Employment

Your business is founded on having the right people with the right abilities at the right time. Protecting them as well as yourself is critical.

Getting it right can be complex, particularly with large and diverse business interests. But getting it wrong can have serious repercussions for your business, your bank balance and your reputation. You need comprehensive and expert support.

We provide a complete range of legal tools and services to help manage your business employment issues and make the relationships with your employees work.

We prepare bespoke employment contracts for roles of all kinds which ensure that you are protected as well as their rights clear.

We can help with all aspects of compliance with employment regulations relating to pay, holiday, working time, sick pay and other employment matters so that you can avoid enforcement action and legal claims.

We can help you identify and document the right working arrangements to meet the needs of your business, whether that be taking employees on directly, engaging an independent contractor or using an agency.

We also prepare confidentiality agreements to ensure personal information is protected as much as possible. We can advise you on matters related to the confidentiality of your employees and the production of non-disclosure agreements. Such agreements can be particularly useful for high net worth individuals and branded companies in the public eye to help limit media and public intrusion.

Alongside contractual protections, we also advise on policies and procedures relating to security, monitoring of employees, IT and social media use etc.

If things do go wrong, we can advise you how to deal with disputes and grievances, settling claims, making changes to terms and conditions, relocating staff and how to terminate arrangements which aren’t working, whilst limiting claim risk and managing any reputational issues for you and your business.

All in all, our comprehensive employment services help you ensure a fair and safe working environment for your employees, as well the right legal protections for you and your business.

Our substantial team of experienced and commercial employment lawyers advises employers from a range of sectors, including those with international reach, with a particular focus on financial services, media and tech businesses, hospitality, real estate and professional services business.

Our recent work has included:
  • A mandate to handle all the employment matters of one of the largest and best-known hedge funds, as well as the employment issues of all of its affiliates. Our role has included advisory work on flexible working applications, grievances and disciplinary action, pension auto-enrolment obligations, managing discrimination and other employment claims, remuneration and bonus awards and documentation and the Remuneration Code implications
  • Advising a national media organisation on their successful defence of a discrimination claim
  • Advising a US retail and leisure business on restructuring their UK business
  • Advising an international bank on a whistle blowing complaint brought by the COO.