Employment Law Advice for Employers


Ellisons’ Employment team offer a comprehensive employment law service for employers in Essex, Suffolk and across the UK.

Lead Contacts

Julian Outen

Julian Outen

Partner & Head of Employment

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Tina Maxey

Associate Solicitor

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Employment Law Advice and HR Support for Business

As an Employer, whatever challenges you are facing in your business, we understand that things can sometimes go wrong and that this can cause uncertainty, disruption and loss of productivity, which affects morale as well as the bottom line. It can be a difficult and stressful time. Employment Law is  diverse and complex, and changes and evolves more than any other. The risks associated with getting it wrong need to be understood and managed. The Ellisons Employment team is here to help take the strain.   Our specialist employment law solicitors are on hand to give you clear, prompt, and practical advice and support, to help you resolve the issues as quickly as possible and commercially.

We offer support, advice and assistance on all aspects of employment law, no matter what the problem is, giving as much or as little help as you need and enhancing your prospects of achieving the best possible outcome with minimum delay.

Whether working alongside your HR team or supporting you directly, we firmly believe that prevention is better than cure and that advice should not be one size fits all.  We want to get to know you and your business and how you work, tailoring our advice and support to your needs and commercial priorities.

Whether it is a one-off piece of advice, supporting you through a tricky disciplinary or grievance process, or representing your business in the Employment Tribunal, the expert Ellisons Employment Team are here to help.

We will discuss costs with you at the outset and agree a course of action with you before you incur any costs.  We offer a range of different fee options ranging from conventional hourly rates to agreed fixed or capped fees where appropriate.

We also offer FIXED FEE Support Retainers covering telephone backup to a full HR legal support service, backed with an option of  Employment Law Protection insurance, depending  upon the level of support required.

Where you are defending an Employment Tribunal claim then you may have the benefit of Legal Expenses insurance to help with funding. Please contact our specialist Employment Law Solicitors on 01473 556900 or email us at on a no obligation basis.

More specific information about cost associated with defending pursuing certain claims in the Employment Tribunal can be found below.


Ellisons’ ‘very professional’ Employment team (ranked Tier 2) provides ‘a high level of expertise’, with team head Julian Outen noted for his ‘exemplary knowledge, customer service and communication with clients’.

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Our Partners

We work closely with a number of trusted partners who can provide expert help and guidance on such matters as

  • Occupational Health Reports
  • Health and Safety advice
  • Pensions
  • Immigration
  • HR and Change Management
  • Tax
  • Outplacement Counselling

Areas of specialism include

  • Review & Drafting of Contracts and Policies
  • Disciplinaries, grievances and managed exits
  • Redundancies and Restructures
  • TUPE
  • Defending Employment Tribunal Claims
  • Sickness absence and disability cases
  • Performance Management
  • Team moves, Confidential Information and enforcing Restrictive Covenants
  • Equal Pay and diversity in the workplace
  • Training
  • Advice and assistance with all Employment law matters

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If you have any enquiries please contact any one of our specialist team who would be pleased to advise you on your options. You can also contact your lawyer individually from ‘Our People’ using the link below.

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