Employment Law

We are specialist employment solicitors in Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire who provide professional, practical and clear advice to our clients.

Continuously evolving employment laws and regulations create a complex environment in which internal HR managers and business owners must ensure their compliance to prevent costly claims and liability.

Building strong working relationships with your employees is crucial to the success of your business. It is essential to ensure that you put in place the correct foundations from the start of the relationship through your contractual documentation and that you continue to manage the working relationship correctly through effective HR policies and procedures, to create the right working environment to achieve your business objectives.

And when employees leave, whatever the circumstances, you need to ensure that both parties can fulfil their contractual obligations to each other and in full compliance with the law.

The experience of our Employment Law team will help you to ensure legal compliance, to prevent disputes and, where this is not possible, to resolve employment issues effectively, with as little cost as possible. You will be able to count on trusted legal advisors who will ensure the correct steps have been taken to protect your business.

Woodfines’ Employment Law team will provide practical, clear and personalised advice to help you to manage any employment issues that arise while minimising risks and liabilities.

Our experience covers the whole spectrum of employment law, with services ranging from day to day general advisory to matters involving redundancies, discrimination, the transfer of business, complex dispute resolution and employer representation at employment tribunals and in civil courts.

Whatever issues you face or whatever stage of the business life cycle you find yourself at, you will be able to count on the dedicated support of experienced specialist employment lawyers who will have your business’ commercial interests in mind at all times.

How we can help your organisation

  • Contracts of employment and workplace policies
  • Discrimination
  • Transfer of undertakings (TUPE) issues
  • Settlement agreements (compromise agreements) and exit packages
  • Employment disputes 
  • Remuneration and benefits
  • Sickness absence, reasonable adjustments and the appointment of medical experts
  • Tribunal and civil court representation
  • Redundancy and reorganisations
  • Restrictive covenants and business protection
  • Dismissals and grievance
  • Health and safety regulatory issues 
  • White collar criminal matters.

Need help with employment law?  Contact us today

Our employment lawyers are based in Bedford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge. To contact us email our Employment Team on employment@woodfines.co.uk or contact Andrew Buckley in Bedford (01234 270600), Nick Sayer in Cambridge (01223 411421) or Maria Gallucci in Milton Keynes (01908 202150).  

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First class service. Always keeping in touch with all that was going on regarding my case, very helpful in every way.

Employment Law Outsource

To lighten the workload of HR managers, we also offer a retained employment law service (WESS). Unlike many employment law services, we offer a bespoke service that is designed to suit your business needs. It can be provided with or without an insurance option.

For the full WESS services list please click here to download or email employment@woodfines.co.uk.

I would highly recommend this company, good service, professional and reasonable costs.

Business Protection

Solicitors from our employment, company commercial, crime and regulatory teams work together to protect employers from the actions of rogue employees or consultants who breach contracts by misappropriating confidential information or otherwise infringing your intellectual property.  

If needed, our team can react quickly to apply to court to obtain an injunction to stop unlawful competition and database theft, thereby minimising the damage to your business. For more information, please email businessprotection@woodfines.co.uk or view our Business Protection page.