We have a proven track record of carrying out due diligence for business acquisitions, whether TUPE applies or not, identifying relevant factors which need to be taken account of in acquiring a new workforce.
We also advise businesses and insolvency practitioners on the impact of TUPE (“Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006”).
We’ll identify when the regulations apply and help avoid the many possible traps in the legislation.
The Legal 500 2021: EmploymentActons 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.
"Actons have worked with Leicester College on employment matters for a number of years. They have a good understanding of our needs as an employer, the work we do and the environment within which we operate. The advice they provide is unfailingly prompt, practical and clear about the actions we need to take and the potential risks for the College. When needed Actons have successfully and effectively represented the College in dealing with Employment Tribunal and other claims."Rod Wood, Director of Human Resources at Leicester College
"‘Very personable’ practice head Nic Elliott, also leads the employee investigation team which handles large-scale investigations, in particular regarding fraud, whistleblowing and harassment."The Legal 500 2018 (Employment)
"Actons have acted for NEST Management Limited for over 10 years on all legal matters including a range of complex agreements, trademarks, property and employment. During that time Simon has been our key advisor and has helped us in all aspects of our legal requirements. We are delighted to work with Simon who we see as vital extension of our own team and an important part of our Company’s success."Gerard Turvey, Managing Director of NEST Management
“Nic understands our business objectives and works to help me achieve them. It’s great working together and he and the team at Actons are responsive and genuinely commercial in their approach. They come highly recommended by me!”Nimira Kassam: Head of HR – Commify