Overview

Our team of employment lawyers includes specialists in the management and co-ordination of restructuring and redundancy exercises. We guide high profile clients through effective change management and simplify decision-making to ensure that programmes run smoothly.

From managing large scale restructuring exercises across a number of jurisdictions or client sites to advising on smaller scale redundancy programmes, we shape our advice around the needs of our clients. We draw on our expertise across our key sectors to enable us 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 with minimal legal risk.

Areas of focus

Our expertise in restructuring and redundancy law includes the following:

  • Managing and coordinating effective restructuring programmes across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Advising on large-scale collective redundancy exercises.
  • 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.
Experience

We have advised numerous high profile clients on restructuring, redundancy and reorganisations, including:

Advising BAE Systems on one of the highest profile restructurings of 2013 in the UK involving 1,700 potential redundancies in its Naval Ships business at sites across the UK. Advising BAE Systems on a number of other large scale and high profile restructurings.

Advising the Office of Fair Trading on a major reorganisation following the government's strategic decision to restructure market regulation in the UK, including transfers of staff to the new Competition and Markets Authority and to the Financial Conduct Authority.

Advising the International Cricket Council on a major restructure of its UK operations.

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 Renishaw Plc in relation to a multi-site restructuring and redundancy exercise across its operation.

Advising Thomson Reuters following the merger of Thomson Finance and Reuters on restructuring, relocation and TUPE.

Advising Endemol Shine following the merger of Endemol and Shine on restructuring and related redundancies and changes to terms and conditions.

Advising Reiss 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
Roger Bull
Roger Bull Partner
  • Head of Employment
  • Employment Disputes
  • Strategic HR Projects
Adrian Martin
Adrian Martin Partner
  • Employment
  • TUPE: Business Transfers and Outsourcing
  • Restructuring and Redundancy
Chris Seaton
Chris Seaton Partner
  • International
  • Employment
  • Partnerships