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What makes our employment lawyers different?


Employment law is elementary, it’s our chemistry with clients that defines us.

We listen to clients. We know that attracting, engaging and retaining a future-ready workforce is one of the biggest hurdles for employers to overcome in this century.

That's why we launched a collaborative investigation into the workforce of tomorrow.

How can progressive companies ensure they are truly diverse and able to attract and retain talent?

We asked clients across the UK, find out what they told us here or watch the video below.

Burness Paull's employment lawyers specialise in:

  • contracts and policy documentation (including international assignments)
  • trade union disputes and recognition
  • change management
  • disciplinary issues
  • absence and performance management
  • employment status
  • working time
  • the application of TUPE
  • business protection issues including confidentiality provisions and restrictive covenants

You can view us as an extension of your in-house team, speak to us on a daily basis and touch base on tricky or high stakes issues. The regularity of our interactions with clients means we know their culture, their objectives and their challenges and we bake all of this into our advice.

With diversity and inclusion at the top of organisations’ agendas –we have a dedicated Equality and Diversity team keeping you on the right side of this ever-changing legal and regulatory landscape and minimising the risks of any discrimination claims.

Employment Disputes:

Success in the context of an employment dispute will mean different things to different employers, and may often change on a case by case basis.

You can trust us to present your cases effectively and persuasively at Tribunals across the UK.

We deal with the full spectrum of Employment Tribunal claims, including:

  • unfair dismissal (including constructive unfair dismissal)
  • breach of contract
  • whistleblowing
  • discrimination (including harassment)
  • holiday pay
  • breach of collective consultation obligations in redundancy or TUPE transfer scenarios
  • unlawful deduction from wages

Given our team’s litigation expertise, we are often instructed at appellate level, with a number of our lawyers appearing on behalf of clients at the Employment Appeal Tribunal and beyond.

Not all cases should be played out in court, and so where appropriate we will guide you through negotiated resolutions of disputes, often making use of mediation as a tool for unlocking particularly challenging complaints, success is in our DNA.

We also provide a complete service to senior employees and executives, including advice in relation to regulatory matters and remuneration packages (equity and benefits) as part of joining and severance arrangements.

"The first legal team that listens to the client and not bombard them with legal jargon."
- Legal 500 UK, 2020

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