Our team of commercially-minded and pragmatic employment lawyers specialise in all aspects of employment and HR law for companies and organisations.
We provide commercial legal advice to employers and their HR teams on all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious.
It is our aim to fully understand your needs and the needs of your business, and in doing so to guide our clients through complex and often high-stake legal matters. We understand that employment law is a rapidly evolving area and, as your legal advisors, we are here to help you navigate that change to ensure compliance in a way that works for your organisation, whether as trusted advisor or a flexible extension of your HR or management teams.
Our experienced employment lawyers and litigators work alongside a variety of businesses and organisations from large FTSE 100 corporates to SMEs and owner-managed companies. Among our many valued clients, we have acted for employers in the publishing, education, marine, real estate, retail, healthcare and technology sectors.
Although we have successfully guided many employers through the employment tribunal process, most clients wish to avoid the ‘worst case’ scenario, and our wide-ranging experience means that we are well placed to advise our clients on alternative routes to resolve disputes.
We advise employers on all aspects of employment, from recruitment through to disciplinary actions, grievances, redundancies and other employment terminations and post-termination matters.
We also regularly provide employers with support and legal guidance through the employment aspects of acquisitions and disposals, many of which involve the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE).
In addition to our employment law services, we offer businesses the unrivalled expertise of our corporate and commercial litigation and dispute resolution solicitors, ensuring that you, as an employer, benefit from an end-to-end approach to all of your legal needs.
Our specialist employment lawyers can advise your organisation on all employment law issues throughout the employment life cycle, from recruitment through to termination. These services include:
Our employment lawyers have received praise for their ‘pragmatic advice and support’ and are recognised by leading legal industry guide, the Legal 500.
Head of Employment Deborah West was described as ‘exemplary and highly articulate’ and received client praise for her ‘expertise’ and for being ‘extremely pleasant to deal with’.
Peter Rolph, Managing Partner and employment dispute specialist, received client praise for his ‘commercially focused advice that takes into account the specific needs and concerns of his client’.
Deborah is Head of Employment Law at Steele Raymond and has significant specialist employment law experience, acting principally for employers ranging in size from international corporates to SMEs across a variety of both private and public industry sectors.
Email DeborahWest@SteeleRaymond.co.uk or call 01202 983 999
Peter is the firm’s Managing Partner and head of the dispute resolution team and acts in a wide range of commercial disputes. He has particular expertise in the enforcement of restrictive covenants and has considerable experience in acting for employers on contentious employment claims before the Employment Tribunal and High Court.
Email PeterRolph@SteeleRaymond.co.uk or call 01202 983 999
Fees & Transparency
We can offer flexible fee structures to best suit your organisation’s needs – in addition to the traditional hourly ‘pay as you go’ option, we are able to offer fixed fees for drafting documentation and annual retainers to cover day to day employment support.
We are committed to transparency on legal fees. Further details and indicative pricing for bringing or defending a claim of unfair dismissal can be found here. Details for the employment team and their experience can be found here.
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