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Redundancies & Restructuring

Employment Law for Businesses

Business restructuring is often necessary for all manner of reasons. We recognise that they can be complex and time-consuming for employers but at the same time essential to ensure their business remains agile and able to react to overriding economic and market conditions.

We understand that proper workforce management is of particular importance to help our clients deliver on their obligations to their own customers and commercial partners.

We advise clients on all manner of business restructurings, ranging from cost-saving measures like changing terms of employment, individual redundancy consultations and large-scale redundancies involving collective consultation obligations, often at multi-site locations. We are pragmatic and commercial in the approach that we take, a recent example of which is advising employers on arranging the election of employee representatives via online voting facilities. We also have experience of advising employers implementing workplace change with a unionised workforce and where there are collective bargaining requirements.

By instructing the Girlings employment department, your business will receive commercial and practical advice on:

  • Whether a genuine redundancy situation exists
  • How to run a fair, efficient and lawful consultation process
  • How to pool and score fairly and lawfully

We do so in a manner that balances the employment requirements against your business objectives, your commercial requirements and the impact on employee relations.

In particular, we guide employers through cases where the business restructuring involves the Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment Regulations (TUPE). For more information on this please see our Transactional support including TUPE page.

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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