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Shoosmiths LLP

Employment

4 ranked lawyersBand 2MidlandsUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Established firm with a broad presence in the Midlands. Provides expertise across a diverse range of areas including outsourcings, complex grievances and senior exits. Regularly acts for large employers, including household-name clients in the retail and food and drink industries. Other areas of work include reorganisations, TUPE-related matters and business immigration. Also advises on tribunal hearings, with notable work on matters involving whistle-blowing complaints.

Strengths

A client reports: "They go beyond their contractual obligations to provide advice and support - they are a highly trusted partner."

"They are very professional and keen to build long-term relationships," notes a source.

Work highlights

Advised ATS Euromaster on a restructure of its leadership team following the outsourcing of its heavy tyre service to its sister company Tructyre.

Notable practitioners

Charles Rae enjoys a broad employment practice covering issues such as Employment Tribunal claims, redundancies and restrictive covenants. He also advises on senior exits and TUPE.
"He provides advice that adds significant value and helps us to manage complex issues and risks effectively. He is extremely customer-focused and has a high level of technical knowledge and experience." "Charles is the go-to person for all HR-related legal advice.""He is very good on TUPE matters."

Helen Burgess provides advice to clients in relation to tribunal claims involving discrimination and unfair dismissals. Non-contentious matters are also a mainstay of her practice and she is noted for her TUPE expertise.
"She is very good and easy to work with."

Michael Briggs has a well-rounded employment practice that includes advising clients on such matters as senior exits, business restructuring and training.
"His strengths are that he is extremely personable, realistic, commercial and persuasive." "He is bright and enthusiastic."

Nick Vernon advises employers on senior exits, redundancies, restrictive covenants and whistle-blowing issues.
"He has been exceptional in helping deliver a robust and expert rationale in complex situations. He's happy to discuss options and approaches." "He is very thorough, knowledgeable and able to make quick decisions that balance the commercial and legal aspects." "His pragmatic approach is a real strength."

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Overview

There is not much that our national team of experienced specialists has not seen before, meaning they are well placed to deliver cost-effective, strategic and commercial advice aimed at improving your business or meeting your personal requirements. We pride ourselves on investing time to fully understand your objectives meaning we can deliver the support you need, when you need it most, so you can achieve your goals.

Our regular updates and briefings provide a painless way to keep up to speed on all employment developments. Empowering managers is essential for operational effectiveness and our bespoke training courses are the ideal way to develop your management population’s skills and capability, whilst our unique range of innovative products provide cost-effective solutions to your HR issues. Whatever your requirements, we can provide tailored, innovative and practical advice, strategies and solutions.

As well as guiding you or your HR department through the everyday employment  issues that arise, we also regularly deliver products and services across a number of specialist areas, (as detailed in our specialism pages above). Through working closely with our HR Consult teams, we have a clear focus and goal in helping you to improve your business.

Our specialist pensions, health and safety and employee benefits teams are also at your service as part of our integrated approach.

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Shoosmiths LLP

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Location

2 Colmore Square

38 Colmore Circus Queensway

Birmingham

West Midlands

UK

B4 6BJ

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Midlands

Employment


Charles Rae
Band 1
Helen Burgess
Band 4
Michael Briggs
Up and Coming
Nick Vernon
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