The success of any business is dependent on hiring the right people and incentivising them to stay.
Successful businesses have to invest time, energy and resources in ensuring they recruit and retain the best staff, creating a positive environment for them to succeed, whilst championing a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. Integral to creating such an environment is the need to understand the very complex laws governing the workplace to ensure they support and do not detract from the objectives of the business.
Delivering solutions to manage and mitigate risk is a huge challenge in an environment where employment law is constantly changing. To help you meet this challenge you need to work with a team of employment lawyers you can trust. Our team will work closely with yours to understand your unique recruitment culture, and any employment issues, ensuring that we are a true extension of your in house team.
We make a point of getting to know our clients’ businesses and goals. We strive to build strong relationships with the aim of being a trusted advisor to your business, enabling us to deliver prompt, strategic, and cost effective solutions. We want to be part of your team and help your business grow.
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People & HR Services
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Dismissal for refusing vaccination found to be fair
An employment tribunal found that the summary dismissal of a care assistant who refused to be vaccinated, was fair.
Out of Office – 5 tips for employers considering a more flexible approach to where we work
AI and HR - How can employers reduce the risks associated with using artificial intelligence to help manage their workforce?
On the employment horizon – 2022
We set out some of the key changes we anticipate over 2022 in employment law, and how to best prepare for them.
Becky Lawton and Francesca Charlton write for P3 Pharmacy on employment issues for pharmacies in light of the Omicron variant
What can owners and managers do if staff refuse to comply with latest restrictions?
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Acora on the acquisition of M9 Holdings
The acquisition of M9 Holdings marks the latest stage in Acora’s growth journey.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Puma Private Equity on their investment into Everpress
Puma Private Equity offers a wide range of award-winning investments that help to support investors.
Michael Powner and Isabella MacPherson write for People Management on whether employers can enforce compulsory retirement ages
In light of a recent case, Michael Powner and Isabella MacPherson explore what firms can do to avoid age discrimination claims.
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.
Amelia Goodwin and Georgina O'Sullivan write for P3 Pharmacy on the key to managing performance
Day-to-day management is time consuming enough, so if you have a workforce with no apparent issues, performance may not be on your radar.
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.
The Tip of the Iceberg of Changes to a Modern Hospitality Industry? Hospitality staff entitled to keep all tips under new rules
Flexible working requests: 5 tips for employers
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.
Covid passports - are they workable or just a shambles?
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.