Redundancy and business reorganisation

How effectively an organisation manages the people issues on a redundancy or reorganisation can have a significant impact on your exposure to legal risk, as well as staff morale and productivity. Whether advice is needed in connection with M&A activity, outsourcings or reductions in the workforce, we can help. We work in partnership with our clients, providing strategic advice and practical guidance, and delivering successful outcomes.

Examples of our work in this areas include:

  • Advising on every aspect of conducting a collective redundancy consultation program. This includes hands-on support in relation to matters such as the preparation of business plans supporting the decision to reduce headcount, designing bespoke scoring criteria, and scripting staff communications.

  • Providing expert opinions in relation to complex issues such as redundancy dismissals which impact maternity leavers, age discrimination and redundancy payments and when the duty to collectively consult staff is triggered.

  • Advising on the impact of TUPE in service provision changes.

  • Working with legal and HR teams on implementation of post-acquisition steps such as harmonisation of terms and collective redundancies.

  • Advising on intra-group reorganisations involving issues such as TUPE transfers, secondment arrangements and contractual variation exercises.

If you would like to discuss our services further:

Chris Tutton