Our experienced Employment team can steer you through this most complex environment, providing you with a comprehensive support service from our established team of experts.
With ten leading Partners across nine offices supported by a growing team, we can advise on the full range of human resources issues. From day to day HR, strategic policy development and planning, training, Tribunal representation (including the Employment Appeal Tribunal), through to TUPE and transactional advice, we have the expertise you need.
Our client base includes household names, multinational companies and owner led businesses from the private sector together with public sector organisations. In addition, we have built a strong reputation for advising senior executives on entry and exit arrangements providing a holistic service, including advising on pensions, shares, share options and tax issues where appropriate.
We offer a Partner-led service, priding ourselves on our speed of delivery. Our focus is on providing solutions for clients in a practical and pragmatic manner. Working with clients to understand their business is key to our service provision. We support our clients by running a series of seminars and workshops throughout the year to ensure they are kept up to date with legislation and case law developments. In addition, we also provide our clients with the opportunity to meet and share experience with other HR professionals having founded HRXchange, a networking forum for HR professionals.
We have a variety of different methods of service delivery and costings all designed to help you. For example, we can offer a retainer service with fully underwritten legal expenses insurance and/or a fixed cost web-based service. This provides HR professionals with access via the web to a precedent bank of HR documents and guides, all of which can be downloaded and printed. We are always happy to tailor our service to meet your individual needs and will work with you to find the right solution for you.
Struggling to keep up with legal changes affecting the workplace? View Gateley’s Employment team’s new podcasts.
Five Winter & Spring questions
Holiday & Sickness pay
This podcast is based on the law current at 4th February 2013. It is, however, general in nature, should not be considered as legal advice and should not be applied to any particular situation. Specific legal advice should always be sought before acting on any of the matters covered by the podcast.
Witness guide to the Employment Tribunal DVD
It is common for employees to feel anxious about attending and giving evidence at an Employment Tribunal. Gateley's DVD is designed to provide a step by step guide to what will happen on the day, with the aim of giving staff the knowledge and reassurance required to make the process less painful. The hour long DVD runs through a full mock tribunal and can be purchased for £85 by emailing email@example.com.
2nd June 2013
Employees at failed retailer, Woolworths, have won a landmark legal case, entitling them to a £5 million redundancy payout.
22nd May 2013
Summertime doesn’t just bring the prospect of sunshine and holidays – for employers, large or small, it can often pose some seasonal questions that can affect the smooth running of a business through the middle of the year. So, what do you need to ask yourself during the summer months?
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“The employment team has sealed its reputation as a professional team offering clear commercial advice, noted for its responsiveness and professionalism. Clients confirm that their knowledge and understanding of their business and industry helps support giving the best advice possible. Clients get a real sense of partnership when dealing with the team”
Chambers UK 2013
“The team is first class and is noted for its ability to translate exemplary knowledge into meaningful advice. They are praised for their excellent knowledge and practical advice”
Legal 500 2012
“They are very experienced in the retail sector”
Legal 500 2012
“They give advice in a way which is tailored to our businesses and think about how things would affect us. They balance legal issues with business realities and clearly explain where the risks are for us as employers”
Chambers UK 2012
“At Gateley, a partner is always available and the advice is excellent”
Legal 500 2011
“The employment team evidenced a sound understanding of my commercial needs. They gave me excellent legal advice and recommendations, in context - exactly what was needed!”
Bill Davidson, Finance and Operations Director, Tayburn Limited