Employment Law

Employment law goes far beyond mere hiring-and-firing to cover virtually every aspect of life in the workplace. This vast, complex and ever-changing body of law protects rights and defines responsibilities for employers and employees alike, enabling businesses, and the people who work in them, to function effectively.

Dealing with employment law and regulation can be daunting. Our specialist Employment Law team has years of experience in this crucial field, and can provide expert advice and support on matters including:

  • Employment tribunal hearings
  • Discrimination and the Equality Act
  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Long-term sickness and other performance issues
  • Contracts of employment
  • Termination and settlement agreements
  • Restrictive covenants and confidentiality
  • Redundancy and TUPE
  • Settlement agreements
  • Leaving a business as a director

We also offer specialist training and updates on employment law for business owners, managers and HR personnel. If you don’t have your own HR department, we can provide ongoing support through our fixed-cost Employment Law Retainer scheme. And if things go wrong, we have a specialist Workplace Mediator to help resolve internal disputes, saving time, costs and stress.

To find out more about how we can help you or your business with all aspects of employment law, please contact us.

A million thank you’s for all that you did for me during the whole process. From helping me to think rationally and objectively at the beginning, to engaging effectively with the company during negotiations and finally to securing an agreeable settlement agreement. You were such an amazing support throughout the whole process and very patiently answered my endless stream of questions. It was particularly valuable being able to chat things through with you on the phone and then follow up in-person. I am so grateful to you for your guidance and compassion – in the end I think we got a pretty good result and that was entirely thanks to your expert counsel

Linda was very kind and sympathetic throughout along with being very professional. I would certainly recommend her to others in the same situation.

My experience dealing with your firm was efficient and most helpful. Thank you for dealing with my case and bringing it to a happy conclusion for myself and my employer!

[The Company] has worked with Linda Wilson for many years in the delivery of employment law seminars to our clients and more recently I signed the business into an employment law retainer. Under this agreement, Linda gives us unlimited employment law advice, a health check of all our policies and procedures and our relationship with Linda has been a mutually positive one. Fortunately I have only had to refer one significant matter to Linda and I was thoroughly confident in her advice. It’s wonderful to work with a partner who is highly knowledgeable and, most importantly, down to earth

Very professional service – Good practical advice

I want to thank you [Linda] so much for your hard work and patience over this…I really appreciate the extra time and effort that you put in

I have always received good legal advice and I am very happy with the service provided

I was very pleased with the service. Prompt courteous knowledgeable and helpful. I would highly recommend Linda who was in turn recommended to me by another client.

“I received a very professional, efficient and friendly service from Linda and her support colleagues. I would recommend MacDonald Oates (and Linda) to others without hesitation”

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Linda Wilson Partner and Head of Employment