The team's ethos and values are reassuringly client-oriented and as an organisation they are fully aware of the commercial context in which many of their clients operate."
Chambers UK

The Employment team is ranked by Legal 500 and Chambers UK as a leader in its field. We provide advice and representation, as well as support and training, to a wide array of clients, whether organisations or individuals.

We have a thorough understanding of the law and apply it in a pragmatic fashion. The majority of our work involves helping clients to resolve workplace disputes in which we are able to add value by drawing on our judgement and considerable experience. We have a strong reputation for negotiating excellent outcomes.

We are a highly experienced employment law firm, conducting “cutting edge” cases in the higher courts and tribunals, both domestic and European. Our extensive advocacy experience, for which we are renowned, enables us to adopt a consistent strategy, which we deliver seamlessly.

Our Clients and Services

Our clients are both employees and employers, so we are better placed than most of our competitors to consider the issues from all angles and to facilitate a cost-effective and sensible solution. By not being either employer or employee focused, we can therefore appreciate the other side’s point of view and likely methods.

Bates Wells Braithwaite's strong team is rated for its clear advice and fantastic awareness”
Legal 500 2017

Our employment lawyers provide a range of training courses for employers and key staff members. We are also happy to work with you to develop courses on specific training needs, such as managing staff or introducing new employment procedures.

This year’s training programme includes intensive half-day masterclasses, topical focused workshops and our sell-out breakfast seminars.


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