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Employment law & HR

Our team of employment lawyers don’t just provide legal advice on all people issues. We spend our time learning about your business and understanding your objectives.

You’ll be able to call on us for help, advice and guidance throughout the employment relationship from recruitment and selection through to discipline and dismissal – and everything in-between.

Our team of specialist employment lawyers work with a mix of small to medium-sized, owner-managed businesses and large, household names.

As a result, we are used to dealing with, and tailoring our approach to meet the needs of both growing businesses and large organisations, dealing with managers, business owners and HR professionals.

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Actons advise on a wide range of employment and HR issues for owner-managed businesses and SMEs, as well as household name clients such as Iceland Foods and Bistrot Pierre. The team's key strengths include advising on Employment Tribunals, absence management and providing training. James Symons, who was promoted to director, is 'friendly, calm and incredibly knowledgeable'. Practice head Nic Elliott is an 'engaging partner' and maintains a strong 'rapport' with his clients.
The Legal 500 2021: Employment
"Actons attracts praise for its ‘personal service’ and ‘business-savvy’ advice. The team handles the full range of employment law matters, and provides a specialist multiple settlement agreement service for private and public sector employers, in addition to having niche expertise acting for employees of NHS trusts on mutually agreed resignation schemes."
The Legal 500 2018 (Employment)
"Nic is an exceptional lawyer with fantastic people skills. He was able to quickly get under the skin of our business, challenge us on how things should be structured legally and delivered documentation that is effective and simple to understand. He brings a wealth of large corporate experience and can apply it to your business whether you are an SME or a larger corporate. I can't ever see us needing to look elsewhere for our employment law needs."
Jonathan English, Managing Director – Skeleton
Thank you to Laura for her professional manner and clear explanation on the process involved.
Julie
“They know our business and are able to relate very well to the circumstances of the situation and the impact that would have. They’re very approachable individuals and very engaging. They aren’t just a solicitor at the end of a phone, they actively want to be a part of it and to have an understanding of our business. Based on my personal experience of using Actons over the last 18 months, I would certainly recommend them.”
Diane Jones: Head of People Strategy – J Tomlinson

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