Employment law is constantly evolving and with it comes a growing raft of legislation and regulations that employers have to meet. From issues such as discrimination, to grievance and disciplinary issues, or executive severance, there are rules that have to be adhered to.
This poses a real risk to your business, as failure to comply with employment law can carry a heavy financial penalty, as well as the capacity to dent your business reputation. So, if you find yourself worrying that your business may be exposed, or juggling the responsibilities of the human resources director as well as a business leader, it could be time to speak to our employment lawyers.
By ensuring you have the correct policies and procedures in place, Poole Alcock can help protect your business from employee claims, such as unfair dismissal. They can save resources that would be consumed by having to defend your company, leaving you to focus on your business without the prospect of fines and lost management time.
We understand the complex world of employment law and we focus on providing a solution for your business. We work with employers throughout Cheshire and will provide you with accurate, clear advice, working with you to ensure your systems comply with the latest developments in this fast-moving area.
Scott joined Poole Alcock in 1996, qualifying as a solicitor with the firm in 1998 and becoming a Partner in 2001. Scott became Deputy Managing Partner in 2014 and has overall responsibility for all operational elements of managing the firm.
Scott advises both employers and employees in a wide range of employment law issues including unfair dismissal, discrimination, TUPE, drafting and negotiating settlement agreements and redundancy. Scott handles broad civil and commercial litigation caseload including shareholder and partnership disputes, as well as finance, property and contractual disputes.
Scott also has experience in regulatory defence and defending companies in criminal proceedings.Contact Me
An experienced commercial and property lawyer specialising in the agricultural sector.
Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 1993 before joining Poole Alcock in 2002 and becoming an equity partner in 2004. She now heads the agricultural department.
With a vast variety of experience and knowledge, Sarah advises clients on all non-contentious aspects of agricultural law, including:-
Sarah is a member of the Agricultural Law Association.Contact Me
Adam qualified as a solicitor in 2008 before joining Poole Alcock’s employment department in 2015.
As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak of 2020 he has appeared on several BBC shows providing expert advice and opinion in relation to the statutory sick pay provisions for those in self-isolation. Adam has provided detailed guidance to HR Assist clients on their strategies to prepare for high levels of staff illness and self-isolation. Adam has also acted for a number of hospitals and healthcare providers.
Adam deals with all nature of employment matters relating to both employer and employee with specific expertise in mental health discrimination, managing redundancy procedures and work place mediation.
In his spare time, Adam enjoys life drawing as well as being a qualified yoga instructor. He is also fluent in Italian following a 4-year move to Italy post University.Contact Me
Prior to joining Poole Alcock, Jamie completed his Law Degree at Staffordshire University then going on to complete the Legal Practice Course on a part-time blended-learning basis to fit around his full time employment at the time with a local Estate Agent.
Jamie started his training contract with Poole Alcock in September 2017 and has completed seats in Residential Conveyancing and the Family (Care) Department. He recently qualified into the firm’s Employment Team.
In his spare time Jamie enjoys attending a local gym as well as Metafit classes to keep fit.Contact Me
Eve is a Corporate and Commercial Solicitor with experience both in private practice and in-house.
She drafts, reviews and advises upon a variety of corporate and commercial documents including asset/share sales and purchases and supply of goods/services agreements.
In addition, Eve has experience of Employment Law having advised both employers and employees for a number of years. Eve advises on a variety of employment documents including settlement agreements, employment contracts and consultancy agreements.
She also assists clients with their GDPR and data protection requirements including document drafting, staff training and ad hoc trouble-shooting.
Eve recently gained her P.G. Cert in Higher Education and has experience of teaching company, contract and business law at university level.Contact Me