An employment lawyer on your side when you need it
‘It helps to get practical yet sympathetic employment law advice when a work situation is stressing you out’
Your work is likely to be a large and important part of your life. When a difficult work situation puts your wellbeing and finances at risk, a specialist employment lawyer can help. At Royds Withy King, we can provide employment law advice which will help you to avoid costly mistakes and protect your interests. From employment tribunals to discrimination at work, you can trust us to help you resolve your situation quickly.
Employment law advice with your interests at heart
Our employment lawyers are adept at dealing with difficult situations. We have a wealth of experience representing both employers and employees and are skilled at finding creative yet practical solutions to tricky employment law problems. As an employee, you may need expert and prompt employment law advice in these situations:
- If your employer is offering you a settlement agreement, we will act fast and go through the agreement terms line by line to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible
- You might be a victim of discrimination at work. Discrimination cases can be highly complex and sensitive. A Royds Withy King employment lawyer will provide you with advice which is pragmatic yet sympathetic
- You will benefit from specialist employment law advice in a redundancy situation. Being made redundant can be stressful and upsetting, and we’ll be there to make sure you are being treated fairly
- Facing a disciplinary meeting can be distressing. An experienced employment lawyer can help you prepare for a hearing, analyse your case and advise you on potential claims against your employer if necessary
- When you submit a grievance at work, your employer should invite you to a grievance hearing. Employment law advice can help you prepare for the initial meeting, analyse your employer’s response and help with a subsequent claim if necessary
- Taking your employer to an Employment Tribunal is usually the last resort when other ways of dealing with a problem at work have failed. As employment tribunal solicitors, we can help you prepare your case and take you through all the stages of the process, from assessing your case to representing your interests at the hearing.
Employment solicitors tailoring their service to you
Our employment law advice is direct, pragmatic and sympathetic. We aim to help you resolve a difficult situation quickly and with minimum fuss, at costs that are transparent and explained to you at the outset.
“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