Employment Law

Our employment team advises on all aspects of the employment relationship, including the rights, obligations and remedies available to both employers and employees.

The range of matters the team can offer advice on include:

  • The employment contract and associated policies/procedures
  • Settlement agreements (formerly known as Compromise Agreements)
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Implied duties of the employer and employee
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Health and safety at work
  • Employment status
  • Human resources
  • Discrimination on the grounds of race/sex/disability and other protected characteristics
  • Maternity and other family friendly rights
  • Variation and breach of the employment contract
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Redundancy
  • Executive severance and mutual termination
  • Unlawful deductions
  • Transfer of undertakings
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • All Court and Employment Tribunal proceedings
  • Appeals

What our clients say:

Thank you so much for all your hard work. We really valued all the wise advice and counsel from you during which was a very difficult time.” NS (Advising employer on senior level dispute and departure)

Thank you for the incredibly professional and efficient manner in which you have handled my case.” AS (Breach of contract claim)

Thank you for all your help and advice over the last nine months and for successfully resolving my issue. Your help is much appreciated.” CD (Breach of contract claim)

Thank you very much for all the help and support you have given me over the last few months, which has helped me get a positive result, without which I would have given up before now.” HC (Breach of contract claim)

Call us on 0117 929 0451 or email info@metcalfes.co.uk


I would just like to say thank you for all your help on this matter. You have a rare gift  in a lawyer for making complicated issues very simple. It has been much appreciated.
I  found the service of an exceptional standard and do not have any suggestions for improvement.
David was brilliant. He was fast, highly responsive, and incredibly efficient dealing with my case. I had no doubt he would secure the desired outcome for me. I recommend him highly!
David Baynton
0117 945 3069
Business and Contract Disputes, Claims Against Professional Advisors, Debt Advice & Recovery, Employment, Insolvency and Restructuring, Insurance Litigation, Property Disputes
Anthony Heath
0117 945 3090
Business and Contract Disputes, Claims Against Professional Advisors, Debt Advice & Recovery, Employment, Insurance Litigation, Property Disputes