Shoosmiths LLP

Employment Department

The South
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What the team is known for Respected practice providing employment services to a range of household-name clients. Areas of expertise include litigation, as well as day-to-day general and strategic advisory work. Also frequently provides employment support to corporate transactional activity. Has a strong practice in trade union and industrial relations matters, advising on initial requests for recognition by unions, negotiating agreements and representing its clients through the Central Arbitration Committee process.

Strengths An interviewee praises its "ability to provide advice to suit our organisational requirements while fully considering legal implications," further describing the practice as "very professional, knowledgeable and practical."

Work highlights Assisted Phase Eight with a restructuring, GDPR support and various training sessions.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Stuart Lawrenson regularly acts on dismissal and discrimination claims as well as TUPE matters and corrective redundancy consultations. A client reports that he "was always on top of everything and gave excellent support."