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It’s never easy embarking on a restructuring or redundancy programme.

Because we work with some of the largest companies in the UK, we understand that without change your organisation stands still. We work hard to achieve your objectives with the minimum of risk and disruption.

With one of the largest employment law teams operating in London and across the UK, our specialists understand the balancing act you face in going through a redundancy programme or reorganisation. We are committed to delivering clear, commercial, actionable advice at every stage – listening hard to the things you and your employees need.

We advise clients on all aspects of redundancy programmes and reorganisations, including alternatives to redundancy, electing employee representatives, individual and collective consultation, selection criteria, alternative employment and redundancy payments. We deliver prompt, practical advice on changing terms and conditions in situations where collective consultation is required, particularly in the retail and education sectors.

What matters most to us is that you trust us and feel we’re the right people to be standing by your side. Long-term client relationships are important to us. Delivering an experience that can’t be beaten – in terms of expertise, sector understanding and client care – is something we take very seriously. That’s why we invest so much time in getting to know the industry you work in as well as your commercial objectives. We want to be able to ask the right questions to get you the right answers.

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What we do

We have particular experience in the following areas:

  • Alternatives to redundancy
  • Electing employee representatives
  • Individual and collective consultation
  • Selection criteria
  • Alternative employment
  • Redundancy payments 
  • Changing terms and conditions

Examples of work

  • Advising on the restructuring following the merger of two large housing associations, which affected all levels of employees from the senior leadership team downwards.
  • Advising a utilities client on a significant restructuring exercise, including guiding the client through the collective consultation process and assisting with engagement with trade unions.
  • Advising an electronics company on the restructuring of its UK business as part of the organisation's global strategy, including matters related to the European Works Council.
  • Advising a national retailer on a restructuring/redundancy process, which included successfully defending employment tribunal claims.
  • Advising TOTAL Petrochemicals in relation to the closure of one of its manufacturing sites, providing guidance on the collective and individual consultation process.