Employment Law for Businesses

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We work with you, often at Board level, to support employers.  Our expert lawyers have over 30 years’ experience advising and supporting businesses nationwide. This means we can cover all aspects of employment relations and workplace issues.

Specialists in employment law

Healys’ employment solicitors are amongst the best experts in their field and have a strong reputation for providing pragmatic, strategic and commercial advice. We see the value in protecting reputations. Our clients range across many public and private sectors, including financial services, care, retail, construction, and recruitment. We work with businesses of all sizes, from SMEs to large corporations.

We recognise that the best management of employees is of vital importance to your business, and we work closely with a vast range of employers to seamlessly address any issues that arise in the workplace. Our employment team has a deep knowledge of people management and a genuine understanding of issues that impact upon HR professionals, and often at Board level.

Underpinning the success of any business is its people. Managing workplace issues, such as nurturing diversity, protecting dignity at work, overseeing equality of treatment, and incentivising staff are all essential. Employment relations are complex, and if not managed well risk workplace disputes.

Healys has the expertise to provide advice and support on employment law issues and the practice of employment relations. Our clients are employers and individuals and we provide employers with day-to-day HR support including advising on contentious disputes, as well as providing support to individuals when faced with an issue.

Going beyond just legal advice, we have a CEDR accredited mediation service, and add value to our services by including in-house training and HR workshops on the full range of workplace issues.

Our talent has the very best legal thinking, imparted via clear communication without the legalese; and this empowers our clients to make informed decisions tailored to their best interests.

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How We Can Help

We have an excellent track record in acting for and advising businesses on their employment matters.

We understand that employment law can often be complex and multi-faceted, and employers need clear and practical guidance in order to make the best possible decisions, and ensure the smooth running of the business.

Our specialist team can advise on and assist with the following:

  • Employment law training & practical guidance
  • Business protection and restrictions
  • Employment contracts
  • Redundancy
  • Settlement agreements
  • TUPE and its application to outsourcing, and the sale and acquisition of businesses
  • Restructuring
  • Negotiating exit packages on your behalf, with employees
  • Workplace data privacy
  • Employment Tribunal and High Court litigation
  • Investigations
  • Workplace mediation
  • Reputation management and audits
  • Discrimination

Spotlight on some of our services

Contracts of employment

Our specialist contracts department can draft contracts of employment that protect your business from potential HR problems arising. We also have vast experience amending and reviewing current contracts to ensure your business is up to date with any new employment legislation.


If your business is going through employment cuts and needs to make difficult decisions about redundancy, there are many protocols to follow to avoid any legal issues arising. Healys has extensive knowledge in navigating this sensitive aspect of employment law.

Business restructure

Often it is necessary to make changes within the business which can affect the employees, such as the need to change office location or change staff roles or employment terms. We can provide pragmatic and experienced advice, to best position you.

Settlement agreements

Forming settlement agreements is usually the most effective way to avoid legal action being taken against the company. We can support you in settlement negotiations and in drafting agreements that have the best possible outcome for your business.


We have substantial expertise in dealing with TUPE transactions and advising on all the legal implications of a transfer. Our team will provide comprehensive advice on both the practical and legal options and likely outcomes.

Business protection

It is important for employers to protect the business. Restrictions in employment contracts prevent employees joining a competitor for a period of time, often up to 6 or 12 months, and prevent the solicitation of clients. It is also possible to prevent employees from having any business dealings with clients. That said, to have the protection, this must be written into the employment contracts, and it is vital the words used to describe the restrictions fits with the legal requirements, as this can be pivotal to the employer’s ability to enforce the restrictions.

We strongly recommend you have an audit carried out on your employment contracts to receive advice and ensure the business is protected.


Alleged unlawful discrimination claims can be costly to employers, and risk reputational harm. Our expert lawyers can protect your business, and our clients have often achieved successful outcomes to these claims through legal representation involving the application of appropriate, constructive, strategically focused and persuasive pressure, on the other party.

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Healys lawyers don’t believe in legal jargon, but rather in having straightforward, open discussions, updating you every step of the way on the progress of your case.

Healys supports employers in their workplace issues and employment relations with a high quality, fixed fee HR and employment law service. Our technical expertise and practical application of the law is amongst the best, and we help minimise the risk of claims.

Going beyond just legal advice, Healy adds value to our services by holding knowledge-share workshops and in-house training for HR professionals and managers.

Please contact us to find out more.

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