Personal Employment

Our employment team is experienced in advising and representing employees in all areas of UK employment law. We are on hand to give advice on your legal position and the options open to you to protect your interests.

"We can help you understand your rights and make informed decisions about how best to proceed in the circumstances."

We work with individuals from senior executives through to employees within smaller companies and start-ups, as well as freelancers and agency workers.

Our services

Our employment advice is specifically for individuals who are facing a challenge or issue in the workplace. We can help you to understand your rights and make informed decisions about how best to proceed in the circumstances

Statutory & contractual rights

Employment contracts

In most cases, employment contracts cannot be changed without the employee’s consent. If your employer is proposing a change, take advice if you are uncertain about the changes and their implications on your rights.

Wage disputes

If your employer has failed to pay you the correct amount, or failed to you pay you on time, or failed to pay you at all, you should take action to understand what is happening and how you can be paid what you are owed. 

Flexible working

All employees are now able to make one formal request for flexible working in any 12 month period. Employers have to consider any such request seriously. 

Maternity rights

We can help if you are concerned about your maternity rights at work, including issues relating to statutory pay entitlement, time off work and shared parental leave.

Paternity rights

Are you receiving your full entitlement for paternity leave and pay? Are you considering taking shared parental leave? We can help if you are unsure about your paternity rights at work.

Sickness absence

If you are worried about your rights and responsibilities relating to sickness absence, take advice. 


If you are facing redundancy at work, take advice to ensure your legal rights are enforced throughout the process.  


Transferring to a different employer can raise many concerns, but under TUPE, in most cases, the employees’ rights should be preserved. We can advise on your circumstances in light of a transfer, particularly if you are considering raising an objection to the change.  

Equal pay

Employers must by law pay employees equal pay for equal work.


Employment claims & disputes


How should you approach raising an internal, formal complaint to ensure you put your strongest case forward without damaging your relationship with your employer? 


If you are facing disciplinary action at work, perhaps due to absence, performance or conduct, we can help you understand your rights and options, and guide through any relevant HR procedures, including hearings and grievances.


The law protects employees from discrimination at work. If you believe you are a victim of discrimination in the workplace, you can take action against your employer. 

Unfair dismissal

Employees have the right to be dismissed fairly. If your employer has failed to follow a fair or lawful procedure, and this has resulted in your dismissal, you may have a claim for unfair dismissal. 

Constructive dismissal

If your employer has acted in a way that has left you with no option than to resign, you may be able to claim for constructive dismissal.


The outcome of any disciplinary action can be detrimental to your reputation and your livelihood. Gross misconduct can lead to dismissal. Take early advice to understand your options.


Employers have to take positive steps to avoid harassment, bullying and victimisation in the workplace. 

Settlement agreement

If you have been offered a settlement agreement from your employer, take advice on the terms to ensure your rights are enforced, particularly if you are in a senior or director role as you may have enhanced entitlements. 

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