Advice on HR and People issues

We advise employers daily on a wide range of employment law and HR issues. We act for employers of all sizes and across all sectors, from small charities to companies with several sites and thousands of employees. We aim to provide practical, robust, commercial advice when you need it – and that can be urgent!

Examples of the type of issues we advise on include:

  • Redundancies, restructuring and organisational change
  • Disciplinary & Grievance issues
  • Family-friendly rights e.g. maternity/paternity
  • Outsourcing and TUPE
  • Ill-health and disability
  • Discrimination and Equal Opportunities
  • Working Time issues
  • Data Protection and GDPR
  • Settlement Agreements (formerly known as Compromise Agreements)
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Self-employed arrangements
  • Poor performance
  • Collective consultation
  • Whistleblowing
  • National Minimum Wage issues
  • Difficult employees

We can assist by telephone, by email or in person as you feel appropriate. We are happy to draft any letters or documents you need, or alternatively, we can review your drafts if you prefer. We can also assist with scripts, checklists and guidance notes to help you and your managers follow the right steps.

For all our clients we offer complimentary employment law ebulletins, seminars and workshops to help keep you up to date on all the latest employment law developments. To see our recent updates and to join our mailing list, please visit our Legal Updates page.

“We are a local employer with an excellent reputation in the community we serve. Recruiting and retaining high-quality staff is very important to us, so being able to access cost-effective, sound and reliable employment law support on the occasions where this is necessary helps us to maintain this reputation. We are delighted to be working with Peter and Nicola.”

“I have known Peter Stevens and Nicola Brown for a number of years both as a member of a local HR forum and as a recipient of legal advice. They have always been extremely supportive and reliable, offering clear and pragmatic advice. Their knowledge and experience is extensive, which is always reassuring when dealing with difficult situations.”

“We have dealt with Nicola for a number of years and Peter for even longer and have always experienced a speedy reply to our requests for assistance. Their response is consistently pragmatic and thoroughly thought out, often including a much-needed tinge of humour and an acknowledgement that we are not the first of their clients to have need of their experience in solving this particular problem.”