Employment Law - Standley & Co Solicitors | Knowle, Dorridge and Solihull
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Employment Law for Employers

Employment law can be a minefield.  Standley & Co can assist you with all issues that arise as a consequence.  

The cost to an Employer of an Employment Tribunal can run into thousands of pounds.  The importance of ensuring that you have the correct employee documentation in place and obtain advice from the outset of a matter is obvious.  This can help save you time, and more importantly, money.  Our employment team act for a wide variety of clients, ranging from individuals and local businesses, to global companies. Acting for both employees and employers enables us to consider the position of both sides giving you practical and clear advice.

If you are struggling to navigate the minefield of employment law, Standley & Co can help.

Our employment team can help you with:

Employment Law and HR Services Retainer

Advice provided by telephone, email and letter; deal with a designated solicitor; certain document/letter/policy drafting and amending; training sessions with key members of staff; and regular employment updates by way of e-mail.

Day-to-day employment advice

By telephone, email, or in person to include grievance and disciplinary issues, absence management, stress claims, managing poor performance, mediation, working time regulations, employment status, agency workers, and atypical working arrangements.

Contracts, Handbooks and Employment Documents

By reviewing and assessing your current employment policies and procedures to ensure they are compliant with current legislation to optimise their efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Document Health checks

By reviewing and assessing your current employment policies and procedures to ensure they are compliant with current legislation to optimise their efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Staff Training

Training your staff on any aspect of employment law or on the implementation of current and/or new working practices set out in the staff handbook such as conducting an investigation, disciplinary hearing, appeal hearing and grievance matters.

Business protection

Protecting your confidential information, trade secrets, client lists and intellectual property, restrictive covenants, recovering company property, injunctions, and claims for damages and accounts of profits.

Employee Privacy and Data Protection

Advising on vetting, references, monitoring, security issues, dealing with subject access requests, and retention of documents.

Restructuring your Business

Effecting change through redundancies, outsourcing, change of service provider and in-sourcing, TUPE, staff relocations and workplace closures, changes to terms and conditions, and insolvency.

Families and Pregnancy

Advising on maternity, paternity, shared parental and adoption leave, bonus issues, right to time-off for dependents, and flexible working requests.


Advice on avoiding discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, age, gender reassignment, disability, religion or belief, being married or in a civil partnership, sexual orientation, being pregnant or on maternity leave, equal pay, trade union membership, whistle blowing, part time and fixed time workers, and much more.


Negotiating severance terms and settlement agreements (previously known as compromise agreements), advice on garden leave and protecting business assets.

General Litigation

Bonus claims, team moves, breach of contract, commission disputes, confidentiality issues, breach of fiduciary duties, industrial action, recovery from employees, enforcement of restrictive covenants and garden leave; and wrongful dismissal.

Employment Tribunal Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Representation in all types of claim in the Employment Tribunal, including unfair dismissal, discrimination, wrongful dismissal, TUPE and breach of contract claims, assistance with ACAS Conciliation and general alternative dispute resolution.

External Grievance and Disciplinary Investigations

We can conduct or provide assistance with grievance investigations and disciplinary matters and can chair the appropriate hearings where this cannot be done internally, or we can provide a qualified HR representative to attend with you as the employer.

Why do our clients choose Standley & Co for their employment issues?

Our clients are not just based in the local area, but all over the United Kingdom.   You can always get hold of us to deal with legal issues as and when they arise, no matter how big or small they may be. We add value to our client’s business with our experience helping them to achieve their aims swiftly and cost-effectively.

How it works

We offer an initial interview during which we will provide you with clear pragmatic and realistic advice.  Depending on your legal issues, we will provide you with the information you require to ensure that the matter is dealt with as quickly as possible for you.

Get in touch

Our employment department are happy to have a consultation with you regarding your matter.