EMPLOYMENT FOR BUSINESS

Employment Law Specialists and
Solicitors in London, UK

OUR PRACTICE

A company’s employees are its main asset but can also represent the greatest source of potential liabilities. Valemus Law’s employment solicitors’ pragmatic approach to employment law advice ensures you are equipped to deal with any potential liability.

Backed by extensive expertise gained from specialist employment law practices, our employment law solicitors are able to explain employment law in clear and easy to understand terms, advising you as to your rights and guiding you as to the best way forward for you and your company. We also benefit from having an Employment Law judge on our team. We recognise that each employee matters and each business case is unique therefore each response needs to be tailored to your specific needs.

As employment law specialists, at Valemus we offer advice on both contentious (i.e., defending unfair dismissal and discrimination claims) and non-contentious areas of employment law (such as  drafting contracts of employment and advising on redundancy and restructuring).  All our solicitors at Valemus are Partner Consultants meaning that, unlike a majority of employment solicitors in London and the UK, they have the flexibility to work where they choose and can determine the level of work, they take on.  This means that they can dedicate more time to you as their client and provide you with greater flexibility in terms of when and where meetings can take place (i.e., in our offices around the country; online via Zoom or Teams or on the telephone) leaving you to focus on the most important thing – keeping your business running.

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If you need advice on any of the following issues, our employment law solicitors are on hand to offer you swift, outstanding legal advice: –

  • Settlement agreements and exit packages
  • Drafting contracts of employment and staff policies or handbooks
  • The Equality Act 2010
  • Discrimination claims: sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment, marital status/civil partnership, religion or belief and age
  • Whistle blowing
  • Working Time legislation
  • Breach of contract
  • Transfer of Undertakings Regulations (TUPE)
  • Managing grievances
  • Disciplinary proceedings
  • Maternity, paternity; adoption and other family friendly rights;
  • Handling flexible working requests
  • Implementing home and hybrid working arrangements
  • Enforcement of post-termination restrictions
  • Queries on employment law status
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Redundancy and restructuring
  • Tribunals and hearings
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Non-contentious employment law advice

It’s easy to ignore the need to get independent legal advice as an employer, until a crisis hits your business or company in the form of a claim by an employee or past employee; maybe for an unfair dismissal claim or a claim in relation to maternity/paternity leave.  At Valemus we understand the importance of getting advice from an employment law specialist from the outset when you’re setting up your business or company.  However, even if your business is well established and you’ve faced no employment issues to date, if your employment contracts aren’t drafted properly, or if you don’t have proper disciplinary procedures in place, you could still find yourself at the receiving end of expensive and protracted legal proceedings, which could end up in the employment tribunal.

However, we also understand the need for you to be able to focus on running your business without getting bogged down by the legal hurdles involved in employment law.  That’s why you need employment solicitors who can give you clear, pragmatic advice and who can assist in preparing all the necessary documentation for you, so that you have the assurance that your company’s employment procedures are legally sound.

Contracts of Employment & Grievance & Disciplinary Procedures

Preparing any form of contract can be a daunting task, and a contract of employment is no exception.  As someone who is either a business owner or maybe employed in the position of Human Resources and tasked with preparing employment contracts there are various legal requirements that need to be met.  Whilst it can be tempting to look for an online template to save time and money, our employment solicitors are well aware that these can be littered with potential pitfalls.

The legal requirements of an employment contract mean that it must include basic information such as your and your employee’s details; a job title and description; how much they’re going to be paid; how many hours they’re going to work; holiday entitlement; sickness and maternity/paternity leave and any other benefits to name a few.  However, you are also legally required to provide information about pensions and grievance and disciplinary procedures.

At Valemus our employment solicitors are well aware of the strict legal requirements governing grievances and disciplinary procedures for businesses, and the importance of your business drafting and handling them properly, because the potential impact to you and your business if they aren’t, can be devastating.

If your business is thinking of recruiting  employees, or if you have employees and are worried that your contracts of employment and policies or procedures aren’t up to scratch, then contact us at Valemus on 0330 100 0320 or by email info@valemuslaw.com and we will  connect you with one of our employment law solicitors who will provide you with clear, pragmatic legal advice to get your business employment policies and procedures back on track.

Redundancy and Restructuring

Sometimes it’s necessary to review your businesses practices and to make changes to streamline them.  Or perhaps your business is starting to branch into a slightly different direction or you’re planning to merge with another business making restructuring necessary.  For your employees this can be a worrying time; there will be concerns as to whether there will still be a role for them and, if this is the case, whether this will involve relocation.

Our employment law specialists are well aware that, in these circumstances, you need to tread really carefully as a business, as a wrong move could result in one or more of your employees bringing an unfair dismissal claim against you.

A redundancy situation typically arises when restructuring your company leads to an employee’s role being obsolete.  You may also have a situation where, whilst the role still exists, it will need to be in a different location, maybe due to merging with another business.  If the latter is the case, you might want to offer your employee/s either the chance to continue that job (for which changes will be needed to their contracts) or maybe, a redundancy package.  Redundancies can also arise on many business reorganisations.

Whatever situation your business is faced with our employment law solicitors are here to navigate you through these changes, and to advise you as to redundancies which may need to take place or changes to your employees’ contracts, so that your business can avoid being on the receiving end of a claim.

Contentious employment law advice

As employment law specialists we’re well aware that running your business is stressful enough without finding yourself hit with an employee claim.  Claims against companies can come in many forms including: –

  • discrimination and harassment claims.
  • complex breach of contract claims.
  • claims for unfair dismissal; or

Just to name a few.  Whatever claim has been brought against your business, you need to act swiftly to try and stop things escalating, as proceedings are often time consuming, highly stressful and costly; costs that you can’t often .  Our employments solicitors can navigate you through these claims by either:

  • getting the claim dismissed.
  • negotiating a settlement by way of a settlement agreement; or
  • Supporting and representing you in tribunal proceedings.

If your business is on the receiving end of a claim, then call our legal experts here at Valemus on 0330 100 0320 or by email info@valemuslaw.com for clear and pragmatic legal support and advice.

Meet the team

Jane Moorman

JANE MOORMAN
Employment

Suzanne Coe

SUZANNE COE
Employment