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Employment law

Key facts

Market leading team

We are one of the UK's largest employment teams. We have offices in 10 locations – covering the whole of the UK with 16 partners and more than 70 lawyers.

Blue chip clients

We act for Royal Mail Group, Whitbread, TGI Fridays and other household names. We also advise numerous Universities, NHS Trusts, Local Authorities, and Police Forces.


We have an exceptional reputation. Our expertise is consistently recognised in the legal directories including Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Our market leading employment team advises employers across the UK on all aspects of employment law. Our clients are some of the UK's largest and best known employers. We believe that the quality of our clients and strength of our relationships with our clients speaks volumes about the quality of the service we provide.

Why choose us?

We think that our approach differentiates us from our competitors. We pride ourselves on being very commercial, in seeing the big picture and in understanding what is important to you. We take time to get to know you so that we can give you the best advice: tailored for you.

We provide our advice in plain English and make it as concise as possible. Clarity of communication is key.

We understand the importance of cost certainty – and of providing value for money. We are also very responsive: we know the importance of meeting your deadlines: it's as critical to us as it is to you. We won't let you down.

What others say about us

"The team is very accommodating and commercial in its approach, and produces good solutions which enable strategic decisions." Chambers & Partners 2015

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What we do

We provide advice on all aspects of employment law including:

  • Contractual issues, restrictive covenants, team moves including high court litigation
  • Employment contracts, policies and procedures
  • Employment Tribunal claims; discrimination, whistle-blowing, unfair dismissal
  • Grievance and disciplinary advice
  • Holiday pay and Working Time Regulations
  • Immigration
  • Industrial relations
  • Investigations
  • Onboarding
  • Mediation / ADR
  • Pensions
  • Reorganisations, and Redundancy
  • Severance / Settlement agreements
  • TUPE and Outsourcing

HR Rely

Weightmans HR Rely package provides day to day HR and legal support to organisations large and small. Amongst other benefits the service provides direct access to named lawyers and a healthcheck of existing contracts and policies, all for a fixed annual fee with no 'ticking clock'.

Day-to-day, nothing is ever too much trouble, and they put things in plain language so that all levels of staff can understand.
Chambers & Partners 2016

Weightmans LLP's team represents both public and private sector clients, including the Whitbread Group and Coventry Building Society, and is noted for its experience in equal pay cases.


Led by Stuart Jones, the 'prompt' ten partner team at Weightmans LLP delivers 'practical, concise and worldly-wise advice'. It acts for longstanding client Royal Mail Group, and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe, Littlewoods, Thomas Cook Airlines, Bibby Group and Mersey Travel.


Weightmans LLP represents TGI Fridays on all employment matters, with the client winning 'employer of the year'. Other clients include Pizza Express, Halfords and Pizza Hut UK.

Legal 500 2015