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Employment & Work

Senior Executives and Professionals

If you’re a senior executive or professional, there may be times when you need employment law or professional discipline advice. Our specialist solicitors can provide the expertise that you need to protect yourself and get the best outcome from any situation that arises.

Employment law can be complicated, particularly at a senior level when you’re more likely to encounter pay and bonus issues, restrictive covenants or become the director of a company. It’s important to seek legal advice to protect yourself and your career prospects.

We are experts in advising senior employees and executives in sensitive discrimination issues and as whistleblowers.

Our lawyers can help senior employees, executives, and professionals with a variety of employment law issues, including:

  • Promotion and recruitment
  • Employment contracts and consultancy
  • Restrictive covenants and post-termination restrictions
  • Parental and family-friendly rights
  • Pay and bonus disputes
  • Unfair dismissal and redundancy
  • Discrimination, victimisation and harassment
  • Whistleblowing claims
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Employment tribunal litigation and appeals
  • Regulatory and professional discipline issues.

Our employment law team is recommended as leaders in their field and is highly ranked in independent legal directories such as Chambers and Legal 500. We’ve acted in many of the country’s biggest employment cases and have secured excellent out-of-court settlements for our clients.

As well as our deep knowledge of employment law, we also have extensive experience as negotiators and mediators. We’ll always strive to get you the best possible result without needing to go to court or a tribunal.

We’re part of one of the UK’s top national law firms with offices in 14 major locations nationwide. So wherever you’re based, call our Senior Executives and Professionals team on 0207 650 3875 or contact a member of our team today to find out more about how we can help you.

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Skilled at negotiating out-of-court settlements
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Senior Executives and Professionals - 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.
    • Can You Help With Regulatory Issues?
    • We can advise on a range of regulatory issues and represent you if you’re facing a regulatory or disciplinary investigation.

      We help professionals who are regulated by a variety of organisations, including:

      • Financial Conduct Authority
      • General Medical Council
      • General Dental Council
      • Solicitors Regulation Authority.

      Read more about how we can help with professional regulation and discipline.

    • I’m A Partner In My Business - How Can You Help?
    • We can advise you or your entire partnership on a variety of partnership law issues.

      Partnership law often involves crossover with industry-specific issues for professionals working in law, medicine, financial services, and accountancy. We have extensive experience with all of these areas and more, so you can benefit from insight tailored to your exact legal situation.

      We’re also skilled at advising on team moves involving groups of partners and individuals.

    • What Payment Options Are Available?
    • We take a fair and transparent approach to our costs. Our rates are competitive and we offer a range of options to help you meet your legal fees.

      We usually charge on an hourly basis and give regular updates so you’re always up to date with the cost of your case.

      You may be able cover the cost of your case with Legal Expenses Insurance, which is often included with home and contents insurance. Trade union members may also be able to cover their costs through their trade union.

Shah Qureshi is hugely respected for his litigation experience and is also adept at handling claims of discrimination, dismissal and whistleblowing."

Chambers & Partners, 2018

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