Employment: Hull and East Yorkshire in Yorkshire And The Humber
Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP’s employment practice advises on corporate TUPE issues, executive negotiations and large-scale redundancies for major domestic clients in the shipping, retail, food and drink, transport and logistics sectors. Practice head Jonathan Dale has expertise in the employment elements of insolvency proceedings, while Nick Wilson is a leading figure for handling claims in the public sector involving critical reputation issues. Further contentious work for the team include whistleblowing, redundancy payment and unfair dismissal claims before the Employment Tribunal.
Other key lawyers:
‘Knowledgeable partner and support staff; easy to speak to and good communication in return; readily available at short notice; practical and pragmatic resolutions to problems.‘
‘Jonathan Dale is easily contacted and quick to respond with up-to-date, practical advice.‘
- Assisted an IT and telecoms provider with the exit of a senior director.
- Represented a charity employer in the housing sector before the Employment Tribunal in proceedings involving complex areas of redundancy and contract law.
- Represented a telecoms company (which is in liquidation) before the Employment Tribunal in proceedings brought by claimants for a protective award following the alleged breach of consultation requirements where collective redundancies arise.
Rollits LLP’s employment practice is regularly instructed by owner-managed businesses and corporates on TUPE matters, redundancies and reorganisations, restrictive covenant matters, disciplinary and grievance procedures, and governance issues. Key sectors of expertise for practice head Ed Jenneson and Edward Heppel include the charity, food and drink, and manufacturing industries. The team has recently seen an increase in tribunal work, specifically concerning unfair dismissal and misconduct allegations; it is also increasingly active in the education sector.
Other key lawyers:
‘The team is great – very responsive to our needs and keen to add value wherever possible.‘
‘The team at Rollits are exceptional at the employment law advice they offer. The team all offer us sound advice and respond in a timely manner. If one of the team is not available someone else will step in. The team are all friendly and make us feel at ease but are also very professional. We have used the team at Rollits for 11 years now and would not consider using another firm; they excel in employment law.‘
‘What makes Rollits unique is their over-and-above attitude; nothing is a big issue. Their strengths are they are good listeners, happy to help and have really good knowledge in all subjects.‘
‘Ed Jenneson is our main point of contact for employment law and he is simply outstanding. The employment law advice we receive from Ed is second to none – we trust him implicitly and his approach is of the highest standard of legal expertise. Ed is always very professional and has been our employment law solicitor for years now. His knowledge and expertise is outstanding.‘
‘Ed Jenneson is a hard-working and very knowledgeable person. He is confident and has the ability to put his clients at ease.‘
Bridge McFarland LLP
Bridge McFarland LLP’s employment practice is a key name in the regional market for issues pertaining to TUPE, trade union consultations and senior executive exits. Nicola Barrass is a key contact in the team, which has worked with clients in the manufacturing, construction, healthcare, transport, logistics and retail sectors. The group also represents clients in the Employment Tribunal in claims concerning equal pay, unfair dismissals, and discrimination and victimisation issues.
Other key lawyers:
‘At all times I have found Nicola Barrass to be professional, personable and knowledgeable. Her advice is, without exception, pragmatic and thoughtful. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking employment support.‘
City Health Care Partnership CIC
- Advised on a senior executive restructuring exercise.
- Negotiated the exit of two directors who were also 50% shareholders.
- Defended an employer in a protracted disability discrimination and unfair dismissal claim.
The employment team at Gosschalks is noted for its expertise in all issues pertaining to TUPE. Recent engagements for practice head Ted Flanagan include guiding European companies through the entire TUPE process and handling contentious issues concerning TUPE liabilities. Sectors of strength include the pub, construction and housebuilding industries. The group also handles staff reorganisation projects and sensitive senior dismissals for public bodies. Senior executives also instruct the team to defend against misconduct accusations.