|Kelly Sayers||Matthew Cole||Michelle Chasmer|
Employers have to manage risks in their business and often want to prevent unnecessary employment costs, particularly if relationships with employees deteriorate. We can help manage those risks and provide commercial advice whilst helping you to work out the best way to reach a desired outcome.
From considering attractive recruitment strategies through to managing contested terminations, employers come to us for advice, knowing that we have the capacity and capability to offer cost effective and commercial solutions to all HR issues.
Our employment services team focuses on proactive advice to assist employers to maintain and improve employee (and, therefore, business) performance and to nip any negative issues in the bud. Employers find that this allows them to make the most of one of their most costly assets whilst minimising those unwanted unnecessary costs.
We adopt this pro-active focus when delivering all of our employment advice. Examples of the day-to-day services we offer are:
- advising on recruitment campaigns and job offers
- drafting contracts of employment and service agreements
- preparing and advising on policies and procedures
- advising on the management of disciplinary and grievance cases
- planning and implementing redundancy projects
- advising on business transfers and any connected measures
- dealing with the enforcement of restrictive covenants and confidentiality undertakings
- defending Employment Tribunal claims
With a large team comprising nine lawyers and HR consultants we are able to offer a one-stop-shop for all HR issues at the right level and the right cost. Whether you have a single question answered or a whole project to be run by us, we can do it. Employers know that employees are more aware of their rights than ever and so early advice can save significant time and costs in the long run.
Whilst we consider that our technical expertise and experience is comparable with much larger firms, it is our interest in the development of relationships with employers, so that we really understand their business and objectives, and our delivery of tailored commercial solutions and pro-active advice that sets us apart.
What they say about us
Chamber and Partners 2013
The “highly knowledgeable” Matthew Cole is held in high esteem. He plays a key role in the firm’s representation of senior executives, advising them on appointment and termination issues.
Legal 500 2012
Kelly Sayers heads a ‘very professional and flexible’ team at Prettys that includes Matthew Cole... who ensure ‘superb service tailored to clients ’ needs’.
Chambers and Partners 2012
Michelle Chasmer is praised for providing client-specific advice on a variety of contentious and non-contentious issues.
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