Employment Lawyers Sheffield, Leeds & York, Employment Law for Employers

Lupton Fawcett boasts one of Yorkshire’s largest and most respected multi-award winning employment law teams. Our solicitors have expertise in dealing with a variety of businesses, charities and organisations from our offices in Leeds, Sheffield and York, providing comprehensive legal advice and strategies tailored to your company’s employment needs.

If you need to speak to a lawyer about an employment law matter that is affecting your company, get in touch with Lupton Fawcett today. Simply call us on 0333 323 5292, send us an email or fill in the enquiry form and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Areas of Expertise

We have helped businesses with a wide range of employment law matters, including:

  • Absence management
  • Business immigration advice
  • Contracts of employment
  • Discrimination and whistleblowing
  • Disciplinary, grievance and performance issues
  • Employment tribunals
  • Employee fraud
  • Executive service agreements
  • Holiday pay claims and audits
  • HR support and advice
  • National Minimum Wage
  • Redundancies
  • Restrictive covenants and confidential information
  • Settlement agreements and protected conversations
  • Share option schemes
  • Social media conduct
  • Trade union and industrial relations
  • The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE)
  • Unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal  – Understand our pricing policy
  • Workplace policies and procedures
  • Employment Law and the Family Business
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How Lupton Fawcett Can Help

Our multi-award winning employment law team provides an excellent service that is tailored to your business and explains complex employment law procedures in terms you will understand. Our reputation, skill and success have been consistently recognised by both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, and we have an enviable and proven track record of acting from some of the region’s well-known businesses.

We understand that keeping up to date with the latest developments in employment law can be tricky when you’ve got a business to run. However, we have a range of resources available that will ensure you’re informed of current changes in legislation, including the Employment Express.

To read about how we’ve helped other businesses with employment law issues, take a look at our case studies.

Employment Law Training

Our solicitors work closely with businesses in order to deliver employment law training directly to HR teams, senior managers and key personnel that is insightful, engaging and relevant. Sessions can be tailored to suit your organisation’s specific needs and requirements or you can take our ‘Introduction to Employment Law’ for a comprehensive look at the legislation that could affect your business.

Training can be held either in-house or from one of our offices in Leeds, Sheffield or York, and attendees are provided with a full set of notes and materials and are actively encouraged to participate in group discussions and case studies.

For more information on the training we offer or to book a session, get in touch using the details below.

Contact Us for Help

We have experienced Employment Lawyers ready to answer your enquiries via email or telephone.

Lupton Fawcett are a leading personal and commercial law firm in Yorkshire with well-established offices of highly experienced solicitors in Leeds, Sheffield and York.

We provide a personalised service, with sector specialists and extensive resources to ensure we are giving you the best solutions to your problems.

Within every area of law, we put your interests first.

Our Employment Law Solicitors act regularly for clients across the United Kingdom including Bradford, Birmingham, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Sheffield, York and Nottingham.  We also provide specialist niche legal and commercial services for Irish companies wishing to do business in the UK and legal advice for UK companies trading in the  Republic of Ireland.  We can support your needs wherever you live in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland.

We will always respond promptly, and we will be happy to help.

Accreditations / Awards

“Alex handled a very sensitive and complex legal situation exceptionally well with the utmost professionalism. Alex did not over complicate the issue and instead explained in plain English all legal concepts and as a result we achieved a fantastic result. Alex remained extremely focused and was determined to get the matter finalised in a timely manner even to the extent of ensuring completion during a period of pre-booked annual leave. Thank you Alex, a true professional and excellent as always.”

Sarah Heaton, Human Resources Manager

St Leonard's Hospice

‘… thank you for all your help (Sabrina) with this matter, you have been the best and I don’t know what I would have done without you.’

Mr S

"He (Andy Gilchrist) is a great lawyer. He is very thorough, detail-orientated and ensures clients understand the issues."

Chambers and Partners 2021

I had excellent advice and support from Andy Gilchrist on an employment matter. Andy explained the risks and issues at hand very clearly and was pragmatic and commercially focused in his approach to resolving my situation. His negotiation skills are second to none and as a result I achieved much more financially than I first anticipated. He is very approachable, was always quick to respond to my emails and also took the time to talk through issues over the phone. I can not recommend Andy highly enough, we worked well together as a team and achieved all our objectives.


‘Andrew Gilchrist is my go-to person for employment law. He always responds to my calls or emails same day, so I am never left in the lurch, and issues get dealt with very quickly and effectively. In the last 12 months, we have had several needs for advice and he always gives us the time we require to explain the law, the risk and the possible outcomes. His communication skills are superb and his plain speaking is very appreciated for non-legally-trained clients.‘

Legal 500 2021

"In my eight years of using Lupton Fawcett, I have had nothing but a positive experience. Whenever I get referred to a different team or colleague whom I have not worked with before, they are completely up to speed with my company and are very responsive and helpful. Their fees are very reasonable too. All in all, an excellent experience at every level of the organisation.‘

Legal 500 2021

"I got much more than I could have hoped for, thanks to Andy (Gilchrist) and his wise, calm, yet ruthless negotiation!

Clare Frances

“I have regularly used Glenn on Employment Law matters and found him to be clear and accurate in his advice and quick to respond. I have recommended him to friends and colleagues and expect to do so in the future”

Chris Chambers

Shorts Chartered Accountants

“We have used the services of Glenn for the past 21 years to include various employment law issues, contract and terms of business advice, contracts of employment etc. Glenn has always been extremely helpful in his advice and has a deep understanding and knowledge of employment law. He has the ability to explain in lay man's terms the implications of his advice to enable one to grasp the situation and make decisions accordingly. I have no hesitation in recommending Glenn”

Paul Forde

Forde Recruitment

I work closely with Angela Gorton who has taken the time to get to know our business, is always on the end of a phone and gives sound, practical advice. Angela is definitely my first ‘go-to’ for legal advice.

Legal 500 2019

You (Angela Gorton) have always been most helpful, professional and knowledgeable. It's what keeps us coming back to you.

Alexia Young-Husband Francis

Higher Education Academy

Her (Angela Gorton) responses are swift, detailed and comprehensive, as well as being tailored to our company's needs.

Michele West

Simcyp Ltd

It has been a pleasure working with someone as competent and commercially aware as Angela.

Jon Harris

Personal Investment Fund

Angela is a popular choice with clients, her advice having been described as "invaluable", "constructive", "effective" and "efficient".

Legal 500 2019

Lots of lawyers say they provide commercial advice but he (Andrew Gilchrist) is one of the few who actually does.

John Unwin

Managing Director, Arcelor Mittal Sheffield

A friend of mine recommended your firm, as she had been really impressed with the work Louise did for her, and I've been equally impressed and grateful for the work you have done for me (Alex Evans). It was a pleasure to work with you, and I was really touched by your level of compassion and understanding. I made a daft and regrettable mistake, but I feel you presented my actions in a best light possible under the circumstances, and showed an excellent understanding of human nature in achieving an agreeable solution.

Sarah Osborn

I would have no hesitation in recommending Alex, she responds promptly to all queries and her advice and counsel are reasoned and set out in an easy to understand format. She always takes a business based perspective and is aware of the pressures and demands of the very fast moving industry we operate in. Her attention to detail is, and has been, beneficial to the business and her personal involvement in cases, from first contact to satisfactory conclusion, ensures that there is continuity and also that we have a completely 'up to date' understanding of all aspects.

Gordon Slaven

Regional Human Resource Advisor, Card Factory

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