Ronald Fletcher Baker’s dynamic, Legal 500 listed Employment Law department acts for both employers and employees on all aspects of employment law. Recent work has included advising high net-worth individuals, a production company, a construction firm, a football club, a transportation company, and a charity.
We have a wealth of experience in advising on the full range of issues faced by employers and employees.
This includes matters relating to unfair dismissal, redundancy and restructuring (including protective award claims), changes to terms and conditions, discrimination (including sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, disability, age, and religion and belief), harassment and victimisation, whistleblowing, TUPE, equal pay, holiday pay and working time issues, National Minimum Wage, employee status, trade union-related issues, and IR35.
The fact that we act for both employers and employees gives us the ability to see employment matters holistically. Knowing how internal processes should be carried out correctly benefits our employee clients, as we are able to pinpoint where these processes have not been carried out. It also enables us not only to defend employer clients but also to provide proactive advice to avoid such issues arising.
We have experience in handling cases in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, and the Court of Appeal. We have handled Employment Tribunals of varying lengths up to 25 days and have experience in handling both individual and multi-party litigation, having acted in matters exceeding 500 claimants.
We have been involved in a number of significant decisions that have developed how employment law is applied in the UK.
Recent examples of work include advising a worldwide logistics company in its investigation of suspected employee misconduct; advising a charity on the employment aspects (including TUPE) of restructuring its business; and assisting a professional football club in negotiating a settlement of claims relating to the dismissal of a Director.
Based in central London, the department has a nationwide client base of private individuals, companies, and organisations large and small.
We have recently acted for high net-worth individuals, a production company, a construction firm, a football club, a transportation company, and a charity.
When disputes arise, our aim is to deal with matters swiftly and efficiently by using our finely-honed skills in negotiation, mediation and well-timed settlement offers where appropriate.
‘A team with a diverse range of expertise – they are reliable, careful and precise’ – Legal 500 2022
‘Very friendly and professional, available to discuss when there is any changes within my case. Knowledgeable with all aspects of my case and the legislation to assist me, made me have full confidence in taking my case forward.’ – Legal 500 2022
'The firm provides premium quality and transparency in its client interactions and systems for onboarding and billing. The disclosures of firm practices and proactive survey after the engagement show a strong commitment to serving clients with respect.’ – Legal 500 2022
‘Potential clients can be assured that Ronald Fletcher Baker will focus fully on any employment issues and provide advice and guidance on how best to proceed’ – Legal 500 2022
- Employee Status and Rights
- Employee Shareholders
- Employment Contracts
- Changes to Terms and Conditions of Employment
- Employment transfers and TUPE
- Disability Discrimination
- Rights related to pregnancy
- Unfair Dismissal
- Constructive Dismissal
- Redundancy and Business Restructures
- Suitable Alternative Employment and Redundancy Pay
- Collective Consultation and Protective Awards
- The Employment Tribunal Process
- Settlement Agreements