Leon Deakin is praised by clients for his ‘strong grasp of employment law’ and for delivering ‘timely, concise advice in plain English’.

We know that managing employees effectively is one of the best ways of improving your organisation’s productivity and profits. Employment law can be complicated and often changes, which can make your working life more difficult. By helping you to put in place the right documents and supporting you in managing tricky employment issues, we make it as easy as possible for you to get on with what you do best: running your business.

How are we different from other employment law and HR providers?

We won’t be a faceless person at the end of the telephone who has no interest in your business and just provides you with generic advice. We’ll visit you and get to know your business and how you operate. You will have a dedicated specialist employment solicitor whose focus will be to become your trusted adviser.

  • Did you know that the majority of businesses are put off enforcing restrictive covenants even when the employee is clearly in breach, due to the legal costs involved?

  • Did you know that advice provided by HR consultants and other non-lawyers has to be disclosed in an Employment Tribunal? In contrast, all our advice stays confidential.

  • Did you know that an employee can initiate a protected conversation? If your employee asks to speak to you “off the record” make sure that you listen but don’t commit to anything.

  • Did you know that a pregnant woman’s partner now has the right to time off work in order to attend ante-natal appointments?

  • Did you know that contractual terms do not have to be in a written and signed contract? If your employee hasn’t signed their contract but continues working under it, they won’t be able to argue it doesn’t apply to them.

  • Did you know that there are additional rules which apply if you employ people who are younger than 18 and even more rules which apply if employees are under 16, regardless of the job they do?

  • Did you know that you could be liable if your employee is harassed by colleagues on Facebook or Twitter?

  • Did you know that employers are three times more likely to be awarded costs in an Employment Tribunal than an employee is?

  • Did you know that the average compensation award for age discrimination claims in the last year was £10,000 higher than the average compensation awarded for religious or sexual orientation discrimination?

 Why Us?

  • We’ll always respond quickly to help you when you need it.
  • We’ll get to know you and your business and how you like to do things.
  • We won’t quote law at you, we’ll just tell you what you need to know.
  • The insurance terms you’ll get will be good because the insurers know you’re getting advice from us.
  • We don’t tie you into a lengthy fixed term – our clients stay with us because they like us.

 Key Benefits

  • You’ll have a dedicated, specialist employment solicitor as your key contact.
  • It’s a fixed fee, so you know in advance what you’ll pay for the year and can pay by instalments.
  • We’ll review your employment documents at the start. If they’re not up to scratch, we’ll tell you and help you fix them.
  • We’ll save you time by providing draft documents when you need them.
  • You can access template documents and guidance notes through our Modus website 24/7.