Employment Advice

Our employment advice team is experienced in advising senior individuals, public and private companies across a wide range of sectors on every aspect of employment law.

Areas we cover include:

  • Corporate transactions, outsourcing and TUPE
  • Employment contracts, directors’ service agreements and standard policy documents
  • Board and senior level appointments
  • Exit strategies, particularly relating to executives
  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Maternity, paternity and parental rights
  • Part-time workers and other flexible working arrangements
  • Managing sickness absence
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Agency workers, interns and secondment arrangements
  • Consultancy agreements
  • Restructuring, including redundancies
  • Pre-emptive strategies to avoid employment claims
  • Data protection
  • Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal claims, including:
    • all forms of discrimination
    • unfair dismissal, including constructive unfair dismissal
    • wrongful dismissal
  • Injunctions in the high court to prevent breaches of restrictive covenants
  • High court actions for breach of contract, and in particular contractual redundancy and bonus claims

The employment team has particular expertise in relation to the financial services, media, technology and transport sectors. Members of the team also sit on the firm’s fashion, retail, sport and regulatory, governance and investigations groups.

We also provide training to clients, with the course content tailored to meet the clients’ needs and the expertise of the audience.

If you have any questions or queries please call Taj on +44 (0)20 3036 7349 or email trehal@fladgate.com

If you have any questions or queries please call Michael on +44 (0)20 3036 7380 or email mmccartney@fladgate.com

What makes Fladgate’s practice unique is the very practical, commercial advice that’s given; the availability, sometimes at very short notice, of the lawyers; the friendliness of the team; and the feeling as a client that your lawyer is working as a true business partner with you in resolving your problem or issue.

Legal 500, 2020
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Mike Tremeer is a standout partner. He takes the time to understand my situation and always offers practical, focused and timely advice. I know I can rely on him.

Legal 500, 2020

Fladgate LLP saw substantial growth with the recruitment of Taj Rehal and Michael McCartney.  Senior associate Mike Tremeer is ‘simply outstanding’.

Legal 500 2016

Taj Rehal is “described as exceptional”.

Legal 500

Fladgate LLP saw substantial growth in 2015 with the recruitment of Taj Rehal and Michael McCartney from Howard Kennedy LLP and Fasken Martineau LLP, respectively. The team recently advised Alliance Pharma on the employment elements of its acquisition of 27 products from Sinclair Pharma. Senior associate Mike Tremeer is ‘simply outstanding’.

Legal 500

Fladgate LLP “responds promptly”, and clients include Force India F1 and MWW European Ventures.

Legal 500

Taj Rehal provides “superb” advice and is “willing to go the extra mile”.

Legal 500

Taj Rehal brings praiseworthy expertise in advising clients on disability discrimination claims and cross-border transactions to the team.

Chambers UK

Fladgate LLP’s service is “of an excellent quality”.

Legal 500

  • Global media entertainment group – advising on the restructuring exercise of merging teams across the US and Europe and new employment contracts and policies.
  • One of the UK’s leading providers of bus and rail passenger transport – advising in relation to contentious and non-contentious employment matters affecting the day-to-day running of its 25,000-strong employee workforce.
  • A leading model agency – advising on its terms of employment, remuneration structures, maternity policies and the unlawful competitive activity of a former employee.
  • New private equity-backed business – advising on the employment implications of the purchase of around 140 retail stores involving the TUPE transfer of some 2,500 staff.
  • High-profile restaurant chain – advising on the creation of an employee shareholder scheme for circa 75 senior employees.
  • Purchaser of a Football League club – advising on the employment issues relating to the acquisition, including in relation to insolvency issues and the Football League rules governing the same.
  • Multinational insurance corporation – advising in relation to High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings, worth $100m+, brought against it following the recruitment of 32 employees from a competitor.
  • Senior marketing executive – advising in relation to a High Court commission claim worth in excess of £1m.
  • Pharmaceutical business – advising its UK operation on: the consolidation of employment contracts and policies in the UK & Ireland; the implementation of a strategy for international harmonisation of employment terms; and in relation to dismissals and defending employment litigation claims.
  • Well-known high street fashion chain – advising on management restructure, disciplinary and dismissal issues, and commercial agreements with consultants and JV partners.
  • Global media and publishing business – advising its UK operation on the closure of one of its operating divisions and the establishment of a specialised digital entertainment arm.
  • Well-known professional society – advising on complex allegations of potential fraud by an employee and defending it against allegations of whistle-blowing, race and disability discrimination by a senior member of staff.
  • Insurance brokerage business – advice following the exit of a senior broker seeking to join a competitor in breach of his post-termination restrictions.
  • Advertising agency – advising on TUPE implications of a major account “win”.
  • Global pharmaceutical company – advising on the employment implications of the closure of its UK final salary pension scheme, including consulting with the employees and pension scheme trustees regarding the same.
  • A number of significant property businesses – advising on the employment implications of the sale and purchase of hotels and other commercial and office buildings.
  • Large online travel company – advising on the merger of two workforces following an acquisition and the subsequent relocation of its UK head office.
  • A leading barristers’ chambers – advising in relation to a number of employment-related matters including a management restructure, and in relation to an employee on long-term sick leave.
  • Various – creating and delivering training covering a wide range of employment law and HR topics, including an annual training presentation given to the largest UK payroll conference.