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Specialist employment law advice and representation for CEOs, founders, board members and senior executives.

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Executive employment lawyers

As a senior individual in your organisation, our specialist executive employment lawyers are here to guide you, from entering and exiting a business, to negotiating bonuses or stock options and everything in between.

Our employment team have the knowledge and experience to ensure the best possible outcome whilst protecting your assets and, above all, your reputation.

Our executive employment lawyers also have considerable experience of representing senior individuals and directors throughout regulatory investigations, proceedings and disputes. We always ensure that a commercially minded approach is taken when advising our senior clients and we will work closely with you to achieve your goals in the most pragmatic fashion.

Our employment law services for executives

We can advise you on the following:

  • Proposed terms of employment (including directors service agreements) and negotiating these on your behalf
  • Proposed or existing bonus schemes
  • Enforceability of restrictive covenants and representing you in any enforcement action from former employers
  • Handling disciplinary and grievance matters
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Navigating a redundancy process
  • Blowing the whistle
  • Transfer or termination of your employment in a TUPE situation
  • Termination of your employment and settlement agreements
  • Employment claims representation (employment tribunal or courts)

Shareholder and boardroom disputes

We understand that disputes at the highest level can have significant consequences for you as a board member or on the business itself. Our employment and litigation solicitors work seamlessly together to help resolve these matters quickly and effectively, with the onus on amicable agreements wherever possible.

Severance agreements and executive severance

Whilst leaving a business is not likely to be easy, we are here to guide you through the process and help you maximise any severance package.

Our work with senior executives and directors often involves complexities such as share holdings and share schemes, various incentives and pensions.

Why choose our executive employment law specialists?

Our employment law team 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 has been 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’

Our employment law work with company directors and senior executives:

Although your matter will be unique to you and each client that we advise or represent will pose a different set of legal questions and challenges, here are some examples of the work done by our lawyers:

  • Advising a senior exec of a multi-jurisdictional business on a proposed exit package amounting to several hundred thousand pounds in advance of a large-scale merger. The package included 100% recovery of the client’s bonus despite certain criteria not being met and ‘good leaver’ treatment under a share investment scheme subject to an overseas jurisdiction.
  • Advising a CEO of a major business following significant inward investment by external funders on his rights under his directors’ service agreement, the shareholders agreement and his director duties. This included advising on post termination restrictions, value and dilution of shares, realisation on investment in business and the exit strategy.

 

Here to help you

Deborah West 

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 Rolph

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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