Our team of employment law solicitors in Birmingham & Solihull provide advice on all aspects of employment law for employees and employers. From maternity rights to unfair dismissal, discrimination to harassment, redundancy and more.

We have a highly experienced team of qualified Solicitors specialising in employment law, who will work with you closely to achieve your objectives. Whether you are protecting your business or have been treated unfairly by a previous employer. 

Our clients say that we are “highly responsive” and we “consistently provide sound and practical advice”. We act for clients across all sectors including private, public and foreign-owned businesses.

We provide independent legal advice to employees on settlement agreements. We also advise individuals who have brought grievances or who are facing disciplinary action and represent individuals in Employment Tribunal/High Court claims.

Our Birmingham Employment Solicitors Can Help You:

  • With independent legal advice on a settlement agreements
  • Fight an Employment Tribunal claim
  • Negotiate severance terms High Court claim
  • Consider TUPE issues affecting your employment
  • Take advice on disciplinary action
  • Deal with a grievance within the workplace
  • Answer your questions concerning a redundancy/restructure
  • Answer questions concerning confidentiality and restrictive covenant provisions
  • Answer questions concerning a discrimination issue
  • Answer questions on application of a contract or policy
  • Obtain a work visa
  • Navigate any other matter concerning your employment

Why Do You Need Employment Solicitors in Birmingham?

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.

Employment Law Advice For Employers

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.

Employment Law Advice For Employees

Because we employ one of the largest employment law teams in the Midlands, 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 solicitors who deal with employment law will guide and support you each step of the way.

Employment Rights

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.

  • Your rights at work – the basics of employment law, explaining how employment rights work, as well as the different types of workers and how their rights can vary depending on job/employment type
  • Health and safety – what your employer has to do to ensure a safe and healthy workplace, and your own responsibilities
  • Time off work – including holiday pay and sick leave, and family-centred rights, such as advice on maternity and paternity leave.

Problems 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.

  • Dealing with problems at work – a general look at workplace disputes and your options for dealing with them
  • What to do when work comes to an end – whether you’re leaving a job on good terms or bad, we have all the advice you need about dismissal, redundancy and retirement
  • Discrimination – a guide to workplace discrimination, including how to recognise it, the different types of discrimination and what to do if you are being treated unfairly or being discriminated against at work.

Where Can I Get Employment Law Advice?

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!

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    We can help you

    • With independent legal advice on a settlement agreement
    • Fight an Employment Tribunal Claim
    • Negotiate severance terms High Court Claim
    • Consider TUPE issues effecting your employment
    • Take advice on disciplinary action
    • Deal with a grievance
    • Answer your questions concerning a redundancy/restructure
    • Answer questions concerning confidentiality and restrictive covenant provisions
    • Answer questions concerning a discrimination issue
    • Answer questions on application of a contract or policy
    • Obtain a work visa
    • Navigate any other matter concerning your employment


    James Leo, Employment Law, The Wilkes Partnership, Coley & Tilley, Birmingham Solicitor
    James Leo

    Partner, Employment

    Pam Sidhu, Employment Law, The Wilkes Partnership, Birmingham Solicitor
    Pam Sidhu

    Senior Associate, Employment

    Lisa Moore
    Lisa Moore

    Associate Solicitor, Employment

    Jas Dubb, Employment Law, The Wilkes Partnership, Birmingham Solicitor
    Jas Dubb

    Associate Solicitor, Employment

    Sarah Begley, Employment Lawyer, Solicitor Solihull
    Sarah Begley

    Solicitor, Employment

    Andrew Kealy, Commercial Dispute Resolution
    Andrew Kealy

    Solicitor, Commercial Dispute Resolution

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    Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

    February 2021


    To our valued clients and partners,

    As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve we wanted to take the time to reassure you of the actions we are taking to protect our clients, colleagues and our wider communities, whilst working to maintain our services to you at this time.

    Our commitment to you

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