Employment & HR

Commercial, practical advice tailored to your needs is what this team is renowned for.

Employment & HR

Our Employment law & HR team take pride in delivering employment law and HR services that are tailored to your needs. We are dedicated to listening and learning about your business to understanding the challenges you face, your ambitions, and how to retain, your key asset, your people.

We are one the largest employment and HR teams in the South East, working alongside businesses with 60,000 employees across Kent and the South East. We enjoy consistently good feedback and take pride in the personal service we offer to clients. 

We are recognised in the leading legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers UK. Our clients range from large multi-nationals, SME’s to small family run businesses. We have particular experience of working with businesses in the automotive, manufacturing, logistics and construction industries and extensive experience of working with unionised and non-unionised environments. 

We also have extensive specialist knowledge in both the private and public healthcare sectors including the NHS and in the public and private education sector including further and higher education institutions, academies, local authority and private schools. 

We provide practical and responsive commercial advice on all aspects of employment law and HR including:

• redundancies, reorganisations and restructuring
• bonus, pay and reward arrangements
• Transfer of Undertakings (“TUPE”)
• contracts of employment and policies and procedures
• restrictive covenants, competition and confidentiality
• industrial relations and industrial action
• employment tribunals and contract claims  
• discipline, dismissals and grievances
• discrimination and equal opportunities
• employee exits and settlement agreements
• employment law training

See how our costs are calculated for Employment Tribunal Claims for Businesses.

We will always advise you on your options to enable you to make informed choices. We appreciate that business is about taking managed risks.  Our commitment to you is that we will not sit on the fence but will make recommendations using the benefit of our judgment and experience. 

We also provide practical HR support through our separate HR entity, Kent HR and share our knowledge through training, discussion sessions and access to templates, fact sheets and other resources.

Client Testimonials

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

Chambers UK 2018

"Our business recently experienced a number of different and sometimes complex employment issues. Catherine Daw and her team have been excellent at guiding us through the minefield as well as being very efficient and effective in resolving claims. They are always a pleasure to deal with; simply put, they provide a great service."

Michael Lent, Lexent Partners Ltd

"We are impressed with the Employment team's sound advice and creative thinking. Their speed of response and ability to work closely in partnership with us is highly valued."

Richard Hayden, Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

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