Value-driven responsive employment law advice and support

Employment Law Advice

Employment Law Advice

Employment Law Advice

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Whether through a monthly retainer, fixed-fee or ad-hoc advice, we have options to provide you with the best value for your needs.  Our retainer clients tell us that taking advice regularly significantly reduces the risk of claims, and reputational risk while increasing morale and staff retention.  Fixed-fee clients appreciate financial certainty when engaging us on discrete issues such as a redundancy programme or variation to contract exercise.


Specialising in charity sector advice, we support charities though difficult issues such as trustee disputes, governance training and amendment of governance documentation, policies and procedures.  We have advised on Serious Incident Reporting and liaised with the Charity Commission on proposed action plans.  Assisting educational institutions with media and press interest and taking a pro-active stance on reputation management also features in this context, especially in cases of criminal allegations or safeguarding matters.


We have also advised on sensitive ecclesiastical matters. 



HR Advice

Employment Law Advice

Employment Law Advice

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We can provide HR support in-house or via our advice line if you have a particular need.  We have supported organisations with:


  • Large-scale redundancies involving collective consultation
  • School and business closures
  • Handling disciplinary, grievance and appeal meetings 
  • Investigating allegations of sexual misconduct, bullying and harassment
  • Change management including relocation
  • group/department mediation
  • mediation of individual disputes
  • Variation to contract and harmonisation of terms
  • Introduction of new pay and reward structures 


EDI Training

Employment Law Advice

EDI Training

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We provide specialist  Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training for Business Owners, Academics, Trustees, Governors, Managers and staff.  Our clients include Independent Schools, Oxford Colleges, Law firms and other professional service organisations.


Our training is bespoke depending on your needs as we recognise that one size does not fit all.  Our training is highly engaging and interactive as we believe that real and long-lasting change can only be made through individual participation and reflection. 


We run a Management Development Programme for all levels of management to promote confidence and enhance expertise when dealing with the myriad of people issues they will face in their roles. 


We support this on-going training with a specialist toolkit and other materials.

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Supporting Individuals

Alongside the provision of advice for organisations of all kinds, we support individuals who are experiencing difficulties in their employment relationship.  Most people will go through a period in their working lives which is uncomfortable and on which they need to take advice.  We are here to help beginning with a no-obligation telephone call.


We specialise in supporting executives considering a managed exit and who would like to better understand their legal rights to make an informed decision.  We offer a coaching service for anyone who is considering a move in the next 6-12 months.  Please contact us for further details.


We have a great deal of experience in supporting people who may have suffered discrimination and who would like to explore their options before making a decision about their employment.


We have helped individuals:


  • who have raised concerns but have not been listened to, especially in relation to sexual harassment, sex discrimination, pregnancy and maternity discrimination, race and disability discrimination;
  • who wish to make a flexible working request on return from maternity leave;
  • who have suffered overt or ambient sexual orientation discrimination or work in an oppressive environment;
  • who have been made to feel unwelcome and unworthy because of their age (younger and older workers);
  • who would like help in getting their employers to make reasonable adjustments, especially for those living with variable mental health;
  • who are in a potential redundancy situation.


We believe in considering mediation or a facilitated conversation as a way to resolve workplace disputes.  Being involved at an early stage with this type of intervention can make all the difference to achieving a positive outcome even if that is an agreed and dignified departure. 



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