Employment law can change rapidly and the effective day-to-day running of a business often depends on a cohesive workforce.
Disputes over issues such as pay, holidays, policies and employment terms can soon undermine a business, regardless of size.
Duncan Lewis has considerable expertise in advising companies of all sizes – including City firms, public sector companies, SMEs and micro-companies – on the day-to-day legal necessities of running a business, including employment law and family-friendly policies.
The Duncan Lewis employment team appreciates that most businesses in today’s global market will not conform to a standard 9-5 schedule – and employees will most likely include field operatives, part-time workers, contractors and service providers, freelance workers or seasonal staff.
The complexity of today’s employment laws requires a multidisciplinary approach. Duncan Lewis employment solicitors regularly advise businesses on staff issues (holiday pay, staff sickness/absence, grievances, disputes), compliance issues, health and safety issues, employment law, family friendly policies, mental health in the workplace, immigration law and right to work, criminal activity and white collar crime, strikes and trade union negotiations.
The Duncan Lewis employment team also offers employment contract review services and policy or procedure reviews – and can advise on potentially contentious employment matters which require a risk management strategy to prevent an employer having to defend an employee claim at an Employment Tribunal. Duncan Lewis can advise on day-to-day HR issues relating to:
Duncan Lewis employment lawyers act on behalf of claimants and respondents in all Employment Tribunal related matters, so can understand contentious employment matters from both sides, including high-cost employment cases.
The Duncan Lewis employment team can represent all types of employers, both large and small, in matters under the Employment Rights Act 1996 and other relevant employment legislation.
Duncan Lewis also has successful departments covering civil liberties and the Human Rights Act, as well as finance, property and housing, family and childcare, mental health, personal injury and immigration law – all of which may be relevant or offer additional insight into employment matters.
Our in-house experts are on hand to advise whenever necessary in an employment matter or when day-to-day HR advice is needed.
Duncan Lewis employment law solicitors operate a transparent fee scale – and can offer a range of competitively priced funding options to suit all sizes of business:
Duncan Lewis believes clients should always know what they will be paying – and will advise on the best funding option at the initial client meeting.
If you have a problem with employment or need day-to-day HR advice, it is important to take legal advice as soon as possible before a situation escalates.
Duncan Lewis can offer clear legal advice on employment law at any stage of an employment matter – including advising on day-to-day HR advice.
Duncan Lewis also has a successful track record in advising companies and employers on employment disputes involving HR issues such as data protection, sick pay, maternity and paternity leave and holiday pay.
Duncan Lewis has offices nationwide and in most major cities, with more than 20 offices across London and the southeast.
For expert legal advice on employment law and day-to-day HR advice, call Duncan Lewis employment solicitors on 020 7923 4020.