I advise commercial, social enterprise and charity employer clients in connection with employment-related issues from recruitment through to termination and beyond.
I advise in relation to general issues such as statutory and contractual rights and obligations, as well as managing the tricky practical issues that can arise within the employer-employee relationship. I also advise on undertaking complex disciplinary and grievance processes, as well as managing employee exits and post-termination issues.
I frequently advise businesses about the issues that crop up when they’ve won (or lost) a service contract, or when they’re thinking of acquiring or merging with another business, or disposing of part of their operations. I also have particular experience in advising on redundancies, restructures and large-scale consultation exercises.
My clients ask me about a whole range of other things besides employment law. They may just want to run something past me as a ‘sense check’, or they might need me to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team on a particular project. Or they might need putting in touch with one of my specialist colleagues in another area of law.
I am interested in environmental issues.
This involved drafting a suite of consultation and contractual documents and communications to staff members, working closely with the client on the planning and timing, and anticipating and advising on the legal and practical issues involved in the collective and individual consultation exercises. The client’s objectives were achieved within the desired timescale and without any claims being received.
This involved managing the potential litigation risks and regulatory issues arising from a disciplinary investigation and subsequent termination of an individual’s employment after the employer was made aware of information relating to the individual’s conduct in their previous employment, which raised safeguarding concerns.
The exercise resulted from the proposed restructure of several teams alongside the inward TUPE transfer of staff from a former service provider.