Employers are facing ever-greater challenges as employment issues become increasingly time consuming and onerous, particularly as new EU and national legislation is introduced, compensation for non-compliance rises and employee relations becoming more complex with retention more difficult.
SJ Berwin's Employment group consists of lawyers available in the UK, Germany, Spain and Italy, to ensure we are ideally placed to advise on employment issues, be it contentious or non-contentious, across multiple jurisdictions.
We advise on services encompassing the full range of contentious and advisory work from creating bespoke contracts and policies and procedures to training management in how to identify and avoid disputes. We advise on sensitive personnel issues, dismissals, protecting confidentiality and goodwill; including advice on restrictive covenants and team moves. We also have wide experience in managing tribunal and high court litigation.
Alongside our corporate department, we also offer advise on multi-jurisdictional transactional work (share sales/purchases, asset transfers and related TUPE matters), collective redundancies, international hires and secondments.
Our 'stand alone' work is mainly employer focussed. We work with directors, legal teams and managers who have responsibility for human resources/human capital issues, in a wide variety of organisations including large PLCs, small and medium sized companies, financial institutions, LLPs and charities.
Legal500 legal directory quotes us as providing 'responsive, knowledgeable, common-sense advice' and the Chambers directory ranks us among their leading firms for employment advice.