Our team of employment lawyers can advise you on all employment law related issues including:
We understand that employers can perceive the cost of instructing a solicitor to be daunting, particularly if faced with the cost of defending an Employment Tribunal claim. To assist our clients, we have developed flexible fee arrangements to give our clients access to instant legal advice whilst offering financial peace of mind regarding their legal spend. We can provide:
Paris Smith has a respected employment team, noted for its strong reputation in the local market, which acts for both employees and employers and has significant experience in acting on both sides of senior-level exits. Represents clients in employment tribunals and restrictive covenant actions as well as aiding companies with employment training programmes. Regularly advises clients from the education and transport sectors.
Interviewees say “The firm offers a good all-round service and they’re always available to act promptly on an instruction.”
Clive Dobbin, Partner and David Roath, Partner are both ranked in Band 1.
As well as undertaking employment tribunal work, Paris Smith LLP’s employment team conducts its own advocacy on cases shorter than three days. The team has a strong reputation for restrictive covenant cases, particularly within the recruitment sector, and also advises clients in relation to senior level exits. Alongside this, the firm has a strong client following in the education and transport sectors. TUPE specialist Clive Dobbin leads the practice, while David Roath has niche expertise in whistleblowing cases.
Clients say : “Excellent client care, strong team ethos and they also integrate well with other teams for High Court work such as injunction work. Good strength in depth and they are at the centre of the employment law community in the Solent region”; and
“The team are knowledgeable and always seek to provide options and resolutions which protect my organisation. They are proactive and client focused.”
Managing Mental Health at Work
Employment experts Tabytha Cunningham and Claire Merritt answer the common questions managers have managing mental health at work. The pandemic has made it even more difficult to spot the signs of poor mental health, so how can we make sure we are being proactive as employers?
01:55 What do we mean by managing mental ill health at work?
03:56 When are employers liable for work related stress? What are the risk factors and where do employers stand?
07:00 What proactive steps can managers take to improve mental health of staff?
11:03 What does it mean to be a mental health first aider?
12:05 When is poor mental health classed as a disability?
16:26 If someone is disabled, what adjustments should you make?
18:42 What should potential triggers or warning signs should managers look out for?
24:08 What should a manager do when an employee discloses a mental health problem?
26:20 How best to manage poor performance related to mental ill health
Managing and supporting mental health at work with Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/mental-health-at-work/taking-care-of-your-staff/useful-resources/
A Guide To Settlement Agreements
Employment Solicitor Sarah Hayes takes us through a guide to settlement agreements. Why are they beneficial? What should you need to know and what are the practical steps that need to be taken for them to be legally binding?
00:28 What is a settlement agreement? Sarah defines what it means
00:48 What is the purpose of a settlement agreement and what will include
01:15 There are various benefits of having a settlement agreement – Sarah talks through what these are
02:00 How long does it take to agree the terms of a settlement agreement?
02:40 It is important to see a solicitor if you are issued with a settlement agreement – Sarah talks about how this works in practice
04:06 What happens if you want to negotiate the terms of your agreement and do you have to sign the agreement? Sarah explains in detail and what the implications are for you.
04:45 How do you know if you’re getting a fair deal?
05:30 What is the typical time frame for payments being made?