Employment Law Advice for Employers, London

As experienced employment law specialists Knight-Webb Solicitors are able to offer employment law advice for employers throughout the London area. We are based in Dulwich in south-east London but are able to meet with clients at their London offices at their convenience.

We provide HR advisory services and our clients have ranged from large retailers to small businesses.

We have the advantage over many other London law firms in that our overheads are low, and we are able to pass these cost savings to clients in the form of lower fees. As the general rule with employment tribunal claims is that each side pays its own costs, win or lose, keeping legal costs proportionate is often half the battle won.

We are able to advise on all aspects of employment matters including:

  • employment contracts and staff handbooks
  • disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • day-to-day employment law issues
  • redundancy
  • TUPE transfers
  • ACAS early conciliation
  • employment tribunal claims

Employment contracts and staff handbooks

Every employer is required to give each employee a written statement of particulars of certain terms of their contract of employment no later than two months after the beginning of their employment. Employers are also required to have written disciplinary and grievance procedures.

Where an employer would like to include post-termination restrictions in employment contracts to prevent staff from soliciting clients or staff or joining a competitor when they leave, they would be well-advised to take legal advice in having a bespoke contract prepared, as poorly-drafted restrictive covenants are unlikely to be upheld by the Courts.

In addition to employment contracts, we also specialise in drafting handbooks and policies suitable for the evolving modern workplace and the legal and practical issues this gives rise to.

Unfair dismissal

Employees who have more than two years’ continuous employment will have a right not to be unfairly dismissed. Knight-Webb Solicitors are experts in advising on Unfair Dismissal including pre-termination negotiations.

Employment Tribunals

We are experienced in handling Employment Tribunal litigation and have particular experience in dealing with complex sex, race and disability discrimination claims. We are members of the Employment Lawyers’ Association and have wide experience working with employers in defending employment tribunal claims.

Settlement Agreement

Settlement agreements are often offered by employers to settle an employment dispute or to facilitate the termination of an employee’s employment. We are able to advise and assist employers in conducting pre-termination negotiations and preparing and negotiating settlement agreements.

Redundancy 

Redundancy may happen because a workplace is closing down, or because fewer employees are (or are expected to be) needed for work of a particular kind. Contact Us today if you are an employer seeking advice on how to handle a potential redundancy situation.

Discrimination

Knight-Webb Solicitors have particular expertise in handling complex discrimination claims, including high-value claims. Discrimination may take the form of direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, a failure to make reasonable adjustments, harassment or victimization related to age, disability, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, maternity or pregnancy.

Contact Knight-Webb for Employment Law Advice for Employers, London

We operate throughout London, providing advice on all aspects of employment tribunal claims. Please Contact Us on 0207 207 6195 or email sunita@knightwebb.com to discuss your requirements in detail.