As companies exit lockdown and seek to navigate the post COVID landscape they will require the ability to scale quickly to meet demand and manage unexpected challenges.
Although these changes bring new opportunities they will be accompanied by a raft of challenges and the “new normal” together with the increased regulation of Brexit and the application of IR35 means that the commercial landscape is complex.
Having appropriate resources and solid frameworks in place to meet these challenges will be essential for any successful business.
We understand the need for companies to be able to access a skilled and flexible workforce in this dynamic environment. Whether that involves an increase in permanent staff, or designing IR35 compliant frameworks to work with contractors across what is now a global pool of talent, Aquitas offer a range of employment law services to allow growing businesses to prosper.
We provide access to advice for employers and employees from all industries, sectors and businesses across the full scope of employment law issues including:
We offer a variety of fully outsourced HR solutions, depending on the size and individual needs of your business. This includes a dedicated team of HR professionals, supported by specialist barristers, that can be readily scaled up to service all your HR and employment law needs as they arise.
Employment contracts and policies
We deal with all aspects of employment documentation, contracts, policies, handbooks, restrictive covenants, director service agreements and review of terms for employees offered a new job.
We work with employers to draft settlement agreements and offer sufficient compensation to ensure the employee signs, providing certainty and security for their businesses.
We also help employees negotiate and achieve the best outcome under their settlement agreements.
Share incentives for employees
There are a vast number of ways employees and directors can be provided with shares as an incentive. We work with employers to put the best type of share incentive scheme in place.
We advise employers how to put in place restrictive covenants that will be effective when they need to rely upon them. This includes updating existing employment agreements to maintain the enforceability of any restrictive covenants from an employer’s perspective.
We facilitate the review of restrictive covenants for employees and directors before they begin a new role. We also provide access to advice at the end of any job, focusing on whether any restrictions would in fact be enforceable following a move to a new employer.
We have experience with all types of dismissals, whether the employer dismisses or the employee resigns due to constructive dismissal.
If you need specialist employment Barristers in London for advice on wrongful dismissal or unlawful dismissal, please do contact us.
We represent employers, employees and directors in the Employment Tribunal. We also deal with wrongful dismissal and employment injunctions.
TUPE Transfers of staff
Analysing commercial risks for corporate transactions involving the transfer of employees under TUPE transfers.