Overview

Employment disputes can arise even in the best-run organisations. Employers need the right skills and resources to manage workplace conflict appropriately. We tailor our services to support our clients’ needs. We will find the most time and cost effective solution for your business whether reviewing a grievance or providing a full Employment Tribunal case management service.

Our employment lawyers regularly deal with employment tribunal and High Court litigation. Our team includes experienced employment tribunal advocates who appear in employment tribunals throughout the country.

We offer a fixed fee employment tribunal service, which enables us to manage employment disputes effectively while providing you with cost certainty. This service makes it easier for our clients to make informed decisions about workplace conflict issues from a commercial perspective.

Areas of focus

Our employment disputes expertise includes the following:

  • Industrial relations and strikes.
  • Discrimination and equal pay.
  • Working Time, holiday pay and unlawful deductions from wages.
  • Workplace investigations and whistleblowing.
  • Collective claims involving redundancy law and TUPE law.
  • Unfair dismissal.
  • High Court proceedings including high value bonus claims and seeking/defending injunctions involving enforcement of restrictive covenants.
  • Individual and collective grievances.
Experience

Acting for a major media and information company to successfully resolve a collective employment tribunal claim brought by employees who transferred to the organisation under TUPE; also dealing with a number of other related tribunal claims and relevant appeals to the EAT.

Acting for John Lewis Partnership and Waitrose in relation to tribunal claims across the UK.

Successfully defending a high profile public figure against very serious, but untrue, claims of sexual harassment and unfair dismissal.

Advising a FTSE 100 engineering and support services group on collective employment tribunal and High Court cases brought by employees who transferred to the organisation under TUPE.

Acting for a major global printing business to successfully resist an employee’s appeal to the Supreme Court in relation to unfair dismissal and age discrimination claims.

Acting for JAL Group Italia in obtaining an injunction in the High Court to prevent a team of employees joining a competitor.

Advising an international insurance company on a discrimination-related grievance and complex employment tribunal proceedings, and successfully conducting a three day judicial mediation.

Successfully defending a global manufacturer against multiple claims of race discrimination pursued by Polish workers following a collective grievance dispute.

Providing a fixed fee employment tribunal management service to a FTSE 100 defence and security group.

Meet the team
Roger Bull

Roger Bull Partner

  • Head of Employment
  • Employment Disputes
  • Strategic HR Projects
Luke Bowery

Luke Bowery Partner

  • Employment
  • Restructuring and Redundancy
  • Equality, Diversity and Discrimination
Adrian Martin

Adrian Martin Partner

  • Employment
  • TUPE: Business Transfers and Outsourcing
  • Restructuring and Redundancy
Chris Seaton

Chris Seaton Senior Partner

  • Senior Partner
  • Employment
  • Partnerships