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Employment laws exist to protect the interests of both employers and employees. With the volume of legislation increasing this is one of the fastest growing areas of law covering dismissals, discrimination, diversity at work and family friendly policies.
If you have a problem with your employer we can help you structure your approach to it, and prepare the ‘paper trail’ for you which will be essential to a satisfactory outcome for you. If you have been dismissed we can give you practical focused advice about likely outcomes, costs and tactics.
We know the perspective of employers and have much experience in Employment Tribunals and can guide you as to prospects of success. We have great experience in negotiation to maximise the chances of a certain and acceptable outcome.
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 from1982 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 also a chair of the Architects Registration Board’s professional conduct committee and is a legal assessor (adviser) for the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s fitness to practice committees.
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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Tel: 01752 246000
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