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Employment for Individuals

Our Employment Solicitors in Sheffield provide practical and effective advice on Employment Law and HR best practice.

We are independently recommended by the Legal 500 for employment law expertise. Our clients range from Senior Executives to more junior employees; from those employed in government departments and national organisations to small local businesses. We have dealt with all types of ending the employment relationship and also with ensuring that employment relationships continue despite a problem which has arisen, for example bullying or sexual harassment.

Early advice is often critical to understanding and planning how to achieve the right result. For personal clients we offer a free case assessment either face to face or by telephone to assist with understanding the issues, possible solutions, information on costs and ways to fund.

Because we act for employers as well as employees, we have both legal and know-how expertise on all manner of problems such as harassment;disciplinary hearingsgrievance proceduresredundancy and pay disputes including holiday pay and overtime. We regularly act in discrimination claims including Tribunal work.

We also represent employees at professional standards and other disciplinary hearings.

We offer a confidential and discreet service to professionals facing disciplinary issues in a range of sectors including the health sector.

Not all our clients want to go to a Tribunal. A lot of what we do, every day, is to prevent issues or disputes from escalating and we try to solve the problem early. Many employees do wish to carry on working for their employers. Others don’t but want a confidential settlement. Our personal client work is aimed at a quick and cost effective solution because we understand the worry and stress involved in an employment problem. If we are asked to take claims to a Tribunal we will still manage the case throughout the process to try to achieve an early solution. We regularly appear in the Employment Tribunal and will work at supporting you through this process where it cannot be avoided.

We are an approachable and friendly team. We aim to find out what you want to achieve and understand that that is not always immediately clear to you at the outset. We guide our clients through the processes and the emotional difficulties involved in an employment dispute, without making things unnecessarily complicated. We understand the importance of managing and budgeting costs.

We try to avoid jargon and to work on practical solutions. In the last 12 months the team’s work has covered all aspects of employment law from helping you to understand and negotiate your contract, particularly at senior executive level through the issues which can arise during a contract such as discrimination, pay and bonus issues, disciplinary and grievance hearings, dealing with Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) issues if your employer’s business is sold through to the ending of the employment relationship through redundancy, dismissal, long term sickness or stress and usually in those cases involving a compromise or Settlement Agreement or if appropriate a Tribunal hearing.

Wake Smith is recommended in The Legal 500* for its Employment Law expertise.

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Employment Team

Mark Serby
Director & Head of Employment Law

Holly Dobson

Our Clients Say

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Simon Lowe - Jagged Globe
Sue Barraclough - Westfield Health

“ You will always get straight and expert advice from Holly. She’s not in the game of telling you what you want to hear, but what you must hear. She will lay out the options clearly with unswerving, unbiased professionalism so that you can clearly see the road ahead and make the right decisions”.

Simon Lowe - Jagged Globe

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8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sheffield Head Office - City Centre
No1 Velocity
2 Tenter Street
S1 4BY
Tel: 0114 266 6660
Fax: 0114 267 1253
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DX: 10534 Sheffield 1


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