Maintaining good relationships between employees and employers is crucial for business success. Our Employment Team operates a pragmatic approach to resolve any issues efficiently and with minimum disruption to your business.

Disciplinary and Grievance Processes

Dealing with disputes within the workplace can be both concerning and time consuming. Our team will guide you through these processes providing as much support as is required. In cases where you don’t want to conduct the meetings yourself, we can offer a hands-on HR service.

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Tribunal Claims

Our solicitors have a wealth of experience in bringing and defending tribunal claims. You can pass your claim to our team knowing that it will be dealt with in line with your objectives with advice tailored to gain the best outcome for you.

Lucy Carter, commercial property partner

Business Transfers and TUPE

Buying or selling a business can often feel like a minefield. Our employment team is available to guide you through your obligations under TUPE and works seamlessly alongside our corporate team to make the process as straightforward as possible.

Austin Moore, Corporate partner

Restrictive Covenants

Restrictive covenants can often be difficult to interpret. Our employment team offers advice on the enforceability of restrictive covenants and the legal implications of breaching them for both employers and employees alike.

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Settlement Agreements and Senior Exits

Whether individuals are leaving the business following a break down in the working relationship or because they are simply ready to move on, we can guide you through and assist to negotiate any exit.

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Restructuring and Redundancy

Our solicitors can support you with a redundancy process and how best to ensure the fairness of any dismissals. Not only will we advise on the process, we can also draft all of the necessary documents for you including guidance notes.

Louise Firth, consultant solicitor

Contracts and Policies

Whether you need assistance updating your contracts and policies to ensure they are legally compliant and protect your business or would like a new suite of documents drafting, our team of professionals are here to guide you through the process.

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Our fixed fee retainer service for those who need ongoing HR or employment support. We can support your existing HR team or act as your own HR team if you do not have one in place. This bespoke service gives you access to our specialist lawyers who will provide you with guidance and a solution to your employment or HR related issues.

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HR Audit

Our HR audit service will check your internal documents, identify bad processes within the workplace and provide practical advice for improvement.

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HR Consultancy

An extra pair of hands when you need support.

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Giving you confidence to manage issues effectively in the workplace.

Darcey White
I would not hesitate to recommend Natalie and her team at Austin Moore. They have helped us with all of our legal needs for many years and have always provided the highest levels of advice and service. Nothing is ever too much trouble, and they go out of their way to make sure everything we ask is done quickly and as stress free as possible, for us anyway!"
Commercial Director
As a start up business employing staff for the first time, we needed good professional guidance on the legal aspects of HR. Natalie and the team at Austin Moore and Partners provided amazing assistance – giving clear and concise advice and producing all appropriate documents very efficiently. The retention service they offer gives us the confidence of continued advice, always available, as our fledging company continues to grow."
When I left long term employment as a director of a company to start up a new business, the legal issues which then arose added significant pressure. As a lay person, falling unexpectedly into a legal tangle can be very stressful. Natalie and her team at Austin Moore were fantastic and immediately gave simple explanations of the realistic risks I might be facing. They then implemented a strategy to close the risks off which was efficient and wholly effective, allowing me to focus on moving my new business forward again."
Mr C.
I have dealt with Natalie for the last 5 years or so on a variety of HR issues – some complex and others not so. Natalie has been a breath of fresh air in terms of her practical, common sense approach to any issue that has arisen. For me, it is not just about the law and resolving a problem, it’s about the approach that fits with the nuances and culture of the business. It is this that sets her apart from other HR advisors that I have dealt with over the last 20+ years, and is the reason why we have such a good relationship."