Employment

 

Employment law has been one of the fastest growing areas of law – and litigation - in recent years. From equal pay and unfair dismissal, to discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, disability, religious or sexual orientation, employers face a mountain of rules, regulations, responsibilities and, of course, risks.

Absence management is the current hot topic. And the cost to businesses is staggering – around £29 billion in 2013 alone. It’s a growing problem affecting many organisation`s ability to function on a day to day basis.

Effective employment advice demands a coordinated response, built on effective communication before, during and after any issue or claim. That’s where we can help: our employment law experts deliver informed, practical and pragmatic advice across the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues, from dealing with whistleblowers to handling large scale restructuring.  And we have considerable experience in defending Employment Tribunal claims and mitigating potential losses – both financial and professional – that can result from these claims.

With our in-depth knowledge of HR issues and our wide experience of tribunals, we can review your internal policies, manage risks and ensure that you comply with regulations.

European law has had a significant impact, particularly on TUPE transfers and working time. So our established links with European law firms covering all major European jurisdictions are an essential part of our offering.

Whatever the situation, we assess the issue promptly, achieving resolutions that limit costs and protect reputations by controlling negative media exposure. Our aim is to work with you and become an integral part of your organisation, tailoring our services to your specific needs and priorities.

Who to contact


Louise Gallagher

Louise Gallagher

Partner,
Glasgow



John Guerin

John Guerin

Partner,
Belfast



Vanessa Latham

Vanessa Latham

Partner,
London



Andrew McDonald

Andrew McDonald

Partner,
London



Michael Parr

Michael Parr

General Counsel,
Manchester



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Employment Team

Laura D'Arcy

Laura D'Arcy

Senior associate solicitor,
Manchester


Claire Dinoff

Claire Dinoff

Partner,
Manchester


Louise Gallagher

Louise Gallagher

Partner,
Glasgow


Katrina Gray

Katrina Gray

Partner,
Belfast


John Guerin

John Guerin

Partner,
Belfast


Vanessa Latham

Vanessa Latham

Partner,
London


Jim Lister

Jim Lister

Partner,
Manchester


Andrew McDonald

Andrew McDonald

Partner,
London


Laura Molloy

Laura Molloy

Associate Solicitor,
Manchester


Debbie Moore

Debbie Moore

Associate Solicitor,
Manchester


Michael Parr

Michael Parr

General Counsel,
Manchester


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Louise Gallagher

Louise Gallagher

Partner,
Glasgow


John Guerin

John Guerin

Partner,
Belfast


Vanessa Latham

Vanessa Latham

Partner,
London


Andrew McDonald

Andrew McDonald

Partner,
London


Michael Parr

Michael Parr

General Counsel,
Manchester