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From our offices in Plymouth and Kingsbridge, our expert employment law solicitors provide advice and representation to help businesses with problems with their employees.
We advise strategically and tactically how to tackle the problem raised by employees. We look to you for your outcome, challenge it to ‘stress test’ it, agree a way forward and implement it.
If you have a problem with an employee the one thing that cannot be permitted is for the situation to continue. We work with you to solve the problem: either the problem is resolved and you have a valued employee – the best outcome – or you have an ex employee.
There can be no problems that will be new to the team. Capability, misconduct, disability, discrimination of all sorts and union related issues and redundancy exercises and ex employee problems such as breach of restrictive covenants.
While we are confident in handling tribunal claims our focus is on problem resolution that does not result in ET claims.
A clear, up to date set of employment contracts and policies is essential for any company to ensure compliance with the law and smooth operation of your business. We can help you with these at a FIXED cost. Click here for more information.
What our clients say
“The workshops that Beers LLP provide are very concrete and easy-to-follow tools, especially with regards to investigation and disciplinary. They make my team feel confident in dealing with different situations within the work place”
Andrew Safo Poku, Head of HR & Support Services, Ultimate Security Services Limited
We can help you with difficulties at work, including unfair dismissal and all forms of discrimination – race, sex, age, religion and disability for example.
When concerns arise, you need good advice right from the outset. We pride ourselves on advice that is:
Slade is a Partner and Head of our Employment Law and HR Department. Slade qualified as a solicitor in 2004 in London before relocating his family to the South West.
Slade undertakes all areas of Employment Law litigation including Discrimination claims, TUPE disputes, Unfair Dismissal, Redundancy, Equal Pay and accepts instructions from both employer and employee clients.
Slade also has a busy HR practice assisting our employer clients with advice with day-to-day employment issues as well as providing advice on expansion or preparing for change. Slade has acted for businesses in most sectors and for all sizes of businesses from International to SME’s.
Slade is a member of the Employment Lawyer’s Association and is a registered civil mediator with the civil mediation council. Click here for more information on CMC
Outside of work at the weekends you will probably find Slade on the touchline coaching his son’s football team from U8 to U15’s.
Paul graduated from the University of Cambridge before training at the future Clifford Chance. After a short spell there as a solicitor dealing with commercial leases he made the lifestyle choice of moving to general practice in Devon.
Paul was a partner at Beers LLP from 1982 to 2019, and senior partner for about 10 years. He is now a consultant to the firm specialising in employment law.
He has sat as an Employment Judge since 1992, and as a Judge of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal since 2014. He also has an interest in professional regulation, sitting on the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, and being responsible for the regulation of the members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. He is a legal assessor (adviser) for the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s fitness to practice committee.
Sharmaine is a paralegal in our Plymouth office. Sharmaine has been working in our employment team since joining us in 2015.
Sharmaine has a degree in English Literature and has recently successfully completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law in Bristol and is now currently taking the Legal Practice Course part-time at the University of Law in Exeter.
Sharmaine has experience in dealing with both contentious and non-contentious employment law issues for members of the public and for employers. Her experience includes judicial pension claims, discrimination claims, redundancy situations, unfair dismissals, reviewing and drafting employment contracts and settlement agreements.
Established in 1885, and now with offices in Kingsbridge and Plymouth, Beers LLP has been providing generations of clients with high quality legal advice.
Beers LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
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29 Fore Street
Tel: 01548 857000
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North Quay House,
Plymouth , PL4 0RA
Tel: 01752 246000
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