Lawrence Stephens


To comply with employment rules and regulations, employers must have robust policies and procedures in place.  If employment legislation is breached, businesses are at risk of claims.

Effective regulatory compliance not only reduces the chance of legal action, but also guarantees that the business-employee relationship has the right legal basis.  Should a claim arise, it provides reassurance that no penalty will be levied for breaching employment rules.

Beyond compliance, we draft supporting documentation such as employee handbooks, procedures and policies.  We also defend clients who face action from professional bodies and regulators:

  • Advising on compliance and creating compliance strategies
  • Compliance audits
  • Drafting compliance documents to include contracts, handbooks and policies
  • Drafting statements such as data protection and modern slavery statements and gender pay reports
  • Legal representation in respect of alleged breaches of compliance
  • We support employers in complying with laws and regulations

We work with business to identify where compliance is needed and implement the right framework: drafting the necessary documentation, dealing with reports to regulators and their compliance enquiries, as well as issues such as GDPR and data protection, collective consultations, working time regulations and minimum wage issues.