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We would like to reassure our clients that during the coronavirus crisis we are available to provide the full range of legal services you need whilst prioritising the health and safety of clients, employees and their families, as we always have.

All emails and phone calls will be replied to and existing clients can contact the firm in the usual way via your key contact, by emailing or by calling 0191 281 6151 between 9am-5pm.  If you are a prospective client with a new enquiry, please call 0191 212 7773 and speak to our marketing team. 

All future appointments will be dealt with remotely unless agreed in advance. Meetings can take place over the phone or via online services such as Skype or Facetime.  We wish all clients well during these challenging times.

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.

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

Mincoffs Solicitors are a member firm of United Employment Lawyers (UEL) and as such offer an Employment Practice Liability Insurance solution that helps deliver peace of mind. Click here to find out more.

As part of our commitment to our clients, our experienced Employment Team have produced a straight forward and user friendly anti-discrimination training guide and accompanying case studies for employers. For further information click here.

Our experienced team of employment solicitors can provide practical advice on:

Employment Tribunal Disputes

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

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

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

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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

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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Occupational Pension Schemes

Our team of experienced employment solicitors can provide advice to trustees regarding all types of occupational pension schemes including merging schemes and the winding up of schemes.

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

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Workplace Policies

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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Equal Pay

Equal pay means that employees are legally entitled to be paid the same as colleagues of the opposite sex who are in the same employment and undertaking the same work.

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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 is the epitome of an employment lawyer. His advice and help is second to none.
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