Our Service

Many partners and LLP members will have additional rights beyond those set out in any partnership agreement or LLP agreement. For example, depending on the way in which they have been engaged and how they have worked, they may be employees, with associated employment rights.

Alternatively, they may be “workers”. This is a status between employment and self-employment and has various associated rights, for example, not to have deductions made from pay, to be included in pension auto-enrolment arrangements and not to be discriminated against.

The rights of workers, as compared to employees, are summarised in the table that can be found here (PDF).

The Supreme Court decision of Clyde & Co LLP v Bates van Winkelhof confirmed that most LLP members will be workers and we regularly advise partners and LLP members on the consequences of this decision and their particular rights.

We also provide strategic advice to partners and LLP members on how to achieve an exit on the best possible terms. This includes the tactics of negotiation and consideration of non-financial aspects (in addition to financial terms) including timing, dealing with capital and tax reserve accounts, announcements, references and outplacement support.

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Our Experience

  • Acting for full equity and fixed share members of a major international law firm in connection with their departures, including negotiating terms and advising on all aspects of their departures.
  • 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.
  • Assisting various fixed share members of various top 20 law firms in relation to the termination of their LLP memberships.
  • Advising various major employers on worker status and its impact on their workforces, including dealing with holiday pay, disciplining and removing workers and the auto-enrolment of workers.

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Our Approach

Our specialist team of employment solicitors is described in the independent Legal 500 directory as “excellent”.  In addition, both Partners in our team are recommended by the Legal 500.  Therefore, you can be reassured that you will deal with some of the best employment solicitors in the country.

We are determined and robust on your behalf, but also easy to deal with and clear in our advice.  We will fight your corner but understand that a common sense approach is often required in order to find solutions that work for you in the context of your professional and personal circumstances.

In particular, we offer:

  • Clear and straightforward advice.
  • Cost-effective support and certainty on costs where you need it.
  • Extensive experience of advising senior executives, directors, partners and others with complex employment concerns, including discrimination issues and group claims.
  • A credible team that is used to dealing with and acting against large employers and law firms on behalf of our clients.

Our Approach to Costs

We know that clarity on costs is vitally important to our clients. 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 costs updates on a regular basis.

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Our Promise & Core Values

Our Promise

The Myerson Promise - Our Partners, team of lawyers and support staff commit to giving our clients more.

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To always give you clear, jargon-free advice.
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To be completely transparent about our fees from the outset.
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Progress every matter in an efficient and timely matter.

Our Core Values

Our core values are at the centre of everything we do.

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We are always professional but ensure that we are friendly and approachable.
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We are determined and enthusiastic about supporting our clients and our people.
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We willingly take responsibility and can be relied on to be commercial, effective and efficient.

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 a Senior Solicitor in our Employment department

Helen Littlewood

Helen Littlewood

Helen is a Senior Solicitor in our Employment department

David Jones

David Jones

David is a Senior Solicitor in our Employment department

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Patrick is a Solicitor in our Employment department

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Please send us your enquiry using this enquiry form, or you can send us an email to lawyers@myerson.co.uk