As a business owner, choosing the right firm to help you with legal matters can be a headache.
Our Commercial Solicitors have years of expertise in all elements of employment law and can offer jargon-free, easy-to-understand advice, so you’re always kept in the loop.
We offer a range of services that include:
Settlement agreements and negotiated severances
We can act for both employers and employees in respect of termination of contracts of employment.
We offer advice on settlement agreements, which include the consideration of tax efficiency, pensions and share issues.
Contract of employment, policies and staff handbooks
Having up-to-date employee documentation is key for new and old businesses alike. We can ensure you’re legally compliant, enabling your business to run smoothly.
We can draft settlement agreements, consultancy agreements, employee handbooks, policies and procedures.
Contractual, bonus and commission scheme disputes
Complex bonus and commission schemes to incentivise your staff can be drafted to keep your business protected.
We can advise on any disputes, and guide you through tribunals or court cases.
Discrimination, victimisation and harassment claims
We can deal with grievances, training, and preventative measures, as well as the implementation of any new policies to protect your business interests.
We can also defend you if you’re taken to tribunal over discrimination claims against age, disability, harassment, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or Trade Union claims.
Grievances, capability, disciplinary and dismissal procedures
Some of the most common HR issues that occur can also be some of the most costly - especially if they aren’t carried out correctly. We can help ensure you aren’t left out of pocket.
Injunctions to protect businesses and enforce restrictive covenants
We can advise you if you think an ex-employee has stolen confidential information from your business.
If you believe there’s been a breach of covenant (for example, if an ex-employee now works for a competitor or has approached your customers), we can guide you through the process for taking out an injunction.
Restrictive covenants and protection of confidential information
In any business, you’ll want to protect confidential information such as customer details and trade secrets. We have the specialist knowledge to protect these vital assets.
Redundancies and restructuring
If you need to make redundancies or restructure, we can help you handle the situation with tact, regardless of whether it affects one employee or 100.
We can help minimise risk on all sides, protecting your business's interests.
Unfair and wrongful dismissal claims
When faced with a claim against dismissal, a ruling against you could be disastrous for your business.
We can help you to avoid these claims in the first place.
Our highly trained Lawyers are well-equipped to defend you in Court, so you don’t get hit with a potentially unlimited award for unfair dismissal.
Simpson Millar is a national law firm with over 500 staff and offices in Bristol, Cardiff, Kingston-upon-Thames, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Morecambe and Southport.