Employment, pensions and immigration
Commercially driven, solutions-focused employment, pensions and immigration advice from market-leading employment lawyers, 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 expert employment law solicitors advise 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 law teams, covering the whole of the UK from our offices in Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester Liverpool, London and Manchester. 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
- Severance/settlement agreements
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.
Business immigration law is a complex and constantly changing area. It can be difficult for employers and HR professionals to keep up to date with the rules.Employment contracts, policies and procedures
Legal services to help you establish a solid framework for your organisation and employees.Employment tribunal litigation
Timely, expert advice on all employment tribunal issues, from every angle.Grievance and disciplinary advice
Professionals ready to advise on employment best practice and step in to assist, so you can deal with challenges fairly.Investigations
Thorough, discreet and timely HR investigations for disciplinary, capability and grievance matters, saving valuable management time.Management of trade disputes and industrial action
Acknowledged experts in the field of industrial relations providing you with peace of mind as you share or outsource issues.Pensions
For many businesses and public organisations, pensions are a critical financial and practical concern. We provide practical advice and support.
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