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Employment

We have a wealth of experience, acting on behalf of employers and employees, dealing with both contentious and non-contentious employment work.  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.  

 

We advise on a wide variety of employment issues including:

 

 

  • contracts of employment and Director's service agreements
  • termination of employment and loss of office
  • breach of contract
  • unfair dismissal
  • redundancy
  • discrimination
  • disciplinary and performance review investigations and proceedings
  • fiduciary duties
  • fraud
  • confidentiality
  • post termination restrictive covenants
  • TUPE and commercial business due diligence issues

We also 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.

 

Please contact our Employment Partner: Chris Hugo.

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

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Chris Hugo
Partner

Department: Employment

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Finian Davern
Senior Solicitor and Notary Public

Department: Employment

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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
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.
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.
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.

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