Law & Tax

Employment Law

The regulation of the employment relationship is a highly dynamic area of the law – case law as well as the dozens of statutes and statutory instruments are constantly evolving.

Our experienced lawyers expertly guide our clients through the employment law maze so that they can achieve their business objectives.

Our full employment service includes:

Atypical workers

Self-employed contractors, fixed term employees and agency temps form a significant part of the HR mix in many businesses, while the law in relation to flexible working means that an increasing proportion of the permanent workforce are engaged on individually tailored arrangements including part-time, flexi-time, compressed work week and job sharing arrangements. read more

Boardroom disputes

We can assist with the negotiation of exit packages for directors, advise on tax treatment of termination payments, draft any necessary board or shareholder resolutions and prepare compromise agreements and all other associated documentation. read more

Business sales/transfers

We advise vendors and purchasers, transferors and transferees on the entire process from employee due diligence and negotiation of warranties and indemnities, through to employee consultation under TUPE or where applicable individual or collective redundancy consultation. read more

Collective consultation

In the last couple of years courts and tribunals have adopted a more stringent view of the employer's obligations on collective consultation, in particular in relation to collective redundancy. The level of awards for non-compliance is also on the increase and when large numbers of employees are involved, errors in procedure can be costly. read more

Contracts and procedures

Constant updates in the law and HR best practice demand regular reviews of employment contracts, service agreements, policies and procedures. read more

Day to Day

The HR problems and issues that come up in day to day operations are as varied as the people who make up the workforce. We pride ourselves on giving speedy, practical advice to keep things running smoothly and minimise the risks of an unacceptable outcome where a disagreement is unavoidable. read more


How potentially contentious issues are handled in the early stages can create the space to avoid litigation altogether or, if litigation is inevitable, dramatically increase the chances of success. read more

European Works Councils

Abbiss Cadres has considerable experience advising and consulting on the establishment and operation of European Works Councils and related transnational information and consultation obligations. read more

Senior executives

We offer senior executives and directors (including non-executives) expert advice from experienced lawyers read more

Trade protection

Employees build up valuable knowledge and client connection which can seriously damage a business if taken to a competitor. read more

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