Our specialist industrial relations lawyers advise high profile clients on trade union and collective bargaining issues. We understand that the relationship between an organisation and its trade unions can be invaluable and yet these relationships are often fragile. It is essential to work closely with our clients to fully understand their business needs, the background and any sensitive issues, in order to deliver high quality industrial relations advice.
Our Industrial Relations lawyers act for public and private sector employers on issues relating to works councils, trade union recognition and employee forum agreements and constitutions. We regularly advise on collective consultation in restructuring and redundancy exercises, as well as transfers involving TUPE law.
We also have expertise in dealing with strikes and other industrial action (including applications for injunctions to prevent industrial action). We are skilled in defending union-backed collective employment disputes.
Areas of focus
Our industrial relations lawyers specialise in the following:
- Industrial relations advice for works councils.
- Supporting trade union recognition.
- Employee forum agreements and constitutions.
- Handling issues arising from industrial action.
- Advising and supporting employment disputes and failure to agree.