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Employment, pensions and immigration

Commercially driven, solutions focused employment, pensions and immigration advice, clearly communicated and tailored to your needs.

People are at the heart of every organisation and managing employer-employee relations successfully involves dealing with a wide variety of issues that can crop up on an ongoing basis. Added to this is the uncertainty surrounding the impact of Brexit on employers, which is already making it prudent to prepare for legal change.

Our market-leading employment team advises employers across the UK on all aspects of employment law, supporting 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, which has allowed us to establish an exceptional reputation for advising on employment matters.

Why choose us?

The big difference that sets us apart from our competitors is our approach. We pride ourselves on being very commercial, seeing the big picture and understanding what is important to you. We take time to get to know you so that we can give you the best bespoke advice, concisely, in terms that you can easily digest.

You can trust us not to let you down when it comes to cost certainty, value for money and meeting deadlines.

Market-leading team of experts

We're one of the UK's largest employment teams, with offices in eight locations covering the whole of the UK, 16 partners and more than 60 lawyers. Our expertise is consistently recognised in highly respected legal directories including Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Blue chip clients

Household names that trust us to act for them include Royal Mail Group, Whitbread, TGI Fridays, National Express, FirstGroup and more – we also advise numerous universities, NHS trusts, local authorities, and police forces.

What we do

We provide advice on all aspects of employment law including:

  • Employment contracts, policies and procedures 
  • Employment tribunal claims of all types and complexity
  • Grievance and disciplinary advice 
  • Business Immigration 
  • Industrial relations and Management of Trade Disputes  
  • Investigations 
  • Pensions 
  • Severance / settlement agreements

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 and resulting budget certainty.

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