The presence of social media in the workplace has grown rapidly over the past few years as a result of faster internet speeds, increased use of smart phones / tablets, and greater internet access. Due in part to its spontaneity and accessibility, social media has blurred the line between private and professional lives, resulting in an increased risk for companies and their employees.
We have recognised the impact, and continuing growth, of social media and have established a team of expert lawyers with specialist knowledge and experience in this developing field.
Our expert Social Media Solicitors will help protect your company and employees from the increasing risk and impact of Social Media in the workplace. The team have published articles in leading Legal and HR publications on numerous social media matters.
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.