Be prepared – with our employment law solicitors
‘We can help you weatherproof your business should a storm break by following a number of best practice procedures’
Prevention is always better than cure in the realms of employment law. This means analysing risks and taking preventative steps before an incident arises. Of course, although you can’t protect your business against every eventuality, our employment law solicitors can help you be as prepared as possible.
Experts in drafting employment contracts
Having watertight contracts and policies in place is vital when it comes to safeguarding your business – these are the foundations of the employment relationship. However, because employment law is constantly changing, they quickly become out of date. If you haven’t had these documents reviewed for a while, you may want to look again at drafting employment contracts to make sure you’re covered.
Other areas where our employment law solicitors can advise on protecting your business include:
- Investing in training
We regularly provide training on a variety of topics to keep in-house teams up to date, such as dealing with disciplinary and grievance issues, conducting investigations and a general overview of employment law themes.
We offer a specialist service that could minimise your costs and provide peace of mind in the event of an unexpected employment claim.
- Protecting your clients
Getting new clients is hard enough without the added worry they’re going to be poached by your closest competitors. You can cover yourself against this by including restrictive covenants in your contracts of employment.
“What the team is known for: Handles a full range of employment matters including advice in relation to employee shareholder schemes, business restructuring and employment litigation. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They are a brilliant team and great support for businesses. They’re also very friendly and approachable.” Work highlights Advised an individual in an appeal at the Employment Appeal Tribunal brought by Oxfordshire County Council, who appealed an Employment Tribunal judgment that the individual had been subjected to unlawful whistle-blowing detriments. Notable practitioners: Mark Emery (Band 3) has experience advising claimants and respondents on employment litigation, as well as working with businesses on general advisory matters. Sources say he “provides excellent advice and documentation.” Lauren Harkin (Associate to watch) is known among her clients for her “excellent understanding of employment law.” She is experienced in defending Employment Tribunal proceedings involving all aspects of discrimination. Malcolm Gregory is a Recognised Practitioner.” Chambers 2017 Thames Valley
“Richard White (Band 2) of Royds Withy King “has been superb in his approach, exceedingly knowledgeable and really understands business,” according to one client. He regularly advises employers on matters such as redundancies, discrimination cases and business transfers.” Chambers 2017 South West
“At Royds Withy King, department head Malcolm Gregory handles employee shareholder schemes, restructuring, pension cap applications and TUPE matters, while Richard White predominantly acts for employers and has strength in tribunal claims.” Legal 500 2016 South West
“Royds Withy King’s highlights included successfully representing an in-house solicitor in a disability discrimination and unfair dismissal claim against a former employer. Practice head Malcolm Gregory is recommended alongside tribunal and mediation expert Mark Emery.” Legal 500 2016 South East