From job ads to contracts of employment to directors’ service agreements. We have it covered

‘Our expert team will guide you safely through the process, from job advertisements and interviews to contracts of employment’

Finding and retaining the right people is essential for the success of your business. Unfortunately, the recruitment process is littered with pitfalls for the unwary recruiter. You can rely on our expert team to guide you safely though the process.

Preparing directors’ service agreements and more

Our recruitment experts can help you steer clear of the legal minefield – avoiding problems in everything from discrimination laws to employment status.

Areas like advertisements and selection can be particularly tricky. Even asking questions about a candidate’s health can be deemed discriminatory. And watch out too if you don’t take notes in an interview – it will be hard to defend any claims from unsuccessful candidates.

As with most legal matters, it pays to be prepared and tread a cautious path. We can help make sure that all your documents, such as contracts of employment and directors’ service agreements, are prepared accurately and quickly. Our specialists can also assist you with work permit issues and restrictive covenants.

Our credentials

“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

Contact us to find out how our experienced recruitment team can help you with everything from discrimination laws and employment status, to contracts of employment and directors’ service agreements, by calling us on 0800 051 8054 or emailing

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