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Employment law is continually evolving and it is vital that all employers are aware of the latest developments in this area.

Our employment department provides proactive, practical advice to employers on a wide range of issues from disciplinary matters to advice on corporate restructuring.

Business Support

At Milners we are experienced in guiding businesses through a variety of employment related problems, from advising on re-organisations or large scale redundancies to more specific advice on acquisitions or transfers.

In order to ensure protection for your business on all levels we can advise and assist with the preparation of corporate documents such as Consultancy Agreements and Directors Service Agreements.

Settlement Agreements (formally Compromise Agreements)

It may have become clear to you that members of your team, either at a senior level or junior level, no longer represent your business the way you expect your employees to do so. It may be a simple case that the required implied mutual trust and confidence in the employer and employee relationship has deteriorated beyond repair.

In such cases it may be worthwhile to enter into a protected conversation with the individual to determine whether the parties are agreeable to terminating a contract.

Milners regularly advise our corporate clients on the possibility and requirements of a Settlement Agreement including the drafting of the required Agreement. We offer comprehensive advice to help employers determine if this is the correct course of action.

Tribunal Claims

If matters are contentious, we prefer to carry out the advocacy where possible. We represent clients in a full range of claims such as:

  • Breach of contract
  • Discrimination
  • Equal pay
  • Unfair dismissal or constructive dismissal
  • Unlawful deduction from wages
  • TUPE
  • Redundancy
  • Whistleblowing

We provide clear and straight forward advice in relation to any potential claims or current claims. Tribunal claims are in their very nature stressful and costly but we pride ourselves on bringing matters to a swift conclusion wherever possible and successfully defending any vexatious and unjust claims. Some of our clients have the benefit of an insurance package as referred to below.

HR Support

We provide ongoing assistance to human resources, professionals and individuals as issues arise on a day to day basis. We provide advice and assistance to businesses who have just one employee to businesses who have employees in the hundreds. Our advice and support is tailored to the requirements of your business and we advise at every stage of the process and on any employment issue you may have. As an overview we advise regularly on issues including:

  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Employment contracts and handbooks to ensure compliant with law
  • Redundancy and reorganisation
  • Restrictive covenants and confidentiality clauses
  • Trade union law and advice on collective issues
  • Transfer of undertakings
  • Whistleblowing policies and issues
  • Working Time Regulations

Fixed Fee Employment Law and HR Support Package

Protect your business with Milners’ fixed monthly fee Employment Law and HR service. This is a fully insured package of advice covering all aspects of employment law and procedure.


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