"Apex Employment Solicitors help employers to protect their business interests, achieve their commercial objectives and manage their workforce effectively. Their clients' best interests drive everything that they do. Apex build long-lasting client relationships and always put their clients first."
We are able to assist your business with:
GDPR & Data Protection
Data protection law is an issue that cannot be ignored, especially given the enhanced rights and obligations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our highly experienced data protection lawyers advise on a broad range of complex data protection issues ensuring your business meets the expectations of the GDPR.
Termination & Settlement Agreements
Settlement agreements are confidential contracts between employers and employees that include the waiver of any potential claims that the employee could bring following termination of employment. They can provide an efficient way of managing employment disputes at an early stage, without the risks and disadvantages of litigation. If you are an employer seeking to terminate employment, our experience will guide you on how to handle the situation to ensure your business interests are protected. We understand that termination of employment can be difficult. We appreciate that these issues are often time-sensitive and therefore provide a responsive and thorough service to our clients.
Employment Contracts, Policies & Procedures
Apex Employment Solicitors help employers to ensure they have the right contractual provisions, policies and procedures in place to achieve their commercial goals and protect their business interests. Properly drafted employment contracts and staff handbooks are important from an HR and risk management perspective to minimise disputes. We don’t just hand over generic precedent documents; we provide tailored documents, prepared with our clients’ business and commercial needs firmly in mind. We guide our clients through the process of negotiating new contracts, varying existing contracts, and rolling out suitable policies and procedures.
Redundancy & Restructuring
We regularly advise clients on their redundancy procedures and help to manage them efficiently and with the minimum legal risk. Where claims do arise, we can defend organisations in the Employment Tribunal or High Court. Where a matter involves the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (known as TUPE), we can help you to determine which employees transfer and how this affects their terms of employment. We can help with communications with those employees, including the provision of information to, and consultation with, employee representatives and, if necessary, the election of employee representatives. We also advise on the provision of employee liability information.
Disciplinary Issues, Grievances, Absence & Performance Management
Advising in relation to disciplinary and grievance procedures, and providing guidance on absence and performance management, is one of our core areas of employment law expertise.
We advise on all areas that may be of concern, including disciplinary and dismissal procedures, grievance procedures, pay and bonuses, working hours, breaks and holidays, sickness absence, maternity, paternity and parental leave and discrimination at work (including your obligations to make reasonable adjustments). Our objective is to minimise the disruption to your business and reduce the risk of an Employment Tribunal claim. We have extensive expertise in absence & performance management and can guide you through the processes in order to reach the best outcome.
Employment Disputes & Litigation
At Apex Employment Solicitors we represent clients in the full range of employment disputes including breach of contract, unfair and wrongful dismissal, discrimination, bullying, harassment, work-related stress, non-compete restrictions and team moves, whistleblowing and bonus claims. Where possible our aim is to resolve disputes without recourse to the Employment Tribunal or High Court.
Employment is a complex and continually evolving area of law. As specialists, we are on top of developments in the law and our, friendly and responsive approach ensures we stand out from other law firms.
Apex Employment Solicitors have lots of experience advising a broad range of clients from company owners, managers and HR professionals to senior employees and executives.
Whether you are a small enterprise or a large corporate firm, we will provide cost-effective and relevant advice to meet your commercial needs.
As employment law is one of the fastest-changing areas, we recognise the challenge for businesses to keep updated on these changes. We, therefore, provide regular briefings for HR professionals highlighting changes to legislation and recent case decisions which are relevant to ensure your business remains legally compliant and minimise risk.