Business restructures and outsourcing

Many companies today are under pressure to reduce costs and streamline workforces. If you are looking to restructure your business or outsource key functions, we can help you balance these requirements with regulatory considerations – offering strategic advice and legal support to achieve your commercial objectives.

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Reliable advice to support business change

Our client relationships are based on trust and dialogue. We start by understanding your needs; spending time at your workplace, getting to know your business and the challenges you face. With this insight, we provide commercially-focused, tailored and practical guidance on a range of issues, from outsourcing through to complex business restructuring and redundancy.

By drawing on our wide network of advisers, including specialist Commercial, IT, Marketing and HR Consultancy Teams, you receive comprehensive expertise, tailored to your restructuring or outsourcing needs. We can also work closely with your outsourced providers to achieve your business objectives.


Our Employment and Immigration Team has been involved in a number of complex cases. Highlights include:

  • advising a PLC client on strategy for a major programme of restructure and consolidation, involving site closure and relocation, with collective consultation on redundancies and compliance issues
  • advising a client in the agriculture and food sector on the closure of a business division; including advising on the restructure and redundancies in two phases: (1) closing the division, (2) restructuring central functions including relocation
  • advising a client with international subsidiaries on a restructure, involving redundancies and settlements in other jurisdictions
  • providing corporate support on a number of multi-million pound M&A deals, managing the process of informing and consulting employees under TUPE, and drafting and negotiating warranties and indemnities
  • advising a major US corporate on redundancies in its UK workforce


Our expertise in this area encompasses:

  • collective consultations on changes to terms and conditions
  • restructuring and redundancy programmes
  • information and consultation under TUPE

  • managing and dealing with outsourcing agreements, insourcing and re-tendering
  • corporate support including negotiating indemnities and warranties

Thrings LLP supports clients on matters including wrongful dismissal, victimisation and trade union disputes. Kerrie Hunt is the team head.

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