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BWB’s leading Employment law team works with an array of national and international businesses including leading retailers and advertisers, employment agencies and publishers; partnerships, LLPs and multinational corporations; care providers and directory businesses. We advise on the complete range of employment matters, and appreciate that where we can make a difference is not just by understanding the law but by working with our clients to arrive at commercially successful solutions to their legal issues.

We work closely with our Corporate & Commercial team on mergers and acquisitions, Outsourcing, transfers of staff, and director and shareholder disputes.

We are experienced in multi-jurisdictional advice and through our membership of Parlex can offer seamless international support.

Our Services

Our specialist areas of employment expertise include (please click on the links to access knowhow on the topic):

Our additional services for businesses include a comprehensive programme of Employment Training Services, which include regular seminars and training sessions, Mock Employment Tribunals for your key staff, as well as bespoke sessions for your HR team, in-house counsel and managers on the key employment issues for your business.

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Please click here to download our latest training sessions brochure.

For information on how we structure our fees for defending unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal claims, please click here.

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