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Employment and HR

Now more than ever, it is essential that institutions have robust policies and procedures in place to meet their obligations to staff and ensure a consistent approach to HR issues. 

Our wealth of experience representing clients through the employment tribunals and courts system, right up to the European Court of Justice, gives us wide-ranging, practical insights to help guide you through the process.

We have a successful track record advising universities on equality and diversity issues, from policy and strategy to litigation and allegations of discrimination. We also have particular experience advising on restructuring and reorganisations and can advise you at each stage of the process, including redundancies in a unionised environment.

Our immigration expertise can help make the recruitment of academic staff and students from overseas as smooth and speedy as possible and we’re skilled in appealing decisions and ensuring all departments are aware of their role  in compliance.  

In addition, clients regularly benefit from our support on data protection and freedom of information matters, such as providing personal data to third parties, publication schemes and disclosure of potentially sensitive material.