Employment

We cover all aspects of employment law, from contracts, ad-hoc advice and litigation, to more complex reorganisations, outsourcing and acquisitions.

Group contact

Ian Machray

Ian Machray

We provide practical and strategic advice that is tailored to our clients' needs.  Our clients are a diverse group - we act for employers from blue chip companies to small local charities and we know that the same approach does not work for all.

We believe that our business should complement your business, not the other way around.  That is why we actively seek to get to know our clients and how they work so that we can tailor our advice to their way of thinking.  Our advice will be commercial with the options, risks, costs and benefits explained at the outset.  If we can resolve a matter in minutes, we will.

Our team has impressive knowledge across the full range of employment issues and we are able to offer you the significant benefit of experts at different experience levels. Not every matter requires partner level advice or fees and if we think that an instruction can be handled by a different solicitor at a lower cost, we will let you know.

We are as comfortable advising on complex areas such as high court litigation, difficult exits of senior employees and enforcement of restrictive covenants, as we are providing day to day HR advice on matters such as redundancies and dismissals. We also work closely with our corporate team on the employment aspects of business acquisitions and outsourcing arrangements.

Our work for you doesn’t stop once a matter concludes. We seek long term relationships with our clients and focus on adding value, such as providing training sessions upon request, offering a regular seminar programme and issuing topical monthly employment law updates.

What clients have said about the employment team:

“Whistl have worked closely with FSP for many years and find their approach to be pragmatic, knowledgeable and balanced.  They make certain we have up to date information that ensures we deal with employment matters in a fair, balanced and compliant manner. The team have always been approachable, efficient and constantly provide us with invaluable support.”

Lynn Dillon, HR Director, Whistl

"Field Seymour Parkes employment team have been superb.  Their advice is always great.  The team respond very quickly and go above and beyond to help."

Jackie Evans, HR Manager, Reading Football Club

"The FSP team understands our business and their advice mirrors the reality of employment at BMG.  This integrated approach allows us to manage and direct our employees with clarity and confidence."

Rachel Walton, Managing Director, Business Moves

"The Employment team give clear thoughtful advice in a friendly yet thoughtful way.  The advice is always excellent and the team are a pleasure to work with."

Sue Tibballs OBE, CEO, The Sheila McKechnie Foundation

“Ian and his team really understand our business and are always empathetic and professional.”

Mandy Williams, CEO, Child Autism UK

Our team can assist you with all your employment related queries, including: high court and employment tribunal claims, redundancy and restructuring issues, the recruitment and removal of senior employees, restrictive covenants, outsourcing, business acquisitions and TUPE advice, contracts of employment and staff handbooks/policies, grievance and disciplinary issues, settlement agreements, equal pay reporting, modern slavery statements, employee benefits, long and short term incentive plans including share options.