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

KEY CONTACTS

KEY CONTACTS

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

Victoria Willson

Victoria Willson

Partner
Susan Thompson

Susan Thompson

Partner
Victoria Willson

Victoria Willson

Partner
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Victoria's judgement is exceptional.
Legal 500
Simkins goes the extra mile to make its clients feel valued.
Legal 500
Punches above its weight… thanks to an excellent team.
Legal 500
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They were incredibly understanding of our unique needs and collaborated in a very flexible way. I would describe the team as very approachable and capable – they took time to listen to our requirements and made recommendations accordingly.
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Huge effort, attention to detail and great concern for their clients.
Chambers & Partners
Simkins have an excellent media practice constantly evolving with the changes in our industry.
Legal 500

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