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Employment Law For Businesses

Who are we?

CWJ's team of employment solicitors in Kent is headed by Judith Curran and is supported by a team of experienced lawyers, all specialists in employment law.

  • Judith Curran
      • 01689 887812
      • 07787 228116
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  • Laura Claridge
      • 01689 887873
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  • Sona Voreux
      • 01689 887846
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Why use us?

Our employment team is made up of specialist employment lawyers who take the time to get to know you and the needs of your business. Our lawyers strive to find practical, cost effective and common sense solutions to employment issues and employee disputes your business is dealing with. As part of our employment law service, we offer advice and support through the full employment cycle from recruitment of employees, through to dismissal and termination of employment. We are experienced and trusted in providing strategic advice on exiting senior employees or making changes at senior management level as well as guiding your business through mergers and acquisitions. 

If you don’t have an HR function, or have one but still need specialist advice for the more technical employment law problems which are outside of your experience, our employment solicitors in Kent can help you.

We offer the quality of service of a London law firm but at regional prices. Many of our solicitors at CWJ have been collectively and individually recognised by Chambers UK, the independent guide to the legal profession, as leaders in their field.

Value Added Services

As a CWJ client, we will provide you with free employment law updates, seminars, webinars and workshops to ensure you are able to keep up to date with the ever changing world of employment law.

If you do not have your own dedicated HR Manager or your HR team needs to use external resources and expertise to maintain confidentiality and independence in dealing with complaints or disputes involving employees our outsourced HR consultancy services can help you.

We can offer you:

What do we do?

We offer the following services :

  • Managing day-to-day employment law issues
  • Defending Employment Tribunal and EAT claims
  • Reviewing and updating your employment documentation
  • Dealing with difficult employees, including dismissal
  • Day to day HR Corporate Support
  • Defending all types of Employment Tribunal claims
  • Advising on TUPE and corporate transactions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Employment Contracts/Company Handbooks
  • Advising on redundancy and business reorganisations
  • Advice on changes to senior management teams
  • Pre-termination conversations and dismissal of employees
  • Advice in dealing with employee grievances and disciplinary issues
  • Specialist Medical Partnerships and Practices advice

We can also draft and update your contracts of employment, consultancy agreements, settlement agreements, directors’ service agreements, staff handbooks and policies. For a free quote email judith.curran@cwj.co.uk.

Training

Our employment team currently provides employment law training to various organisations, including all Medical Practice surgeries in Kent. If you have a specific training need, we can provide bespoke training either at our offices, or at your premises. For more information on training sessions, including costs, please click here or email judith.curran@cwj.co.uk

Offering access to HR Consultancy, Health and Safety Advice, Pension and Immigration services

Who are our clients?

The team acts mainly for small and medium sized businesses and owner managed businesses in the South East as well as PLCs, including construction, printing companies, garden centres, media businesses, commercial cleaning companies and medical partnerships.

What are our costs?

As well as advising on an hourly rate basis (for which we provide estimates of our overall costs), we also advise on a fixed rate basis for certain work. Costs can be confirmed from the start and are based more on the value of the task rather than the time it has taken to do and gives the peace of mind of knowing exactly what overall legal costs will be from the start.

This applies to our employment documentation review and training as well as our unique Employment Retainer Scheme which costs as little as £500 per year and gives you your first 2 hours of advice free-of-charge along with a host of other benefits and discounts. Our Retainer Plus Scheme goes one step further, providing you with employment dispute insurance to cover the costs of defending Tribunal claims and, if you wish, Awards and settlements.