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Employment and Immigration

Whether you’re an employee worrying about workplace wrangles, or a global business struggling to interpret immigration rules, our legal advisers will help you navigate the law.

We deliver what you need, when and how you want it – whether that’s quick legal advice over the phone or working by your side on complex cases and litigation, taking the pressure off you.

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Can we dismiss?

Dismissal depends on the circumstances. Our experts will work with you to assess the risk and support you in developing and rolling out a plan to minimise that risk. Don’t be afraid to use us as a sounding board, as we can help you think of ways that may avoid the need to dismiss altogether.

Is this restrictive covenant enforceable?

The law is constantly evolving in this area. As the need to protect hard won commercial relationships can be business critical, we strive to give you the clearest, most up-to-date direction based on years of experience.

Our Experience

Our 40-strong, award-winning team offers specialist advice and support on everything from employment contracts and policies to settlement agreements, restructuring, TUPE, grievances, discipline and bullying. We have unrivalled expertise in discrimination issues, including gender pay, mental health and sexual harassment cases as well as immigration experts who can help individuals with visa applications or companies hoping to bring employees to the UK.

Our accessible and friendly team includes solicitors, barristers, legal executives, HR consultants and trainers, each with years of unsurpassed experience in handling complex and challenging employment law and immigration cases. We are really passionate about our jobs, and we care passionately about the people and places we help too.

Legal 500: ‘The team is very accessible’.

Our Clients

Our clients are many and diverse in both their nature and their requirements, yet they all have one thing in common – the need for strong support, expert advice and empathy in crucial career moments or life choices.

We help support both people and businesses in a variety of industries, ranging from private individuals like CEOs and senior executives to personalities in the public eye, like actors and sports stars. We also work with medium-sized and major national and international companies across both the public and private sectors, in areas like local government, the NHS, education, manufacturing, aviation, business services and recruitment.

How can we help you?

Hear what our clients say about our Employment and Immigration Service

Charity’s employment issues solved thanks to “expert advice” from Employment Partner

When the Trustees of a charity faced difficult interlinked employment issues, they turned to Employment Partner Elizabeth...

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Glowing testimonial from unfairly dismissed senior executive for Employment Partner

Following unfair dismissal, a senior executive sought advice from Employment Partner Elizabeth Swinburn. Elizabeth guided her client...

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Employment and Immigration Partner praised for providing continued support to college

Weston College need highly responsive and wide-ranging HR, employment law and compliance support. For this, they looked...

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College praises Employment Partner for comprehensive legal support

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College needed comprehensive employment law support with a full understanding of the further...

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High praise for Employment and Immigration Partner following continued support

As a leading wine company, Direct Wines, trading as Laithwaites, needs a highly responsive  HR and employment ...

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New biometric residence card acquired for client thanks to Employment and Immigration Associate’s expertise

When a woman required help obtaining a new biometric residence permit (BRP) card, she turned to Employment...

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Successful settlement package negotiated thanks to Employment and Immigration Associate’s advice

When Nicola’s employers told her that her employment would terminate after ten years of dedicated service, s...

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Legal 500 2024 - Employment

‘In my experience, the team provides exactly what a client requires in terms of expertise, breadth, pragmatism, s...

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“Knowledge, professionalism and straight-forward approach” from Legal Director avoids tribunal

Employment tribunals can be protracted, emotional and expensive. When a senior manager within the care sector claimed...

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Exit on good terms leads to testimonial

Lara was experiencing problems with her employer following a merger, and turned to Employment and Immigration Associate...

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Enhanced redundancy offer thanks to Employment Associate’s knowhow

Following selection for redundancy, Simon spoke to Employment and Immigration Associate Heidi Cooper for advice and support...

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Closure for employee leads to testimonial for Employment and Immigration Associate

Justin was struggling with a grievance against his employer. He turned to Employment and Immigration Associate Heidi...

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Expert advice leads to successful skilled worker visa application

When a client needed assistance with their skilled worker visa application, Joanna Safadi and the team stepped...

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Specialist guidance for spousal visa application

When Mrs Young needed assistance with her spousal visa application, she turned to Joanna Safadi and her...

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“You are on fire!” Two employment tribunal settlements lead to testimonial

When a client required expert advice during two employment tribunals, she turned to Employment Associate Ellis Jessica...

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“A clear focus on the desired outcome”: Employment Partner receives glowing testimonial

When a Hereford-based company specialising in secure mobile communications required advice, assistance and guidance from an employment...

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Employment partner’s empathy, support and knowhow leads to outstanding testimonial

Employment Partner Chris Mayers was quick to act when he was contacted by a healthcare professional who...

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Expert held led to great outcome for client after discrimination at work

Ellis Jessica Walby successfully negotiated eight months’ pay without any need to go to a tribunal for a...

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Expert advice for volunteers who help others

Like every other worker in 2020, the volunteer advisers of the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) have been through...

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Negotiating the departure of a Headteacher

Rachel Parkin recently helped a school with the smooth exit of two senior members of staff. She...

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Help and advice for director in need of new start

When a senior director found herself struggling with severe mental health issues, caused by a damaging workplace...

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From crisis to a new start, with expert employment advice

For one partner in a professional firm, whose fellow partners attempted to expel them based on unfounded...

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Expert advice for becoming a British citizen

Sandeep Dattani’s expertise helped an Australian woman to become a British citizen and his extensive experience o...

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Peace of mind and an enhanced settlement after pandemic led to redundancy

When a mother was made redundant from a job that she had held for well over a...

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Expert immigration advice kept family together

Sandeep Dattani’s expert advice meant that a family was able to stay together, even though the w...

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Experience and support for visa application

Wanting the best advice when renewing a spouse visa, Daniel Foulkes from Cheltenham came to HCR for...

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Improved redundancy package follows expert employment advice

When a mother was made redundant from a job role she truly enjoyed, which regrettably followed an...

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Tremendous support for an Independent School

The relationship with us goes back a long way, and the service HCR provides in the more ‘t...

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Employment & Immigration

I was looking around for a good employment lawyer and Jenny Okafor-Jones at HCR Law was personally...

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