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Planning for Afforestation

Planning for Afforestation

Safe as Houses

With strong commercial reasons for doing so, many land and property owners have diversified into holiday letting to benefit from this captive market. 

Employment Law – three things to note

Employment Law - three things to note

Employment Law for Employees

Our employment lawyers support individual employees on a day-to-day basis in navigating workplace issues they face, and we recognise that work-related problems can have a significant effect on your life.  We pride ourselves on providing clear, swift and cost-effective advice and achieving the best possible outcome for you.

Our experience includes advising on:

  • Protected conversations and settlement agreements
  • Your contract of employment and/or related policies
  • Raising a grievance
  • Sickness absence, performance or misconduct issues
  • Workplace harassment or discrimination
  • Stress at work and bullying
  • Redundancy
  • Family friendly and flexible working rights
  • TUPE transfers – when your employment is transferred to another employer
  • Asserting claims against your employer, including for unfair dismissal

Contract reviews and restrictive covenants

Our team is skilled and experienced in supporting individuals in navigating the complexities of employment law contracts. We are frequently instructed to review contracts of employment and consultancy agreements and will help you by highlighting any potential ‘red flags’, advising on remuneration packages and negotiating any recommended variations. Often employment contracts contain clauses which seek to restrict or prohibit your professional activity on departure.  We can offer advice on the enforceability of these types of provisions and can represent you in any court action raised by your ex-employer in this regard.

Exits and settlement agreements

We have considerable experience negotiating and advising on complex executive departures in the public and private sector, and advise on settlement agreements daily.  If you would like to discuss your exit strategy, please get in touch with one of our team.

Disputes with your employer

Individuals often contact us seeking advice on their rights, including where they feel they have been unfairly dismissed.  We provide clear and practical advice as to what claims you might have, how much compensation you might receive and how much a court or tribunal action might cost.  Our team includes trained mediators skilled in employment matters, so we can provide expert advice on alternative ways of resolving your dispute.

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Key contact

Our experienced team can provide support and advice on a broad range of employment law matters.  Get in touch to find out how we can help you.

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