Employment

High-quality, commercial advice on the full range of employment law issues for employers, employees and contractors.

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Overview

Employment law advice needs to be concise, timely and, of course, practical.

We have wide expertise in the media and entertainment sectors but are equally at home with clients from other industries, including advertising, construction, finance, charities, professional services, local authorities, and SMEs. We also regularly advise senior executives, including CEOs and partners.

Our clients are extremely busy people. Our approach is to have a deep understanding of their businesses and the environment where they work and to be their trusted advisers. Through this approach, and because of the level of our advice, we provide a first-rate, partner-led service with practical and pragmatic advice.

Expertise

Our areas of expertise include the following:

  • Contracts of employment and service agreements
  • Consultancy/freelancer agreements
  • Settlement/termination agreements
  • Employment Tribunal proceedings
  • High Court proceedings
  • Restrictive covenants and team moves
  • Bonus/remuneration disputes
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Discrimination, bullying and harassment
  • Whistleblowing
  • TUPE and outsourcing
  • Employment status/IR35
  • Redundancy, restructures and insolvency
  • Discipline, performance management and grievances
  • Workplace investigations
  • Family friendly rights and pregnancy
  • Sickness and incapacity
  • Subject access requests, data protection and privacy notices
  • HR advice
  • Corporate due diligence
  • Trade union
  • Partnerships and LLPs
  • Employee handbooks and policies

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Our lawyers pride themselves on delivering high-quality pragmatic advice that is always ‘off the fence’.

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High standards, good, transparent communication between team members, excellent understanding of the issues, plus a can-do attitude. Part of the firm’s culture is an awareness of cost, and the farming out of work to the most reasonably-priced resource.
Legal 500
They are very commercial, really understand our business and can apply the law practically in line with our business goals.
Chambers & Partners
Simkins have an excellent media practice constantly evolving with the changes in our industry.
Legal 500
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Timely and accurate advice… and solid understanding of employment law matters.
Legal 500
Pragmatic sensible advice at all times. Susan Thompson is excellent in her response rate, pragmatic advice, and keen to pass on knowledge.
Legal 500
Approachable, sensible, astute and knowledgeable.
Legal 500

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