Restructuring & Insolvency

Restructuring a business to improve efficiency may result in redundancies. It may also result in sale of part of the business or the outsourcing of a particular aspect of the business to a third party.

Both require a detailed consideration of the rights of the employees and the most cost-effective manner of dealing with the same. There may be issues related to redundancy procedures, TUPE, and changes to employment terms involved in any decisions to change the way in which the business is operated.

When a business is in financial difficulty detailed consideration needs to be given to the rights of the employees. A potential company insolvency involves many complex and potentially difficult issues for all the parties involved in particular in relation to the employer/employee relationship.

Directors of a failing business need to understand their duties and the limits of any potential personal liability. Insolvency practitioners must keep within the scope of their powers.

How we can help

At Else Solicitors, we have an experienced team with a detailed understanding of all elements of corporate insolvency, corporate refinancing and restructuring arrangements including employment aspects of the same.

Our key aim is always to explore all options for saving a business and we understand, and have experience of, all schemes for restructuring and refinancing businesses that are in financial difficulty and cannot pay their debts.

We can advise directors in the face of possible disqualification proceedings and other claims that may be made by insolvency practitioners.

Our legal and insolvency experts can also advise clients on the risks of various courses of action. We can help explore alternative solutions where necessary.

For more detailed legal advice on how we can help,  please contact the HR and employment team on 01283 526200, alternatively you can send us a message and one of our specialist solicitors will be in touch.

Employment Contracts, Policies And Procedures

Every employer should, as a minimum, have an employment contract in place.

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Termination Of Employment

The termination of an employee’s employment can happen as the result of a number of different actions: resignation; dismissal or by operation of law.

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Pension Auto-Enrolment

Since 1 October 2012 employers are required to provide many employees with a minimum level of pension provision to make it easier for people to save for their retirement.

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In the current financial climate, redundancies are commonplace as businesses try to make themselves as cost-efficient as possible.

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Restructuring & Insolvency

Restructuring a business to improve efficiency may result in redundancies.

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Employment Tribunal Solicitors

If you receive an Employment Tribunal claim from a former employee, we can provide you with advice and representation.

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Business Sales & Mergers

Handling acquisitions and mergers of any size requires legal expertise in many fields.

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Disciplinary & Grievance Procedure

Dealing with complaints from employees, poor performance, or even serious allegations of misconduct will happen in most companies at some stage.

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TUPE – What Does It Mean For Your Business?

In the event of a business transfer, sale or outsourcing of services, the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) applies.

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Steve joined Else after spending over 20 years in law practices in Worcestershire and the West Midlands specialising in dispute resolution particularly High Court litigation.

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Stephen Stewart

Dispute Resolution Solicitor

How can we help?

Get in touch.

Else have a team of experienced employment solicitors, in Burton on Trent, that focus firmly on preventing disputes from occurring.

If you would like more information from our employment solicitors in Burton on Trent please call 01283 526200. Alternatively, you can send us a message and we will get in touch at a time that suits you.