Employment Law

Employment Law is a constantly developing area and, over time, it has become increasingly complex with more and more regulations being introduced. As a result, it is not surprising that both employers and employees have found it difficult to keep up to date with new legislation, which can seem overwhelming at times.

Alsters Kelley provides legal advice to employers and employees, and our extensive experience covers both contentious and non-contentious employment law issues.


Employers have certain legal obligations they need to comply with and now face increasing responsibilities with even harsher penalties for non-compliance. 

As a result, employment law issues can be the greatest challenge for any business. The retention and motivation of employees are at the heart of any business strategy but the avoidance and management of disputes are the everyday work of managers.

At Alsters Kelley, we are focussed on advising our business clients on managing and resolving problems in the workplace.

Human Resources Legal Support

Our specialised employment solicitors act positively to anticipate problems and to notify you of significant changes in the law which may affect your business. We can also provide Human Resources consultancy, where appropriate, or work closely with your Human Resources team to meet their need for legal support.

When problems do arise, you can be confident in the backing of a legal team that is committed to providing an efficient and measured response - giving you the support you need to achieve positive outcomes in the event of employment litigation.

Employment Advice

Early advice can often be the key to the successful and cost-effective resolution of problems in the workplace, and Alsters Kelley Solicitors can assist you to anticipate, identify and resolve problems.

Our solicitors act for employers from any sector and can help you throughout the whole employment cycle from recruitment, retainment, people management and termination. 

We advise on all aspects of employment law including the following:

  • Recruitment
  • Contracts and policies
  • Atypical working arrangements and employment status
  • Anti-bribery and corruption
  • Employee privacy and data protection
  • Absence management
  • Performance management
  • Grievance, disciplinary and dismissal issues
  • Independent and/or complex investigations
  • Discrimination
  • Redundancy, restructuring and changing terms and conditions (including collective and individual consultation)
  • TUPE
  • Confidential information, restrictive covenants and post termination business protection and enforcement
  • Trade Union recognition and disputes
  • Dispute resolution, mediation and settlement agreements Tribunal advice and representation

As a business, you can subscribe to our Employment Law and HR service on an annual basis subject to our terms and conditions. Alternatively, you can choose to pay either on an hourly basis or opt for the fixed fee option where available. 


Are you experiencing problems at work?

If you have concerns that your employment rights are being breached at work or you feel you have been treated unfairly by your employer, then it is important to seek advice from a solicitor without delay. 

Here at Alsters Kelley, we assist by providing you with advice and practical support for you to make an informed decision about your employment and your future.

Our experienced solicitors can advise on all aspects of employment law to include the following:

  • Settlement agreements
  • Grievance procedure and issues
  • Disciplinary procedure and issues
  • Redundancy
  • Contracts of employment
  • Discrimination including race, sex, age, religion and sexual orientation
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Sickness absence and performance management issues
  • Flexible working
  • Maternity, paternity and other family friendly rights
  • Pay/wages
  • ACAS early conciliation
  • Employment tribunal claims including unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal and discrimination
  • Whistleblowing

How much will employment advice cost?

For an initial confidential consultation lasting up to one hour we charge £175 plus VAT.  In this meeting, we will ask you about the details of your employment situation and then provide you with legal advice on the merits of your case/issue and explain what your options are. Based on this initial analysis, you can then decide if you wish to instruct us further. For further assistance with your employment matter, we normally charge by the hour (£175 plus VAT) or we may offer you a fixed fee option.   

Please call our Employment Department on 01926 356022 or email Reyhana Koser at reyhana.koser@alsterskelley.com or alternatively, you can complete our online enquiry form to see how we may be able to assist you.

Further information
01926 356000

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John Simister
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John heads and manages the Employment and Litigation teams. He deals with all aspects of litigation, from initial instructions to final court hearings, acts as an advocate and instructs barristers... Read more

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John is supported by our Employment Law team
Stephanie Rushfirth and Sarah Toon

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