Employment law services for individuals
Lodders’ employment law solicitors advise employees and senior directors on all matters from non-contentious advice on contracts and settlement agreements, through to contentious issues such as employment tribunal and contractual disputes in the High Court.
Lodders’ employment law team is led by partner Nick Rowe. The team acts for a wide range of employees throughout the country from our offices in Cheltenham and Stratford upon Avon.
We often advise from the genesis of an employee’s problems at work, placing the employee in the best tactical position and, should it be necessary, we continue all the way to the conclusion of employment tribunals or hearings in other forums.
Our work covers non-contentious advice, such as reviewing contracts of employment, directors’ service agreements, consultancy agreements and settlement agreements (previously known as compromise agreements).
We’ve gained a particularly good reputation for advising senior employees, directors and stakeholders on termination issues, including negotiating very favourable exit packages.
For help or advice on an individual employment law matter please contact Nick Rowe on 01242 229096
On the contentious side, we provide a full advice service for any employment or workplace dispute from unfair dismissal claims to claims for discrimination of all kinds, often providing strategic advice from the outset. We guide clients through the entire process, for example from raising a grievance or an appeal, to lodging a claim – everything up to and including the hearing itself. We will deal with all aspects of the claim, including drafting the claim, preparing for the hearing and providing representation and advocacy at the hearing itself. As a team, we offer a vast breadth of experience in respect of all types of tribunal claims including but not limited to those for breach of contract, unfair dismissal and discrimination (of all kinds). We can also offer practical and informed advice in respect of securing the most appropriate funding for such matters.
We regularly act for clients in employment tribunals, employment appeal tribunals, and in the High Court; often on applications for injunctive relief in connection with restrictive covenants. We recognise the importance of working with our clients to achieve their overall objectives, whether that is a swift resolution by way of a negotiated settlement or fighting the case to a judicial conclusion.
Lodders’ employment team has an excellent reputation for acting for employees in respect of discussions surrounding the termination of the employment relationship and Settlement Agreements (formerly known as Compromise Agreements). For more information please see our blog or our FAQs on Settlement Agreements.
Disciplinary and regulatory issues
We have also acquired a great deal of experience acting for clients in respect of disciplinary and regulatory issues with governing bodies and regulators. Amongst others, we have successfully acted for clients against the Financial Conduct Authority, the Rugby Football Union, the General Medical Council and the Health and Care Professions Council.
Specialist employment law support for employees and senior directors
For help or advice on an HR or employment law matter, please contact Nick Rowe (Cheltenham) or Mike Wakeling (Stratford upon Avon).
Lodders’ employment law team has expertise across a broad range of disputes and issues, including:
- Unfair dismissals
- Settlement agreements (formerly known as compromise agreements)
- Discrimination of all kinds
- Breach of contract
- Shareholder disputes
- Restrictive covenants
- Employment status
- Redundancies and reorganisations
- TUPE-related issues
- Disciplinary hearings and sanctions
- The Public Interest Disclosure Act
- Maternity, paternity and shared parental leave
- Flexible working and other employment related disputes
- Advising on issues with regulatory and governing bodies
- Other employment related issues and disputes