Employment law services for Employers

We provide UK employment law advice for a range of businesses from start-ups right up to large international PLCs across all sectors and industries.

Our aim is to provide clear, affordable advice on all aspects of UK employment law.

Our experienced solicitors are on hand to advise you in relation to any dispute or question which may arise in connection with your employment situation. We provide proactive and ‘best practice’ advice in connection with practical day-to-day business matters or more specific legal issues and disputes. Our solicitors regularly undertake advocacy in the Employment Tribunals and have well-established relationships with a number of leading barristers’ chambers.

Advisory work

Termination Situations/Claims

We would advise that employers always seek advice before terminating an employee’s employment (or starting any process towards this).

We are well set up to advise you in detail as to your rights and obligations in any such situation and as to the appropriate route to follow in order as to follow best practice and minimise the risks of any claims.

If you have already terminated an employee’s employment, then we can also advise you as to any claims which they may be threatening or may actually have brought in the Employment Tribunals or High Court. Such claims can be in areas such as Constructive Dismissal, Unfair Dismissal, Whistleblowing, Breach of Contract or claims in any of the vast field of discrimination claims now open to employees. Discrimination claims can, indeed, also be issued by employees who remain in employment. If you receive any such claim, please seek advice immediately – time is often of the essence. We are vastly experienced in the area of successfully resisting these claims on behalf of employers and will work closely with you and your employees to reassure, assist and advise on your legal and tactical options.

Redundancy Procedures

In this changing economic climate, many companies have had to restructure themselves to keep their competitive edge or simply to improve.

Our specialist employment team can help guide you through any potential redundancy process to seek to ensure that you follow the processes which you are required to, so as to minimise potential liabilities and follow best practice.

We would strongly advise not to start such a process or reach ANY final decisions as to potential redundancies before you have sought legal advice.

Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

We can expertly guide you through any employee issues which you are having including advising you on all stages of any disciplinary and grievance procedures as well as seeking to ensure that your business complies with UK employment law in order to minimise legal risk.

TUPE

Should you propose to sell or purchase a business, the businesses’ employees may be covered under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (“TUPE”).

This means you may have various obligations towards impacted employees which could, in fact, start to apply some time in advance of any proposed sale or purchase. We would recommend that you sought advice at the earliest time therefore and our specialist employment solicitors are on hand to advise you as to the best practice when transferring business ownership, guiding you as to what information you will need provide to impacted employees including any consultation obligations.

Drafting

Contracts/Service Agreements

Our team of employment solicitors can work with you to create tailor-made contracts of employment/service contracts to suit and address your businesses’ needs, and review and amend existing ones to ensure that they comply with up to date employment legislation and best protect your business. As well as complying with the legal requirements of such documents including detailing the job role, responsibilities, hours, place of business, remuneration, annual leave, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, pension provision, sick pay and notice period we can also advise you as to what additional clauses may assist to protect your business for example in the areas of confidential information, intellectual property and restrictive covenants.

Consultancy Agreements

Whether you are a consultant or a business, it is vital to draw up a Consultancy Agreement for use when engaging in such an arrangement, setting out the terms of their engagement. Our team can help you draft an agreement as basic or as in-depth as your specific business requires (or review one if you have been asked to enter into it).

Settlement Agreements

Our team of experts can draft your company’s Settlement Agreements and advise you in relation to appropriate termination payments, bonus calculations, termination dates, garden leave provisions, annual leave entitlement and any covenants you may wish your employees to agree to in order to protect your businesses’ interests.

Staff Handbooks

Our solicitors can draft new and comprehensive handbooks, or review and amend existing ones to ensure that they comply with the most recent employment legislation and best protect your business.

HR Support

We can offer your business a tailor made package to suit your needs, whether you need ongoing support or a one-off meeting to discuss a particular issue. We can assist you on how to conduct meetings, draft letters to your employees, guide you in connection with any internal procedures, and advise on potential whistleblowing issues.

Our employment law services can help protect and develop your business to maximise its potential.

Call us today on 0207 959 2442 or email us on enquiries@dalelangley.co.uk to find out more.

 

Disclaimer

This website acts purely as an introduction to the services that Dale Langley & Co and Dale Langley Solicitors provides to its clients. Nothing in this website creates a solicitor-client relationship between us and the information provided herein is just that: information. It does not constitute legal advice in any way and you should not rely upon it. You should not use the information on this website as a substitute for taking specific legal advice on your particular situation. We do not warrant the accuracy of any matters of law or our interpretation of them.

Neither Dale Langley & Co nor Dale Langley Solicitors or its Partners or employees accept any liability for any action or failure to take action on your part as a result of having read all or part of this website.