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Employment

About

Employment law is arguably one of the highest regulated areas for business. Hewitsons' specialist Employment lawyers are highly experienced. We are adept at advising on all aspects of employment law and practice, from recruitment to termination, from disciplinary and grievance procedures to enforcing restrictive covenants. Hewitsons’ expertise in providing advice – both legal and practical – is recognised nationally.

Our employment legal advice covers:

  • Terms and conditions of employment, including changing them for existing employees
  • Preparing policies and handbooks
  • Sickness absence and performance issues
  • Disciplinary and grievance advice
  • Redundancies and restructuring
  • Settlement Agreements and negotiating the terms of an exit
  • Collective labour law issues
  • Business protection provisions within contracts, including enforcement of restrictive covenants
  • Discrimination
  • TUPE, including contracting in and out
  • Equal pay
  • Health & Safety
  • Road traffic and road transport
  • Business immigration
Our employment law services include bespoke in-house seminars, day to day telephone and email advice help lines, as well as our Fixed Fee Retainers with optional insurance.

Fees & Retainers

At the outset, we tailor the fees package to suit your business. Flexibility is a key word for us and an important ingredient when it comes to agreeing fee structures with each client. When it comes to employment legal advice, we understand businesses are different. This may be because of the sector they are in, the hours and days worked, the make-up of the workforce, whether there are recognised unions involved and so on.

So our fee structure will reflect your needs and may include:

  • Fixed fees
  • Capped fees
  • Retainers — fixed or flexible
  • Staged fees
  • Discounts
  • Hourly rates
For more information on our employment law services to businesses click here.

The Employment team sends out a monthly newsletter that contains important legal updates and advice to those working in the HR and Employment sector. If you would like to be included in this mailing list then please complete this form here. Alternatively you can view all past newsletters in our legal update section. Please click here to view details regarding our HR Club series.

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Latest testimonials

"Elizabeth Swinburn ..makes a great employment law team who, we feel reassured, are always looking out for us, and minimising any risks involved with matters of employment law."
Legal 500

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"Normally, I deal with Valerie Lambert who is a partner in the employment practice. I find her exceptionally responsive, extremely helpful and her advice is very clear and practical. She also manages our cases very well and provides excellent value for money."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Valerie Lambert has provided very pragmatic employment law advice on numerous occasions."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

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"Thank you for your quick responses to this matter and as ever, your awesome legal knowledge and diligence has been top drawer."
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"A first class job - many thanks for guiding us through the maze of legal procedures. It was a tremendous effort on your part."
Mr Philip Kennedy - Managing Director
Eschmann Technologies Ltd

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"Lynne Adams works with both empathy and great professionalism. She puts great thought into the situation."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500


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“Hewitsons is an impressive practice – client-focused, efficient and effective. The firm punches well above its weight.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Great communication, reasonable fees, good value for the money.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
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"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

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“I particularly liked the approach of Hewitsons in that we worked with the same lawyer from initial discussions and quotation through to completion of the sale. This meant there was good continuity throughout the project.”
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"In my experience Hewitsons is top of its class. It has experts in every field."
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"Hewitsons is outstanding. It is professional, knowledgeable and efficient."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

"The team is exceptionally responsive and very clear and practical in the advice offered. They have advised us on a wide range of employment issues and we are very satisfied with the advice and service provided."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"The team brings a personal dimension to relationships with its clients, which is missing in this day and age"
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500