Employment law services to protect you and your business
Inform and underpin your workforce decisions and protect your business.
Employment law services to optimise staff performance
Support your Human Resources team with practical and commercial advice tailored to you.
Employment law services to help you meet your financial objectives
Achieve your strategic objectives with profitability, good employee relations and a strong reputation.
How we can help you
Managing employees effectively is crucial to the success of every business.
We collaborate closely with you to integrate seamlessly with your people management processes and truly understand your corporate goals and people culture. We help protect you and your organisation, optimise staff performance and meet your financial objectives.
Our flexible pricing options are clear, fair and competitive, and we offer accurate fixed pricing for each stage of the project. We also give you access to portals integrated into our own project management system, keeping you in full control of costs and key decisions.
Get in touch with us
Tell us a bit about you and the issue and we can get ahead of the game.
How can I ensure my employment contracts meet my business needs?
We work with you to ensure your employment contracts are correctly balanced between protecting your business and clearly expressing your policies, contractual commitments and reward structures.
Our expert employment lawyers help with contract advice and creation, consultancy agreements, director’s service agreements, reward and remuneration documentation, employee handbooks, restrictive covenants and settlement agreements.
We make sure your employment documents are consistent with your business objectives, reflective of your corporate culture and form a solid foundation on which to manage your employees effectively and fairly.
Disciplinaries and dismissals
Can you help me resolve an employee performance issue?
We help you handle any employment disciplinary investigations carefully and correctly, particularly as these may ultimately lead to dismissal. Working closely with you, we provide comprehensive legal expertise to ensure disciplinary procedures and investigation outcomes are fair and robust.
Dismissing an employee is one of the hardest parts of managing a workforce. A mishandled dismissal procedure can leave you open to the possibility of claims.
We directly support your investigation into the issues and ensure that nothing gets missed, completing any dismissal action professionally, impartially and with minimum risk to your business.
Restructures and redundancies
How can I make changes to my workforce?
Fast changing business environments mean you may need to restructure your workforce, particularly when you’re striving for more innovative and cost-effective ways to deliver your products and services.
We advise on and help execute contractual changes to employee terms and conditions, job role changes, compulsory and voluntary redundancies, outsourcing decisions and issues relating to transfers of business (also known as TUPE).
From employee restructures to redundancies, we plan and deliver your changes sensitively and efficiently, with minimal risk exposure. When the business need for change impacts on your workforce, we’ll help deal with any potential legal implications.
Settlement agreements and senior exits
How can I protect my business when a senior employee leaves?
When a senior employee leaves your business, you’ll want to make sure you know how their departure will impact your business and protect against it accordingly.
We work with you throughout, from initiating discussions to negotiating acceptable exit terms. We’ll identify any particular areas of risk and make sure to mitigate them with the appropriate restrictions on exit.
Our employment settlement services include negotiating exit terms, advice on potential claims, settlement agreements, restrictive covenants, and confidentiality and non-disclosure terms.
How do I minimise the impact of employment tribunals?
Employment tribunals can be very disruptive to your business, particularly with the time they take and expense they incur. We’ve developed a fixed-cost solution that gives you greater certainty and control when managing employment tribunal claims like unfair dismissal or discrimination.
This approach gives you the certainty of a fixed fee, a clearly defined scope of work, transparency with regular project reports and the ability to fully collaborate and take control of any aspect you choose. It also means you only pay for the steps and advice you feel need the attention of an employment tribunal lawyer.
Costs estimate for asb law defending the claim up to the employment tribunal hearing
|Simple case||£5,000 + VAT to £8,000 + VAT|
|Medium complexity case||£8,000 to £11,000 + VAT|
|High complexity case||£11,000 to 16,500 + VAT|
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To assist you in deciding whether or not to instruct us to defend your business you will receive a detailed scope of work including fixed fees for each phase of the project.
The above range of fees applies to claims for unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal raised in the employment tribunal only. If a discrimination claim is brought with the unfair dismissal claim, then this would be outside the above costs estimates and we would provide a separate fixed fee.
Our Employment team has over 50 years of collective experience in bringing and defending employment tribunal claims. The Team has particular experience in defending complex discrimination and dismissal claims. We have 5 members of the team who may work on your matter. See profiles for members of the Employment Team including number of years qualified and areas of specialism.
If you have any queries, please contact Rebecca Jorgensen, Partner and Head of Employment – we would be happy to discuss.
Full details of what is included, is available to download - Pricing sheet (pdf)
Factors that can make a claim more complex and affect pricing
The range of fees set out above and the level of fixed fee in your matter is based on a number of conditions and exclusions relating to your claim, which will include some or all of the below:
Key stages in the claim
The fees set out above cover all the work in relation to the following stages of the claim:
What is not included in our fee
How long will the unfair/wrongful dismissal claim take to conclude?
The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved and the employment tribunal where your claim is listed.
If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to take 4 to 6 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a final hearing, your case is likely to take 16-52 weeks. This is just an estimate and we will, of course, be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information, directions from the tribunal and as the matter progresses.
Employment data protection
What are my data protection employer responsibilities under GDPR?
Under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), if your business employs or engages staff then it’s a data controller. You should therefore provide those employees with the necessary information about how your business collects, stores and uses their data.
To help you ensure you abide to GDPR when processing employee data and to provide transparency and certainty, we have a range of fixed-price employment data protection legal services. These include GDPR compliant staff privacy notices, recruitment privacy notices, employee data protection policies and employment contract updates.
Human Resources consulting
I need external HR consulting services, can you help?
Our Human Resource (HR) consultants work closely with you as trusted advisers to help protect your business. We provide HR consulting services and advice that gives you the flexibility and support to achieve your workforce goals.
We help with a wide range of day-to-day employment issues, including grievance and disciplinary investigations and appeals, restructuring and redundancy, recruitment assessment and selection, leadership development, performance management, employee engagement and talent management.
Employee retention across a generation gap
Improving the balancing act
To start a conversation about how we can help you get the outcome you want
Call us on +44 (0)345 521 4545 or send an email.