Full Service Employment Lawyers
For the uninitiated, the murky waters of Employment Law can be difficult to navigate, especially if you've never had any issues before.
Whether you're an employer, an employee, HR Manager, a Trade Union Representative or member – if you've found yourself in a complicated work-related situation, getting the right level of support, whatever your issue, should be of paramount importance.
Here at Simpson Millar, we pride ourselves on giving truly accessible, jargon-free legal advice to anyone that may need it; our straight talking, solicitors handle all sorts of cases relating to employment law every single day – so you can trust that you're in safe hands.
Are You An Employee?
- Have a letter about impending redundancy/dismissal for another reason?
- Have other problems at work e.g. Pay and benefits disputes, discrimination, bullying?
- Need to know your rights?
- Need advice on how to get the best outcome for you?
- Want to discuss it directly with a qualified, experienced, specialist employment lawyer?
- Want to achieve this as soon as possible?
- Want this to be at a reasonable cost?
If so, we can help.
If you are having problems at work, it can be one of the most distressing places to spend 8 hours of your day. The average UK worker puts in 1677 hours a year according to the OECD. It is vitally important for your wellbeing for work to be a good experience.
For many though, this is not the case.
If things aren’t right you don't have to suffer alone. A member of our team can help you find a way through, whether that's resolving the issue enabling you to stay on, or getting you the best package to let you move on.
Some employment problems can be solved with a simple telephone call and some straightforward legal advice. For others, where the case is especially complex, a much more in depth and comprehensive service is needed. We offer a range of services.
We give you the choice of packaged-price legal advice as well as the more bespoke work.
We can help you:
With advice on:
- Contracts of employment, including bonus and commission entitlements
- Equal pay claims
- Disciplinary procedures, grievances, capability procedures, and TUPE
- Harassment at work and workplace stress
- Adverse treatment due to whistle blowing
- Maternity and paternity rights
- Restrictive covenants and protection of confidential information
Our Employment Law experts will also provide you with representation in employment tribunal claims.
This includes claims for:
- Unfair and wrongful dismissal, and
- Sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion and belief, age, pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment and marriage and civil partnership, and related victimisation
We offer a range of types of service to best meet your needs and wishes and the nature of your problem, including fixed fee options.
We will find the solution to your work related problem.
Are You An Employer?
If you're an employer, you'll know that running a business can be a rigorous task at the best of times – and keeping on top of employment law can be very daunting; with huge emphasis being put upon the proper procedures being followed.
Many business owners struggle to navigate their way across the employment law minefield.
Legislation is constantly changing and employees are increasingly aware of their rights, so having comprehensive HR and employment support and advice is more important than ever before.
We have vast experience of advising employers in a range of industry sectors, and have a proactive approach; we can help you to achieve and maintain best practice which will reduce risk and avoid problems. Working closely with you we gain a thorough understanding of your business to provide you with truly tailored support.
We can offer legal advice and representation on:
- Settlement (compromise) and consultancy agreements
- Discrimination, unfair dismissal, grievance and disciplinary processes
- Advice and drafts of employee documentation, including changes to terms and conditions, as well as updating and implementing policies and procedures
- HR consultancy and training
- Performance management
- Redundancies, reorganisation, termination and severance
- Restrictive covenants
- Sickness and absence
- Tribunal support and representation
We cater for all kinds of business needs; some employers may have an HR team in-house and require only occasional legal support, whilst others may choose to use our full support employment law service, HR Oracle.
You can read our in depth article if you wish to find out much more about the services HR Oracle can offer.
Whichever level of support you require, our expert team are on hand to give you the flexible legal advice you need.
Are You a Trade Union Representative or a Trade Union Member?
Simpson Millar's long history of working with trade unions and the experience of our team means we have a solid understanding of the issues that trade unions and their members face and the industrial context in which they make decisions and the value of collective action when it comes to achieving positive change in the workplace.
We can advise on all aspects of trade union law including collective and trade union rights, and are happy to help unions.
Our Employment Law services are widely and highly regarded in the legal sector, and we have been noted as providers of excellent legal advice in the employment sector. We come highly recommended from The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners who have placed us in their "Best of the UK" law firms.
We also have extensive experience in cases that set precedent in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, the Court of Appeal and House of Lords.
"Simpson Millar LLP’s highly regarded team has played a key role in holiday pay litigation, and represented 250 claimants, all GMB members, in claims against British Airways alleging a failure to correctly calculate holiday pay and account for overtime payment. The firm, which has a strong presence in the aviation industry, also represents the Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association and BALPA. Practice head Linda Stewart and Joy Drummond are the key contacts."
Chambers & Partners UK 2016
"They maintain strong relationships with a number of unions and has a reputation for effective and dedicated representation of its clients; Simpson Millar are experienced across a range of industry sectors, including aviation and the public sector."
"They are very effective and very good at giving the other side a hard time."
"Joy Drummond is a highly experienced employment adviser with notable expertise in equal pay and discrimination issues. She works closely with a number of significant trade union clients, and is praised by sources for her effective negotiation style."
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Justice is not as inaccessible as you might think
Whatever your Employment Law problem, we are on hand to help you every step of the way. Our team of specialist solicitors will give you the straight-forward and jargon free legal guidance you need.
Best of all, we are easily accessible to give guidance when it's needed most.
Employment Law Solicitors
Contact our employment law solicitors now to get the employment law advice you need. We can help you by completing our, no obligation,
online enquiry form and we
will call you back or you can call us directly on freephone: 0808 129 3320.