Services

Services For Organisations

We have experience in acting for organisations and businesses of all sizes.

Our aim is to find solutions that are right for you and your particular circumstances. We take the time to understand your needs so that we can provide you with practical and straight forward, commercial advice.

Whilst there are steps that you can take to protect your business at the outset, we understand that disputes invariably arise in the workplace because, at the end of the day, you are dealing with individuals, all of whom are inherently different. We, therefore, seek to work with you to minimise the risk of any claims being brought so that matters can be resolved swiftly and efficiently, without the need for costly litigation.

We can offer you general HR support and employment advice, including the following services:

  • Contracts of employment, terms and conditions of employment and director service agreements (including their preparation, implementation and variation)
  • Consultancy agreements
  • Staff handbooks, policies and procedures
  • Settlement agreements (including their preparation and any negotiation)
  • Dealing with grievances and managing staff concerns
  • Dealing with performance management issues
  • Dealing with misconduct and other disciplinary issues
  • Advising on flexible working
  • Advising on the management of sickness absence and disability-related issues
  • Advising on restructures and redundancies (individual and collective)
  • Advising on the enforcement of post-termination restrictions and confidentiality obligations
  • Advising on the application of TUPE on the sale/purchase of a business or the outsourcing of services
  • Advising on employment status
  • Defence of employment tribunal claims

We also offer training for your management/staff that can be tailored to your requirements and budget. If this is something that you would like to discuss further, please let us know.

Services For Individuals

We also have experience in acting for individuals at all levels.

We understand that enduring problems at work can be upsetting and demoralising for employees.

Our aim is to make high quality employment law advice accessible and we are, therefore, focused on finding practical and cost effective solutions for individuals who find themselves in such situations.

We will always seek to understand your position and find out what outcome you would ultimately like to achieve, taking into consideration the costs involved. We will then use our expertise to seek to achieve those outcomes on your behalf.

We can offer you advice in relation to:

  • Unfair and constructive dismissal
  • Discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Bullying in the workplace
  • Settlement agreements
  • Contractual entitlements (bonuses, wages)
  • Restructures and redundancies
  • Disciplinary and/or grievance procedures
  • Employment status
  • Whistleblowing
  • TUPE

Specialisms

Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses
Rathika is an expert in advising clients on a wide range of legal issues relating to the recruitment sector. In particular, she provides advice in relation to The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (The Conduct Regulations), which is a complex piece of legislation. The Conduct Regulations contain a number of procedural requirements with regarding to placing work seekers with hirers and also include restrictions on the ability to charge transfer fees once an introduction has been made. As a result of her knowledge in this area, Rathika has successfully used the legislation to ensure that clients have not been charged fees incorrectly, avoiding the commencement of legal proceedings.

Rathika is also experienced at drafting contractual documentation on behalf of the agencies/businesses, the hirers and/or the individual work seekers, tailoring it to each client’s needs as required.

Charitable Organisations
Having acted for a number of charities over the years, Rathika has a wealth of experience in dealing with the challenges faced when working with both paid members of staff and unpaid volunteers. In particular, she seeks to understand the workings of the organisation, taking into consideration its size and resources available, so that she is able to take a pragmatic approach to resolving any issues that may arise.