Employment practices liability

 

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. The cost to businesses is staggering, and was recently estimated at £29 billion. It’s a growing problem affecting many organisations’ 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. We work with EPL insurers and brokers and are on major insurers’ panels to defend their policyholders against Employment Tribunal claims. 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.

We have long established links with European law firms covering all major European jurisdictions and these 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


John Guerin

John Guerin

Partner and Head of office,
Belfast



Vanessa Latham

Vanessa Latham

Partner,
London



Andrew McDonald

Andrew McDonald

Partner,
London



Michael Parr

Michael Parr

General Counsel,
Manchester




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Testimonials


The employment department at BLM … has diverse expertise across a range of sectors

Legal 500 2020

BLM has a particularly strong reputation for public sector employment work, where it counts a number of MPs among its clients, and in the employment practices liability insurance sector

Legal 500 2020

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Employment practices liability Team

Laura D'Arcy

Laura D'Arcy

Partner,
Manchester


Katrina Gray

Katrina Gray

Partner,
Belfast


John Guerin

John Guerin

Partner and Head of office,
Belfast


Vanessa Latham

Vanessa Latham

Partner,
London


Jim Lister

Jim Lister

Partner,
Manchester


Andrew McDonald

Andrew McDonald

Partner,
London


Michael Parr

Michael Parr

General Counsel,
Manchester


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John Guerin

John Guerin

Partner and Head of office,
Belfast


Vanessa Latham

Vanessa Latham

Partner,
London


Andrew McDonald

Andrew McDonald

Partner,
London


Michael Parr

Michael Parr

General Counsel,
Manchester