Employment Law

Employment is a dynamic, changeable area of law.  At OTS Solicitors we not only advise both employers and employees on all aspects of employment law, we partner with our clients long term, providing a bespoke service catered to both their business and/or career needs.

Experience Matters

Our Head of Departments and principle employment lawyer, Teni Shahiean, has been recommended by the Legal 500 from 2012 to 2015 and has over seven years’ experience encompassing all aspects of employment law including:

  • The drafting and negotiation of employment contracts and employee handbooks
  • Unlawful, unfair and constructive dismissal
  • TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006) advice
  • Settlement Agreements
  • The Equality Act 2010 and related discrimination issues
  • redundancy
  • Grievances

Our employment team also works closely with our corporate department, allowing us to interlace our advice to employers with sound, solid commercial acumen.

Getting Results

Whether you are an employee or an employer, employment disputes are time-consuming, stressful and costly.  Our aim is to work personally with all our clients in order to understand their dispute and get it resolved as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.  We are proficient in all areas of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration; however, if it becomes clear that litigation is unavoidable, we will represent you in a competent, well-prepared, professional manner.  Our employment team has a well-established success record when it comes to litigating on behalf of clients, and our skills and expertise within the employment law tribunal recognised throughout the United Kingdom.


Negotiation permeates through much of employment law.  From employment contracts through to disputes resolutions, our employment solicitors work with both employers and employees, ensuring all clients come away from the negotiating table in a position that benefits their best interests and/or business goals.

Let us provide you with the advantage

At OTS Solicitors we can offer you over 60 years’ combined experience which allows us to provide a highly strategic, dynamic, premium service to all our clients, no matter how big or small their legal requirements are.

Our firm places great emphasis on personalised service, therefore your matter will be managed by one of our highly-qualified solicitors from the beginning to end. 

We are also aware that employment disputes, especially those involving discrimination, bullying and unfair dismissal can be emotionally damaging and extremely distressing to individuals involved.  We endeavour to provide empathetic, sensitive advice and support during this difficult time and will assist clients who need additional support such as counselling where required.

If you require advice on an employment legal issue please contact our London office on 0203 959 9123 or send us a message via our contact form and we will be in touch with you within 24 hours.

At OTS Solicitors we specialise in employment law, HR support, workplace mediation and representation in Employment Tribunals.

Employment solicitors for Employees

We provide employment advice to all types of sectors and to individuals in various positions within their workplace whether it is senior executives or an individual who wants general employment advice. We cover all areas of employment law including unfair dismissal, compromise agreements, race, sex, disability or age discrimination, redundancy, bullying, harassment or TUPE. We provide professional employment law advice tailored to your specific circumstances, handled with sensitivity and with your best interests in mind..

Employment solicitors for Employers

Our employment advisers can represent and advise employers on their rights and responsibilities in the workplace. We provide comprehensive advise on the day-to-day employment law issues, for example sick leave, maternity, paternity and parental rights, preparing and negotiating employment contracts, policies and procedures, high court and Employment Tribunal claims, grievance and disciplinary matters, human resource support and training, drafting and negotiating on compromise agreements, redundancy procedures, etc.

Our Training Services for Employers and HR Departments

One of the most effective ways you can reduce the chance of an employee grievance is to ensure your employment contracts and handbooks, as well as policies and procedures comply with current employment regulations.

To this end, we provide training services for solicitors, employers, in-house counsel and HR departments, aimed at arming them with the knowledge needed to be fully compliant with UK employment law.

Our courses include:

  • Training and guidance on public courses to solicitors and HR practitioners
  • Bespoke training on the latest developments in employment law to HR departments and in-house council
  • Providing training on compliance with the Equality Act 2010 (this will provide a defence of ‘reasonable steps taken to comply with the legislation’ should a claim of discrimination be brought by an employee
  • Individually tailored group or one-to-one training sessions with managers on both their obligations, and understanding their roles and responsibilities under UK employment legislation

Prevention is always better than the cure, and our courses have a strong track record of providing relevant individuals with the knowledge they need to avoid costly, time-consuming employee claims.

Our employment training courses are all designed to fit with the uniqueness of your organisation.  We do not restrict ourselves or our clients to off-the-shelf programs; we will take the time to discuss with you your organisation or department’s development requirements and business goals, and design training sessions to help you achieve these and get the most out of your investment.

Our Employment Services:

  • Unfair dismissal Claims
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Discrimination at work claims
  • TUPE
  • Contracts (including drafting, review and dispute resolution)
  • compromise agreements
  • Settlement agreements
  • Contractual and statutory redundancy payments
  • Unlawful deduction from wages
  • Grievances & disciplinary
  • Bullying & harassment

If you require advice on an employment law issue please contact our London office on 0203 959 9123 or send our employment lawyers an email via our contact form and we will be in touch with you within 24 hours.

For a more detailed discussion regarding your case, or to book an appointment with a member of our Employment Law team, please call us now on 0203 959 9123 

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