Business Legal Services

Redundancies and Business Reorganisations

Reorganise your business without falling foul of employment law.

Where your business has a genuine redundancy situation such as temporary or permanent closure of the business or a certain workplace, or it has a reduction in the requirement for certain roles, our employment law solicitors can help you achieve the efficiencies you want for your business whilst also getting the redundancy process right and avoiding Employment Tribunal claims. 

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How we can help: Understanding and implementing a legally compliant redundancy procedure

Our team of employment solicitors can support you with: 

Practical guidance on how the redundancy process should be carried out

We can help you avoid unfair dismissal claims by advising on how to carry out a fair redundancy process in detail and in practical terms. Our advice will be tailored to the circumstances of your business and your reorganisation exercise.

Collective Consultation

If 20 or more redundancies are likely within 90 days at the same location, there are additional collective consultation duties (duties to consult with employee or trade union representatives) which employers must comply with and which we can guide your business through.

Preparation for redundancy meetings with your employees

This could take the form of drafting letters of invitation, assisting with questions you may have about pools for redundancy, selection criteria, how to consult with your employees and how to give them notice, if  appropriate, at the end of the redundancy consultation, amongst other related matters.

Advice on calculating redundancy entitlements

We can assist you with calculating contractual or statutory redundancy payments due to your employees in the specific circumstances.

Settlement Agreements

Should you require assistance with drafting, advising and negotiating exit packages with employees and their solicitors, we have an experienced team of experts in this area and who would be happy to assist with this.

Employment Tribunal claims

Should your business be facing an employment tribunal claim as a result of a redundancy exercise, our expert employment solicitors can assist in defending the claim.

What are the benefits of getting a redundancy process right?

Fewer Employment Tribunal claims to defend

If you have a clear redundancy procedure, which you have followed and conducted fairly, reasonably and consistently, your chances of having to defend employment tribunal claims are greatly reduced. Defending an employment tribunal claim can be stressful, time consuming and put a strain on your business’ resources, so it is worth getting these processes right and getting early advice, to avoid extra expense for your business.

Reduce your staffing costs and increase efficiency

If you follow a fair, consistent, non-discriminatory process and have a genuine redundancy situation, you can reduce headcount, increase the efficiency of your business and reduce staffing costs without the worry of having to continue to pay staff your business cannot afford to keep, or the worry of having to defend employment tribunal claims in the future. We can help you get this process right, and so advice at an early stage when redundancies are first contemplated is recommended.

Focus your time and money on running your business

Reduce your time spent on drafting and updating your staff documents or negotiating exit packages and allow our experts to take care of this for you. We are experienced in this area and so you can have peace of mind that this is being dealt with competently whilst you continue to focus your efforts on running your core business.


Who we help:

We can help employers of all sizes and from a variety of sectors all over the UK. We specialise particularly in assisting entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up businesses with fast-developing teams. 

As your business grows, accessing expert legal support is invaluable. But accessing it at a reasonable price from experienced solicitors that you can rely on is not always so simple. As champions of entrepreneurship, we aim to provide legal advice that’s cost-effective, holistic, and always from an experienced team. That’s why we created our legal subscription plans, helping you build a consistent partnership with our solicitors who will take the time to get to know, not just the matter at hand, but your business strategy and how best to support it with an ongoing relationship.  


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What our clients say

As with any business, we need access to good quality legal advice without the fear of facing huge legal fees. The service provided by Harper James is ideal because they are always available to assist and we know that the advice provided is of outstanding quality, with pricing that is cost effective and completely transparent.
Laura Bowen Director, Admedo
It's been a breath of fresh air to work with Harper James Solicitors. It's like having my own in-house counsel, but at a fraction of the cost. It's an invaluable service for any small business.
Jo Evershed CEO, Cauldron Science
Choosing Harper James was one of the best choices we made as a start-up. The firm has provided invaluable advice and insight throughout the early stages of our business.
Leigh Purnell CEO, Petalite
Quick and responsive to our needs.
Stuart Young MD, Etive Technologies
As with any business, we need access to good quality legal advice without the fear of facing huge legal fees. The service provided by Harper James is ideal because they are always available to assist and we know that the advice provided is of outstanding quality, with pricing that is cost effective and completely transparent.
Laura Bowen Director, Admedo
It's been a breath of fresh air to work with Harper James Solicitors. It's like having my own in-house counsel, but at a fraction of the cost. It's an invaluable service for any small business.
Jo Evershed CEO, Cauldron Science
Choosing Harper James was one of the best choices we made as a start-up. The firm has provided invaluable advice and insight throughout the early stages of our business.
Leigh Purnell CEO, Petalite
Quick and responsive to our needs.
Stuart Young MD, Etive Technologies

Why choose Harper James Solicitors?

We have an experienced employment team who are well versed in dealing with contentious and non-contentious matters before, during, at the end of and after employment. Our team are particularly skilled at understanding and dealing with complex legal situations promptly and providing advice in a friendly and down to earth way. Our lawyers have particular expertise in dealing with TUPE transfers, employment matters linked to sales and acquisitions of companies, collective redundancies and large-scale restructures. Find out more about the team here: 


Pricing plans

Legal support designed
to fit your business needs

Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:

City

Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.

An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.

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Providing you with priority access to a dedicated panel of highly experienced solicitors.

Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.



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