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Outstanding client service from Surrey-based employment lawyers

At Downs, our employment lawyers steer businesses through the ins and outs—and ups and downs—of HR law. For our team of experienced employment law experts, dealing with staff issues doesn’t have to be a roller-coaster ride.

We know that businesses often struggle to understand their legal obligations towards their employees. Sometimes the fear of being taken to an Employment Tribunal looms over business decisions. In all too many cases, grappling with staffing issues is emotionally charged and time-consuming. Our employment lawyers smooth your path by giving clear and practical advice so that you can get on with the day-to-day job of running your business.

  • Employment Specialist
    David Seals - Partner
    01306 502218
    email David
  • Employment Specialist
    Keith Potter - Consultant Solicitor
    01306 502329
    email Keith
  • Employment Specialist
    Nicola O'Dwyer - Partner
    01483 411516
    email Nicola

Employment lawyers for your HR law needs 

Of course, there are also times when reality bites and things go wrong. Perhaps you need to make redundancies, amend staff contracts, tackle poor performance or discipline an errant employee? Or perhaps an employee is bringing an employment claim against you? Our expert employment lawyers can give you the focussed help you need. What’s more, our employment litigators can represent you at an Employment Tribunal and provide advice and support from start to finish.

As you would expect, our employment lawyers have a wealth of experience in advising businesses on human resources matters including, in particular: 

Training from our friendly employment lawyers: pro-actively helping you prevent staff issues

At heart, the main aim of our employment lawyers is to help you stop issues arising in the first place so that there is a strong foundation on which to build the relationship with your staff. This is why we offer staff training in key HR areas. We know all too well that an hour or two of prevention is worth many days of cure.

Whether you are based near one of our offices throughout Surrey (Guildford, Cobham, Godalming or Dorking), in the City of London, or further afield, choose Downs: your competitive edge in employment law.

Contact one of our experts in employment law and employment litigation today.

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"There is a consistent depth of knowledge and expertise across the different departments at Downs"


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