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.


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.


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.

Please see Our Fees page for a more comprehensive explanation as to costs

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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Delays at the Office of the Public Guardian

A Lasting Power of Attorney must be registered at the Office of the Public Guardian before it can be used by your attorneys. Applications to register Lasting Powers of Attorney are now taking approximately twenty weeks to be finalised and the Office of the Public Guardian are recommending that you do not chase an application until six weeks after their suggested time frame.  In many cases, this time frame can put significant pressure on family members or friends who need to start acting as an attorney.

In some cases, people are attempting to prepare and register their Lasting Powers of Attorney themselves and if the documents have not been prepared correctly and accurately this is resulting in further delays at the Office of the Public Guardian putting further strain on those needing to start acting as attorney. We would therefore recommend that Lasting Powers of Attorney are drawn up professionally to ensure that delays at the Office of the Public Guardian are kept to a minimum and are registered as quickly as possible. A Lasting Power of Attorney that has been drawn up professionally also has the benefit of minimising the risk of any potential undue influence or even fraud.

To discuss Lasting Powers of Attorney, please contact one of our lawyers in the Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate Department:-

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

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

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Jamie Dobbs FCILEx

"I should like to take this opportunity to express my very sincere and grateful thanks for Jamie's unfailing helpfulness and efficiency in all aspects of the handling of my late stepmother's estate. Jamie have always replied to my (many!) queries promptly and comprehensively which has been a enormous help throughout what I know can be a fraught and stressful process. Sadly, it is increasingly rare these days to experience the highs standards of service that Jamie has provided."

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"

James Turner BA

James Turner was extremely helpful with our buying process. Everything went smoothly. We are very happy with the level of professionalism demonstrated by the office. Highly recommended solicitors. Will definitely do business with them again.

Daven Naghen LLB

"Daven provided an excellent service, from attending the first interview with me to the final court appearance. He filled me full of confidence that he would defend me to which he did and come out with an excellent outcome in view of my position that I had put myself in."

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 GCILEx

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

Mike Pepper gave us excellent advice. He was always most helpful and accommodating giving lucid explanations every step of the way. Thank you Mike.

Donna Sandison FCILEx

Donna has been helpful and professional every step of the way during the process. Always on hand to answer any queries and totally professional and friendly at all times.