Our employment solicitors draw on decades of experience to support and advise businesses on all aspects of employment law and related HR issues.
Our specialists are always conscious of the need for commercial and practical advice and have worked closely with employers across a wide range of industries enabling them to understand the commercial challenges affecting different sectors and to produce effective legal solutions for your business.
From everyday matters to long-term strategic development, Slater Heelis advise a diverse client base of local and national businesses in both public and private sectors. Our lawyers have developed strong commercial skills acting for employers in sectors such as retail, leisure, manufacturing, education, recruitment, property, research and science.
The legal expertise of our team ranges from:
- Defending claims in Employment Tribunals and pursuing injunctions in the High Court relating to the enforcement of restrictive covenants.
- Advising on large scale, complex TUPE and collective redundancy exercises.
- Providing employment law support on corporate transactions.
- Everyday HR advice on matters such as disciplinaries and grievances.
- Advising on the removal of senior executives and employees.
- Negotiating exit packages through settlement agreements.
- Providing all your HR documentation from employment contracts to handbooks.
Clients stay with us because we offer clear and concise commercial advice with a quick turnaround. We are valued by the businesses we represent as trusted commercial advisors and work with key stakeholders, rather than for them.
Keeping your business ahead of the curve
Employment law is constantly evolving, which makes up to date knowledge an essential consideration for all employers. Our employment lawyers understand exactly how these changes impact your business and as well as advising you in relation to specific needs also provide regular email updates and complimentary seminars to ensure you are ahead of the game.
We build lasting relationships with business owners, senior directors and HR representatives because this allows us to manage potential risks and add commercial value at every turn.
Should an employment issue lead into other legal areas, our cross-practice specialists are able to keep the bigger picture in mind to provide expert advice that spans multiple areas of law.
Alternatively, if you’re an employee looking for legal advice with a workplace grievance or dispute, our team would be happy to help.
What our clients say about us…
“Tracey Guest was referred to us by one of our suppliers when we experienced an employment law issue. The advice and support offered by Tracey was prompt, informed and gave us an accurate overview of the broader commercial issues we had to consider. We have since utilised Tracey’s expertise on a number of occasions. Because her knowledge and approachability is second to none, I would have no hesitation in recommending her services – and have done.”
Paul Howarth, Co-Founder of Howarth Morris Ltd.
“We have sought and received advice on employment matters from Sarah Calderwood for the last couple of years. Our business had previously engaged a number of different firms for this type of advice and, compared with the others, I find Sarah’s advice to be very constructive and practicable. It is always delivered in a way that is not only quick and efficient but also easy to understand.”
Martin Neary, Senior Director of Neary Construction Ltd.
Sarah Calderwood has always given extremely prompt, accurate and importantly in the current economic climate, commercial employment advice. She always sets out often complicated issues in a clear and considered manner in plain English and I would not hesitate to recommend her."
Anika Phalke - Trafford PCT
I have always found Sarah Calderwood of Slater Heelis knowledgeable and available for comment at any time. Very quick in dealing with our "emergencies" and treating every situation in a professional and precise manner, guiding and advising us on the correct procedure and the correct way forward.
Go Goodwins Coaches Limited
We have sought and received advice on employment matters from Sarah Calderwood for the last couple of years. Over previous years we had engaged with a number of different companies for this type of advice and, compared with the others, I find Sarah's advice to be very constructive and practicable. It is always delivered in a way that is not only quick and efficient but also easy to assimilate and understand.
Neary Construction/Neary Rail