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The aviation sector is often highly unionised and has safety as a paramount concern.

We have particular experience advising employer clients within the aviation sector. These include clients involved in the provision of airline services as well as airport operators.

Recent examples of work in this sector include:

  • Acting for an airline in a multiple claimant employment tribunal claim brought by ex-pilots
  • Acting for an airport operator in a claim by a former air traffic controller dismissed for potential safety breaches
  • Acting for an airline in a multiple claimant claim of unfair dismissal brought by flight crew following a large scale redundancy exercise
  • Acting for an airport operator insourcing cleaning and security services

Professional Services

Professional services organisations have particular sensitivities in relation to their employment law issues.

We recognise this and have significant expertise dealing with matters related to professional services organisations.

We have a wide ranging client base in this sector including numerous law firms, accountancy firms, dental, veterinary and medical practices. We also regularly provide advice to members of the professions in relation to employment disputes as well as partnership issues.

Our client base also includes doctors, dental practices and veterinary practices which we assist with employment and partnership issues.

Recent examples of work in this sector include:

  • Acting for a national law firm in relation to an unfair dismissal claim brought by a former solicitor
  • Acting for various solicitors dismissed on grounds of redundancy in potentially discriminatory circumstances
  • Advising a large veterinary practice on potential discrimination issues arising from their partnership arrangements
  • Advising on the best way of dealing with the departure of a group of partners from a large law firm to join a competing business (team move)
  • Assisting a dental practice with the transfer of employees under TUPE, including consultation and calculation of potential liability


The retail sector often approaches employment law issues differently to employers in other sectors.

We count numerous retail clients amongst our client base including a nationwide chain of discount stores and a network of DIY trade centres.

We understand how retailers work and how they approach employment law issues and we tailor our advice accordingly.

Recent examples of work in this sector include:

  • Dealing with employment tribunal claims for a well-known retailer
  • Advising on board level issues, including service agreements and bonus arrangements for another well-known retailer
  • Assisting with the departure of a large number of senior executives from another nationwide retailer


We count numerous manufacturing clients amongst our client base, from large multi-national PLCs to significant privately owned operations and SME businesses.

We advise these businesses on a wide range of issues that are particular to this sector, including working time, intellectual property rights, shift working and holidays and trade union recognition issues.

Recent examples of work in this area include:

  • Advising manufacturing clients on the effects of the Agency Worker Regulations 2010
  • Advising a manufacturing client on their use of lay-off and short time working
  • Assisting a large manufacturer with their use of apprentices
  • Assisting a household name client in this sector with a collective redundancy process involving several hundred redundancies

Please contact a member of the employment team to discuss any issues relating to the aviation, professional, retail or manufacturing sectors.

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Our Approach

Our employment solicitors are dedicated to assisting and advising on how to achieve your business objectives in the most efficient and practical way. We pride ourselves on providing straightforward and bespoke advice tailored to your business requirements and resources.

We understand that employers need to be decisive and act calmly but quickly in the context of the current coronavirus crisis.

Your work will be carried out by a qualified solicitor in the team, who knows your business requirements best. Work is also carried out at the appropriate level, depending on the complexity, sensitivity and importance of the matter. 

We work closely with our clients to ensure that we meet their expectations both in terms of their objectives and in relation to costs. We are aware that clarity on costs is vitally important to our clients, especially at a time when businesses are challenged by sudden and dramatic changes to economic circumstances.

As standard practice, we give our clients an estimate of the costs involved in undertaking any piece of work at the outset. We then provide cost updates on a regular basis. We are also happy to discuss fixed fees and retainer arrangements and agreements if that is helpful.

Meet Our Specialists

Home-grown or recruited from national, regional or City firms. Our specialists are experts in their fields and respected by their peers.

Joanne Evans

Joanne Evans

Jo is a Partner and Head of our Employment department

Joanne Henderson

Joanne Henderson

Jo is a Partner in both our Employment and Compliance departments

Charlotte Gilbert

Charlotte Gilbert

Charlotte is the Head of Myerson HR and a Senior Associate in our Employment department

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Patrick is an Associate in our Employment department

Jordan Buckle

Jordan Buckle

Jordan is a Solicitor in our Employment department

Vicki Fagan

Vicki Fagan

Vicki is a Solicitor in our Employment Department.

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