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.
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
As part of the reform of the wider court and tribunal system, the Government has launched consultation on how the proposals should be applied specifically in the ET and the EAT. ... read more
The final version of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Reporting Information) Regulations 2017 has now been published. They are expected to come into force on 6 April 2017. ... read more
In Daouidi v Bootes Plus SL and others, the ECJ has considered whether a temporary incapacity can meet the definition of disability for the purposes of the equality legislation. ... read more
The EAT has held in Grange v Abellio London Limited that an employee may bring a claim alleging that their employer has “refused” to permit rest breaks under the WTR, even if they have not been expressly requested. ... read more
A number of Uber drivers brought claims alleging that they are workers and therefore entitled to various employment rights. Mr Aslam and Mr Farrar were selected as test cases for a preliminary hearing before the ET, which examined their employment status. ... read more
The ET has concluded in Brierley and ors v Asda Stores Ltd, that a group of Asda retail store workers can compare themselves to workers at a distribution depot. ... read more
In the latest development in the well-known case of Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that commission must be included in the calculation of holiday pay. Mr Lock was a salesman for British Gas, who argued that his sales based commission should be included in the calculation of his holiday pay. While on holiday he was not able to earn commission and this he argued, resulted in a reduction in his income. The ECJ held that Article 7 of the EU Working Time Directive (“EU Directive”) required that results based commission be taken into account when calculating holiday pay to ensure that normal remuneration is maintained for the duration of any annual leave period. The question before both the EAT and the CA was whether the UK’s Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR”) could be interpreted as incorporating the requirement to include commission in the calculation of holiday pay. ... read more