Employment

"Available whenever a crisis hits, not just during office hours and not only ‘with reasonable notice’. A varied team that together cover a broad and interconnected understanding of all elements of employment law across each sector. They learn from each other and their collective experiences, and they help us to learn and grow as employers too."

Legal 500 2024

"Michelmores offer great service levels - they're always very clear on how long things will take to turn around and never fail to deliver."

Chambers UK 2023

"The advice is invariably accurate and serves to protect us from risk. Communication is very prompt and responsive."

Legal 500 2023

Comprehensive HR & employment law support for employers

We support employers across all sectors, as they face their greatest challenges – especially in cases involving media scrutiny in highly unionised and litigious environments, where legislative uncertainty and organisational change compound pressures.

With a focus on lasting relationships and innovative solutions, we work as an expert extension to in-house HR functions, providing reassurance and guidance in difficult, time-sensitive cases involving issues such as complex discrimination claims and whistleblowing investigations.

Our clients rely on our support during complex multi-faceted investigations; large-scale restructuring; the various forms of TUPE; insolvency implications for employees industrial actions and employment tribunals / civil court enforcement actions.

Tailored teams for complex employment law challenges

Working closely with our immigration, commercial and court dispute resolution specialists, we help businesses from SMEs to PLCs local authorities, government departments, and third-sector organisations to achieve excellent outcomes in complex employment disputes.

Expert immigration support means employers can navigate the ever-changing UK immigration system, while our extended international network enables us to assist those operating in different jurisdictions around the world.

Comprehensive, commercial and collaborative, our HR & Employment team for employers is built to meet the exacting demands of modern business. We are a highly responsive, efficient and dedicated team, that provides strategic options, communicated concisely, taking account of your organisation’s best interests and broader aims.

For information on our approach to pricing for Employment issues for businesses please click here.

Recent experience

Advising a national plc book publishing company on a substantial group restructuring and the outsourcing of its book distribution business.

Advising a national retailer on the replacement of its existing employee group pension scheme with a new group scheme.

Advising a regional Health Care Trust in the defence of the two highly sensitive multiple whistleblowing claims brought by two senior managers, which attracted national press coverage.

Acting on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health in the defence of multiple party proceedings for claims of discrimination, victimisation, whistleblowing and unfair dismissal.

Acting in the defence of claims for unfair dismissal and age discrimination brought against a Local Authority Partnership relating to the dismissal of an employee arising from the merger of two local authorities into a shared services partnership.

Acting for a London Borough in the defence of multiple complex claims brought by an employee for unfair dismissal, discrimination and alleged detriments arising from flexible working and dependency leave entitlements.

Advising a national insolvency practice in relation to the firm-wide restructuring of their five UK offices, involving board level strategic advice and complex collective staff consultation issues.

KEY CONTACTS
James Baker
James Baker
Partner
TEAM
Philip Barth
Philip Barth
Partner
Kate Gardner
Kate Gardner
Partner
Lynsey Blyth
Lynsey Blyth
Partner
Rachael Lloyd
Rachael Lloyd
Partner
Robert Forsyth
Robert Forsyth
Partner
Omar Mahboob
Omar Mahboob
Associate
Valerie Bond
Valerie Bond
Associate
Siobhan Murphy
Siobhan Murphy
Associate
Matthew Warren
Matthew Warren
Associate
Nicole Hambleton
Nicole Hambleton
Solicitor
James Millet
James Millet
Solicitor