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Our Employment Law specialists are dedicated to supporting you with plain-speaking legal advice, tailored to your individual situation. 

Your job might be the reason you get up in the morning or it might be the reason you can have fun at the weekends. Either way, it is important to you and when things go wrong at work, it can be stressful, exhausting and bewildering.

We are well known for providing commercial and pragmatic advice when individuals are facing difficult or stressful circumstances in their working life. Our team can help guide you through your options and provide clear and expert solutions to resolve your issue.

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    Support for businesses through the national lockdown

    Grants for businesses With a third national lockdown in force across the country, the government announced yesterday the introduction of one-off top up grants for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses, worth between £4,000 and £9,000 per property to help...

    Employment Law Update December 2020

    We are pleased to provide you with the Herrington Carmichael employment law update for December 2020. This is a keynote summary of some of the main developments in employment law in the last month. 1. ACAS Early Conciliation As of the 1st December 2020 the new ACAS...

    Will Brexit effect UK Employment?

    On 31 January 2020 the UK left the European Union (EU). Since then, we have been in a ‘transition period’ which will end on 31 December 2020. This will mean as of the 1 January 2021, EU law will be converted to domestic law however, the UK Supreme Court will still be...

    ICO issues detailed guidance on responding to subject access requests

    October 2020 was a busy month for data protection. It saw the ICO issue two significant fines against both British Airways and Marriott International Inc for well-known security breaches which took place in 2018. British Airways was fined £20 million for a data hack...

    Employment Law Update – November 2020

    We are pleased to provide you with the Herrington Carmichael employment law update for November 2020. This is a keynote summary of some of the main developments in employment law in the last month.        1. Extension to the Furlough Scheme The Government announced...

    Extension to the Furlough Scheme

    Only a matter of hours before being due to close, the Government announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Scheme) would be extended until at least December. It was also confirmed that the Job Support Scheme (Open and Closed), which was set to launch...

    Job Support Scheme – 22nd October 2020

    The government is providing support to help businesses retain employees through the Job Support Scheme (JSS). Announced initially on 24 September 2020, the government later announced that the thresholds for eligibility and the relative cost to employers would be...

    IR35 Off-Payroll Rules – SDSs and Reasonable Care

    What are the Off-Payroll Rules? Coming into force from April 2021, the new rules are designed to ensure that contractors who use personal service companies (PSCs), but who work like employees, pay similar levels of tax and NICs as employees. For contractors and...

    Employment Law Update – October 2020

    We are pleased to provide you with the Herrington Carmichael employment law update for October 2020. This is a keynote summary of some of the main developments in employment law in the last month.        1. Job Support Scheme: The Winter Economy Plan The Government...

    The Immigration Health Surcharge reimbursement

    It has been announced that the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) reimbursement scheme has now launched. There is a list of qualifying criteria that must be met to successfully apply for this refund: You must have paid the Immigration Health Surcharge for your current...

    Herrington Carmichael LLP provides ‘an excellent, timely and professional service at all times’, with ‘exceptionally fast response times without any compromise on quality of advice and professionalism of service’. Highlights included bringing a high-profile claim against the defunct firm King & Wood Mallesons on behalf of over 200 employees, as well as defending a financial services client against an Employment Tribunal claim worth around £10m and advising a laundry company on the reorganisation of its business. Practice head Alistair McArthur is widely lauded, with reviewers recommending him as an ‘exceptionally bright and discerning lawyer’, ‘commercially savvy and decisive’, ‘always making himself available’ and ‘possessing strong business acumen’. Another key individual for the team is senior solicitor Katrine Clay.

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