Employment and HR Services

Based in Leicesershire, our experienced team of employment solicitors work on a national basis for businesses and organisations who need support, guidance and legal expertise on the various elements that form Human Resources in the workplace including recruitment, employment, discrimination, dismissal, redundancy and maternity.  Several of our business clients are medium-to-large sized enterprises, as well as owner-managed businesses. We act for national and membership organisations, able to seamlessly advise on law panels and preferred solicitors lists, offering a wide range of expertise for members, both online and offline. 


Our highly experienced team provides businesses of all shapes and sizes with employment advice and assistance. This is a fast moving and complex area of law that we handle with the utmost sensitivity. Our advice is both technical and practical.

We assist businesses from a broad range of sectors, such as: agriculture, automotive, banking and finance, construction, energy and renewables, engineering, food and drink, manufacturing, media and the creative industries, professional and support services, real estate, retail, telecommunications and waste.

We believe our client service commitment and standards set us apart and clients tell us that we are knowledgeable, proactive and reliable. A safe pair of hands, working alongside your own HR professionals and team.

Our experience includes:

  • Assisting with the hiring of staff and recruitment process

  • Contracts of employment and service agreements

  • Staff handbooks and policies

  • National minimum wage

  • Apprenticeships

  • Pensions and auto-enrolment

  • Share schemes and incentives

  • Workplace disputes

  • Dealing with discipline and poor performance

  • Discrimination laws

  • Family matters and maternity leave

  • Shared parental leave

  • Sickness and incapacity

  • Redundancy

  • Unfair and wrongful dismissal

  • Settlement agreements

  • Supporting the Corporate and Commercial team in dealing with the employment elements of business sales and purchases, such as TUPE

We also assist clients in the defence of tribunal claims. We provide a commercial and pragmatic approach to such claims, providing you with an objective view of your position. Working with you to understand your priorities, we work hard to achieve the best resolution as quickly and cost effectively as possible. 

"I would thoroughly recommend Lawson West with no hesitation."

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