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One of the most difficult decisions that you may have to make as an employer, is to make some of your staff redundant. 

Redundancy is when you dismiss an employee because you no longer need them to do their job. This might be because your business is:

  • changing what it does;
  • doing things in a different way;
  • changing location;
  • closing down;
  • trying to reduce the costs;
  • reducing costs;
  • restructure or merger with another company;
  • no longer offering certain services.

An employee who is dismissed by reason of redundancy will have certain statutory rights. It is therefore imperative that you get the process right so to reduce the risk of litigation.

What we can do to help

We aim to get to know you and your business. That is why our first consultation is always free. Although you would be instructing us for business purposes, relationship between a solicitor and a client is one built on trust and interpersonal relationship and so it is important that you feel comfortable and confident in your solicitors ability to take care of your business well.

A lot of the times you may not need to and only a chat will be enough. Alternatively, you may need advice or assistance to deal with the most pressing matter or you may need ongoing support. Whatever your needs we will work together to find the best solution for you and your business if you decide that we are the right fit.

What are the risks

An employee who is dismissed may issue a claim for redundancy pay, claim for wrongful or unfair dismissal, claim that the redundancy was a detriment under the whistleblowing legislation or issue a discrimination claim with allegations that he/she was selected for redundancy contrary to Equality Act 2010. If you are dismissing 20 or more employees, the employee may also bring a claim for protective award if you fail to carry out appropriate consultancy process. 

Our Fees

Our fees vary depending on your circumstances and your needs. Where you need one off advice or support we prefer to charge a fixed fee. We have fixed price solutions for certain services.

Where you need ongoing support, we find that the best fee arrangement is a retainer, whereby for an agreed monthly fee you have access to unlimited legal advice and support.

Where the circumstances are unpredictable and it is unclear how long it will take for us to deal with the matter, we then may offer you a time based fee arrangement, whereby we charge you for the worked carried out at an agreed hourly rate.

Given our business model, we are able to offer our clients an extremely competitive hourly rate of £150 per hour.

Where we charge you for the services at an hourly rate, we may also offer to cap your fees. i.e. whereby you can spend less, but never more than an agreed amount.

Whatever the fee arrangement, we pride ourselves in being flexible and transparent with our fees  and these will always be agreed from the onset so there are no hidden surprises. 

In certain circumstances you may need to pay disbursements i.e. such as counsel fee in litigation. If at all forceable we will give you estimates at the outset


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Redundancies, what should you consider?

Our employment practice covers a wide spectrum of work ranging from advising on documentation to giving strategic advice to clients undergoing restructuring changes, negotiating severance packages and Employment Tribunal work, as well as data protection issues within the employment setting.

  • Considerations

    Do you need consultation?

    Do your key personnel need training?

    Are there alternatives to redundancy?


  • Selection

    You must ensure that your selection process is fair.


  • Communication

  • Alternative Employment

  • Exit & Settlement

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+44 (0)20 7 097 4345

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