Pragmatic & proactive
We provide proactive pragmatic general day to day advice on all employment issues.
Practical & responsive
Our solicitors have all gained considerable experience working for major UK law firms. The fact that we are a niche practice allows us to respond flexibly, sympathetically and in a more cost effective way.
We are experienced in advising both partners and partnerships particularly in relation to retirement of partners or members. We seek to deal with such matters in a practical and sensitive way.
We advise our employer clients on all aspects of business related immigration to assist them with hiring, relocating and retaining staff who are subject to UK immigration control.
The Government is consulting on a statutory Code of Practice on Dismissal and Re-engagement, commonly known as “fire and rehire”. This consultation comes after P&O Ferries dismissed approximately 800 employees in 2020 without any consultation. The Government considers that the practice of “fire and rehire” creates legal and reputational risks for employers; is harmful to the interests of employees; and can lead to disengagement and industrial conflict. The stated purpose of the Code is to provide basic practical guidance on avoiding, managing and resolving conflict and disputes which can arise when employers want to change terms and conditions of employment. ... read more
Following the SC decision in Harpur Trust v Brazel, the Government is consulting on the calculation of holiday entitlement received by part-year and irregular hours workers. ... read more
The EAT, in Garrod v Riverstone Management Ltd, upheld an ET decision that an employee’s grievance constituted an “existing dispute” for the purposes of the “without prejudice” rule and therefore a settlement offer made at a meeting about the grievance was privileged. ... read more
This week saw the second reading of the Retained EU Law (Revocation & Reform) Bill. This Bill seeks to enable the government to more easily repeal, amend or replace any Retained EU Law, which was incorporated into the UK’s legal system following the end of the transition period. ... read more
In Mackereth v Department of Work & Pensions and anor, the EAT held that a doctor who refused to adopt the preferred pronouns of transgender service users was not discriminated against. ... read more
In Department for Work and Pensions v Boyers, the EAT held that the procedure leading to dismissal is not irrelevant to the assessment of proportionality in a claim of discrimination arising from disability, provided the ET properly carried out the balancing exercise required, with reference to the employer’s legitimate aims. ... read more
In Allen v Primark Stores Ltd, the EAT examined the proper pool for comparison in an indirect sex discrimination case. ... read more
In White v HC-One Oval Ltd the EAT held that the ET was wrong to strike out a claim for unfair dismissal where voluntary redundancy had been requested. ... read more
Compensation limits and minimum awards will increase where a claim arises on or after 6 April 2022. The changes include: ... read more
The CA has held, in Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd & anor, that the Agency Worker Regulations 2010 give agency workers the right to be notified of any vacancies by the hirer, but not the right to be able to apply and be considered for them during any period of priority given to permanent employees. ... read more
In Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Ltd, the CA has held that the right to payment for annual leave carries over from year to year when holiday is taken, but was unpaid. ... read more