Employment Law

Our expert employment lawyers and solicitors

We are specialists in advising on employment law related matters relevant to your business. Our experienced employment solicitors are able to provide a full range of employment law services in relation both to advisory work and court/tribunal work.

We act on behalf of employers in a wide range of industry sectors providing essential advice in connection with:

• Recruiting new staff;
• Drafting contracts of employment and service agreements;
• Advising on performance or conduct related issues;
• Managing redundancies and business transfers:
• Protecting your business when a key employee leaves

We can help avoid unnecessary problems by ensuring that the correct procedures are used.

We are highly experienced in acting on behalf of employers in tribunal proceedings, having successfully defended claims for unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal and a number of complex discrimination claims.

We are highly experienced in acting on behalf of employers in tribunal proceedings, having successfully defended claims for unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal and a number of complex discrimination claims.

We will not only guide you to the best possible commercial solution for your business but also find a solution that, where possible and if it is important to you, which maintains a good ongoing relationship with your employee.

To speak to someone who can help your business’s employment issues call, email or request a call back from one of our specialist employment solicitors.

Read our helpful GDPR guide for employers here, written by Hart Brown’s employment expert Jane Cosby.

Who to contact

Jane Crosby

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution & Accredited Mediator

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution & Accredited Mediator

Jane Crosby

Jane is a Partner based in the Guildford office and she is also Head of the Dispute Resolution team here at Hart Brown. Jane specialises in employment Law and commercial litigation and brings more than 15 years' experience to her role.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Jane was employed in the aviation industry. This experience is appreciated by many of Jane's clients who note that she is able to take a commercial and pragmatic approach to any legal issue that they face.

Jane acts for a wide range of individuals and businesses and her areas of specialism include aviation, property related industries and IT. Jane regularly advises on aspects of employment law, such as settlement agreements, employment contracts, policies and procedures, redundancies, equal pay, data protection, issues arising from TUPE and reorganisations, the calculation of holiday pay, bonus and commission payments, disciplinary and grievance issues, dismissal and termination issues, the protection of confidential information and the enforcement of restrictive covenants. Jane gets involved in GDPR training for her clients and she is able to deliver tailored employment law training sessions upon request.

As a commercial litigation lawyer, Jane also deals in shareholder and directors disputes, commercial contract disputes and the enforcement of restrictive covenants.

Jane has been involved in successful high value commercial litigation for clients in the High Courts, she is an accredited mediator and she is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Jane is often asked to write for a number of well known publications, including The Daily Mail, The Telegraph and The Week and she has been interviewed on BBC Radio 4.

Here is small selection of the feedback that Jane has received:

“Jane, I cannot sincerely thank you enough for your wise counsel and am delighted to have made your acquaintance. If I am blessed with a new position somewhere I will hand over my contract in the first instance to you. Likewise, any of my friends, peers, romans and countrymen wanting advice, I will point them in your direction.”

“Jane, you have been most resilient on my behalf for which I sincerely thank you for all your endeavours. I have a tremendous working relationship with Hart Brown and you have undoubtedly compounded this further."

“I appreciated the clarity of advice given at a stressful time”.

“A sensitive and highly professional approach and efficient work in the interests of the client”.

“Your advice, conduct and assistance have been indeed outstanding and very professional but also – and most importantly – very humane”.

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