Our team includes experienced employment lawyers and CIPD qualified HR professionals. So you have all the help you need, when you need it, in one place.

We provide specialist employment law advice to employers of all sizes, structures and industries.  We have built our strong reputation on our excellent ability to understand our clients’ needs and commercial goals.

For a free, no obligation fact finding meeting, complete our online enquiry form or contact your local branch in Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Diss, Ipswich, Leeds or Norwich.

What our employment lawyers can offer you

Our wide-ranging services cover everything from HR consulting to litigation. Your services will be ‘joined up’, with everyone fully aware of your issues and opportunities. This ensures that your options and outcomes are not only fully compliant but will be guided by best practice and will provide excellent value for money – we guarantee we will always offer you the most cost-effective solutions.

Many of the employers we advise choose to work with us on a retainer basis. You can choose between three retainer options:

  • a standard retainer
  • a premium retainer
  • a telephone helpline

Our retainers give you exclusive access to downloadable HR documents covering many of the areas typically faced by in-house HR departments. In addition, at the start of the retainer period we offer a free initial health check of your existing employment contract and HR policies. We support you in every way by not only offering advice but also by being alongside you to ensure implementation. If required we will be on-site, involved and always ready to consult.

We provide advice on:

  • recruitment, shortlisting and interviewing
  • employing staff
  • employee engagement
  • employee relations and staff consultation
  • managing performance
  • managing absence
  • disciplinary procedures and processes
  • discrimination
  • talent management
  • succession planning
  • withdrawing employment offer
  • data privacy issues, including Subject Access Requests
  • Redundancy, restructure and TUPE Settlement agreements and negotiations
  • Employment Tribunal claims and county court claims, such as:
    • Pay disputes
    • Unfair dismissal
    • Wrongful dismissal
    • Constructive dismissal
    • Discrimination claims

We have substantial employment dispute resolution and litigation experience. We specialise in strategic approaches aimed at negotiating a positive outcome, whether that be robustly defending employment claims or through assisting with settlement arrangements in order to minimise risk and any disruption to your business.

Click here to read a handy guide to the latest key employment law facts and figures to help you keep up to date with the latest regulations. This information was correct at the time of publication in April 2022 and may be subject to change. The facts and figures are for guidance only and do not constitute legal or professional advice. Readers should not act on the basis of the information included and should take appropriate professional advice upon their own particular circumstances.

Why Ashtons Legal is the smart choice for employment law advice

Your team offers an ‘end-to-end’ service as it consists of both HR professionals and experienced employment lawyers. We have offices across East Anglia and you will have an appointed account manager providing a single point of contact. Your choice of service will be both tailored and priced according to your needs.

As a retainer client, your organisation will be automatically enrolled as a 1 Scheme member so that all your employees and their families will benefit from a 15% discount on a whole range of private client services such as Wills and conveyancing.

Our Employment Law Team is headed by Partner, Ross Strowger, an experienced employment lawyer with substantial experience handling both non-contentious and contentious employment law matters.

Ross and the rest of the Employment Law Team also work closely with our Corporate Team to provide advice on issues relating to restructuring, business transfers, outsourcing and insolvency.

We are ranked Tier 2 for Employment by the Legal 500, a legal directory of the top law firms in the country, providing independent recognition of our skills and expertise. This provides  confirmation of our ability to provide high quality, reliable and practical advice to businesses.

We are members of the Law Society Lexcel Accreditation Scheme for our high standards of client care and legal practice management. Ashtons Legal is independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Contact our employment lawyers for employers today

We offer specialist employment law advice and HR consulting services to businesses across England and Wales from our offices in East Anglia, the East of England, the East Midlands and the North East.

For a free, no-obligation fact-finding meeting, complete our online enquiry form or contact your local branch in Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Diss, Ipswich, Leeds or Norwich.


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