- About Us
- Beers for Business
- Beers For You
- Pricing & Services
- Find Us
From our offices in Plymouth and Kingsbridge, our expert Employment Law Solicitors provide advice and representation to help clients with issues that arise from employment relationships.
We initially seek to understand your instructions and set out the objectives that we will seek to achieve for you. Throughout your matter, we will advise strategically and tactically as the matter progresses as to how to tackle the issues that arise and then advise you on the range of options, continually reassessing and working with you to reach an outcome that achieves your objectives.
With our experience and expertise, there will be few problems you face that will be new to the team. We can advise on matters relating to the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act. We deal with all breach of contract and restrictive covenant issues, union related issues and redundancy exercises, complex cases involving out of time claims, TUPE claims, and other commercially-sensitive situations.
While we are confident and adept in handling tribunal litigation, our focus is on achieving your objectives. This may simply be finding a resolution and helping the parties reach an outcome by way of settlement which enables them to focus on business issues.
We believe the prevention of disputes is far better than facing disputes and a clear, up-to-date set of employment contracts and policies is essential for any business to clarify the employee or worker’s role. Clear contracts and policies are the foundation of governance in the workplace and should be fair, ensuring compliance with the law, and a useful reference for managers and supervisors; enhancing smooth operation of the business. Good contracts and policies form the foundational principles of the relationship between the employer and employee and can prevent disputes from arising in the first place. The contract terms and policies should reflect the way the parties work together. We can help you create these or update them as the employees’ roles, the business, and the law changes. We can assist you with drafting, updating, or amending your employment contract terms and policies at a FIXED cost. Click here for more information on our employment contract terms & policies services.
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 qualified as a Solicitor in 2004 and is a Partner and Head of our Employment Law & Human Resources Support Department managing a highly proficient team. Slade is also a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. Slade has a practice spanning both our Kingsbridge and Plymouth offices, the South West region and beyond with clients in London, Birmingham and around the UK.
Slade has advised on Employment Issues across most sectors including Agriculture, Aviation, Banking, Building, Cinematography & CGI, Charities, Education Engineering, Fisheries, Health Care, Housing, Legal, Marine, Nuclear Energy, Retail, Television, Radio and Professional Football.
Slade’s philosophy is that “prevention is better than cure” and he gets involved with his commercial clients from the starting-up stage including recruitment and key appointments, writing policies and contracts that reflect the employment relationship, and is often instructed to deal with contentious situations before they become litigated in the Employment Tribunal, advising on all aspects of hard HR and internal dispute resolution.
Slade brings a multifaceted approach to disputes and is creative in finding synergistic resolutions in even the most contentious situations such as partnership disputes.
Slade’s background of competitive amateur sport including football, boxing and long distance running reflect his competitive nature and winning ethos. Outside of Law, Slade enjoys time with his family, writing, hill and mountain walking mainly in Devon and North Wales, and property renovation and development. Slade is a licenced FA football coach and enjoys coaching at grass roots level and helping his players to excel and win trophies.
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.
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.
Registered Number: OC323091
29 Fore Street
Tel: 01548 857000
Fax: 01548 852101
North Quay House,
Plymouth , PL4 0RA
Tel: 01752 246000
Fax: 01752 246001