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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.
"They are excellent and have broad-based expertise. Crucially, their advice is delivered in a timely manner while maintaining accuracy."
"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."
"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."
- The Team
- News & Events
Employment law changes - preparing for April 2020
Employment Tribunal Statistics 2019
Top tips: what to expect in your settlement agreement
Your guide to the Workers (Definition and Rights) Bill
Restrictive covenants – advice for employees
Top five tips when considering possible redundancies
The importance of reviewing restrictive covenants
Settlement Agreements - What Employees Need to Know
Is your school ready for the new RSE curriculum requirements?
Employee ordered to pay £25,500 fine following data theft offences
Recent data breaches – Make sure your business is prepared
Sharing Facebook picture and impact on employment
Holiday pay update: Unlawful deductions and backpay claims
The latest hot topics in employment law
Discipline and Dismissal Webinar – A Refresher
The education sector and data protection
Employment Law Update: April 2019
Services for Businesses
The millennial workplace
Are you considering hiring an apprentice?
Teacher recruitment and retention
Top Tips on Avoiding Employment Tribunal Claims
Faith schools and Religious Discrimination
New Acas guidance on Age Discrimination
Employment Tribunal success | Breach of TUPE allegations
Good work plan update - future changes to employment law
Employment Tribunal Success | Disputing employee status
Handling Difficult Conversations
Narrowing the scope of Employment Tribunal litigation
Where are we likely to see an increase in employment claims in the next year?
Is it better to settle or fight an employment tribunal claim?
Who’s liable? Employer or employee?
Employees may have longer to bring tribunal claims
Employment law update: Key developments for April 2016