Firm Profile > Premier Legal LLP > Nottingham, England

Premier Legal LLP
14 Regent Street

Employment Tier 4

Lawyers at employment boutique Premier Legal LLP are ‘responsive, efficient and extremely knowledgeable’. The 'professional and intelligentSarah Robinson provides 'decisive advice' and specialist knowledge of industries, including insurance and financial services, corporate finance, technology, legal services, automotive, media and the public sector. Employment Tribunal matters are a particular strength, as are TUPE, restructures and insolvency, restrictive covenants and HR policies.

Practice head(s):

Sarah Robinson

Other key lawyers:

Adrian Barnes


Always helpful and prompt replies to all queries‘.

Adrian Barnes is highly knowledgeable and always on hand to provide consistent, reassuring advice in a patient yet direct tone‘.

Adrian Barnes is extremely professional and easy to work with‘.

Key clients

Milltek Sport Ltd

Salop Sand and Gravel Group x 5

World service

The Mortar & Screed Co Ltd.

The Place

Compass Plus

Elite MI Ltd

Francis Wilks & Jones

Kings Carpets & Interiors

HD Ricketts

Premier Electrical Services Ltd

Diurnal PLC

Daten Capital LLP

Hello Telecom UK Ltd.

Pretty Windows  Ltd

Temprell Jewellers

Nicholls Brimble Bhol Solicitors

Tarry Boutique Hotels

Premier Legal LLP is a niche employment law practice, dealing in all aspects of employment law including advisory, transactional support work, employment tribunal representation, restrictive covenants and the negotiation of settlements.

The firm: Premier Legal LLP was established in June 2003 by Sarah Robinson. The firm has a team of three highly experienced employment law specialists. It is able to offer clients a fixed fee annual retainer package that includes ongoing support, regular updates and insurance against legal costs, awards and settlements, which has proved extremely popular.

Results-driven, successful and technically strong, the firm has a reputation for being responsive, professional and expert in all aspects of employment law. The firm makes a point of always visiting clients to gain greater knowledge of their business and the environment within which their employees work. This enables the firm to give bespoke advice. It offers a personal service with an experienced lawyer being responsible for each case from start to finish. It has a strong background in advising on TUPE issues, and is also experienced in trade union issues, having successfully obtained a High Court injunction on behalf of a manufacturing client to prevent strike action.

Premier Legal acts for clients throughout the UK, including several with international interests, and has a reputation for giving commercial advice and understanding the needs of clients. The vast majority of its work is generated by recommendations from existing clients and other professionals with whom it has worked. Its client base is diverse and includes a number of hotels, bars and restaurants, Nottingham Gymnastics Academy, retailers, day nurseries, care homes, manufacturers and wholesalers, recruitment agencies, a pharmaceutical company and a group of quarries. Clients range from SMEs to listed companies and an international conglomerate, Reignwood Investments. Other names include Diurnal Group Plc, Milltek Sport Limited, Nottingham BID, Salop Sand and Gravel Supply Company Limited, School Trends and Wildmoor Quarry. It acts in partnership with the Nottingham BID, which represents businesses throughout Nottingham, and counts several other law firms among its clients.

Premier Legal has offices in London and Nottingham and from those bases is able to work throughout the UK to deliver services. Most matters are dealt with according to the laws of England and Wales, but advocates at Premier Legal are just as comfortable working within the Scottish system where the employment tribunal rules are quite different.

Types of work undertaken:Tribunal representation: as part of its employment expertise, Premier Legal has extensive experience in tribunals, successfully representing clients.

Employment law training: Premier Legal trains companies in all areas of employment law, either in the form of in-house courses or as part of training sessions that the firm runs for its clients. It also holds regular employment law training update sessions, often in conjunction with other organisations, and talks at events. Employment law training courses to date include ‘Performance Management: Conduct v Capability – do you know the difference?’; ‘Social Media – how to stop your employees using social media such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in your time’; ‘How to dismiss… fairly!’; ‘Avoiding the pitfalls during recruitment’; ‘Handling disciplinaries’; and ‘Equality and diversity in the workplace’.

Employment legal support: with clients all over the UK, Premier Legal is available as and when required to deal with specific matters. It also offers a retainer package. It can provide instant employment advice and is always up-to-date with the latest legislation, ensuring that clients comply.

Human resources support: this service includes preparation and/or review and updating of employment documentation, including contracts of employment and a company handbook; provision of an HR survival kit containing standard HR letters and documents; and unlimited legal advice by telephone for all employment issues.

Policies and procedures: the firm prepares all the employment policies and procedures that a business is likely to need. It reviews and updates existing company/employee handbooks or individual employment law policies and puts new ones in place, tailored to each organisation.

Other offices: London

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing partner Sarah Robinson
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Adrian Barnes  photo Mr Adrian Barnes Senior Employment Lawyer / consultant
Miss Sarah  Robinson  photo Miss Sarah  Robinson Managing Partner
Number of UK partners : 1
Number of other UK fee-earners : 2