Acting for regional, national and international clients
Employment law is a dynamic area of law and our clients need high quality advice from experts working in the field every day. Julian Taylor Solicitors is made up of experts, known for dealing with complex employment matters. People are at the heart of what we do. With us, you won’t just get a junior churning your file. Instead you can be confident that you will get an approachable, dedicated, responsive and experienced adviser with in-depth knowledge of the issues you are facing. We represent both employers (of all sizes) and employees. We also act for both LLPs and their members. This means we see both sides of the equation, and it gives us the experience needed to look after your interests and make sound judgments in your case. We are ranked in both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as leading employment lawyers.
We operate out of offices in Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire (located just off the M40 J9 / 10 minutes from Bicester Village Station, with train times to London Marylebone from just 43 minutes). We service clients locally, nationally and internationally. Many of our clients are London based. We appreciate clients need a flexible service. We are happy to work with you in whatever way suits you best, whether that be meeting up with you at our offices or an alternative location, or conducting business by phone / email.
Our services include:
Service Agreements, Contracts of Employment and Staff Handbooks
Court and Employment Tribunal Proceedings
COVID-19 employment issues
Business Protection – Restrictive Covenants / Confidentiality
Consultancy / Freelancer Arrangements
Commercial Agents Regulations
Gender Pay Gap Reporting
Advice to high net worth & ultra high net worth individuals on staffing issues
Chambers 2023 “Employment specialists who are very capable and experienced”
What the team is known for: Julian Taylor is a well-regarded employment practitioner recognised for advising his clients on an array of HR-related disputes as well as negotiating senior employee exit terms. He is additionally adept at handling unfair dismissal claims and is noted for his experience of contractual issues and post-termination restrictive covenants.
Sources report: "Julian is personable and has incredibly high standards of service and support."
Interviewees state: "Julian Taylor is excellent. He has huge specialist knowledge and he's a sound adviser who makes himself available and exceeds expectations."
Chambers 2021 “High standards in client care”
What the team is known for: Boutique firm that handles the full spectrum of employment work, including restructuring and TUPE issues. Also regularly advises on matters relating to employment status and senior exits. Represents national clients in the technology, legal and non-profit sectors.
Sources report: "They set high standards in client care and punch way above their weight."
Interviewees state: "They are incredibly responsive and very pragmatic in the way they handle matters."
Chambers 2020 “City-style responsive service and high quality legal advice”
What the team is known for: Boutique firm which handles the full spectrum of employment work, including restructuring and TUPE issues. Also regularly advises on matters relating to employment status and senior exits. Represents national clients in the technology, legal and non-profit sectors.
Strengths clients say: "It is a niche, focused, professional, well-managed firm with loyal clients. Its size enables the provision of very personable service and continuity of client-solicitor relationship and knowledge."
Sources report: "They provide City-style responsive service and high-quality legal advice."
Interviewees state: "They are always friendly, very supportive and focused on delivering great service and building good long-term working relationships.
Here at Julian Taylor HR we're a small but very experienced team of employment law solicitors. What makes us different to other firms is that you're going to be working directly with one of us - we won't pass your case off to a junior, or someone else working behind the scenes.
Feedback from the Legal 500 website
Being included in the Legal 500 is a significant achievement for Julian Taylor HR, and we're delighted to have been included in the publication for the past 5 years running. You can read feedback on our employment law solicitors firm below:
“Julian Taylor – highly experienced, fantastic knowledge of the field, sound and thoughtful practitioner."
“Julian Taylor Solicitors punch well above their weight. They offer a service which is at least as good as much larger (and more expensive) city firms. I have always been impressed by their careful legal thinking, commercial awareness and their commitment to clients.”
“Strong collaboration displayed within its team, with each one being capable of delivering beyond your expectation.”
“JTS offers a personal, professional and tailored service to meet the needs of our company. Uniquely in our view, they care.”
“Incredibly responsive and accessible.”
“The practice is led by the 'calm, measured and pragmatic' Julian Taylor.”
"Good, reliable, prompt and pragmatic advice. They understand the issues and have the right experience."
"Julian Taylor is personable, always available and highly knowledgeable."
"Nicola Wallbank is a GDPR guru, personable, polite, professional."
Legal 500, 2019 “Excellent niche employment practice”
‘Excellent niche employment practice’ Julian Taylors Solicitors is recommended as ‘very knowledgeable, very responsive, and very good value for money’. With ‘business acumen which is second to none’, name partner and ‘leading light’ Julian Taylor is ‘a delight to work with’, with ‘excellent client care and a sharp eye for detail’. Taylor is particularly strong in dealing with contentious matters in the Employment Tribunal and the High Court, and has particular expertise in dealing with cases involving restrictive covenants.
Taylor is assisted by ‘calm and commercial’ senior associate Nicola Wallbank, who is ‘a great listener’ and ‘very practical in her approach, with great client care skills’. Between them Taylor and Wallbank service employment matters for a broad range of clients including UK companies, the UK subsidiaries of international corporates, sports bodies and charities, and senior executives, including Blackwell UK and Rapid Engineering Supplies.
Paula Rome is described in the Legal 500, 2019 as “highly regarded for CAC hearings, high profile exits, non-contentious trade union work and work related to corporate clients."
Employment Law Solicitors in Oxford
As specialists in employment law based in Oxford, we serve clients throughout the UK and cover all areas of employment law including: