• We work with many unionised businesses and have extensive experience of drafting, negotiating and interpreting collective agreements and consultation agreements i.e. agreements which are short of full recognition.

    We also have extensive experience of collective pay bargaining and with dealing with threats of industrial action.

    We assist businesses with their trade union recognition strategy and with any compulsory recognition applications to the Central Arbitration Committee.

    We often find that employers are unclear on when and where they can draw the line with unions and union representatives or what an employer can and cannot demand in return. We work with employers to help them understand what a union can and cannot demand ensuring that union relations are handled in an effective manner.

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  • Respected Kent-based firm acting primarily for employers and corporate clients in the healthcare, tourism and construction sectors. Offers expertise in the full range of employment matters.

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  • Catherine Daw and Colin Smith are highly experienced and very strong on strategy. Sarah Wimsett is a great up-and-coming lawyer.

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  • An excellent team, particularly within the healthcare sector. Their cases are always extremely well prepared.

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  • They are excellent and have broad-based expertise. Crucially, their advice is delivered in a timely manner while maintaining accuracy.

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