Pure Employment Law

Employment Department

The South
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What the team is known for Assists businesses with the full range of employment law matters, including senior departures, TUPE issues and disciplinary matters. Also skilled in representing both employees and employers in employment tribunal proceedings. Recent work has involved general employment and HR advice to healthcare entities, including complex issues relating to National Minimum Wage and Working Time Regulations.

Strengths A client considers the team "practical, supportive and responsive," adding: "It is always very easy to get hold of someone to speak to quickly, and our needs are completely understood and reacted to."

A client appreciates the team's "professional and pragmatic advice," also noting: "They offer a solution applicable to the situation and then extend that specific advice to ensure that we apply these principles to future situations."

Work highlights Acted for Tsubaki Nakashima on an office relocation project and the implications for staff who would have a longer commute, assisting management with the collective consultation process required as well as individual consultation with affected staff.

Notable practitioners

Nicola Brown specialises in employment tribunal matters including discrimination cases as well as TUPE transfers and restructuring exercises. An interviewee reports: "She is balanced and realistic with her advice, enabling us to clearly understand the risks and opportunities associated with a specific plan of action."

Peter Stevens handles a range of employment mandates including TUPE transfers and employment-related disputes. Clients praise his "all-round knowledge in law and exceptional commercial acumen," with commentators describing him as a "stalwart of employment law in the South."