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Your staff are your business’s most valuable asset, but they can also be your most costly. We can help you manage that resource from every angle, and help you make decisions that benefit your people and your business.

From recruitment through to dismissal, our employment team can advise you on all aspects of the employment process. We’ll always provide practical, commercial solutions that are tailored to your specific business needs, rather than just quoting the law at you.

Whether you’re the HR Director of a large plc or the owner of your own company, we’re committed to guiding you through the myriad of ever-changing employment legislation in the most cost-effective manner possible, allowing you to get on with the job of running your business.

No one knows your business better than you do. You can be confident that we’ll work closely with you to fully understand your needs and help prevent problems arising in the first place.

As part of our commitment to protecting your business, our team runs a series of employment seminars aimed at various experience levels, so you’re sure to find one that suits you. We also provide e-mail updates to keep you informed of any changes in employment law.

Should any issues arise, we’ll guide you through the processes needed to resolve them on a step-by-step basis. We also have an employment tax specialist on hand, so we can offer you financial as well as legal guidance whenever you need it.

We often advise senior executives as well as businesses on employment issues that affect them from time to time.

We can advise you on the following areas:

  • Contracts and employee handbooks
  • Handling Employment Tribunal claims
  • Employee benefits/share options
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Discrimination
  • Disciplinary and grievance issues
  • Redundancy
  • TUPE/Outsourcing/Insourcing
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Settlement agreements/severance packages
  • Trade union and industrial relations issues
  • Business immigration advice for employers

To make things even easier for you, we offer a variety of transparent cost options to suit your needs, and our director-led team ensures you receive good quality advice no matter what your budget. Whether you prefer paying a fixed price for each individual piece of work or the security of having an annual retainer, we have a solution.  After all, winning always comes at a price – success is when it's worth it.

The employment team has recently been praised in the leading law firm directory, Chambers and Partners:

"Based in Leeds and Sheffield, this team works collaboratively to provide employment law advice to a range of local and national business in the education, construction and printing sectors. The team "doesn't sit on the fence" and is valued by sources for its practical advice. It has particular expertise in whistle-blowing cases and the application of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010. Clients include Leeds City College and Comet Group. Clients describe the team as "really easy to work with" and appreciate its "sensible and pragmatic" approach."

"When I was at Tarmac Building Products and MFI we used Lupton Fawcett for all of our employment work and they provided us with an excellent service. They provide clear and high quality advice and, unlike a lot of lawyers, are not afraid to propose commercial solutions. I always found that they provided the highest level of customer service and went out of their way to help us."


Marc Bertrand - HRD, Northgate Plc