We are experts in the management and co-ordination of restructuring and redundancy exercises which may also include changes to terms and conditions of employment. 

From managing large-scale restructuring exercises across a number of different sites or jurisdictions through to advising on smaller scale redundancy programmes, we shape our advice around the needs of our clients. We take the time to understand your strategic goals and draw on our expertise across our key sectors to advise on complex restructuring and redundancy issues.

We advise our clients on the planning and implementation of restructuring and redundancy strategies to ensure that business objectives are accomplished responsibly, efficiently and with minimal legal risk. Our experience means we can be proactive about identifying and heading off potential problems and we will simplify decision-making to ensure that programmes run smoothly.

In addition to legal support, our advice can include input into your consultation strategy, supporting on internal and external communications – and we have significant experience of advising on situations where the redundancy exercise is likely to be high profile. We can also support effective consultation with trade unions and employee representative bodies and can also offer line manager and HR training to support the process. 

Areas of focus

Our expertise in restructuring and redundancy law includes the following:

  • Managing and coordinating effective restructuring programmes across multiple sites and jurisdictions
  • Advising on large-scale collective redundancy exercises including where trade unions are recognised
  • Advising on change management programmes including changes to terms and conditions
  • Training for managers and HR teams on running restructuring, redundancy and change management programmes smoothly and effectively

We have advised numerous clients on restructuring, redundancy and reorganisations, including in high-profile situations. Examples include:

Advising a multinational defence and aerospace company on a major restructuring involving 1,700 potential redundancies at sites across the UK. Also advising on a number of other large-scale and high profile restructurings.

Advising on a significant redundancy/restructure across an aerospace, defence and nuclear engineering services provider involving multiple legal entities, functions and locations across the UK and spanning a 12 month time period.

Advising a government department on a major children’s services restructuring project for a Council involving the employment aspects of establishing the relevant Trust, the TUPE transfer of over 900 staff and TUPE consultation with trade unions.

Advising an international sports council on a major restructure of its UK operations.

Supporting a large international entity in a time critical closure of its operations in the UK involving a collective redundancy consultation process.

Advising a global manufacturing company on a site closure involving around 900 redundancies.

Advising a large children's charity on a major restructuring exercise involving changes to the terms and conditions of 300 employees.

Advising the Board of an engineering company in relation to a multi-site restructuring and redundancy exercise across its operation.

Advising an international media company on restructuring and related redundancies and changes to terms and conditions following a merger,

Advising a global fashion brand on the restructure of a number of board level roles and supporting the transition to a new senior management structure.

Meet the team
Luke Bowery

Luke Bowery Partner

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

Adrian Martin Partner

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

Chris Seaton Senior Partner

  • Senior Partner
  • Employment
  • Partnerships
Headshot of Katie Russell

Katie Russell Partner

  • Employment
  • Financial Services
  • Sport

Restructuring and Redundancy

Well coordinated team, with obvious team harmony. Puts in the hard work to do a first class job.
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