With us in your corner, the commercial side of your business is in safe hands.

Practical, focused and fast when you need us to be, we pay attention to the detail while keeping things moving – leaving you to stay focused on your next move.

Whether you’re buying, selling, structuring or investing in your business, let us do the heavy lifting so you don’t have to.

Legal expertise that supports your employees and your business. We’re always available and always ready to step in when you need us. 

Our breadth of expertise means you’ll be prepped and ready to handle the unique challenges of this fast-paced and ever-changing sector. 

Your business is unique. We’ll help you keep it that way. 

Our deep level of sector expertise means we’re the go-to law firm for clients leading the way in the low-carbon industry. 

Melanie Rowe

Legal Director

Employment issues can be tricky, but employment law expert Melanie is regularly praised for making painful processes easier.

Melanie combines emotional intelligence and a deep understanding of the law in this area to help clients navigate issues and achieve positive outcomes.

She advises businesses on everything from contract and policy drafts to settlement negotiations and employment tribunals. Melanie also supports our corporate team on all employment issues related to corporate transactions.

Melanie qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

See how Melanie has helped our clients

Employer Q&A: The four-day week

The pros and cons of a four-day working week are a hot topic.   Proponents shout that it raises productivity (by increasing focus and more efficient workload management) and improves work-life balance (higher job satisfaction and less stress, sickness etc).  Naysayers point to struggles to maintain customer service, meet deadlines and an increase in recruitment and […]

Employer Guides: April employment law changes in a nutshell

After a few years where there has not been much to report on the employment front, April 2024 marks the start of some activity which employers should be aware of. We have picked out the key points below. Changes at a glance: From 1 April… From 6 April… Acas has a new draft code of […]

Arcwide strengthens its presence in UK and US with the acquisition of Cedar Bay’s IFS business

January 2024 Arcwide, the joint venture of BearingPoint and IFS dedicated to the deployment of IFS Cloud services, announces its official acquisition of Cedar Bay’s IFS business.  As the first IFS Platinum Channel Partner in the U.K. and with almost two decades of experience implementing large-scale ERP solutions, Cedar Bay provides IFS services and solutions to […]

Employer Data Q&A: How private are your management emails? 

Before you press send on a management email about an employee, stop and think to yourself, would I be happy for the employee to read this?  Data subject access requests (known as DSARs or SARs) are frequently the first course of action for disgruntled employees contemplating grievances or employment tribunal proceedings.    As an employer, it […]

Same-same but different: top tips on reintegrating an employee smoothly back to work following parental leave

(By an employment lawyer returning to work following maternity leave). I know my rights (of course I do), and I’ve done this before, but still the prospect of returning to work following a year of maternity leave filled me with apprehension.

Can you be fired for talking about politics at work?

Many people have very different views. Some people are keen to express their views; others would prefer to keep their politics private.

Employer guides: Should disciplinary and grievance meetings be recorded?

Well obviously, the answer is no isn’t it? Your policies probably say so. Why would you let that happen anyway?