Ways of working continue to evolve, with wide reaching effects on employers and workers alike, in whichever country or stage of employment.
Understanding and complying with new regulations that affect your business is key to helping recruit and retain the best staff and to put in place successful HR plans and policies.
Whether you are an organisation, business owner, senior executive or professional adviser we will help you untangle employment, pensions and immigration issues. Where these areas of legal advice are constantly changing, we use our exceptional breadth and depth of expertise to ensure you receive personalised advice to effectively manage risks and realise the opportunities in your people strategies.
Relating to you and understanding your needs comes first for us. We are client and people centric. By working collaboratively inside and outside the firm, sharing skills, knowledge and ideas we see the bigger picture and deliver to a high standard for our clients. We solve your problems with small, purpose built teams, aiming to be trusted as an extension of your own team.
If you’re an international business, we can support you on cross-border issues with the support of our expert Employment colleagues in Paris and a strong wider network of partner firms across the world.
We stand out for advice on larger scale strategic projects and on corporate reputation issues. Clients value our discretion working on executive issues, guiding boards, committees and leaders through complex and sensitive situations.
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Charles Russell Speechlys advises shareholders of eCommonSense on sale to ECI Software Solutions
eCommonSense is a technology solutions provider focused on the construction and building materials supply sectors.
New Criminal Offences – Pensions Regulator’s Approach
Tom and Esther take a look at the Pensions Regulator's recently published guidance on their new powers
Charles Russell Speechlys advises the founders of Compandben on the sale of the business to TopSource Worldwide
Compandben is one of the longest established international providers of employment solutions.
Sophie Lockwood writes for Employment Law Journal on the challenges for employers when managing the return from furlough
With the CJRS ending on 30 September 2021, many employers are turning their minds to managing employees’ return from furlough.
Charles Russell Speechlys Hong Kong successfully defends equal opportunities action brought against Novartis
We have successfully defended NYSE-listed healthcare company Novartis against an equal opportunities action filed by a former employee.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Acora on acquisition of Westgate IT
Westgate IT specialises in providing IT support to businesses in the South West.
Nick Hurley quoted by the Society for HR Management on the UK government's proposals to prevent workplace sexual harassment
The U.K. government introduced legislation in July 2021 for employers to take proactive steps to prevent sexual harassment on the job.
Returning to work post-lockdown: FAQs for employers
We look at some of the main issues employers may face and the key steps to consider as restrictions ease.
Amelia Goodwin writes for Civil Society on a recent employment tribunal ruling which found that anxiety constitutes a disability
The tribunal found that an anxiety state constitutes a disability for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010.
Face coverings at work post lockdown
While the legal requirement has been lifted, employers may consider face coverings as an appropriate safety measure in certain workplaces.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Apposite Capital on acquisition of i2a Diagnostics
i2a is a leading provider of laboratory instruments, software and reagents for the clinical microbiology market in France.
Nick Hurley interviewed by GB News on the legal ramifications of employers insisting employees have the COVID-19 vaccine
Nick considers the potential dangers of employers setting a precedent by adopting a 'No Jab, No Job' policy.
Record success for Charles Russell Speechlys’ Private Wealth practice in Chambers HNW 2021 directory
We are delighted to have once again been recognised as a leader in our field in the Chambers High Net Worth 2021 Guide.
Michael Powner writes for People Management and explains how employers can carry out an equal pay audit
How do employers carry out an equal pay audit?
COVID-19 Vaccination – can an employer make it compulsory for employees?
We review what legal issues to take into account when considering to make vaccination compulsory as an employer.
Post-Brexit business visitors and working in France, Germany, Spain and the UK
Watch the final session in a series of webinars on post-Brexit mobility.
Sponsor Licence Compliance: Key considerations
Watch our fourth in a series of webinars on post-Brexit mobility.
The UK’s New Skilled Worker & Intra-Company Visa Routes
Watch our third in a series of webinars on post-Brexit mobility.
Planning for EU to UK Work & Business Travel
Watch our second in a series of webinars on post-Brexit mobility.
UK work and business mobility in a post-Brexit world
Watch our first in a series of webinars on post-Brexit mobility.