Employment Law

Strong track record in employment law, advising employers, senior executive employees and directors.

Employment lawyers in London

Problems at work can spiral out of control. We find the right employment law solution bearing in mind time, cost and risks. With experience acting for employers and employees we find the best solutions.

Being located in Holborn, Central London and given our employment solicitors are City law trained, we are an ideal choice for City of London executives seeking employment law help but we also advise employers and employees from all industries, sectors and business sizes on employment law issues including :-

We look forward to speaking to you.

Track record in employment law

Our employment lawyers have strong credentials.  This focus brings benefits such as:

  • We are up-to-date and know what we are doing.  Our specialism helps to keep your costs down.
  •  Our solicitors also have expertise in legal issues and problems related to employment law such as shares and options held by employees, IP and business sales.
  • We can meet you at short notice at our Central London offices.
  • We provide free employment lawyer seminars and training for HR and employers on the latest employment law issues.

Employment contracts and policies

Our employment lawyers deal with all aspects of employment documentation, contracts, policies, restrictive covenants, director service agreements and review of terms for employees offered a new job.

Settlement agreements

We help employees negotiate and achieve the best outcome under their settlement agreements.

We also work with employers to draft settlement agreements and offer sufficient compensation to ensure the employee signs, without offering too much of course.

Share incentives for employees

There are a vast number of ways employees and directors can be provided with shares as an incentive. We work with employers to put the best type of share incentive in place.

Restrictive covenants

Our employment law specialist solicitors review restrictive covenants for employees and directors before they start a new job.

We also advise employers on how to put in place restrictive covenants that will be effective when you need to rely upon them.  Our specialists also help employers with updating existing employment agreements to keep the restrictive covenants protective for the employer.

Dismissals

We have a lot of experience with all types of dismissals, whether the employer dismisses or the employee resigns due to constructive dismissal.

We represent employers, employees and directors in the Employment Tribunal.  We also deal with wrongful dismissal and employment injunctions in the courts, including the High Court.

TUPE Transfers of staff

Analysing commercial risks for corporate transactions involving the transfer of employees under TUPE transfers.

Costs information relating to Employment Tribunal work

(a) We work very hard to try and prevent the matter proceeding to an Employment Tribunal.  Costs are seldom recoverable even if you have the most solid case. The average cost of our fees for a case which runs to a full hearing in the Employment Tribunal ranges from £15,000 to £20,000 plus VAT or more if the issues are complex.  Many cases settle before reaching the Employment Tribunal making the costs less.

There is never any guarantee of settlement but that is always at the forefront of our mind.

(b) Our hourly charge out rate ranges from £150 for a trainee solicitor per hour to £500 per hour for the senior partner.  In some cases we can offer a fixed fee and will discuss if we think your case is suitable for a fixed fee.

(c) You will always have a solicitor leading the matter who is an experienced employment law practitioner. We will try and involve less expensive members of the team if possible to help keep the costs down.

(d) There will be disbursements if we instruct a barrister to deal with the hearings in the Employment Tribunal.  The costs of a barrister can range from £5,000 to £10,000 plus VAT depending upon the complexity of the case.  We do not charge administration, telephone costs and photo copying costs as a disbursement as those items are included within our fee.

(e) All of our fees and any disbursements will have VAT at 20% applied which is an additional cost for you if you are not VAT registered and able to recover VAT paid.

(f) The fees mentioned cover all stages of a matter but in practice many cases settle before reaching the Employment Tribunal. We will include in our service a road map which set out the likely stages for settlement.  Opportunities for settlement usually arise following judicial mediation and shortly before witness statements are due to be exchanged.  Another opportunity is on the door step of the Tribunal. All cases are different which means our ability to predict what will happen is limited.  What we will do is keep you fully informed.

(g) We do not offer conditional fee or damages based agreements.  You will have to make payments on account for our fees on a regular basis and we will not incur a disbursement with a barrister before having cleared funds the fees in our account to settle those costs.

Get in touch with our employment solicitors in London – we are always happy to discuss any problems or concerns. 

Catherine Gannon

A highly experienced and practical lawyer with an additional qualification as a Chartered tax advisor, Catherine is also a regular writer and speaker for a variety of commercial organisations.

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