Our specialist team of employment solicitors helps steer you through the maze of employment laws and regulations, from recruitment to termination and beyond. In close liaison with you, our approachable people will assess your needs, construct a strategy and deliver the right outcomes. We work hard to understand your business and commercial priorities, so we can give advice which is cost-effective and reduces your risk, while remaining up to date and easily understood.
Our employment lawyers & solicitors in Brighton are experts in:
Contracts of Employment
The importance of appropriate and up-to-date employment contracts can be overlooked until it is too late. We help our clients by ensuring that the contracts they use not only set out the arrangements agreed with employees, but also protect confidential information and business relationships. A well-drafted contract can ensure that the employee understands what is expected of them and can help an employer to be in the best position to take whatever action may be needed during and after the contract ends.
Redundancy, reorganisation and TUPE
Responding to economic changes and market pressures can produce a need to reorganise your business and reduce/increase your workforce. We can guide you through the relevant process so that the risks you face are mitigated. If you are undergoing a sale or merger or are acquiring a business, we can take you through the extremely technical TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations) process.
Policies, procedures and handbooks
Protect your business by having properly drafted polices and handbooks. Suitable procedures will assist you in managing your staff and will also help you control issues which arise with your workforce. Our employment team are experienced in addressing the legal and practical matters which crop up with all workforces from time to time.
Disciplinary and Grievance Processes or Procedures
Any process which takes up management time is a cost to your business. We will assist you in carrying out a disciplinary process or conducting a grievance hearing so that you do so as efficiently and effectively as possible. That will mean your internal costs are reduced and your exposure is limited by following a lawful process.
A termination of employment may require a number of issues to be addressed: disciplinary procedures, enforcement of post-employment restrictions, negotiation of settlement agreements and tribunal claims. Our extensive experience in all of these areas will allow us to provide the practical advice you may need to address any of these matters.
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I have lost count of the times that Dean Wilson has provided up to date, relevant and insightful advice that has enabled me to steer the HR function through many uncertain sets of circumstances. This advice and counsel has and continues to prove invaluable to us as a company.
I have depended on Dean Wilson for employment advice for over thirty years. During that time I have never been disappointed. The team continue to provide an exemplary service to keep us out of employment tribunals and for very professional and competent representation when we inevitably and unfortunately find ourselves before such a tribunal.