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

"They're always there when needed and are highly responsive."

Chambers UK 2023

Employment law support for today’s senior executives

Our specialist employment law team provides swift, sensitive and insightful advice for professionals dealing with negotiations, incentive arrangements, terminations and restrictive covenants, or other high-value employment disputes.

Acting for senior executives of PLCs, and founders and board members involved in family businesses, we have negotiated settlement agreements ranging from tens of thousands to many millions of pounds.

We also offer expert immigration advice enabling you to experience a new life in the UK. Whatever your employment goal, our team is there to help make it happen.

Ready to protect your employment rights

When legal challenges mean you need support making your next move, our team, Band 1 rated in the Legal 500 rankings, is ready to act. We work across all sectors, and draw in expertise from across our wider firm, to ensure that our clients get the very best advice.

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

Recent experience

Advising a senior executive in the construction industry who was being ‘set up’ as having acted negligently by the CEO, with a view to his being ‘exited’. The client retained his role and the CEO was removed from the business by the Non-Executive Board;

Advising a CEO of a US owned tech company in relation to an ‘exit-strategy’ in order to preserve his entitlement to share options worth over £8m;

Advising an international overseas celebrity in respect of a new business venture with US partners, to include negotiation of profit share terms and reservation of intellectual property rights;

Acting for an international energy executive who was dismissed and forced out of the industry by his former employer, in prosecuting whistle-blowing claims for automatic unfair dismissal and detriment.

Representing a US based client employed in the UK and working out of Austria in respect of breach of contract claims relation to share options, and unlawful deductions from wages brought against their former employer.

Areas of focus

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
Emma Weedy
Emma Weedy
Associate