Employment is a central focus of our business, with around 100 lawyers in our team. Our practice is ‘the most highly nominated European firm’ in research conducted by Who’s Who Legal, with 14 lawyers listed in their Labour, Employment & Benefits 2017 ranking. Consistently top-ranked amongst our peers for over a decade, we advise UK and multinational clients of all sizes, and many of our partners are independently rated as leaders in the field. Not only do we have one of the UK’s largest employment law practices, we have truly global reach as members of Ius laboris, the world’s leading employment law alliance, and with our Asia Pacific base in Hong Kong.
Underpinning the success of any business is its people. Meeting the competitive challenges of today’s rapidly changing world can require a radical re-think of the employer/employee relationship, and co-ordinating globally mobile talent can present significant challenges. Nurturing diversity, incentivising key staff and protecting against team defections are all essential to business success.
With so many issues to contend with, our award-winning specialist employment team covers the full range of work – from day-to-day HR support through to advising on the most complex or contentious of disputes. Going far beyond just legal advice, we also support clients with a range of innovative, value-adding services including consultancy, training and flexible legal resourcing to provide senior lawyers in-house to organisations.
In 2016 we were delighted to have been nominated for the FT Innovative Lawyers award in the Innovation in Human Resources category for our rockhopper service. You can read more about the nomination in our press release.
- Our practice is ‘the most highly nominated European firm’ in research conducted by Who’s Who Legal, with 14 lawyers listed in their Labour, Employment & Benefits 2017 ranking.
- Four partners listed in The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom (2018 Edition)
- Consistently top ranked by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners legal directories
- "I thoroughly enjoy working with them. They are knowledgeable about my business, friendly and responsive."
- "They have always been absolutely first-class, not just in their advice but the way they manage the relationship. You feel like a valued client of the firm."
- "They are a genuine leader of the field." (Chambers 2017, Thames Valley)
Top pitfalls in drafting employment contracts15 November 2017
Ambiguous offer letters, verbal promises, incorporating policies and handbooks, missing key terms, unenforceable provisions.
What's happening in immigration law03 November 2017
As ever, there is much to discuss in the world of immigration law - including significant changes to Tier 2, the introduction of the immigration skills charge and the abolition of some of the Tier 2 ICT categories.
Mock mediation19 October 2017
Workplace mediation can be an effective way of nipping difficult issues in the bud, “resetting” dysfunctional working relationships, and resolving serious disputes without resorting to formal legal proceedings.
HR Academy09 October 2017
The course runs for two days and is designed to provide an in-depth look at the key employment law topics that you may come across as a busy HR professional, including the latest developments and forthcoming changes.
Gender pay gap reporting update04 October 2017
Now the first gender pay gap reporting “snapshot date” of 5th April 2017 has been and gone, all employers with 250 or more employees should be working on their statistics ready to publish by 4th April next year.
What's happening in employment law21 September 2017
Our topical review of developments will examine recent and forthcoming changes in employment law.