The UK has never been in this situation before. The government has promised, for the first time in history, to cover up to 80% of workers’ pay and has put in place some business support measures on rate relief and loans. The full impact on business and the economy will not be known for many years to come but the immediate ramifications are being felt now. If you’re an employer or business owner and need some help understanding your position in relation to your employees and the latest COVID-19 advice, please give our expert employment lawyers a call on 0191 466 1252 or email our Head of Employment and HR at

Employment and HR

Our Employment and HR team appreciate the need for swift, commercial legal advice.

As employment law is constantly evolving, we find that our clients need real time advice and guidance on current laws and regulations and how they apply.

We provide support and advice to HR Managers and Directors.  Owner-managed businesses without any internal HR function also rely on our advice to help them through the minefield of employment legislation.

Our Employment and HR department is led by partner Jackie Turner, and you’ll deal directly with her on your legal matters. This means that you can quickly access expert knowledge and the right advice needed to allow your business to run smoothly. 

We also offer, for a fixed monthly fee, access to unlimited employment law and HR advice over our telephone advice line.  From grievances and disciplinaries to performance management, ill health and allegations of discrimination, we can provide you with solutions to all your day to day employee relations issues.

We offer legal advice to employers on all aspects of employment law including:

  • Unfair dismissal
  • Contracts, policies and procedures
  • Service agreements
  • Settlement agreements
  • Employment Tribunal claims
  • Discrimination and equal opportunities
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Injunctions
  • Disciplinary hearings and dismissals
  • Redundancies and reorganisations
  • TUPE