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Helping employers and employees navigate the complex world of employment law

From the moment a business is established there are a broad range of legal matters to be considered. And none of these are more important than issues relating to employment law.

As any business owner will know, employers have a duty of care towards their employees from their very first day in the workplace until the day they leave the business (and sometimes beyond). While this can be a daunting prospect for many, navigating employment law is something that can be made much simpler with the right legal support.

Looking for an employment law solicitor? We offer our services on a competitive hourly rate, fixed fee or no win, no fee basis, depending on the nature of the case.

Call us today: Newcastle: 0345 900 5401 Sunderland: 0191 568 2050

What is involved in employment law?

Employment law covers a whole range of different matters. At Sweeney Miller Law we work with both employers and employees on a daily basis, helping individuals and organisations on everything from contract agreements to disputes.

Some of the key areas we can advise on include:

For employers

  • Employment contracts and policies
  • Redundancy and restructuring matters
  • Compromise Agreements
  • Representation in defending tribunal claims
  • Enforcement of contract terms – including breach of restrictive covenants and confidential information clauses.

For employees

  • Unfair, constructive and wrongful dismissal claims
  • Discrimination claims
  • Compromise agreements and termination settlement negotiations

Working with employers

A common saying in employment law is that “prevention is better than a cure”. We enjoy working with businesses from the early stages to help them put in place the framework for a successful working environment. While employment contracts and workplace policies may not seem like the most exciting aspects of running a business, they can offer both employer and employee genuine peace of mind.

We help businesses to look to the future and take measures to ensure that they are both legally compliant and in a strong position no matter how their workforce grows or shrinks over time.

Unfortunately, no matter how prepared you are as an employer, legal issues can still arise at any time. When facing a dispute relating to an issue such as unfair dismissal or discrimination, businesses should seek legal representation at the earliest opportunity. Having an experienced employment solicitor on hand to advise and guide you through disputes and legal challenges, helping you to resolve problems quickly and efficiently.

Working with employees

Our employment solicitors are experienced in providing representation to employees, too. If you believe that you have been unfairly treated at work or wish to enter into negotiations over contractual agreements, having the right legal expertise on hand can help you to achieve the right outcome.

In particular, unfair dismissal and discrimination cases can be distressing for an individual. If you believe there is a case to be answered and you wish to pursue compensation but are concerned about taking on an employer, we can help to guide you through the legal process.

Why choose Sweeney Miller Law as your employment solicitors?

With a proven track record in providing legal advice to both employers and employees, we pride ourselves on our ability to bring a skilled, pragmatic and empathetic approach to our work.

In cases where there is a conflict between employer and employee, we know that emotions can run high. Fighting a legal dispute can feel like a lonely place to be and so we make it our business to provide you with the support you need to get the result you deserve.

In our work for employers, experience has taught us that one of the greatest challenges during a legal dispute with an employee is to maintain business as usual. Our priority is to not only advise and represent you in the event of a dispute but also to minimise the impact on the day-to-day running of your enterprise.

We understand what you are going through and our role is to ensure that your organisation is able to continue running smoothly in the future. We believe that this is what sets us apart from other employment solicitors in the North East and further afield.

When representing employees who feel they have been mistreated, we always make you aware of your rights and ensure that you are able to pursue your case without fear of a backlash from your employer or former employer.

We offer our services on a competitive hourly rate, fixed fee or no win, no fee basis, depending on the nature of the case.

Our costs

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Call us today: Newcastle: 0345 900 5401 Sunderland: 0191 568 2050

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