We do "the law of work" and we provide solutions to all aspects of our clients' work needs. We have vetted senior advisers in the below areas to support our clients with their employment concerns.
Alan Lewis, Partner
We advise large and medium-sized businesses on the April 2020 IR35 changes (now postponed to April 2021), which should not be ignored. HMRC changes mean that ultimate PAYE liability is passed along the contractor-chain to the client unless a proper status determination is made. We are advising a number of national recruiters, logistics companies and construction companies on the proposed IR 35 changes, in particular. As ever, we adopt a “solutions-focused” approach.
We pride ourselves in becoming our clients' trusted advisors. Often the best way of achieving this is through an ongoing HR legal support service, paid for quarterly. This has the added benefit of cost certainty for HR departments and management. We collaborate with leading external service providers to provide a comprehensive employment support service for clients.
Supporting Businesses with HR Consultancy Services to deliver a joined-up solution in the following ways:
Delivery of Retainer Packages on a fixed price basis, where "non-legal" HR support is required for clients as part of that package
Supplying senior HR Consultants to existing HR and management teams on project-based work
Outsourced HR consultancy work in the area of disciplinaries and grievances
Employment tax and benefits
Working with accountants and share scheme lawyers to mitigate tax liabilities
Understanding the tax and benefits implications of exit arrangements and working with employment tax accountants to advise clients
Working with benefits consultants and share scheme lawyers on incentivisation arrangements as well as the disposal of shares, upon exit
Advice around IR35 and a-typical working arrangements particularly in the recruitment and construction fields (to include an understanding of the Construction Industry Scheme and umbrella arrangements for employment businesses)
Health and safety
Working with H&S Consultants in the construction, logistics and other industries
Assessment of Health & Safety risks and reporting obligations to commercial clients
Updating documentation and related training to senior management and HR teams
Conducting health & safety litigation, including in the area of directors' prosecutions arising under the Health & Safety at Work Act.