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.
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
- 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."
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.
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."
Our employment law services
Our team can deliver a coordinated and commercial approach worldwide wherever your employment issues arise.
Whether you require UK immigration assistance as an individual or as an organisation, our specialist lawyers can help you.
People & HR: Training and Advisory Services
Delivering people and employee-related workplace solutions and resolutions across a broad range of business sectors.
Our dedicated Employment team has considerable experience in dealing with employment related investigations.
Key dates for Employment law
Here we set out a timeline of the upcoming expected key changes, and how to best prepare for them.