents to steer them through the process.  

There are various specialisms within the team, including TUPE, discrimination, restrictive covenants, collective consultation, equal pay, industrial relations and business immigration, enabling us to advise on documentation surrounding these areas with real experience.

But it doesn’t stop there. We’ll keep you up-to-date with developments in employment law and highlight where these could have an impact on your contracts, policies and procedures. We have a professional support lawyer working within our employment team so that we're always one step ahead in anticipating your needs.

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What we do

Our expertise includes the following areas:

Examples of work

  • Advising a number of registered social landlords on a review of terms and conditions following merger, including drafting new Directors’ service agreements, advice on the implementation of new terms and performance objectives and the harmonisation of policies.
  • Advising on the employment status of the various categories of staff employed at an embassy in London in relation to the embassy's obligation to auto-enrol staff into a qualifying pension scheme, which involved complex advice on the application of UK law to foreign diplomats and whether diplomatic immunity may apply to the embassy in relation to this matter.
  • Providing a policy and contract review and policy update service to numerous clients.
  • Reviewing and updating disciplinary and grievance policies and advising on negotiating the same with the relevant trade unions.
  • Advising a food manufacturer client on substantial changes to their shift system for operational staff to enable the business to respond flexibly to changes in demand.

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