How to do employment law differently: Driving down costs for clients and empowering lawyers

After 20 years as an employment lawyer, I thought: “there must be more to working life than this.” (i.e. ever increasing hours; ever increasing fee rates and ever increasing disgruntlement among staff). I also thought: “if, as someone who advises on the law of work, I can’t figure out a better way of working, then I can’t be much of an employment lawyer.”

The result is Constantine Law, a thoroughly modern law firm, providing employment and business immigration advice to corporate clients.

2017 Election result: will the Conservatives have to water down their immigration policy?

In the run up to the election, the Conservatives promised to be tough on immigration law. So, will the election result impact have any real impact on their immigration agenda and what are the likely implications for businesses in the UK? Caroline Glacken of Constantine Law compares the promises of each party.

Why Law Firm Remuneration Needs to Be Radically Overhauled

The traditional pay structure for rewarding non-equity partners in law firms is fundamentally unfair, out-dated and does not reflect the radical cost savings that can be made through the current technological revolution, says John Hayes of Constantine Law. More worryingly, our clients are re-engineering how they are doing things but we are not, at least not in the way that we engage with and pay our people. This is creating a huge employment relations issue. 

Read John's thoughts in full in this month's Lawyer Monthly