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 Advocate General has given his opinion in the case of King v The Sash Window Workshop Ltd. ... read more
As the general election approaches, we review the employment law issues contained in the main political parties’ manifestos. ... read more
The EAT in Fulton & anor v Bear Scotland Ltd, has confirmed that in a claim involving ongoing unlawful deductions, a gap of more than 3 months between those deductions will break the series and the ET will not have jurisdiction to hear the earlier claims. ... read more
In Essop v Home Office (UK Border Agency) and Naeem v Secretary of State for Justice, the Supreme Court considered whether, in relation to an indirect discrimination claim, claimants must show the reason a “provision, criterion or practice” puts them at a particular disadvantage, not just that it did so. ... read more
In Fergusson v Combat Stress, a Scottish ET has held that only early conciliation after the effective date of termination is to be used when calculating time limits for bringing claims. ... read more
The ECJ has held that workplace bans on wearing religious symbols are potentially lawful. However, acceding to the wishes of customers who object to religious symbols cannot be a genuine occupational requirement. ... read more
The EAT, in Peninsula Business Service Limited v Baker, has held that a claimant must establish that they are disabled under the Equality Act 2010 before they can succeed in a claim for disability-related harassment. ... read more
Compensation limits and minimum awards will increase where a claim arises on or after 6 April 2017. The changes include: ... read more
The CA has upheld the EAT’s decision in Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and anor v Smith that a plumber, although self-employed for tax purposes, satisfied the definition of worker. ... read more
The Government has published its review of the introduction of ET fees. ... read more
We review the key developments of 2016 and look forward to upcoming changes. ... read more
Following the recent Uber decision (click to read more), the ET in Dewhurst v CitySprint UK Ltd, has held that Ms Dewhurst, a bicycle courier, was a worker for the purposes of the ERA 1996. ... read more
In the recent case of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Farren, the EAT has considered re-engagement orders. ... read more