Employment

Employment Law is a complex area of law. It can be hard for employers to keep up with their legal responsibilities and for employees to understand their employment rights.

Employment Services
We understand that employment law can be complex. Our friendly, expert team are here for you.
Employment Law Experts

Our Employment Solicitors and Barristers are experts in establishing high-quality employment policies, practices and procedures to provide employers with the tools needed to reduce the risk of employment-related issues. A proactive, front ended approach ultimately saves your business time and money.

Employees are at the heart of every business but with complicated Employment Law legislation, regular updates to employment caselaw and the risk of brand and reputational damage from findings made at Employment Tribunals, our team works with your management and HR team to provide full Employment Law services, including:

  • Absence and sickness management
  • Bullying and harassment policies and claims
  • Constructive dismissal claims
  • Discrimination claims
  • Drafting HR policies and procedures
  • Employee contracts
  • GDPR
  • Grievance policies and investigations
  • Health and safety at work policies
  • Managing disciplinary procedures and suspensions
  • Managing work from home requests and hybrid working
  • Managing underperformance
  • Managing difficult employees
  • Recruitment and promotion related employee claims
  • Redundancies and business restructuring
  • Representation at Employment Tribunals and appeals
  • Right to work checking procedure
  • TUPE advice
  • Unfair dismissal and other claims
  • Use of garden leave
  • Use of restrictive covenants in contracts of employment and enforcement

Our Employment Solicitors and Barristers work closely with all of our employment clients, large and small, businesses or individuals. Our wide range of employer and employee clients gives us the experience and expertise to advise on the full range of employment policies and procedures.

Employment Services for Employees

Our specialist employment team help employees with the full range of individual employment advice. We help with:

  • Shares, LTIPs and bonuses
  • Employment contracts and breach of contract
  • Employment contract issues involving zero hours or agency contracts
  • Employment status queries. For example, whether you are self-employed or a freelance worker or an employee
  • Employment Tribunal claims and appeals
  • Discrimination, harassment and bullying claims
  • Leaving your employment and negotiating your exit
  • Maternity or paternity rights questions
  • Redundancy selection criteria and redundancy payments
  • Settlement Agreements and termination packages
  • Unfair and Wrongful dismissal
  • Unequal pay
  • Whistleblowing
  • Working from home rights and hybrid working

Our approachable Employment Solicitors and Barristers can provide assistance with resolving employment related disputes, from drafting grievances, defending disciplinary action, negotiating with your employer, assisting with conciliation and bringing Employment Tribunal proceedings.

Our Fees

Where possible we will offer a fixed fee, so you will know what the costs are from the start. For more complex or uncertain projects, we will provide you with an estimate of the likely fees involved and keep you updated throughout the matter.

Jacqueline Kendal Partner £325 plus VAT per hour (£390 Inc. VAT) 01256 854626
Gill Brown Legal Director £300 plus VAT per hour (£360 Inc. VAT) 01256 854605
Sarah Filsell Associate £220 plus VAT per hours (£264 Inc. VAT) 01256 854658

Our Employment law team

Jacqueline Kendal is Head of Employment and has overall supervision of our Employment Law Team. She qualified as a barrister in 2004 and has an impressive track record where she has defended employer clients in employee claims and handling contractual disputes on behalf of employers and senior executives. She has represented clients in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal as well as the High Court, County Court and has appeared in the Court of Appeal.
Gill Brown is a Legal Director and qualified Solicitor. Gill qualified in 1996 and is a highly experienced solicitor and a member of the Employment Lawyer’s Association, she specialises in pursuing and defending employment claims and all areas of Employment Law.
Sarah Filsell is an Associate and qualified Solicitor. Sarah qualified in 2020 and is a member of the Employment Lawyer’s Association. Sarah has experience in advising clients on settlement agreements, drafting contracts and handbooks, and advising on Employment Tribunal litigation.

How to get in contact

Our Commercial Property Solicitors are on hand to provide expert advice and assist you wherever you are based. Please call us for a no-obligation, initial discussion on 01256 460830 or email [email protected].

Our offices are based in Basingstoke and we assist clients across the country.

What to expect
Clear, straightforward advice

We aim to keep legal jargon to a minimum and guide you through the process in a manner that is easy to understand.

Highly qualified

Our highly-skilled solicitors offer tailored, strategic solutions to even the most complex matters, ensuring you receive the guidance and support you need.

Progression of your case

We will be by your side throughout every stage of the process and will provide you with regular updates and advice along the way.

No surprises

We communicate thoroughly with you from the outset to ensure that we fully understand your individual needs. This allows us to accurately quote for your matter leaving you without any unexpected surprises and fees further down the line.

Transparent pricing

We provide our clients with a concise and transparent breakdown of costs from the outset of the matter and throughout any subsequent stages. This enables you to build faith and trust in us early on to form a lasting relationship.

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