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Employment (for businesses)

Protecting your commercial interests

Business leaders routinely say that the greatest asset of their business is their people. 

Relationships between employer and employees should in a perfect world be governed by goodwill and common sense on both sides.  In reality, increasingly complex regulation is involved, which continues to evolve rapidly giving rise to more potential pitfalls with adverse consequences for employers, which we can help you to avoid.

We enable businesses of all sizes, across a range of industries, to foster productive and positive relationships with their employees.  The objective must be to attract, retain and motivate the best talent available whilst at the same time protecting their commercial interests.

We know that dealing with difficult employee issues can cause considerable tension and management distraction.

Our approach to advising clients is commercial, no-nonsense and robust so that we focus on what really matters to you.  We go to the heart of any issue so that you gain a swift and cost effective resolution.

Our experienced, specialist employment solicitors regularly advise businesses on a wide range of issues including:

  • Employment contracts, policies and employee handbooks
  • Employment termination and settlement agreements
  • Workplace disputes, including grievances and employee disciplinary procedures
  • Restrictive covenants and employee competition issues
  • Restructuring and redundancy
  • TUPE (protecting employment rights and putting in place relevant protections when businesses change hands)
  • Employment tribunal representation.

We offer clients tailored workshops and training programmes on the above topics to increase understanding of key employment law concepts and issues at all levels in your company.

We encourage resolution of disputes by way of mediation where appropriate.  Where that proves impracticable, we will present your case robustly and cost effectively at an employment tribunal.

 

Meet the Head of Employment – Richard Gvero

Richard is the Joint Senior Partner, Head of Commercial and Head of Employment.  He is a specialist employment solicitor with over 30 years’ experience, who regularly helps businesses with a wide range of employment issues, including their reorganisation and redundancy challenges and their employment disputes.  He has a particular specialism in advising recruitment agencies and education sector clients.  Richard has extensive experience of employee competition disputes and injunction proceedings and has acted as a supervising solicitor.  He is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and an accredited civil and commercial mediator.

What does he like about working for Longmores?

“We work tirelessly to deliver the best end result for our clients, because we always take their interests extremely seriously; I am proud to say that is the Longmores way.”

 

Examples of our work:

Advising on the dismissal of an employee for gross misconduct involving fraud and theft of funds, in the face of serious counter-allegations.

Advising on TUPE implications during the sale of a leading self-storage business, including collective consultation, leading to the smooth sale of the business and greater certainty for the employees and future management team.

Defending a constructive dismissal claim against a major electronics manufacturer involving bullying and harassment.  The claim was settled out of court on advantageous terms. 

Pursuing a claim for breach of restrictive covenants against a former CEO who had set up a competing business. This included the use of a search and seize order and covert surveillance to gather and preserve evidence of wrongdoing.

 

Related Services:

 

Contracts, policies and handbooks  Termination and settlement agreements  

Disputes, grievances and disciplinary procedures Restrictive covenants  

Restructuring and redundancy  TUPE and business sales Tribunal representation  

Richard Gvero

Joint Senior Partner, Head of Commercial and Head of Employment

Jennifer Mansoor

Solicitor specialising in Employment law

Miranda Mulligan

Solicitor specialising in Employment law

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Richard is an extremely good lawyer to deal with – he is practical and efficient and nothing is too much trouble for him.
  • Chambers and Partners UK Directory 2017
  • About: Richard Gvero
Richard brings a deep knowledge and experience of employment and commercial disputes to bear for his clients with a clear focus on outcomes.
  • Executive Chairman, technology service provider
  • About: Richard Gvero
I have worked with Richard on a number of occasions relating to employment situations. He is always responsive and will make himself available at short notice whenever he can. I have continually found his advice and recommendations to be sound, pragmatic, practical and extremely helpful.
  • Business owner, management consultancy
  • About: Richard Gvero
Richard has been fabulous at dealing with HR issues. I recommend him most highly.
  • Headteacher, independent school
  • About: Richard Gvero
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