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Employment Solicitors

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Led by Partner Nick Smith, our employment team spends time understanding each client’s employment needs to offer a fully integrated and cost effective service.

Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, our team of employment solicitors can provide advice on:

  • Employment tribunal disputes
  • Contracts of employment
  • Redundancies and restructures
  • TUPE
  • Settlement agreements
  • Disciplinary issues
  • Social media policies
  • Unfair/constructive dismissal
  • Staff handbooks
  • Discrimination
  • Workplace policies
  • Whistleblowing
  • Holiday entitlement

We can also help with employment related claims including employment tribunal litigation, employment related injunctions and breach of contract claims in the High Court.

Employment Law Retainer Package

Mincoffs Solicitors can offer a flexible employment law retainer package for your business where specialist advice is on hand for a wide range of employment law matters.  Our employment law retainer package can be used as a support mechanism across your entire organisation by any designated directors or managers.

We offer a fixed monthly fee and tailor your employment law retainer package according to your business needs.  Employment law advice covered under our retainer is dependent on the requirements of your business.  Click here for further information.

Included in the employment law retainer package:

  • Production of employment contracts, policies and procedures
  • Review of existing employment contracts and procedures
  • A comprehensive suite of precedent policies and procedures
  • A HR software package to manage your employees current and past job history, employment contracts, holidays and absences, remuneration details, appraisals, training and performance reviews, time-tracking and expenses (at a nominal additional monthly cost)
  • A quarterly employment law e-newsletter

Our flexible employment law retainer packages are a cost-effective way to manage your legal expenditure, whilst providing you with the peace of mind of knowing that you are receiving expert legal advice for your business.

To find out more about our employment law retainer package click here.

Anti-Discrimination Training Guide

Our employment team have produced a straight forward and user friendly anti-discrimination training guide and accompanying case studies for employers. To find out more about the guide click here.

Our team of employment solicitors can provide practical advice on:

Employment Law Retainer Package

Employment Tribunal Disputes Solicitors

Disputes between employer and employee in the workplace will inevitably occur and you may find yourself faced with a claim.

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Employment Contracts Solicitors

An employment contract is an agreement between an employer and the employee which sets out their employment rights, responsibilities and duties.


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Redundancies and Restructures Solicitors

Businesses today are forever changing. If your business finds it necessary to restructure, it may unfortunately result in redundancies.

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TUPE Solicitors

TUPE stands for ‘Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006’ and is designed to protect certain rights of employees when the business that they work for is transferred from one owner to another.

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Settlement Agreements Solicitors

Settlement agreements are legally binding contracts between an employer and employee that are usually entered in to upon termination of employment.

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Disciplinary Issues

All employers need to know how to discipline their employees fairly.

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Social Media Policies

The figures relating to social media usage are astounding. There are currently 2.3 billion active social media users across the world but what is acceptable use of social media in the workplace and how can you protect your business against online risk?

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Unfair/Constructive Dismissal

If you believe you have been unfairly or constructively dismissed, you have 3 months from the date of dismissal to pursue an unfair dismissal claim against your former employer at an Employment Tribunal.

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Staff Handbooks

A staff or company handbook is a document which sets out rules, policies and procedures which do not appear in the contract of employment.

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Discrimination Solicitors

Workplace discrimination means being treated less favourably than someone else because of a protected characteristic.

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Workplace Policies Solicitors

Workplace policies and procedures are essential when it comes to running your business smoothly.

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Mincoffs’ expert employment team can advise employees on your rights as well as help you pursue a claim if you believe you have been wrongfully dismissed or discriminated against as a result of making a protected disclosure.

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Holiday Entitlement

Paid annual leave is a worker’s legal right that must be upheld by employers; most ‘workers’ are entitled to at least 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday a year.

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For a responsive, commercially aware, friendly service contact:

Nick Smith

Partner, Head of Employment

T: 0191 212

Nick Smith goes above and beyond his remit in dealing with his clients in a very personable way. We have found this approach and the quality of advice absolutely invaluable in what is a very complicated area and would have no hesitation in recommending the firm and Nick in particular to another firm or individual.
Legal 500, 2024

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