Employment Law

With people at the heart of every successful business, juggling the ever-changing legislative framework and making the most of your people can be challenging.

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Whether you need advice, knowhow, training or mentoring, our legal experts have tailored sector experience.  Focusing on reducing the risk to your business, we recognise that different sectors bring with them a variety of challenging organisational needs. 

We have a practical understanding of working with HR teams and directors in your industry and work hard to communicate in an approachable, authentic, decisive way.  

Our employment law specialists operate across the UK on a full range of strategic and operational people issues including contracts, TUPE, restrictive covenants, people change projects, discrimination, equality and diversity, absence and performance management, disciplinary matters, settlement agreements, terminations, IT and data security, recruitment, retirement or being taken to an employment tribunal.  

Whether you need wise counsel, training or mentoring we manage your risk and are focused on achieving your commercial objectives. We work as part of your extended HR and legal teams and communicate in an approachable, authentic and decisive way.

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Recent quotes from our clients via Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 include:

"The speed of response in itself shows that the apparatus is strong. The team works all hours to meet our deadline, but it is not just the speed, but the issues that they deliver on. I never had questions about the quality."

"The speed of response and partner involvement was crucial. The well-balanced team was willing to reach a mutual agreement and understood the needs of the business early on."


We recently held a webinar taking people through the latest employment law developments. Our practical and commercial update covered the key issues facing businesses and provided an insight into future developments.

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Some of our experts

Andrew Chamberlain

Partner - Head of Employment & Chair of the SDE

I am a Partner, the National Head of the Employment Team and the Chair of the Service Delivery Executive (SDE), which is focused on building better solutions for clients.

Robert Riley


I am a Partner in the Employment team, based in the Leeds office.

Helga Breen

Partner - Head of Employment (London)

I am a Partner and head of the Employment team in London.

Michael McLaughlin


I am an employment specialist with a successful track record in employment related litigation in the Employment Tribunals throughout the UK as well as the Employment Appeal Tribunal.


Kirsty Rogers

Partner - Executive Partner (Manchester) & Head of Client Development

I oversee the firm’s approach to client relationships across the commercial side of the business, whilst maintaining my core role as an employment lawyer.

Philip Harman


I am an employment law specialist advising a wide variety of UK employers upon all aspects of employment law and practice, employment relations and business immigration.


Employment law moves at a fast pace. Keeping up to date with changes and developments is a challenge for every HR professional, helps you keep ahead of the game, plan for change and provides tools for solving those workplace dilemmas.