Our Immigration team specialises in providing expert support to businesses navigating the ever-changing and therefore complex landscape of immigration laws and regulations. With our extensive experience and deep understanding of the UK immigration system, we are committed to helping you secure and maintain a sponsor licence, ensuring a smooth and compliant immigration process for your business.Explore support
Our team of experienced employment law professionals is here to provide you with comprehensive guidance and representation throughout the entire tribunal process.
With our extensive heritage, knowledge and understanding of employment law, we are well-equipped to handle a wide range of employment tribunal cases and achieve the best possible outcome for your business.
As an employer, it is essential to prioritise fair and equitable pay and benefits to foster a positive and inclusive work environment. Our experienced team of lawyers can provide you with expert advice on equal pay matters, helping you navigate the complexities of the law and mitigate potential risks.
We understand that complying with equal pay legislation can be challenging, especially with evolving regulations and increasing scrutiny. Our team stays up-to-date with the latest legal developments to ensure that our advice is informed and tailored to your specific business needs. We will work closely with you to review your pay structures, policies, and practices, identifying any potential disparities that may exist.
Our Equal Pay services for employers include:
- Pay Audits:We will conduct a thorough analysis of your pay data, assessing whether there are any gender-based pay discrepancies within your company. Our experts will provide you with detailed insights and recommendations to rectify any inequalities and ensure compliance with the law.
- Policy Review and Development: Our team will review your existing pay and compensation policies and help you develop robust policies that promote transparency and fairness. We will ensure that your policies are aligned with equal pay regulations and best practices, minimising the risk of claims and enhancing your reputation as an employer of choice.
- Compliance Assistance: We will guide you through the intricacies of equal pay legislation, providing ongoing support and advice to ensure that you remain compliant with the law. Our team can help you navigate complex issues such as job evaluation, bonus schemes, and benefits packages, ensuring that you maintain a fair and non-discriminatory approach to pay.
- Dispute Resolution: In the event of a dispute or a claim related to equal pay, our skilled litigators are ready to represent your interests. We will strive to resolve matters through negotiation and mediation, minimising disruption to your business. If litigation becomes necessary, we will provide strong advocacy to protect your rights and interests.
We specialise in providing comprehensive internal investigation services for businesses and organisations across various industries.
Our team of highly skilled lawyers who possesses extensive knowledge of UK laws and regulations, enabling us to conduct thorough and meticulous internal investigations. We understand the unique challenges businesses face, and we tailor our approach to meet your specific needs.
We recognise the sensitive nature of internal investigations and the importance of maintaining confidentiality. With AfterAthena, you can trust that your information will be handled with the utmost discretion and that your company’s reputation will be safeguarded throughout the process.
Internal investigations often require a multi-disciplinary approach, involving legal, financial, and compliance considerations. AfterAthena brings together a diverse team of experts from various disciplines, ensuring that every aspect of the investigation is addressed effectively and comprehensively.
Our Internal Investigation Services include:
- Fraud and Misconduct: We assist businesses in uncovering fraudulent activities, misconduct, and other unethical behaviours within their organisation. Our team employs sophisticated investigative techniques and forensic analysis to gather evidence and build a solid case.
- Regulatory Compliance: With an ever-evolving regulatory landscape, we help organisations ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations. We conduct thorough audits, identify compliance gaps, and develop strategies to mitigate risks and maintain a compliant environment.
- Whistleblower Allegations: Handling whistleblower allegations requires sensitivity and objectivity. We provide guidance and support throughout the investigation process, ensuring fairness and impartiality while protecting the rights of all parties involved.
- Employment-related Investigations: We assist businesses investigate allegations of workplace harassment, discrimination, or other employment-related issues. Our experienced lawyers handle these matters with sensitivity, ensuring a fair and impartial investigation while protecting the rights of all involved parties.
We know that navigating redundancies can be both sensitive and complex for employers and employees. Our team of experienced employment law experts is here to provide you with comprehensive advice and guidance to ensure that the redundancy process is handled effectively and in compliance with UK employment laws.
We follow a process that includes:
- Redundancy Consultation: We assist employers in conducting fair and transparent redundancy consultations with their employees. Our team will help you understand the legal requirements and best practices for consultation, including the selection criteria, individual and collective consultation obligations, and the timing and documentation required.
- Redundancy Selection: We advise employers on developing fair and objective selection criteria to ensure that redundancies are based on legitimate business reasons and not discriminatory practices. Our experts can help you assess the pool for selection, criteria weighting, and scoring mechanisms to mitigate the risk of unfair dismissal claims.
- Employee Rights: For employees facing redundancy, we offer guidance on understanding your rights and entitlements. Our team will explain the redundancy process, your consultation rights, severance pay, notice periods, and potential alternative employment opportunities. We strive to protect your rights and ensure you receive fair treatment throughout the redundancy process.
- Redundancy Policies and Procedures: Our experts can assist employers in reviewing and updating redundancy policies and procedures to ensure compliance with current employment laws and best practices. We help you develop comprehensive policies that cover all aspects of redundancy, including consultation, selection, alternative employment, and employee support.
- Redundancy Disputes and Claims: In the unfortunate event of disputes or legal claims arising from redundancies, our dedicated team of employment lawyers is prepared to provide effective representation and support. Whether it’s negotiating settlements, representing you at employment tribunals, or advising on legal strategies, we strive to protect your interests and achieve the best possible outcome.
When it comes to protecting your business assets, confidential information, and key relationships, our experts will draft bespoke restrictive covenants for your specific needs. We take the time to understand your business objectives and customise the covenants accordingly, ensuring that they are clear, robust, and aligned with the relevant legal requirements. Our attention to detail ensures that your interests are safeguarded to the fullest extent possible.
Advice on restrictive covenants
We provide commercial and practical advice on restrictive covenants to employers, though our dedicated team of legal exerts who possess extensive knowledge of the legal landscape surrounding these provisions. Whether you need assistance in reviewing the enforceability of existing covenants or guidance on negotiating new ones, we offer tailored solutions to protect your rights and mitigate potential risks. We stay up-to-date with the latest legal developments, enabling us to provide you with accurate advice and strategic recommendations.
Enforceability and Litigation Support
In the event of a breach or dispute regarding restrictive covenants, our litigators (within the Napthens Group) are well-equipped to protect your interests. We have a proven track record of successfully representing clients in enforcing or defending restrictive covenants in court. Our experienced litigators combine their legal expertise with a strategic approach to maximise the chance of achieving a favourable outcome. We provide steadfast support throughout the litigation process, keeping you informed and empowered at every step.
We take pride in building strong relationships based on trust, open communication, and a deep understanding of your specific goals. Our lawyers work collaboratively with you, providing personalised attention and guidance throughout the entire process. We believe in transparent and efficient service delivery, ensuring that you receive practical solutions that align with your business objectives.Book a free consultation
We understand that businesses often face complex challenges that require strategic support around a restructure. Whether you’re a small start-up, a growing enterprise, or an established business, our team is here to guide you through the entire process. With our extensive commercial experience, we guide employers through the options they may have in relation to a workforce restructure. We can provide initial guidance, strategic support, and our HR team can assist with the practical implementation.Book a free consultation
Trade Union Law
Many employers have a natural fear of dealing with trade unions and, although that can be misplaced, whatever your need is in relation to trade union issues, we are here to advise and support you all the way through the issue.
Recognising Trade Union law is a distinct and significant area of law is important. Do not assume an employment law adviser will have the expertise to advise on matters relating to the trade union. It is important when you, as an employer, need advice on matters relating to a trade union that you speak with labour law specialists.Find out more
Are you facing a business transfer or service provision change that falls under the purview of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE)? We understand the complexities and potential challenges involved in TUPE situations. Our team of highly skilled employment law specialists is here to provide you with expert TUPE advice tailored to your unique circumstances.
What is TUPE?
The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations, commonly referred to as TUPE, is a vital piece of UK legislation that protects employees’ rights during a business transfer or service provision change. Whether you’re undergoing a merger, acquisition, outsourcing or insourcing, TUPE ensures that employees are safeguarded and their rights are upheld throughout the process.
Expert TUPE Advice
Our legal team comprises experienced employment lawyers who specialise in TUPE matters. They understand the complex nature of TUPE regulations, ensuring that you receive accurate and up-to-date advice.
We understand that every business transfer is unique, and therefore all details are unique. Our team of experts will carefully analyse your specific situation, taking into account the nature of your business, employee contracts, and any relevant industry regulations, to provide tailored solutions that meet your needs.
From the initial assessment of your TUPE obligations to drafting and negotiating contractual provisions, our team of experts will guide you through the entire process. We’ll ensure that you comply with your legal obligations, minimise potential risks, and maximise the benefits of the transfer for your business.
Our TUPE Services:
- TUPE Due Diligence: Conducting a comprehensive review of your employment contracts, terms, and conditions to identify any potential risks or issues related to a transfer.
- TUPE Consultation: Assisting you in meeting your legal obligations by providing guidance on employee consultation requirements and facilitating effective communication with your workforce.
- Contractual Advice: Drafting and reviewing contracts, warranties, indemnities, and other legal documents to protect your interests during a business transfer or service provision change.
- Dispute Resolution: Representing your interests in TUPE-related disputes, including negotiations, mediation, and litigation, to achieve the best possible outcome.
The bigger team you are the more specialist and commercial support you will need from our extensive team of employment law experts. AfterAthena is an SRA regulated firm, so you can be confident of receiving a high standard of legal and commercial support.
We know that you will need a senior lawyer or Partner with a team who can understand your needs and give a personal proactive strategic advice. Through our technology and case management and we provide an expert and effective solution for your employment law needs.
Our team of employment law experts are committed to protecting your business interests, advocating best practices, and providing legal advice on a variety of workplace issues. From a 24/7 employee relations advice line delivered by dedicated legal experts to hands-on HR consultancy, powerful ER technology and wellbeing services, we have the solutions to take your team to the next level, wherever you are in your journey.
Access to resources
We will provide your team (and mangers) with access to our innovative AfterAthena Hub. This is a next generation, mobile first platform that provides game changing AI tools that can draft letters, polices and investigation questions amongst other use types. It provides a comprehensive access to template letters, insight documents, facts sheets, guidance notes and videos. It acts as a communication device with your team of lawyers. Using the messaging channel, our mutual teams can communicate quickly and easily.
What's included in our bespoke Employment Law support
Who you'll be working with
Kimberley Barrett-St VallPartner
Support tailored to your needs
Whether you’re a business owner going it alone or a HR professional managing a small team, we’ve got you covered.
No HR Team
Your own dedicated team of legal experts and tools to manage people issues compliantly makes our fixed-fee support perfect for those without in-house support.Learn More
Small HR Team
Hands-on consultancy combined with the latest technology and ER advice makes our flexible fixed-fee solution ideal for small teams looking to improve HR processes and ensure compliance.Learn More
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