Managing Your Workforce

Committed to making your business and people efficient
Managing your workforce effectively really matters – for the benefit of the business and those it employs

This includes navigating isolated day-to-day issues, as well as the more strategic thinking needed for major workplace projects.

With the fight for top talent intensifying, you need to remain competitive and attractive, reviewing your efficiency and ensuring working practices stay dynamic.

"I appreciate that clients look to me to provide solutions, and not to simply quote the law. This is at the forefront of my mind in the work I do; my starting point is to identify the solution sought and to work back from there in order to deliver it"
David Browne, Head Of Employment

How We Work With You

Our hands-on approach ensures we become your trusted long-term partners – where you can call on us to support your day-to-day challenges or major strategic plans.

By understanding exactly what you are looking to achieve and how you tick, we work back from there with comprehensive legal solutions, that are grounded in strategic commercial know-how.

For advice, guidance and legal support in relation to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) or any other matter; get in contact with us and for more general business advice in relation to coronavirus visit our dedicated resource hub.

We know that decisions regarding your workforce aren’t always easy and our expert team will be with you every step of the way. Getting the balance right between a happy workforce and an efficient one is key to the success of your business.

  • Major projects require meticulous focus and application, whether that is for a major restructuring or redundancy exercise; an acquisition or sale of part of the business; or an insourcing/outsourcing arrangement, where TUPE would most likely apply. Organising your workforce to ensure improved efficiency and productivity can be laden with difficulties, and we can advise you on your obligations to ensure trouble-free changes

  • As an employer, your mettle is tested on a daily basis, and seeking legal guidance on the day-to-day intricacies of running a business and successful workforce can be tough. We help employers have peace of mind when handling particular incidents or individuals, including managing grievances and disciplinaries; performance management; sickness absences; and flexible working and family-friendly rights

  • Having a workforce that is fit-for-purpose is something that requires constant review and enhancement, no matter whether you are operating across multiple sites, internationally or at a local level. Having advisers that act as an extension of your team and are on hand to identify your risks and suggest improvements by truly getting to know the way you do business, is vital

Our Service

  • We help to ensure that your workforce is dynamic, lean, productive and equipped to support your business, both now and in the future

  • Providing you with workplace solutions that can better your business’ efficiency, while keeping your employees fulfilled and motivated, ensures that we can support you and your HR teams in every situation

  • Our team of approachable and solutions-focused advisers leave no stone left unturned when it comes to protecting your business. As members of global legal network, Multilaw, we have your international dilemmas covered too

What the directories say

"The team can be relied upon to provide timely, accurate and common sense advice across the full range of HR challenges. Advice provided is clear, supported by documented evidence and is particularly people friendly. The stand-out qualities are reliability and approachability."

Legal 500, 2021

"The practice is outstanding in terms of both speed and agility of response. The quality of advice and its appropriateness is of the highest order. Geography (Birmingham/London) has posed no barriers to swift arrangements for meetings in person where they have been required."

Legal 500, 2021

"They are pragmatic but diligent and explain the why as well as the what. They listen, and understand not only our culture, but also people generally and the range of characters that make up an average workforce so their advice equips me with absolute confidence to move forward with whatever issue I am dealing with."

Legal 500, 2021

"They are professional, diligent in relation to the advice given and have a clear ability to get to the nub of an issue quickly."

Chambers, 2020

Why choose Shakespeare Martineau?

The Legal 500

Our lawyers have been ranked as a leading firm in the 2021 Legal 500. You can find out more about our rankings and successes here.

Transparent on costs &

We offer bespoke, client-focused and transparent pricing. As an all service law firm our communication is second to none and we will always keep you updated.

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We are a founding member of Multilaw, a global legal network of over 10,000 lawyers in more than 150 commercial centres worldwide.

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