Employment and Immigration

Employment law shapes many of your key business decisions. It is a fast moving area and understanding the impact of employment law on your business objectives can be challenging. Our expert team of specialist employment lawyers is recognised by the leading independent legal directories and has a reputation for providing high quality advice.

We ensure our clients are not only kept abreast of developments but also understand the implications and potential business risks. Our approach is commercial and forward thinking and we are at the cutting-edge of developments in employment legislation, enabling us to anticipate the practical impact of changes for our clients.

Whether your requirements are domestic, international or focused on inward investment, our combined legal expertise and grounded commercial approach will provide you with practical solutions and strategic advice.

Through our own network of offices, and our association with firms in other jurisdictions, we are able to provide clients with a specialist, seamless service and local expertise. Our lawyers also work closely with our specialist teams advising on pensions, equity incentives and tax.

Our experience spans the following areas: advising on HR strategy and implementing legislative changes across the workforce; planning and managing organisational change, including redundancies and restructurings; handling complex litigation in the Industrial Court; advising on trade union and industrial relations issues; handling discrimination allegations and litigation; managing poor performance and sickness absence and handling disciplinary and grievance issues; negotiating departures and settlement agreements; and advising on cross-border employment law issues.

We are also particularly experienced in providing training on the full range of employment issues. Our seminars and workshops are informative, interactive and appropriate for all those dealing with HR and employment matters.

Our Employment Services includes audit of clients with employees across the African continent; advisory services in respect of Nigeria’s employment laws; the preparation of employment agreements, handbooks for senior and junior employees, polices and guidelines for the employment of expatriates by multinationals.

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