Employment

United Kingdom

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.

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"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.
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14 October 2020
Me­di­um, High or Very High – What are the chances that the new Job Sup­port...
On 24 Septem­ber 2020, the Chan­cel­lor, Rishi Sunak, an­nounced the in­tro­duc­tion of his new Job Sup­port Scheme with ef­fect from 1 Novem­ber. See our brief­ing here.
05 November 2020
Em­ploy­ment we­bin­ar: Pre­par­ing for IR35 (again) and oth­er up­com­ing em­ploy­ment...
In the first sec­tion of our we­bin­ar we will high­light some of the key em­ploy­ment law re­forms and oth­er de­vel­op­ments which are on the ho­ri­zon, fo­cus­sing par­tic­u­larly on the Em­ploy­ment Bill. As a res­ult of Brexit and Cov­id-19, spe­cif­ic im­ple­ment­a­tion dates
25 September 2020
Al­low­ing or en­cour­aging a re­turn to the of­fice – the po­ten­tial leg­al li­ab­il­it­ies
Al­low­ing or en­cour­aging a re­turn to the of­fice – the po­ten­tial leg­al li­ab­il­it­ies guid­ance from CMS. Find out more.
18 November 2020
Risk Es­sen­tials – In­tern­al In­vest­ig­a­tions: the people di­men­sion
There has been a sharp rise in or­gan­isa­tions con­duct­ing in­tern­al in­vest­ig­a­tions in re­cent years. A great­er fo­cus on cul­ture and gov­ernance, more ro­bust reg­u­lat­ory re­gimes and an in­crease in whis­tleblow­ing have all been con­trib­ut­ing factors. There are a nu
13 July 2020
Re­bound & Re­mod­el: Fu­ture of Work series
CM­S' Fu­ture of Work we­bin­ar series looks at leg­al con­sid­er­a­tions re­lated to people, health & safety, tech­no­logy and real es­tate post Cov­id-19. Find out more.
24 November 2020
We­bin­ar: Bey­ond Brexit
As we ap­proach the end of the trans­ition peri­od, what pre­par­a­tions should HR teams be tak­ing to deal with Brexit? In this we­bin­ar we fo­cus on the people man­age­ment side of Brexit plan­ning, look­ing at the new post Brexit im­mig­ra­tion sys­tem, and what as­pect
10 July 2020
Job Re­ten­tion Bo­nus Scheme
Job Re­ten­tion Bo­nus Scheme guid­ance from CMS. Find out more.
23 June 2020
Coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) and Pri­vacy
CMS has pub­lished data pro­tec­tion guid­ance for em­ploy­ers who are re­act­iv­at­ing their work­places, and those that did not shut down their on-site op­er­a­tions.
14 May 2020
Plan­ning for the “new nor­mal” post lock­down
As lock­down meas­ures are eased in Eng­land, em­ploy­ers have a great deal to con­sider when mak­ing de­cisions about how their busi­ness will op­er­ate. Read our check­list to identi­fy the key em­ploy­ment law is­sues.
14 May 2020
Em­ploy­ers’ health and safety re­spons­ib­il­it­ies dur­ing the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic
What are the key health and safety is­sues that an em­ploy­er should con­sider dur­ing the pan­dem­ic? Read our check­list set­ting out em­ploy­ers’ health and safety re­spons­ib­il­it­ies dur­ing the COV­ID-19 crisis.
20 April 2020
COV­ID-19 – Latest up­dates to CJRS
In this note we sum­mar­ise the latest changes with­in the up­dated HM­RC guid­ance doc­u­ments con­cern­ing the Coronavir­us Job Re­ten­tion Scheme. Help­fully, we now have of­fi­cial guid­ance on both the ac­cru­al and pay­ment of hol­i­days dur­ing a fur­lough peri­od. The HMR
16 April 2020
COV­ID-19 – Coronavir­us Job Re­ten­tion Scheme – guid­ance up­dated 9 and 15...
Al­though the Gov­ern­ment up­dated its guid­ance on the Coronavir­us Job Re­ten­tion Scheme (the “Scheme”) as re­cently as 4 April 2020, it is­sued a third ver­sion on the even­ing of 9 April and a fourth ver­sion yes­ter­day af­ter­noon. It has also now pub­lished a Trea