Employment issues often involve the most important yet delicate decisions a business must take.

At Arbor Law, we appreciate that every business has unique challenges and sometimes even the ‘smallest’ employment issues can be complex and confusing to navigate.

Our employment lawyers cover all aspects of employment law, from advisory and transactional matters to disputes and settlements. We provide employment law advice that is pragmatic, concise, and responsive to the needs of your business.

We have experience gained in international firms, while our business model enables us to offer clients of all sizes a highly personalised, empathetic and cost-effective service.  We work with a range of clients from start-ups and businesses looking to establish themselves in the UK, to listed companies and multinational groups.

Wherever you are in your business journey, we can provide you with expert employment law advice. We can provide assistance on an ‘as needed’ basis on day-to-day employment issues, or operate as extension of your business with embedded in-house support on a short or long-term basis.


Some of the areas we advise and support businesses and legal teams on include:


Helping clients ensure they have the right contracts, policies and procedures in place:
• Directors’ service agreements
• Staff handbooks, policies and procedures
• Contracts of employment
• Consultancy agreements
• Casual workers contracts
• Non-disclosure agreements
• Secondment agreements
• Auditing and revising existing employment documentation

Day-to-Day Queries

Supporting clients with their day-to-day employment issues:
• Disciplinary and performance issues
• Grievances
• Discrimination, bullying and harassment
• Whistleblowing
• Ill health and sickness absences
• Family-related rights and flexible working
• Employment status
• Negotiating exits of individual team members
• Industrial relations issues


Helping clients defend and resolve claims before the employment tribunal and civil courts:
• Unfair and wrongful dismissal
• Breach of contract
• Discrimination
• Whistleblowing
• TUPE-related claims
• Unlawful deductions from wages
• Employment status
• Breach of confidentiality and restrictive covenants
• Employment status
• Advising on exits and settlement agreements


Advising on the employment aspects of the sales and purchases of businesses:
• Due diligence
• Contractual negotiation and drafting
• Supporting on employment issues “on the ground” pre- and post-deal

Business Reorganisation

Helping clients with the employment aspects of restructuring their businesses, including:
• Insourcing and outsourcing of staff
• Workforce reorganisations
• Redundancies
• Changing employment Ts and Cs

Employment Law Training

Bespoke training to businesses on a range of employment law issues:
• UK employment rights
• Disciplining and dismissing employees
• Conducting workplace investigations
• Discrimination, bullying and harassment
• Mock employment tribunals
• Forthcoming changes to the law