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 Supreme Court in Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland & anor v Agnew & ors, has held that police officers can bring claims for unpaid holiday on the basis that the underpayments were part of a series of deductions, despite not being workers or employees for the purposes of the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996. Additionally, and significantly, the SC held that a relevant series of unlawful deductions is not necessarily broken by a gap of more than three months. ... read more
In AECOM Ltd v Mallon, the EAT upheld an ET decision that the employer failed in its duty to make reasonable adjustments when it did not telephone a job applicant to make reasonable enquiries about his disability. ... read more
The Government has announced a significant change to 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
Last week, the Government made the first in a series of deregulation announcements it expects to make this year, with the stated purpose of reducing the burden on business and growing the economy. Included in the announcement were several employment law measures relating to the WTR, TUPE and non-compete clauses. The Government is now consulting on the proposed changes to the WTR and TUPE. ... read more
Compensation limits and minimum awards will increase where a claim arises on or after 6 April 2023. The changes include: ... read more
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