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About OTS solicitors
OTS Solicitors is an internationally recognised law firm, based in the City of London. We have a wide range of expertise to support business and private clients in all areas of law.
We understand that your employees are your greatest asset. Therefore, it is vital that you engage a modern, dynamic law firm who can keep you up to date on the latest employment law changes affecting employers, and provide expert, strategic, commercially sound advice when you need it.
If you require advice on employment law for employers, then call our London office on 0203 959 9123.
At OTS Solicitors we want to celebrate your success. We deliver well-drafted, water-tight employment agreements and bring a strategic, objective presence to any negotiating table. We strive to create long-term relationships with all our clients, which allows us to better understand both their business and their personal aspirations for it.
The services we provide for employers include:
- Unfair dismissal claims
- Constructive dismissal
- Discrimination at work claims
- TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of employment) Regulations 2006) advice
- employment contract drafting, review and dispute resolution
- employment handbook drafting
- compromise agreements
- Settlement agreements
- Contractual and statutory redundancy payments
- Unlawful deduction from wages
- Grievances & disciplinary
- Bullying & harassment
Being in business ourselves, we are fully aware of the effect ongoing employee issues can have on an organisation’s overall profit. Investing in experienced, high-quality legal advice at the beginning of an employer/employee relationship can save thousands of pounds on defending grievances later down the line. Our aim is to provide you with the tools and knowledge to develop a productive, harmonious and compliant organisation, from the mailroom through to the board of directors.
Whether you are starting out and need to understand your obligations under TUPE, or you require the drafting of a collective employment agreement to cover hundreds of employees; you can be assured of professional, competent, diligent service from our employment law team. In order to understand your business and its needs, we will take the time to talk through your commercial requirements so we can discern the best advice to give and strategies to take.
We believe in leaving nothing to chance, and will ensure that you understand both the positive and negative consequences for you as an employer, on any actions you propose to take.
We can provide you with employment advice that is both commercially astute and sensitive to the uniqueness of your business and the vision you have for it.
Representative examples of work carried out for clients include:
- European on-line securities brokerages
- NHS Surgeries
- compromise agreements for multinational companies
- Transnational Freight Companies
- Small and medium-size enterprises
- Education institutions
Unfair dismissal to discrimination claims – how we can help you manage employee accusations
If an employee makes a claim against you, chances are it will hit you personally, especially if the claim involves unfair or wrongful dismissal, discrimination, or harassment. You may feel that you have invested a great deal of your expertise, time and money into someone, only for them to betray you.
Our employment law team, led by Teni Shahiean, understand the stress a claim by a current or former employee can cause, and will support you through the process, so you can make the right decisions for you and your organisation.
As a recommended Top 500 solicitor from 2012 to 2015, Teni has extensive experience in employment law, and has worked closely with many employers who have successfully fought contentious employment law issues. She and her team strive to provide the best employment law service in London, and offer the same level of client care to all who engage their services, from SMEs to directors of multi-national corporations.
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.
To find out more about our training courses, please phone our City of London office on 0203 959 9123 to make an appointment with one of our employment lawyers.
Why our employment team is different
Unlike some law firms, all our clients, no matter how big or small, are treated as individuals. We also strive to partner with employers seeking legal advice and work with them as a team, after all, no one knows your business better than you do.
We have worked hard to develop a reputation as one of the best employment lawyers, not only in London, but in the UK. By committing ourselves to providing honest, ethical, cost-effective legal advice and solutions to our clients, employers know they can trust us with their livelihoods and at times, their professional reputation. This trust has led to a steady stream of referrals, and we are proud to have built our business on the back of client recommendations.
We have an excellent track record of resolving employment disputes outside of the Employment Tribunal. When you instruct Teni and her team to manage your matter, you can trust that they will make every effort to engage in cost-effective alternative dispute resolutions, in order to keep your name and business out of the press and protect the brand and reputation you have worked so hard to build up.
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