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No business can succeed without an effectively managed workforce. However, handling executive contracts, workplace grievances and disputes, reorganisations and restructurings, and employee competition within a constantly evolving legal framework is challenging. If your business crosses borders, you will be faced with additional legal hurdles.

Our innovative and proactive employment lawyers can help you navigate the maze of regulations and other legal complexities you have to contend with on a daily basis, and enhance your understanding of how they affect your business. Our team – now one of the largest in the world – has the resources and know-how to help you tackle whatever obstacles you may encounter, providing a high quality and cost effective service every step of the way. Combining specialist technical expertise with a deep understanding of your sector, we will work with you to achieve the best possible commercial solutions to your problems, and to seize and maximise your opportunities.

"Capable, of course, responsive, friendly, adept at taking into account business situations and extra-legal considerations."

Legal 500, 2021

"Take the time to understand our business and avoids one-size fits all solutions. Partners are very available and prepared to oversee the details which are so often crucial in HR dispute resolution."

Legal 500, 2021
Di­versity in 2020
Art­icles ex­plor­ing the im­pact of COV­ID-19 on di­versity and in­clu­sion.
Em­ploy­ment Risk and In­vest­ig­a­tions
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23/09/2021
Di­versity and In­clu­sion in Con­struc­tion: Ex­tend­ing the Con­ver­sa­tion
The busi­ness case for hav­ing a di­verse work­force is made out. Yet, many em­ploy­ers in the con­struc­tion sec­tor re­main in the early stages of their di­versity jour­ney. The need for ac­tion is put in­to sharp...
09/09/2021
Di­versity and in­clu­sion in the fin­an­cial sec­tor - a reg­u­lat­ory pri­or­ity
Last month the FCA, the PRA and the Bank of Eng­land (the “Reg­u­lat­ors”) is­sued a dis­cus­sion pa­per “Di­versity and In­clu­sion in the Fin­an­cial Sec­tor – work­ing to­geth­er to drive change”.  The dis­cus­sion...
01/07/2021
CMS ad­vises GRID­SERVE on ac­quis­i­tion of the Elec­tric High­way
In­ter­na­tion­al law CMS has ad­vised GRID­SERVE, a de­veloper and op­er­at­or of clean en­ergy solu­tions for crit­ic­al power in­fra­struc­ture, on its ac­quis­i­tion of the Elec­tric High­way from green en­ergy com­pany...
08/07/2021
Chan­ging dy­nam­ics in the work­place – more chal­lenges for em­ploy­ers
We are de­lighted to in­vite you to a pan­el dis­cus­sion ex­plor­ing “Chan­ging dy­nam­ics in the work­place – more chal­lenges for em­ploy­ers.” Our ex­perts in em­ploy­ment, health and safety and per­son­al in­jury/in­sur­ance...
29/07/2021
Dis­missals 101 - Ill Health
The CMS Em­ploy­ment team is de­lighted to in­vite you to join us for the next in­stal­ment in our “Lunch­time Learn­ing” series - Dis­missals 101.  In this series of four half an hour “bites­ize” we­binars...
22/07/2021
Dis­missals 101 - Gross Mis­con­duct
The CMS Em­ploy­ment team is de­lighted to in­vite you to join us for the next in­stal­ment in our “Lunch­time Learn­ing” series - Dis­missals 101.  In this series of four half an hour “bites­ize” we­binars...
15/07/2021
Dis­missals 101 - Per­form­ance
The CMS Em­ploy­ment team is de­lighted to in­vite you to join us for the next in­stal­ment in our “Lunch­time Learn­ing” series - Dis­missals 101.  In this series of four half an hour “bites­ize” we­binars...
01/07/2021
Dis­missals 101 - Re­dund­ancy
The CMS Em­ploy­ment team is de­lighted to in­vite you to join us for the next in­stal­ment in our “Lunch­time Learn­ing” series - Dis­missals 101.  In this series of four half an hour “bites­ize” we­binars...
22/06/2021
Do­mest­ic ab­use: is it your busi­ness?
It is a sad fact of life that do­mest­ic ab­use re­mains wide­spread in UK so­ci­ety, with an es­tim­ated 2.3 mil­lion adults (of whom 1.6 mil­lion were wo­men) in Eng­land and Wales ex­per­i­en­cing do­mest­ic ab­use in...
17/06/2021
HR data pro­tec­tion is­sues - keep­ing on top of com­pli­ance
This ses­sion looks at key data pro­tec­tion is­sues that busi­nesses need to con­sider in re­la­tion to their em­ploy­ees and wider work­force.In the last year health and safety has taken pri­or­ity as work­places...
11/05/2021
Fu­ture Fa­cing Dis­putes - The Fu­ture Risks of the Re­mote Work­place
The way we work is chan­ging. The tra­di­tion­al concept of the ‘work­place’ and the nature of work­place dis­putes is there­fore chan­ging too. As the work­ing world ad­apts and looks to es­tab­lish in­creas­ingly...
05/03/2021
Al­low­ing or en­cour­aging a re­turn to the of­fice – the po­ten­tial leg­al li­ab­il­it­ies
We con­sider when work­ers in Eng­land might be able to re­turn to the of­fice and re­sume busi­ness travel in light of the re­cently an­nounced “roadmap” out of lock­down, as well as the latest po­s­i­tion on...