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Employment Litigation & Prevention

Employment Law for Businesses

By working with our employer clients on a day-to-day basis, we learn how their businesses work. While employment disputes can be an inevitable part of running a business, we help our clients take pragmatic and commercial approaches to avoid the dispute starting in the first place.

We draw on our collective decades of experience in employment law (including in top-ranked firms in the City of London) to ensure our clients adopt approaches to their employees which anticipate and navigate around potential claims. The starting point is often helping clients ensure their contracts and policies are in good shape to help protect the business and provide a safety net in the event of a later dispute. We have particular experience in helping employers reduce risk in relation to long-term sickness and absenteeism cases including stress-related absences, constructive dismissal, whistleblowing, discrimination and bonus disputes.

We have a pragmatic approach that ensures our clients can deal effectively with workplace issues before they become litigious, reducing risk, management time and cost.

When matters proceed to the Employment Tribunal or higher courts, we represent employers pragmatically, commercially and cost-effectively. Our lawyers have first-hand experience of successfully defending high-value and complex employment claims from start to finish. At every stage of the employment tribunal process, we ensure that our advice not only reflects the legal aspects of the case, but the other relevant matters of reputation, employee relations, management time and cost. We give clients sensible and pragmatic advice that focuses on the commercial issues and cuts out the legal jargon.

We conduct advocacy for employer clients in the employment tribunal. We also have long-standing relationships with leading chambers so the appropriate representation can be obtained for relevant stages of the case.

For further advice, please contact a member of our Employment Law team. Girlings has offices in Canterbury, Ashford and Herne Bay.

Our Experts

Carl Vincent

Chairman, Head of Department
Employment Law

Paul McAleavey

Employment Law

David Morgan

Employment law

Mathew Blatchford-Horn

Trainee Solicitor

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