On 29 March 2017, the PM's letter to Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, notifying him of the UK's intention to leave the EU, was delivered.Read More
The Employment Team provides strategic advice and practical support on all aspects of employment law to a broad range of clients both in the UK and abroad.
"They are highly professional and commercially focused."
Chambers UK, 2017
‘Go-to’ partner Adam Grant leads Wedlake Bell LLP’s team, which is ‘excellent across the board’ and provides ‘to-the-point and efficient advice’. The practice has substantial cross-border experience, and recently acted for Bio-Rad Laboratories on employment issues across 22 EMEA jurisdictions. Other key names include Richard Isham, Ravinder Mahal and the ‘clear and straightforward’ David Israel.
Legal 500, 2016
"The level of client service is extremely high, and the additional commercial awareness factor of any of their advice is a key benefit."
Chambers UK, 2016
"They are diverse and can offer advice on anything, but more importantly the people you work with are outstanding."
Chambers UK, 2015
"Their advice is detailed, and they are very often able to think beyond just the immediate issue to explore further options that may come up. They are exceptionally responsive and work hard to deal with tight deadlines imposed on them."
Chambers UK, 2014
Clients praise Wedlake Bell LLP as being that ‘rare breed of firm which seeks to understand the business of the client’.
Legal 500, 2013
The compact team at Wedlake Bell is felt to punch above its weight. Clients 'trust them with the most critical of work' and value their 'clear, calm and thorough' approach."
Chambers UK, 2012
Our Employment Team acts for clients ranging from multinational companies, banks, UK companies and SMEs, governing bodies, partnerships, sports organisations and charities, as well as for senior executives.
We advise on all aspects of employment law including re-organisations, mergers, share and business acquisitions and disposals, the protection of businesses assets, employee rewards & equity arrangements, exit strategies and discrimination issues through to day to day disciplinary and grievance matters as well as employment contracts and policies.
The team's focus is always upon the commercial goals of the client. We are known for working with clients and providing proactive, commercial and responsive advice with the ability to distil what are complex issues into practical guidance. This is confirmed by our consistently high rankings in the leading legal directories.
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27 Apr, 2017
26 Apr, 2017
Organisations employing EU nationals in the UK must tread carefully on the path to Brexit or face discrimination claims or reputational damage. Wedlake Bell’s Julia…Read More
24 Apr, 2017
How long can 10 employment lawyers hold a conversation without mentioning Brexit? The answer, judging by the Gazette’s latest roundtable, is about three seconds…Read More
11 Apr, 2017
In the recent case of Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood, the Court of Appeal (the Court) set out guidance on when exactly the notice period starts…Read More
03 Apr, 2017
This issue was considered by the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") in the Belgian case of Achbita and another v G4S Secure Solutions NV.Read More
27 Mar, 2017
Does the recent spate of employment status cases have implications for all employers, or just for the gig economy sector? Fiona Rushforth analyses the Uber, CitySprint…Read More
15 Mar, 2017
15 Mar, 2017
28 Feb, 2017
The Department for Work and Pensions (“DWP”) has published a report, with help from over 30 leading employers, called 'Fuller Working Lives: A Partnership Approach'.…Read More
21 Feb, 2017
Lloyds' decision to ban drinking during work hours has drawn much attention, but what is the law?Read More
18 Feb, 2017
Acas and the Government Equalities Office have published draft guidance aimed at helping employers to comply with the new Gender Pay Gap reporting obligations coming…Read More
24 Jan, 2017
A report recently published by the work-life charity Working Families and Bright Horizons has found that UK workplaces are failing to support fathers' wishes to…Read More
18 Jan, 2017
Often HR professionals and those in management roles are lumbered with dealing with property matters for the business. Below is the first of three articles to give…Read More
05 Jan, 2017
Starting from April of this year, employers who sponsor overseas workers in the UK with a Tier 2 status will be required to pay the Immigration Skills Charge (the…Read More
03 Jan, 2017
Two very important issues that will continue to play out during 2017 and beyond are; the "workers" rights debate and how to make transgender people feel welcome.Read More
12 Dec, 2016
We've teamed up with Commercial Property Partner, Suzanne Gill, to bring you some helpful guidance on downsizing business premises – a task that often becomes the…Read More
08 Dec, 2016
In a recent case the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has found that a "perfunctory and insensitive" redundancy consultation process can impact on the ultimate…Read More
21 Nov, 2016
Richard Isham discusses the "gig economy" and the landmark ruling which classified Uber drivers as "workers"Read More
17 Nov, 2016
Wedlake Bell commercial property partner Suzanne Gill is providing a series of articles for HR professionals to give them a better understanding of the issues accompanying…Read More
17 Nov, 2016
The Uber case has hit the headlines because of the high profile name involved, but it is also a timely reminder to employers that they must take care when attempting…Read More