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. 

Employment law

Expertise that supports your employees and your business

The legal aspects of managing your employees needn’t be complicated. We act as your in-house legal team, always available and always ready to step in when you need us.

We do the detail so you don’t have to

Your people are one of your greatest business assets, and you want to support them in the right way. You also want to protect your business, and avoid any unnecessary employee disputes.

We’re your behind-the-scenes legal support system, working alongside your HR team to help you walk that line and keep you on the right side of employment law. We’ll help you make sure employee-related decisions are legally compliant, commercially sound and in-line with your business goals.

Because we don’t do corporate nonsense, we can also help you knock the legal jargon out of employee contracts, handbooks and policies, and turn them into plain-speaking, accessible and even quirky documents that your people actually read.

Help to galvanise your employees

Employee share schemes, bonus schemes and ownership models such as employee ownership trusts (EOTs) help you keep and attract the best people. Together we can explore your options, structure a new incentive or review the ones you already have in place. 

We can also guide you through due diligence with your existing employee benefits if a company sale is on the cards.

We’re on your team if things get tough

Dealing with employee-related disagreements can feel tough but with us you’re in safe hands. We can help you handle disputes, disciplinaries and grievances, and if you do find yourself facing a tribunal, our skilled solicitors will guide you through the process and help you achieve the best outcome.

In your corner as an employee

If you’re looking for support as an employee we offer fuss free, friendly advice on workplace issues and settlement agreements. We also specialise in negotiating senior level exits, working closely with our colleagues in the corporate team to help you transition smoothly and manage aspects such as your shareholder rights. 

Flexible fees to suit your needs

Our fees are straightforward and we offer capped charges should you decide to bring us on board.

See our employment tribunal pricing. [PDF 397kb]

A constructive attitude and a proactive approach that gets the job done

“The team gave logical and well thought through advice when I needed it, produced timely and appropriate documentation and worked hard to make sure I was able meet pressing deadlines.”

Dee Moloney, Managing Director, LRS Consultancy Limited

Meet our employment law team

Annalisa Jernqvist

Legal Assistant

Annalisa Jernqvist

Legal Assistant

Annalisa supports the business team by assisting in the conducting of research, preparing legal documents and ensuring compliance.

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Luke Smith


Luke Smith


Luke is an associate in our corporate team and a specialist in employment law too.

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Melanie Rowe

Legal Director

Melanie Rowe

Legal Director

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

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Stacey Gillard


Stacey Gillard


Stacey is a key support to our corporate and commercial teams.

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See some of our employment law work

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Leading law firm Murrell Associates welcomes associates, Luke Smith & Eve Wright

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