For Business

Employment Law For Businesses

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

Why should businesses use our employment law team?

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 in-house HR team, or have one but still need specialist advice for the more technical employment law problems outside your experience, our employment solicitors in Kent can help you.

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.

Our Value Added Employment Law 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 even offer a Virtual HR Director Service.

We offer the following:

We can offer you the following employment law 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
  • Advising on TUPE and corporate transactions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 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.

Employment Law Training For Businesses

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, 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 employment law 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 employment law 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 £600 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. 

Case Studies:

Dismissal of UK & European Managing Director

Advising international organisation on the dismissal of a UK and European Managing Director.   Working closely with cross border advisers, stakeholders and financial advisers to conclude dismissal from the UK and European business.  Settlement of claims in the region of £200,000.

Whistleblowing and Discrimination 

Acting for an employer in defending claims of whistleblowing, sex discrimination, harassment and unfair dismissal.   Successful defence of all claims in the Employment Tribunal resulting in withdrawal of claims without payment of compensation. 

Partnership Dispute 

Advising partnership on dispute with co-partner.   Successfully negotiating settlement of claims including discrimination and breach of contract worth in excess of £100,000. 

Sexual Harassment, victimisation, bullying and harassment 

Defending employer against claims of sexual harassment, victimisation, bullying and harassment in excess of £150,000.   Successful negotiation of settlement with significant reduction in value of the claim.  

Self Employed Teaching Staff /Sub-Contractors

Advising private school in relation to HMRC audit of self-employed teaching staff.   

Disability Discrimination 

Advising employer in claim made by former employee for disability discrimination, bullying harassment and dismissal.   Successfully defending the claim, disputing disability using covertly recorded footage of the employee working despite claims of being too unwell to work. 

Race, Sex and Sexual Orientation Discrimination 

Acting for a medical practice defending various discrimination claims and succeeding in having the claims struck out with an order for costs in the client’s favour due to the Claimant’s unreasonable conduct.

TUPE transfer and insolvency issues 

Advising employer client in a supply chain on insolvency of its customer and the client’s liabilities for in excess of 500 employees on cessation of service contracts.  Statutory collective consultation, TUPE transfer and redundancy advice.  

Pensions 

Advising employer in relation to proposed changes to their company pension scheme and requisite statutory consultation process.

Merger/TUPE Transfer

Advising medical practice about their proposed merger with another practice to include advising on the employee due diligence and consultation with staff about proposed changes post-merger. 

Worker Status

Advising an employer client on a claim by a sub-contractor seeking worker status and unpaid holiday pay. 
 

 

Speak to our employment law solicitors for your business now

For expert employment law advice for you business, please call us now on 01689 887 887 or use our enquiry form.