Employment law

The employment law landscape is constantly evolving and can be a minefield for employers and employees without expert guidance.

How we can help you

Based in Central London, our team of highly experienced employment lawyers is dedicated to providing practical and commercial solutions to all of your employment problems. Whether you require our advice at the outset of new employment or need help resolving a workplace dispute, we have a proven track record of achieving positive results. We will work together with you to agree your ultimate objective, whether that is remaining in employment, negotiating the best terms of departure, settlement agreements, restrictive covenants or pursuing a claim through the Employment Tribunal or High Court. We act for both employers and employees which gives us an excellent insight into how each side operates in particular situations and allows us to tailor our strategy according to each individual situation.

We understand that resolving workplace issues can be stressful and emotional for employees and therefore we encourage and promote the early resolution of employment disputes. When that cannot be achieved, we fight our client’s corner and steer them through the litigation process.

Examples of the work we do:

  • Reviewing employment contracts, directors’ service agreements and consultancy agreements
  • Advising on disciplinary and grievance processes
  • Termination of employment, including redundancies and agreed departures
  • Employment status, including advising on consultancy/freelance arrangements
  • Boardroom disputes
  • Bullying, harassment and claims for all types of discrimination in the workplace
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Litigating in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and the High Court
  • Garden leave, post-termination restrictions and fiduciary duties

We produce a regular employment newsletter of employment law updates and important recent case law. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive the employment newsletter please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can also follow our Employment team on Twitter: @CB_HRmatters

What our clients say

The lawyers were open and pragmatic throughout the negotiations and put everything into context which made it easy to understand why specific actions were being recommended. They went to great lengths to understand and work around the personal impact my dispute was having on me.” - Senior Executive at an international news organisation

“Thank you for all your sensible advice and hard work on this and for looking after me so well….it has been great working with you and I will recommend you to anyone who ends up in a similar unfortunate situation.” - Editor at international magazine

“Thank you again for all your expert advice over the last year or so and for being such down to earth and pleasant lawyers.” - CEO in Financial Services

Gwyneth Williams has been listed as a Rising star by Super Lawyers.

The team was recommended by Legal 500 UK, 2014. 

UK leading firm 2014

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