Employment Law

When you are unhappy at work and feeling unfairly treated, the amount of employment legislation and procedure can appear intimidating.  We can help you know where you stand so you feel able to make an informed decision on what to do next.

We have many years experience on advising individuals and businesses on employment law issues. We can help you on any employment query, including:

Our employment law specialists can advise you on a whole range of employment issues, including

  • Contractual issues including post-termination clauses
  • Trying to settle a dispute or a proposed Settlement Agreement
  • Disciplinary and Grievance Hearings
  • Redundancy and changes in the workplace, including TUPE.
  • Potential claims in the Court or Tribunal
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Exiting the business as a Director, including issues such as shares

We lead on client service so please do contact us to see how we can help you. Please send us an email or give us a call on 01730 268211.

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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

Very professional service – Good practical advice

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

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

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

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 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.

Couldn’t have asked for more. I felt like Linda really cared for my best interests and was clear and proactive throughout. Can’t recommend her highly enough.

“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”

Thank you so much Linda for all your help and guidance throughout. It’s been invaluable and you’ve been amazing – helping to keep me sane through the whole thing! As a result of the advice and support you gave me I’m able to now move on and put everything behind me. I’m excited for the future and the opportunity I now have to find my next career move.

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Linda Wilson Partner and Head of Employment Law Department