We are a highly experienced team providing quality adviceat comepetive rates. We take the effort to understand your commercial objectives and pride ourselves on working as an integral part of your team.
We advise on all areas of employment law, from day-to-day HR issies to more complex matters including transfers of undertakings, discrimination, restrictive covenants and multi-jurustictional employee disputes.
By apointing the Wilkes employment team, you will be looked after by an established team of professionals with a reputation for elivering bespoke solutions that meet your objectives.
We regularly represent clients in Employment Tribunal and High Court litigation.
We also advise on employment immigration issues for employers and senior executivesSee Contacts
As a business owner, director or manager, your relationship with employees is vital to the business’ success. This means keeping on top of staff motivation, benefits, objectives and legal issues or concerns. Whether that be your HR team or managers attempting to learn on the go, it will prove costly to your business through either time or money. Our employment solicitors can help you manage the legal side of this relationship, leaving your managers with more time to do what they do best.
Whether it’s a letter inviting an employee to a disciplinary hearing, or confirming a redundancy, we handle it all. The letters that we draft are not templates that the client has to amend and then send back to us for approval, it’s the finished article! Apart from saving our client time, we find that our service provides peace of mind knowing that our letters are in keeping with employment law and good practice.
Because we employ one of the largest employment law teams in Sussex, our clients have access to a wealth of expertise in every possible workplace situation – be that at recruitment, during employment, sick leave, on maternity or shared parental leave, or if you are dismissed or retiring. Offering employment and workplace law for employers means we understand employment relations from both sides of the party; we are therefore able to provide advice and solutions that are sensible and likely to succeed.
When you instruct us to help tackle unfair workplace practices or any other employment law problems, you will receive expert advice that is tailored to your own circumstances. Our experienced litigators aim to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf, either by lodging your claim with Acas conciliators or by way of a Settlement Agreement. Where necessary, we will make a claim on your behalf in the Employment Tribunal. Whichever route is more appropriate, our specialist employment law solicitors will guide and support you each step of the way.
Employment rights can be found in acts of law, case law and in your contract of employment. There are also some rights that can derive through custom and practice. Understanding employment rights, and knowing if they are being breached, is the first step for employees to ensure that they are being treated fairly at work.
As both employees and employers, we can spend up to 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime. All sorts of issues can arise at work. There are a number of ways to deal with these problems, whether through an informal discussion with your employer, formal procedures put in place by your company, or even taking your case to an employment tribunal.
With people being at the heart of every organisation, no matter the size or shape, employment issues can be tricky.
Employment law is constantly changing and it can be a full-time job for the professionals to keep abreast of all legal developments. Therefore, it will prove doubly difficult for your internal team members with multiple responsibilities to keep up with the changes. When workplace issues become disputes, we recognise that our clients need support from lawyers who will fight their corner, whilst doing so in a cost-effective and non-disruptive way.Get In Touch
Wilkes represents both employers and employees, so if you believe you have been treated unfairly we can be on hand to give you legal advice. Our employment lawyers in Solihull and Birmingham regularly represent clients in employment tribunals and high court litigation. We also advise on employment immigration issues.
By reaching out to our law firm, you will be looked after by an established team of expert employment law professionals with a reputation for delivering bespoke solutions that meet your objectives. We have teams of employment solicitors in Solihull and in Birmingham who can advise or represent you in all areas of employment law. Call the Solihull or Birmingham office today!Get in touch
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