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Employment disputes can have a significant impact on your career, and even your health and well-being. It is important to receive expert advice on employment matters – whether in relation to a dispute or simply reviewing your contract prior to employment. With significant experience in advising individuals, we can help you navigate the legal, practical and emotional aspects of your employment concerns.

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Expert, bespoke employment advice

Although designed to protect employees’ rights, the UK’s extensive employment legislation can be complex and challenging. Our Employment and Benefits Team has specialist knowledge in all areas of employment law and a strong track record of successfully representing clients at Employment Tribunal and in the Civil Courts.

We can advise you on all matters, from discrimination, harassment and bullying to disciplinary procedures, grievances, redundancy and constructive dismissal. We take time to fully understand your case and deliver bespoke guidance. We also explain the implications of your options at each stage of your dispute, so you can make informed choices. With significant experience of negotiating severance terms, we can also advise you on settlement agreements (formerly known as compromise agreements), ensuring you achieve the best results.

We also provide advice on non-contentious matters, such as reviewing contracts of employment. Our commercially-focused, pragmatic approach ensures you have full clarity around your legal costs at all times.

Highlights

Our Employment and Immigration Team has provided tailored advice to a great many individuals working in a wide range of market sectors. Highlights include:

  • acting for a senior employee and founder shareholder following the summary termination of his employment by a digital solutions enterprise. In a complex case involving close liaison with our Corporate Team, we successfully negotiated a settlement for our client on favourable terms, including significant monetary compensation for the loss of his employment and an increase of almost 10% in the number of shares he retained in the business
  • acting for a trader whose activities were regulated by the FCA and who was accused by his employer of mis-marking his trading book. We worked closely with the client during the preparations for his disciplinary hearing. This work involved collating documentary evidence and marshalling evidence in mitigation
  • acting for a senior individual in the property sector whose former employer made a number of serious allegations against him based on alleged misuse of confidential information and breach of restrictive covenants. Having taken instructions from our client, we prepared a letter which strenuously rebutted the allegations made and the former employer took no further action

Expertise

Our expertise in this area encompasses:

  • concerns over pay and bonus entitlement
  • contract reviews
  • constructive dismissal
  • discrimination, harassment and bullying
  • disciplinary proceedings
  • disputes concerning confidential information and restrictive covenants

  • employment Tribunal or Civil Courts representation
  • grievances, whether made by you or against you
  • jobs cuts and redundancy
  • negotiating severance terms and advising on settlement agreements
  • partnership disputes

Case Studies

Thrings achieved a positive settlement for an individual made redundant without fair grounds – guiding the client through redundancy consultations, outlining his options upon redundancy, and providing legal support through the ensuing Tribunal process.

This is not the first time I have relied on Jeremy for employment advice. He always spots all the issues which could easily be overlooked, but more importantly, then gives you practical advice on those issues and how to approach negotiations. Jeremy’s pragmatic approach has been invaluable when moving between jobs.

Client testimonial

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