Why Work with DWS?

  • No obligation
  • Free initial meeting*
  • Award-winning law firm
  • Quick turnaround
  • Partner supervised department

*the FREE consultation will be required to be a face to face meeting and may not include a review and/or analysis of any documents and is subject to the discretion of the solicitor.
 

Employment Law

When it comes to employment law services we can act for both employers and employees. Our experience in dealing with both sides means that we can offer far reaching advice on a range of employment topics. Our award winning Employment Law Department, which is made up of leading specialist solicitors,  is dedicated to ensuring that all of your needs are met in a quick and satisfactory manner.

We fully understand the importance of providing the most up to date information and service in relation to employment law which can sometimes seem to be ever-changing.  Our employment solicitors are regularly re-trained to reflect the most up to date changes in the law.  We have vast experience in dealing with aspects of employment law and our client base extends to both employees and employers alike in Leicester and further afield across the UK.
 

Legal Services For Employers

We have extensive experience in advising and acting for employers of small and medium businesses to larger corporate organisations.
 

Types of Employment Law Services We Specialise in for Employers:

  • Providing up to date and legally accurate documentation (contracts, handbooks etc.)
  • Providing advice on policies and proceedures
  • Advice on dismissing an employee
  • Advice on redundancy law
  • Helping employers meet their obligations in regards to pay, health & safety and maternity rights.

If you are an employer we can draft and issue contracts of employment and handbooks detailing policies and procedures including disciplinary. We can also help with drawing up procedures on holiday,  sick leave and redundancy as well as  writing service and settlement agreements which include terms and conditions,  restrictive covenants and confidentiality clauses.

So many small to medium sized businesses fail to provide employment contracts or fail to have up to date policies and procedures in place . In the long run this can prove very costly as you will have left yourself exposed and in most cases the courts will look favorably on the employee if you have failed to provide the right documentation.  Therefore it is essential that you have a solicitor draft employment contracts for all of your employees and that your policies and procedures are always current and up to date. This includes Health & Safety Law which is something that changes very frequently.
 

Legal Services for Employees

When an employee runs into difficulties with their employer it can be extremely stressful. Our employee law solicitors are sensitive and will take time to really listen and understand your situation so that they can offer the best help and advice for your individual situation.
 

Types of Employment Law Services We Specialise in for Employees:

  • Advice on benefits such as annual leave, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave etc.
  • Discrimination (this may include race/age/sex/disability/religion)
  • Breach of contract
  • Redundancy Problems
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Settlement Agreements

Whether employee or employer, you  will be appointed a dedicated solicitor from our Employment Law Department to ensure regularity of advice and information and also to enable you and your business (if you are an employer) to build a personal relationship with your solicitor.
 

DWS – A Proven Track Record

Our solicitors have a proven track record of being innovative in the way we provide our employment law services and this has been recognised to date by the Law Society of England & Wales. We have been awarded the title of ‘Leicestershire Law Firm of the Year 2011’ and for our exceptional levels of service, we were awarded ‘Excellence in Client Service 2011.’

These awards have made us even more focused on our clients and determined to keep the innovation going. This is evident in our sustained accessibility and approachability and by the fact that our costs are realistic and reflective of the current market.