Employment disputes can cause a business problems on several levels: cost of dealing with the dispute; cost of management time; impact on other staff; impact on customers and clients. Our experienced practitioners help clients deal with disputes as quickly and cost effectively as we can.

Areas covered include:

  • Disputes arising during the course of employment such as disciplinary/performance matters; allegations of discrimination/unfair treatment; disputes between fellow employees;
  • Termination of employment and allegations of unfair dismissal or other breaches;
  • Protecting the business against former employees: poaching customers and /or staff; use/misuse of Intellectual Property (IP) and other Confidential Information;
  • TUPE issues arising on the sale or purchase of a business

There is overlap between our Dispute Resolution services and our General Commercial services. We encourage clients to utilise documentation and procedures that help prevent disputes from occurring or will help improve their position when disputes do arise.

We also encourage clients to utilise our services as part of their decision making process – to avert the apocryphal enquiry “I’m not sure I should have done this, but ……”.

How we can help you

The first part of our service is an Initial Assessment without commitment. We arrange a telephone conference during which we provide an initial assessment of your matter & an indication of what will be involved in time and cost.  Please email brief details of the matter and your contact telephone number to:

Michael Elford: melford@karslakes.com


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