Remaining focused on the outcome, not the obstacles

We are employment law specialists based in Bristol and we give practical, straightforward employment law advice.

Each of our employer clients has a nominated adviser and that adviser builds strong working relationships with them. Each adviser has over 15 years’ experience of working in the HR/employment law field. Our employer clients like the fact that they will always deal with the same adviser with the ‘back-up’ being an adviser they know and trust. We understand how damaging employment disputes can be for your business. We will be there to help you through from the beginning, if matters do end in litigation we will be with you every step of the way.

Employment Law
Advice

Employment Tribunal

Employment Tribunal

Even the best managed businesses will be required to defend employment tribunal proceedings from time to time. Since the ACAS Early Conciliation Scheme started in 2014, your company will be approached by ACAS to see if your company wishes to settle the claim. We can represent you in that process and also at the Employment Tribunal, if you do not wish to, or are unable to settle.

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handling redundancy

Redundancy

Whether you are thinking of making 3 or 300 employees redundant, we can help you. We have extensive experience of advising on redundancies built up before the financial crash in 2008 as many of our employer clients were involved in mass redundancies due to ‘off shoring’ production from the turn of the century.

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Settlement Agreement – Employee

If you are a director or manager who needs advice on a settlement agreement that you have been offered by your employer, we can help you. We also draft settlement agreements for employers.

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Industrial Relations

Industrial Relations

The skills that an HR manager needs to operate in a collective environment are very different to those needed to manage in an environment where there are no collective negotiations. Our extensive experience in industrial relations has been built up over many years of advising employers in unionised environments. We can advise you on how to deal with industrial disputes as well as on the law on strike action.

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Settlement Agreements

Settlement Agreement – Employer

In our experience, settlement agreements are used widely by employers. They allow an employer and employee to terminate employment in a civilised fashion with the employer knowing they cannot be sued and the employee receiving appropriate compensation.

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handling discipline and grievance issues

Disciplinary/Dismissals

Most HR managers do not relish disciplining or dismissing employees. However sometimes it will be important to discipline or dismiss employees. Often it can raise morale, especially if other employees feel a particular employee is not working hard enough or is getting away with conduct that is unacceptable in the workplace.

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Employment Documents

Employment Documents

It can be a real headache for busy HR managers to ensure that all of their employment documentation is in order. We can draft policies and many other important procedures for you, or if necessary, we can draft a whole Company Handbook. Alternatively we can advise on updating existing policies and procedures to comply with statutory changes or HR good practice.

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Annual Retainers

Annual Retainer

Our annual retainer agreement – we call it the Employment Law Advice Agreement (ELAA) may be of interest to you. We advise the majority of our employer clients in this way and we know they are satisfied with the service we provide as they renew, year after year.

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