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We understand the importance of acting quickly when it comes to executive recruitment and termination.

Across our substantial, experienced employment team we support your needs whatever the urgency and the level of advice required. We have the experience to spot the critical issues quickly and present solutions that help you get where you want to be.

Recruiting the right people to the right roles is a fundamental step towards achieving your commercial goals. Having an executive team that fits within your corporate ethos and approach is essential for success. As important is ensuring that the correct documentation is put in place to get the right commercial results whilst also protecting you from risk.

We regularly provide advice at board level on issues such as directors' service agreements, executive terminations and boardroom disputes. We are experienced in carrying out high-level negotiations on settlements. We work with our tax and corporate teams to provide advice on tax efficient employee benefits such as employee share schemes including long term incentive schemes, restricted share plans and enterprise management incentive schemes.

When advising on such an important and sensitive area as this our relationship with you is what matters most. We want you to trust us. To feel that we, too, understand your organisational approach and are working hard to help you get the best results; that we’re an extension of your executive team with a collaborative approach to providing clear, practical direction across both recruitment and termination. That’s where our industry experience and commercial outlook adds real value. Because we’ve taken the time to ask the right questions, we’re well placed to anticipate the circumstances on the horizon and ensure that you’re able to get the result you want.

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T:+44 (0)191 279 9249

What we do

We have particular experience in the following areas:

  • Directors' service agreements
  • Executive terminations
  • Boardroom disputes
  • Negotiations on settlements
  • Long term incentive schemes
  • Restricted share plans
  • Enterprise management incentive schemes.

Examples of work

  • Advising on and preparing employee shareholder documents and service agreements for a private equity business.
  • Advising a global petrochemicals company on the implementation of a new executive pay and grading structure, involving changes to terms and conditions of the executive teams.
  • Advising a leading university on the removal of its most senior executive, including drafting on, advising and negotiating a severance package and settlement agreement.
  • Advising a substantial national charity on the termination of employment of its chief executive, including negotiating severance terms.
  • Acting for the chief executive of a company and advising him in relation to his dispute with his ex-employer.