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    Employment Lawyers

Ways of working continue to evolve, with wide reaching effects on employers and workers alike.

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.

Our employment law expertise

Whether you are an organisation, business owner, senior executive or professional adviser we will help you untangle employment 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.

International

We understand that employers with international operations need to manage risks and maximise the opportunities in their people strategies whilst complying with the laws of multiple jurisdictions. Using our network of offices in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia where we have employment lawyers on the ground advising on local laws, or working with our Global Network of firms covering almost 200 jurisdictions worldwide, we can project manage international advice or introduce you directly to leading employment lawyers where you need them.

What we do

Relating to you and understanding your needs comes first for us and our approach is always 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 team. 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.  We advise on all aspects of employment law, including:

  • Recruitment issues, drafting contracts and policies
  • Disciplinary and grievance matters
  • Workplace investigations
  • Workplace audits
  • Business transfers and TUPE implications
  • Restructuring and redundancies, including collective consultation
  • Restrictive covenants, team moves and injunctive procedures in the High Court
  • Employment tribunal claims
  • Complex discrimination claims including age, sex, race, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation and gender reassignment
  • Harassment
  • Capability and performance processes and outcomes
  • Ill health and disability related challenges
  • Protected disclosures (whistleblowing)
  • Senior executive on-boarding, exits and rewards
  • Issues of confidentiality and post termination restrictions
  • Providing tech solutions to problems where appropriate

Every member of the Charles Russell Speechlys team is easy to deal with and knowledgeable in their area."

Chambers UK, 2023, Employment

The advice we received regarding a very difficult employment issue was clear and precise. Specifically, it managed the development of a strategic approach to the issue that avoided the potential for drawn out and expensive litigation that may have arisen if we had pursued alternative approaches.

Legal 500, 2023, Employment

The team provide a formidable service for private clients and corporate entities for all types of employment matters. They are adept at managing complex and sensitive investigations."

Legal 500, 2023, Employment

Our employment law services

International Employment Lawyers

International Employment

Our team can deliver a coordinated and commercial approach worldwide wherever your employment issues arise. 

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Immigration Legal Services

Immigration

Whether you require UK immigration assistance as an individual or as an organisation, our specialist lawyers can help you.

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People & HR: Training and Advisory Legal Services

People & HR: Training and Advisory Services

Delivering people and employee-related workplace solutions and resolutions across a broad range of business sectors.

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Employment Investigations Legal Services

Employment Investigations

Our dedicated Employment team has considerable experience in dealing with employment related investigations.

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  • The Daily Telegraph quotes Nick Hurley on the legalities of asking for childcare employment in lieu of rent

    Nick Hurley

    In the Press

  • Pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the workplace

    Michael Powner

    Insights

  • Syma Spanjers and Francesca Heath-Clarke write for People Management on tackling discrimination against young female workers

    Syma Spanjers

    In the Press

  • HR Magazine quotes Isobel Goodman on second jobs and HR obligations

    Isobel Goodman

    In the Press

  • The Daily Telegraph quotes Nick Hurley on the surge of unexplained absences in the workplace

    Nick Hurley

    In the Press

  • Sophie Rothwell writes for Law 360 on the Bullying and Respect at Work Bill

    Sophie Rothwell

    In the Press

  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace

    Michael Powner

    Insights

  • Supreme Court offers reassurance to administrators where large-scale redundancies are necessary

    Jana Billington

    Insights

  • Kelly Evans and Francesca Heath-Clarke write for People Management on the right to disconnect

    Kelly Evans

    In the Press

  • Bullying and Respect at Work Bill – a vital evolution of the employment law landscape?

    Sophie Rothwell

    Insights

  • 2024 - What's on the employment law horizon?

    Nick Hurley

    Insights

  • What a Labour Government might mean for employment law

    Nick Hurley

    Insights

  • Francesca Charlton and Kayleigh McKee write for People Management on the Worker Protection Act

    Francesca Charlton

    In the Press

  • Francesca Charlton writes for Personnel Today on how employers can prevent sexual harassment

    Francesca Charlton

    In the Press

  • HR Magazine quotes Nick Hurley on sexual harassment claims against Pizza Hut

    Nick Hurley

    In the Press

  • An important reminder for employers on World Menopause Day

    Isobel Goodman

    Quick Reads

  • Private Mergers & Acquisitions in the United Arab Emirates

    William Reichert

    Insights

  • New Law Journal quotes Michael Powner on the landmark judgment on underpaid holiday claims

    Michael Powner

    In the Press

  • Ciara Coyle writes for People Management on ways to ensure ‘invisible’ workers do not go unrecognised

    Ciara Coyle

    In the Press

  • Religious Discrimination at Work: Protecting Religion & Beliefs

    Syma Spanjers

    Insights

  • People Management quotes Briony Richards on workplace monitoring and employee privacy

    Briony Richards

    In the Press

  • Dubai announces its plan to streamline the enforcement of civil judgments and arbitral awards

    Peter Smith

    Quick Reads

  • UK Government announces consultation on calculating holiday entitlement for part-year and irregular hours workers

    Francesca Charlton

    Quick Reads

  • Right to work checks – an issue for both immigration and employment law and practice.

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  • New industry group aims to build sustainability skills in the construction sector

    Carolyn Davies

    Quick Reads

  • Are workers entitled to the Bank Holiday off for the Queen’s Jubilee? Don’t bank on it!

    Sophie Clark

    Quick Reads

  • How to tackle a large Gender Pay Gap

    Emily Chalkley

    Quick Reads

  • New Employer and Landlord Digital ID Checks – A Good IDea?

    Paul McCarthy

    Quick Reads

  • Out of Office – 5 tips for employers considering a more flexible approach to where we work

    Sam Lawn

    Quick Reads

  • AI and HR - How can employers reduce the risks associated with using artificial intelligence to help manage their workforce?

    Briony Richards

    Quick Reads

  • The Tip of the Iceberg of Changes to a Modern Hospitality Industry? Hospitality staff entitled to keep all tips under new rules

    Sam Lawn

    Quick Reads

  • Flexible working requests: 5 tips for employers

    Quick Reads

  • Covid passports - are they workable or just a shambles?

    Harriet Lucas

    Quick Reads

  • Brace yourselves: dentists could be liable for actions of self-employed staff

    Quick Reads

  • Government to introduce duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment

    Nick Hurley

    Quick Reads

  • Do You Believe?

    Briony Richards

    Quick Reads

  • It’s all about the data…why has the government delayed hospitality reopening again?

    Michael Powner

    Quick Reads

  • Restaurants must keep innovating to survive the impact of another lockdown

    Quick Reads

  • UK Government considering a crackdown on unfair employment contract clauses

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  • Towards a new RPI - good news or bad?

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