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Employment and HR Law

When you need employment law advice, Waterfront’s specialist lawyers are here to help out. Our approach is refreshingly simple: we provide robust, commercial solutions in a friendly and accessible way.

We provide expert employment and HR advice to a wide range of businesses: from SMEs to multi-national employers with thousands of employees.

Here’s a list of some of the key employment law areas we cover.

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The guidance we provide covers the life of the employment relationship.  At the outset we advise on how to recruit fairly and draft offer letters, contracts and policies in a way which protects the business.  We assist our clients in getting the most out of their workforces with advice on how to handle disciplinary and grievance issues, as well as performance management.  If our clients need to remove individuals who aren’t right for their businesses, we make sure it is done in a way that minimises the risks resulting from the dismissal of staff.

We also advise on redundancies, restructures and the TUPE obligations arising from workforce transfers.

Whether you are setting up a business and you require contracts of employment for your new employees, or whether you are at the stage of selling your business  and you are negotiating your way through the complex employment law issues involved, we can help. 

Our aim is to help our clients avoid litigation. However, if it cannot be avoided we are experienced in defending (and pursuing) claims in the Employment Tribunal and the courts.

Typically, there are two ways we charge for our services.

The first is on an ad hoc basis.  This is on the basis of an hourly rate and when it comes to one-off pieces of work such as contract or letter drafting we will give a fixed or capped price.  Although this can be more difficult to do when it comes to advising on disputes or litigation we will always give regular cost updates and estimates as the matter progresses.

The second is on the basis of a retainer, which allows clients to benefit from a fixed monthly cost. 

On either basis, we can provide a virtual in-house HR desk. The HR desk operates as if it were part of your business and we pride ourselves in providing either an immediate or same day response to client questions.

If you would like to get in touch with our employment team, please contact us on 020 7234 0200 or

Anthony Purvis

Partner, Employment Law

Anthony offers succinct and practical advice to both businesses and individuals on various issues including redundancies, unfair and wrongful dismissals claims, unlawful discrimination, grievance and disciplinary procedures, TUPE, staff handbooks, contracts of employment, restrictive covenants and their enforcement, settlement agreements and the employment aspects of corporate reorganisations or sales. Read more...

Matthew Hodson 

Senior Associate, Employment Law

Matthew handles all types of employment matters. He represents and advises employees and employers on issues involving whistleblowing, discrimination, redundancies, unfair and wrongful dismissal, TUPE, Working Time Regulations, restrictive covenants and settlement agreements.  Read more...


Jamie Webster

Associate, Employment Law

Jamie moved to Waterfront in 2021 after completing his training at Keystone Law. Prior to his training contract Jamie had a previous career in the hospitality sector in Bath. Jamie is an Associate in the Employment team assisting with all types of employment matters, both contentious and non-contentious. Read more...