Employment Disputes

Our experienced team acts on all aspects of issues that arise between employers and employees.


We recognise that employment disputes need to be handled with utmost sensitivity. Such disputes will often involve complex legal issues, and will also involve reputational risks to those concerned. Our team will keep those risks at the forefront of their minds when handling these cases.


Our team pride themselves on providing expert advice in relation to all types of employment and discrimination issues, and are well placed to provide effective and robust representation in the Employment Tribunal when litigation is necessary.

Our extensive knowledge of employment law allows us to assist with all aspects of an employment relationship and any disputes which arise. This includes drafting employment contracts, Employee Handbooks, dealing with disciplinary procedures, advising on compromise agreements and bringing and defending wrongful dismissal, unlawful dismissal and discrimination claims.

Our Services Include

  • Drafting contracts of employment.
  • Unfair and constructive dismissal claims.
  • Discrimination claims.
  • Redundancy.
  • Equal pay.
  • Compromise and settlement agreements.
  • Restrictive covenants.

Why you should work with Baker & Partners

  • Our multi-jurisdictional teams have extensive experience working with both employees and employers on a range of employment matters.
  • Our Advocates have unparalleled experience before the courts and tribunals in their jurisdictions.
  • We also advise on employment related issues in an insolvency and restructuring context.
  • We act as independent Counsel in an investigatory capacity when an organisation has to consider disciplinary action against senior staff.
  • We frequently advise on the terms of compromise agreements when employment is terminated.
  • We also help negotiate favourable terms for senior employees when exiting a business.
  • We provide accredited mediation services when employment related disputes require quick and confidential resolution.

Representative Work

  • We acted for the plaintiff in a USD$15m claim concerning alleged breaches of an employment contract, in which the Court struck out the entire defence case for serious discovery failures.
  • We acted for the first defendant, a Jersey lawyer, in a dispute between former partners of a Jersey law firm, over whether shares in a trust company were sold at an undervalue. The damages claimed exceeded £100m, with the case compromised a week into the trial without any damages being paid.
  • We provide independent advice to employees concerning the adequacy or otherwise of the severance packages offered by their financial institution/law firm employer.

They are incredibly responsive and know the Royal Court and its workings very well. They work collaboratively to build the case, leveraging the client’s own insight and experience and marrying it with what the firm brings to the table.

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