Avoid and resolve employment law issues with our straightforward, practical and commercial legal advice. From pre-recruitment to post-termination and everything in between.

Greenwoods GRM Managing Partner, Robert Dillarstone says ‘We work as an integral part of clients’ management teams, we aim to be accessible at all times and to provide a speed of response to meet clients’ needs efficiently.’

Our team, well known for its advocacy skills and frequent tribunal appearances, provides a comprehensive employment law service including claims for wrongful and unfair dismissal, sex, race and disability discrimination claims, drafting of contractual documentation, transfers of undertakings, breach of confidentiality and restraint of trade including injunctions.

The team acts for organisations across a wide range of industry and service areas in both the public and private sectors including a number who are US owned.  Team members work hard to understand the issues clients face in the context of their business.

Members of the team are actively involved in the Employment Lawyers Association and our immigration law expert is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association.

The Legal 500 rates us as a first tier firm for our Employment advice:


The firm is ‘a valued business partner and has an experienced team that understands all the intricacies of employment law’. (2017)

“Stands out for its ‘solid, commercial advice’ and for its ‘pragmatism and understanding of clients’ needs’.” (2016)


We can help you properly structure your remuneration arrangements to ensure your workforce is motivated and committed.

Employees are the most important asset for any business, but how to attract and retain key personnel to ensure the success of your business can be a challenge.

We aim to provide you with straight forward, accessible advice on the many options that are available to you. We can help you design and implement a remuneration plan to best meet your commercial needs, whilst advising you on the legal, regulatory and tax issues.

Existing share schemes and employee incentives are often a fundamental part of corporate transactions. We can advise you on the most effective and tax efficient way of dealing with share plans in mergers and acquisitions.

We can advise you on:

  • Share plans
  • Bonus schemes
  • Flexible benefits
  • Tax issues
  • Remuneration planning
  • Drafting appropriate performance measures for such schemes.

For an initial discussion about getting the legal framework for your employee benefits right call 01733 887705 or email Robert Dillarstone.

Avoid and resolve employment law issues with our straightforward, practical and commercial legal advice. From pre-recruitment to post-termination and everything in between.

Having the right employees is critical to any business, and having the wrong ones can be costly. The right legal advice can help make sure issues don’t arise, but if they do, we find solutions to problems and help manage and resolve disputes in line with best practice, but never lose site of the commercial needs of your business.

We have real experience of providing focused, practical legal advice on day to day and strategic issues in the workplace.  We will work closely with you to gain an insight into your business, becoming an intrinsic part of your HR team and delivering advice that is tailored to what you want to achieve.

We are recognised for our employment law training. We offer seminars on important developments, as well as bespoke training tailored to your specific needs. In addition we can keep you up to date with important changes as they happen with our up to the minute email alerts.

We advise on all employment matters, including:

  • Employment Tribunal claims
  • Discrimination
  • Drafting and updating contracts, policies and procedures
  • Day to day HR advice including recruitment, discipline and grievance procedures, family friendly rights, holiday entitlement and exit strategies
  • Reviewing your employment contracts (and director’s service agreements), policies and procedures to ensure that they are up to date with ever-changing employment law
  • Restrictive covenants and protection of confidential information
  • Business reorganisations and redundancies
  • Employment law aspects of transfers of undertakings, including assisting employers in due diligence exercises and minimising the risk of consequent claims.

To find out more about how our employment law specialists can help you, please contact:

In addition to advising our clients on the pensions aspects of corporate acquisitions, disposals, mergers and reorganisations, we also advise on all aspects of pensions law and practice.

This includes:

  • advising on the design, establishment and restructuring of pension arrangements (approved and unapproved)
  • merging and winding up schemes
  • negotiating with the Inland Revenue and other regulatory bodies
  • pension related disputes.

Working closely with our Employment team we regularly advise on the pensions issues that arise at the beginning and end of an employment relationship.

The Legal 500 commends us for our Pensions advice:

“Consultant Pauline Anning is rated for her ‘attention to detail and clear advice’ to employers and trustees.” (2016)

“Consultant Pauline Anning advises many pension trustees, particularly in the education sector, on benefits structures and payment provisions.” (2015)

“John Macaulay’s team works ‘very well and very quickly’. Pauline Anning has over 20 years’ experience advising corporates, public authorities, trustees and unions on occupational pension schemes.” (2014)

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