Employment Law & HR Advice

Employment law can be complicated and is ever-changing. Whether you have a human resources team, or not, employment law issues can be time consuming and challenging for any business. 

We work with businesses of all sizes, both locally and across the UK and across a wide range of industries. Our team is made up of employment law experts with over 50 years of shared experience in dealing with employment matters, and we are committed to providing you with cost-effective and practical advice.

Our employment solicitors all undertake their own advocacy at Employment Tribunal and are members of the Employment Lawyers Association. We help you find solutions to your employment law problems, quickly and effectively, and work with you every step of the way. 

Our services cover the full range of contractual and statutory employment issues, including:

  • Fixed price on-site HR support services
  • Employment Advice Line
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Disciplinaries and Grievances
  • Contracts of Employment and Employee Handbooks
  • Equal pay
  • Acquisitions and mergers
  • Redundancy
  • Transfer of undertakings
  • Discrimination
  • Business re-organisation
  • Terminating Senior Executives
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Settlement Agreements

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Partner and Head of Employment and Regulatory & Crime


Our specialist lawyers regularly advise farmers and landowners on personal issues that may affect you including wills, probate, family matters, veterinary negligence and equine related law.

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Corporate and Commercial

Our team of specialist corporate and commercial solicitors work closely with you to achieve your commercial goals. We take a practical approach to business and understanding your business needs. Our expert corporate lawyers not only know the law, but also draw upon their experience to provide you with effective solutions to any given situation. Our team is flexible and has the resources to manage all sizes of transactions and matters for small to medium sized (SME) organisations, as well as large multi-national companies.

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Disputes or litigation are an aspect of business that sometimes cannot be avoided. Our expert solicitors deal with all aspects of commercial disputes from contractual, shareholder and partnership disputes, to professional negligence and commercial property issues.

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Employment Law & HR Advice Line

A fixed cost employment law telephone and email advice service which gives you unlimited advice to experienced advisors who will help you through the minefield of legislation.

At Wilkin Chapman, we are committed to providing a high quality service to all of our clients. We recognise the fact that employers need more support if they are to comply with the ever increasing employment legislation which is why we have launched an ‘Employment Advice Line’, a fixed cost employment law advice service which gives you unlimited access to professional qualified advisors who will help you through the minefield of legislation.

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HR Support

For those times when your in-house HR team is over-stretched or if you don’t have a HR team and lack confidence in dealing with tricky employee issues, we can help take the stress out of managing your staff. We can provide you and your business with on-site help for all types of employment issues; from disciplinary hearings to employee grievances, performance management to sickness absence issues, appeal hearings to redundancy and re-organisation consultations.

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