Legal advice for the entirety of the employment life-cycle

We advise a portfolio of corporate clients, from small businesses to multi-nationals, and across sectors and industries. We have a strong reputation within Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, but we also advise clients in London and across the UK.

Our clients benefit from advice provided at a Partner or Senior Associate level from highly experienced lawyers and litigators from both local and City firms but without the associated costs.

We advise our employer clients on the entirety of the employment life-cycle. We commonly advise on:

  • Performance management, disciplinaries and grievances
  • Executive recruitment
  • Whistleblowing
  • Managing dismissals
  • Enforcement of non-compete and confidentiality agreements
  • Equal opportunities and discrimination
  • Restructuring and redundancy programmes
  • TUPE and outsourcing
  • Mediation of employment disputes
  • Tribunal claims and process
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Worker status issues
  • Training and knowledge sharing

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Jackie Cuneen provides advice for employment relations cases. She has a pragmatic approach to problem-solving and is clear in relation to risk in order that the business can make commercial decisions advisedly. She is able to translate legal language into language easily understood by managers who need to be brought into the process.
The team is always responsive, fully understand our business needs and ensure they explain options and risks fully but simply.
The employment team at Machins Solicitors is an exceptional team and a credit to the practice. The service was efficient right from first contact, appointments were made in a timely way and the support staff understood the urgency.
Legal 500 2022
Very approachable and easy to contact team. Confident in answers given. Balanced view on matters between employee/employers. Concise information given and straight forward approach to challenging situations.
Legal 500 2022

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