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We have a wealth of experience, acting on behalf of employers and employees, dealing with both contentious and non-contentious employment work, including particularly redundancy consultations, selection and dismissal procedures.  


We provide specialist advice and assistance in preparing Settlement Agreements on behalf of employers.  In addition we often advise departing employees on proposed ‘without prejudice’ severance arrangements and, in particular, the waiver and settlement of their contractual and statutory rights arising on the termination of their employment and the terms and effect of Settlement Agreements.


We advise on a wide variety of employment issues including:


grievances and subject access requests under GDPR

contracts of employment and Director's service agreements

termination of employment and loss of office

breach of contract

unfair dismissal



disciplinary and performance review investigations and proceedings

fiduciary duties



post termination restrictive covenants

TUPE and commercial business due diligence issues


We frequently act for company directors and senior executives, dealing with complex and often sensitive high value commercial cases.  We provide practical and robust advice, which is of paramount importance in this area of law. We aim to help resolve employment disputes and protect our client's position and achieve their objectives.  


Please contact a member of our team: Chris Hugo (Partner); 

For guidance for employees and employers in respect of our Employment Tribunal Claims Fees and Services please click here

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A fantastic solicitor Chris was very professional, approachable, straight-talking and empathetic throughout my difficult situation. His advice was extremely valuable to me and he went above and beyond to ensure a successful outcome. I'm very grateful to him for his support and wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for an understanding, warm and knowledgeable representative.
Not only very professional, but welcoming, friendly and personable. The whole firm is a pleasure to do business with, even in somtimes stressful situations. Much appreciated
I cannot recommend Knocker and Foskett too highly. They have been our solicitors for many decades, and in all that time we have always received a service that is both highly professional but also personal, coupled with a clear understanding of the ethos of our company. Crises have been handled with efficiency, speed, and calmness and always there is the willingness 'to go the extra mile' to help in any situation. I am also constantly surprised by the modesty of their invoices.
Finian was a fantastic help throughout the whole process and has always been great with anything we have needed help with, an asset to you.
I have been using Knocker & Foskett as my legal representation for over a decade across a wide range of disciplines including corporate work, employment strategy, will writing and conveyancing and have found their services and advice to be outstanding. Best of all each individual works very much as part of the overall team – this ensures the most appropriate route to success using the experiences and acumen of many. I have no hesitation in recommending Knocker & Foskett to you as a truly professional and caring legal business.
Chris acted for me in a hard fought dispute. Without his skill, knowledge and sure, economical, effective and friendly advice I know we would not have been as successful as we were. I commend him most highly.
Chris approaches his clients in an open and friendly manner, viewing the litigation process as a partnership between himself and his clients rather than as a purely commercial endeavour. I feel that he truly cares about achieving the optimal solution for those he represents.  His approach to litigation is also eminently sensible and diligent, and he was always willing to go beyond what would reasonably be expected in order to achieve the desired solution; to say that Chris is extremely hard-working and effective would not do justice to the lengths he goes to on behalf of his clients.  Above all I always felt that Chris would offer clients the advice that was in their best interest even if that meant giving a client advice that they may not wish to hear, this was a great comfort to me as it allowed me to maintain confidence that the course of action I was taking was correct. Having undertaken complex and high value litigation in conjunction with Chris I would have no hesitation in recommending him to any prospective clients.
With me for the last 20+ years I have used Knocker and Foskett for four house moves, two employment issues and one divorce. They have always been supportive, easy to work with and professional.

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