Employment and immigration

Our expert Employment and Immigration specialists  help businesses and senior executives to navigate the complexities of the global workplace.  We advise business owners, Boards, HR professionals and senior individuals on all aspects of employment, discrimination and global mobility. 

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Whether you need to negotiate an exit, relocate a team or investigate sexual harassment or whistle-blowing allegations, our Employment and Immigration team can help.  We don't sit on the fence: we give straightforward advice and find you the right solution.

Our team of experienced Employment and Immigration specialists is adept at advising senior individuals and businesses of all sizes, across a wide range of sectors.

Our clients include corporates, partnerships and private individuals in sectors including financial services, retail and hospitality, media and technology and professional services, often with an international presence.

Whether we are helping with day-to-day HR queries or working with the Board on strategic projects, our clients trust our judgement and appreciate our straight-talking.  By immersing ourselves in our clients' businesses, we provide truly tailored advice. And because we act for both businesses and senior individuals, we are able to see a situation from all angles and find a solution swiftly. That is why the Employment team came first in both the Best firms for lawyers/team quality and Best firms by overall client service in The Legal 500 (read more).

We have the resources to handle any employment or immigration issue, straightforward or complex, while our collegiate approach means our advice is always holistic and joined-up.  We work with our other specialist colleagues around the firm to ensure that all the potential angles are covered.  Workplace issues often have regulatory or reputational implications, so we work closely with our Business Crime, Regulatory and Reputation Management teams to protect our clients' wider commercial interests.

Our clients' businesses are international and so is our reach: our international networks enable us to link up our clients with specialist advice around the globe and we are experienced at coordinating international projects such as team relocations and cross-border restructuring.

We always look to resolve issues for our clients with minimum fuss, but we're tough negotiators and tough litigators when we need to be.   Whether bringing or defending Employment Tribunal claims, enforcing business protection terms or challenging Home Office decisions, we use litigation as an effective commercial tool for our clients, never an end in itself.

We pride ourselves on making our clients' lives easier.  To help them keep on top of this fast-changing area we provide bespoke in-house training, update seminars, breakfast events for HR professionals, a monthly newsletter and regular updates.   But, most of all, we spend time with our clients, really getting to know their businesses - our work is all about relationships. 

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