Employment Law for Employers

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Employment Law for Employers

We can provide you with specialist advice on all areas of employment law.

Introduction

We know how vast, complex and ever changing the world of H R Management and Employment Law can be.  We can therefore provide you with specialist advice, irrespective of the size or nature of your business on all aspects of employment law such as:-

  • Recruitment of Staff
  • Contracts of Employment
  • Staff Handbooks including all the policies and procedures that you will require
  • Dealing with Disciplinary and Grievance issues
  • Managing issues like performance and sickness absence
  • Employees’ Rights, e.g. maternity, against discrimination etc
  • Redundancies, reorganisation and restructuring
  • Dismissals
  • Settlement Agreements/Termination Packages
  • Transfer of Undertakings (the transfer of staff to or from you by way of a change in ownership of a business)
  • Post-Termination Restrictions such as claims preventing an Employee from working in competition against your business

Our Approach

Our main aim is to help you to avoid problems in the work place with staff, especially as this can effect productivity and take up a considerable amount of your valuable time.  We can make sure that you are on the right footing from the start by guiding you through the recruitment procedure and sorting out your contracts of employment, staff handbook and policies and procedures.

If we cannot prevent an issue arising with your staff, then we can guide you as to how best to deal with such matters, and can assist you with issues such as redundancy processes, disciplinary matters and/or advising upon the effect of a sale or purchase of a business.

We will help you to try and avoid Court and Tribunal proceedings.  Unfortunately from time to time matters do go to a Court or Tribunal Hearing, and we can provide you with high quality representation.  We have an excellent track record in representing businesses before a Court or Tribunal.


Employment Guard

We are one of the few firms in the area to be able to offer insurance against Tribunal claims for businesses.

Our insurance policies, underwritten through Temple Legal Protection Limited, can insure your business against a Tribunal Claim of up to £250,000 per case or £1 million in aggregate per annum.  These sums covered include not only the Tribunal award against your business but also your own legal costs. The premium can be as little as £159 per annum (including insurance premium tax) and can be made in monthly instalments to assist you with cash flow.

The benefits to your business of the scheme include the following:-

  • Effective management of employment law risks
  • Better financial planning and cash flow
  • Greater awareness of the correct approach to employment matters
  • Reducing disputes and saving valuable management time
  • Eliminating damaging publicity
  • Peace of mind
  • Improved employer/employee relations

For more on this scheme please read our section on Employment Guard below, or contact a member of the Team.


Costs

If you do not enjoy the benefit of our Employment Guard Scheme then we can offer fixed fees so that you can budget accordingly for your own business needs.  Your business may even have an insurance policy that includes an element of legal expenses cover for employment issues.  We can assess your eligibility under any such policy that you may have, and often agree with the insurer to take on your case in accordance with the terms of your policy of insurance.


Here to Help

Gemma Mayer LLB

Gemma Mayer is an Assistant Solicitor who advises our employer clients in respect of contracts of employment, policies and procedures, handbooks and with ensuring compliance with employment legislation generally.

Telephone 01775 722261 or Email: gemma.mayer@maplessolicitors.com

Daven Naghen LLB

Dav can assist businesses with advice on issues relating to taking on staff from a business that is purchased or taken over and with issues generally under the Transfer of Undertakings Regulations.

Telephone 01775 722261 or Email: daven.naghen@maplessolicitors.com


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Maples supporting Macmillan Coffee Morning

On 29th September 2017 Maples Solicitors LLP will be hosting a coffee morning as part of Macmillan’s “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning”.

Tea, coffee and cakes will be served from 10:00am until 1:00pm and all donations received will go to Macmillan Cancer Support to assist them with providing medical, emotional, practical and financial support to those facing cancer and their families.

At the same time, Maples will also be running a free Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate clinic so that whilst you are in the office you may take the opportunity to discuss any of these with one of the Private Client Team with no obligation to commit. You can use the time to raise any questions you may have about making a Will, who you could appoint as Executors, whether you need a Power of Attorney or how a Power of Attorney works, for example.

Maples hope to see their existing clients join them for the coffee morning and very much look forward to meeting new people- everyone is welcome!

If you would like to discuss any matters in relation to Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney or any Probate related matters prior to the coffee morning then please contact one of the lawyers in our private client team:-

Jane Mawer- jane.mawer@maplessolicitors.com
Jamie Dobbs- jamie.dobbs@maplessolicitors.com
Faye Blair- faye.blair@maplessolcitors.com

Or telephone the office on 01775 722261 and ask to speak with one of the team.

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Testimonials

Gemma Mayer LLB

"I would highly recommend Maples Solicitors, especially Gemma Mayer, for any conveyancing work. The level of support and professionalism was excellent at all times. I also felt if I needed to ask or clarify anything that it was not an issue. Buying and selling a house is stressful enough, but Gemma helped me through it step by step."

Anita Toal LLB BA

"I think you are brilliant. You can use my comments above. You are efficient, friendly and quite clearly very good at what you do. Mainly you don’t leave people hanging around too long for." "So easy to talk to her and she understood what I wanted. She put me at ease and I cant thank her enough"

Daven Naghen LLB

"I felt the service I got from Maples was excellent and was very honest all through the process. I would recommend Maples as a first class Solicitors group"

Faye Blair LLB

Faye was excellent, sensitive and acted very well to the time constraints we faced. Great service and dealt with compassion at such sad times made the process less painful very professional.

Jamie Dobbs ACILEx

Over the last forty years I have cause to deal with many law firms both in a personal and professional capacity, including some ‘top’ London Companies. In all of those dealings I have never found anyone as proactive and so willing to offer help and advice as Jamie Dobbs. During the last two years Jamie guided my parents through the completion of Lasting Powers of Attorney. Helped myself with the use of the LPA and recently dealing with Probate and Estate Administration following their death.

Mike Pepper MA

This is the second time we have used Mike Pepper at Maples Solicitors in the sale of our house. We cannot praise Mike enough for the highly efficient and professional service that he has provided us with. He is by far the best solicitor we have ever worked with, and the service that he has provided us with has gone far and beyond anything we have ever experienced. We have found the whole process to be a very relaxing experience.

Claire Smith FCILEx

Claire Smith has been amazing in every way. I highly recommend her and I am so grateful for all her help. She’s professional on all levels, reliable, extremely organised and I will be recommending her to everyone. I’m very lucky to have had her representing me and I can’t thank her enough. She is an asset to Maples. Thanks so much Claire!

Anita Zaborniak

We found it a pleasure to deal with Anita Zaborniak, she was most helpful and informative and kept us up to date with the progress of the purchase of our new home. If we were to move again we wouldn’t hesitate to use Maples again.