Our Service

Our employment lawyers recognise that pragmatic and commercial advice provided in a timely manner is essential in order to resolve disputes and maximise professional and personal opportunities.  We also know when a robust approach can be most effective and are used to dealing with the largest employers to secure the best deal possible for our clients.

We are often asked by large national law firms to act for senior executives because they know they can safely recommend our expertise and service.  We ensure all aspects of employment agreements are properly considered, including financial compensation and other benefits (share schemes, pension plans, bonuses, long term incentive arrangements, insurances), notice periods and timing of departure, garden leave, director resignations, announcements (including stock exchange announcements) and minimising post-termination limitations on future work.  We also always seek to secure full payment of our clients’ legal fees by the employer.

In addition, we have extensive experience in the use of settlement agreements in commercial transactions, particularly in relation to corporate restructures and business sales and purchases.  We can provide independent advice to executives quickly and effectively in these circumstances to ensure that commercial timescales are not jeopardised.

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Our Experience

Recent examples of our work in this area include:

  • Acting for various senior executives leaving a national retailer, negotiating substantial severance arrangements including the protection of future bonus, loyalty and LTIP arrangements
  • Assisting senior executives leaving a FTSE 100 company, including dealing with individuals seconded abroad with rights in foreign jurisdictions as well as in the UK, and tax equalisation issues
  • Negotiating a six figure exit package for a senior employee against a household name company and successfully securing termination packages for other employees from the same company
  • Advising a Finance Director leaving a listed PLC, securing favourable exit terms and maintaining their reputation through carefully drafted announcements and references, including the required stock exchange announcement
  • Advising senior executives on the scope of their restrictive covenants, options in relation to future employment and negotiating carve outs from restrictive covenant obligations as part of exit arrangements
  • Advising equity partners of international law firms, negotiating exit arrangements and securing the best possible packages whilst protecting reputation

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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 our Employment department.

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 solicitor in our Employment department

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Patrick is a Solicitor in our Employment department

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