At Julian Taylor Solicitors we have been advising on employment law for a long time, so you can be confident that we have the experience to find the solutions you need. We act for a wide range of employers, working with HR teams and business owners to tackle people issues that crop up at any stage of the employment relationship. We pride ourselves on getting to know our clients, so that we can tailor our advice to you and your business.
We specialise in all areas of employment law, including the following:
Often as businesses grow or become more established there are a number of changes in the way staff work for you. You need to audit your workforce regularly to consider if they are genuinely self-employed contractors, workers, agency staff or traditional employees. It is important that you correctly identify the manner in which you have engaged your staff, as it can have tax and employment rights implications. We can help with this.
Read more on our Worker Status for Employers service here.
If you receive a claim, or notification through ACAS of a claim, we can assist you to resolve this. We can assess the likelihood of success in defending the claim, and the potential costs of doing so, to enable you to take a view on the practicalities of fighting or settling the matter.
Read more on our Employment Tribunals service for Employers here.
If you are considering a potential sale of the whole or part of your business there are a number of simple steps that you can take to ensure that due diligence does not uncover any nasty surprises that might affect the value. We can assist in a “pre-sale tidy up” of your business to ensure that potential buyers find the purchase as attractive as possible.
Read more on our Selling Your Business for Employers service here.
We can ensure your business runs smoothly by putting in place necessary and helpful policies and contractual terms which are appropriate to your specific business. This will assist managers to deal with day-to-day issues and reduce the possibility of conflict where employees do not understand the requirements of the business. We can also help you to train managers in the correct implementation of these policies to ensure that issues such as discrimination do not occur.
We have experience working with HR teams and managers where there may be tricky issues in dealing with unions or works councils (both UK and European). If necessary we can provide training to works councils on their role in day-to-day situations but also in TUPE and redundancy situations. This knowledge will assist in the smooth running of such processes and lead to a more confident representative function.
As a business there are periods of uncertainty which can result in the need to review how you run your business. This can include consideration of reductions in the number of staff employed, changing terms and conditions and business reorganisation. We can assist with all of these matters. We can work with you to consider alternatives to workforce reductions. If reductions are inevitable then we can plan with you to not just ensure legal compliance but also the fairest and most business efficient method to select and inform staff. We will work with you to protect your brand value in even this difficult situation.
We can ensure that any steps necessary are sensitive to the staff, and place the business in the best position to succeed going forward. We have experience of handling large-scale restructures and more focussed processes.
Read more on our Business Critical Re-Organisations service for Employers here.
We can assist in analysing and reducing the risk of grievances and claims based on discrimination. We can assist with policy drafting, training and communications with HR, managers, staff or employee representatives. We can advise on steps to take if Gender Pay Gap figures are disappointingly slow to change, working with HR and both internal and external communication teams.
Read more on our Inclusion & Diversity services for Employers here.
You may need to restructure your business either because of growth or amalgamation with other companies. We can assist with the collective process and assist you with reducing the concern employees may feel in the situation by careful communication of the changes.
Read more on our TUPE services for Employers service here.
We regularly advise HR teams and owner-managed businesses on all day-to-day employment issues from grievances and poor performance to contracts and TUPE.
Read more on our Day-to-Day Advice for Employers service here.
We know that matters such as your confidential information and customer connections are critical to your business. We advise employers on designing, implementing and enforcing post-termination restrictive covenants to protect these and stop unfair competition by former employees.
“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.”
Legal 500, 2019
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.
Chambers 2024 "Julian would always be my first choice for employment advice at any level of complexity."
What the team is known for: Julian Taylor Solicitors is a boutique firm that handles the full spectrum of employment work, including restructuring and TUPE issues. Julian Taylor Solicitors regularly advises on matters relating to employment status and senior exits. The firm represents national clients in the technology, legal and non-profit sectors.
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.
"Julian is very experienced and confident. He is pragmatic and empowers the client to make informed decisions."
Paula Rome is an employment specialist who is recognised for her expertise in employment matters involving collective consultation. She also advises on senior exits, regularly working with both employers and employees in that area.
“This team punches well above its weight, particularly in the high quality of legal advice, client care, responsiveness and experience. While the team is small, they provide an excellent service, on a par with some of the best London employment teams."
“Julian Taylor is a fantastic lawyer. He is knowledgeable, sensible and clear. He is usually my very first recommendation when asked for an employment solicitor."
“We instruct Julian Taylor on all of our employment issues and find them to be sensitive, commercial and practical in their advice."
Founding partner and seasoned litigator Julian Taylor heads the team.