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Employment Law Solicitors

Our employment solicitors can advise you on all aspects of employment law. We can also help if you’re facing a dispute at work, and help you enforce your employment rights.

We understand that you may be worried about your income, reputation, future career or the emotional impact of an employment issue. In situations like this, it helps to have the experts on your side, and we’ll support you every step of the way.

What Can We Help With?

Our lawyers can help you at any stage of your employment:

  • Before you start your job
    We can help you negotiate and review your employment contract, as well as advise on restrictive covenants.
  • Disputes while employed
    Including disciplinary and grievance issues. Our team can advise on bullying, harassment, discrimination and family-friendly rights.
  • Issues with leaving
    If your employer has unfairly dismissed you, forced you out, or made you redundant, we can help you negotiate a suitable settlement agreement and severance package.
  • Issues post-termination
    Your employment contract and other documents may contain restrictions on your future activity. We can advise on whether these restrictions are enforceable, or defend you if a breach of contract claim is made.

Who Can We Help?

We regularly help executives and professionals across a range of industry sectors. Our lawyers can help you if you’re a:

  • Employee
  • Senior executive
  • Director
  • Partner
  • Board member
  • Professionally regulated individual such as a solicitor
  • Contractor
  • Teacher
  • Doctor or healthcare professional.

Why Choose Our Employment Solicitors?

We have a large team of lawyers who are recognised as leaders in employment law. Our team is highly ranked in the independent legal guides, Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

We offer practical, commercial advice that’s far more than just a narrow legal view.  For example – if there are post termination restrictions in your employment contract, we will advise on their enforceability, and about their impact on your future career.

It’s important to negotiate with sensitivity – getting you what you want but without damaging the relationship with your employer.

If it comes to it though, we’re experienced in tough negotiation and taking cases to the highest courts in the land. We’re not intimidated and regularly act against large corporations.

So whether you just want a second opinion on your employment contract, or representation in a complex dispute, we’re ready to support you.

Contact Us

If you need advice on any aspect of employment law, our lawyers can help. Call us on 0207 650 3999 or contact us online.

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Employment Law Solicitors - More Information
    • Why Should I Consult A Solicitor?
    • Senior executives and professionals face particular employment law challenges that can have a significant impact on their careers.

      As a senior executive, your contract is likely to be more complicated than a standard employee’s. For example, it may include restrictive covenants that can limit your options when you leave the company.

      Pay and rewards structures are usually more complicated for senior executives too.

      It is also important to get legal advice at an early stage when faced with disciplinary or capability issues. The same applies if you are facing restructuring or redundancy.

      Professionals are also closely regulated by a variety of governing bodies. You could be subject to restrictions, suspended or banned from practicing your profession if you fail to meet their standards.

      If you are a whistleblower or have suffered from discrimination we can advise you on your options and help you navigate the difficult waters in achieving the outcome you seek.

      It’s important to be fully informed about your choices – particularly if any disputes arise. Our solicitors can give you the specialist employment law advice you need to achieve your goals.

      Contact a member of our team today to find out more about how we can help.

    • Who Does Irwin Mitchell Help?
    • We help people working in a wide range of sectors including:

      • Financial services and banking
      • Healthcare and medicine
      • Professional services
      • Legal services
      • Law enforcement agencies, including the police
      • Ministry of Defence, armed forces and associated personnel
      • Education
      • Public sector, civil service, and national and local government
      • Energy and utilities.
    • What Should I Think About Before Signing An Employment Contract?
    • Firstly you should ensure that the terms of the contract exactly match anything that was offered during the recruitment process. It’s important that the written contract gives you all the rights and benefits you’re expecting (such as salary, bonus, working hours etc).

      You may also need to consider any post-termination restrictive covenants in your previous or new employment contract. If any of the terms of your new contract breach any restrictive covenants you signed with a previous employer, you should contact us. You should also consider the impact of any new restrictions on your future career.

      Find out more about how we can help with restrictive covenants.

    • What Payment Options Are Available?
    • There are a number of ways you can pay for your legal work:

      • Hourly rate – this is how most of our cases are funded. You only pay for the time you use.
      • Agreed fixed fees – in more complex cases it might be more cost effective for us to agree a fixed fee for your work.
      • Legal expenses insurance – this is legal cover that’s often a bolt-on to home insurance. It’s worth seeing if you have this as it may cover some or all of your legal fees.
      • Trade union membership – if you’re a member of a union, they might have something in place that pays your legal fees if you have an employment dispute.
      • Your employer – in some instances your employer may pay some of your costs (this can be the case if you are negotiating a settlement agreement).
      • Third party funding – this is where someone who isn’t directly involved in your case agrees to pay your costs.
      • Crowd funding – it may be possible to crowd fund your case using the CrowdJustice website (particularly if it’s of public interest).

      We can review your options in an initial meeting and let you know how to best pay for your case.

      It’s best to have any relevant membership/insurance documents to hand, as they will help us to understand any cover you already have.

    • Where Are We Based?
    • Our employment lawyers are based in major cities across the country, so we can help wherever you are.

      We offer an initial consultation, either over the phone or in person, where we can discuss your case.

      Call us on 0207 650 3999 or contact us online today to find out how we can help you.

Shah Qureshi is highly esteemed for his work, pursuing the cause of discriminated professionals against large corporate entities."

Chambers & Partners, 2019

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