Redundancy

Reorganisations and Redundancies

Termination of employment by reason of redundancy can be unexpected and have far reaching consequences.

Early advice from one of our Employment lawyers could mean that redundancy can be avoided, that its effects can be minimised and that appropriate compensation is paid.

The law surrounding redundancy and redundancy payments is complex and in some circumstances (and with the correct strategic advice) can give rise to high value compensation or claims.

In addition, where 20 or more redundancies are made, employers have further obligations in relation to the information they must provide and the consultation they must carry out. Failure to do so can result in significant additional compensation for affected employees.

Our Employment lawyers have particular expertise in advising and representing groups of employees where employers (including insolvent employers) fail to take these additional steps.

Recent examples of our work in this area include:

  • Advising over 600 employees in relation to their settlement agreements in a large scale voluntary redundancy exercise
  • Advising a highly paid employee on the redundancy process their employer should have followed and representing the employee at the Employment Tribunal in relation to their claim of unfair dismissal
  • Advising on enhanced redundancy terms that employees of a major employer are contractually entitled to, beyond statutory redundancy pay
  • Advising on claims for unfair redundancy where employees have lost their employment because a contract has moved to a new supplier and TUPE is alleged to have applied

Why use Myerson’s Employment Team?

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.

Collectively, we have over fifty years’ experience of providing strategic employment law advice to senior individuals and others facing difficult work-place issues and who need support and guidance in:

  • understanding their legal rights and their practical options; and
  • achieving the best possible outcome, whether at the start, during or at the end of their working relationship.

Our ethos is to provide our clients with an alternative to the major regional and national firms by offering high quality legal advice from highly experienced, specialist lawyers, but on a much more cost-effective basis.

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.

We work closely with our clients to ensure that we meet their expectations both in terms of their objectives for a particular piece of work and in relation to costs. In addition, we are happy to discuss fixed fees and retainer arrangements if that is helpful to you.


How We Can Help


A member of our specialist team will be happy to help.

To discuss Redundancy issues, please either use the contact form on the right, email us at lawyers@myerson.co.uk or call us today on +44(0)161 941 4000 to speak to a member of our team.

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