Employment law services

Few areas of law change as regularly or with such effect as employment law. It is vital for any business to have fast access to specialist employment lawyers who will give clear and practical advice. Our employment solicitors are on hand to provide a speedy response to your day-to-day enquiries by telephone, email or in person at one of our offices or at your business premises.

At Gaby Hardwicke we match our legal knowledge with an understanding of our clients’ commercial objectives. The areas we can help you with include:

  • Disciplinary issues
  • Grievances
  • Restructuring and redundancy
  • Performance management and appraisals
  • Long and short-term absence management
  • Dismissals and severance arrangements
  • Employee benefits
  • Recruitment
  • Work permits and business immigration
  • Employment aspects of business sales and acquisitions
  • Business immigration


What our clients say

QuoteIn an increasingly complicated and regulated world, however keyed in you are, you need specialist advice from time to time. When it comes to employment issues, my first port of call is always Gaby Hardwicke.

Ian Wakeford, MD, St Leonards Motors Ltd

QuoteGaby Hardwicke were recommended to me by my accountancy firm, and I am very grateful for the recommendation. In particular, my recommendation is for Paul Maynard, whose 'no nonsense' approach was refreshing. We felt that he listened to us right from the start and gave practical advice at every step of the way. The satisfactory outcome was in no small part due to his advice - and although I hope we don't need a solicitor in the future, I would definitely return to Paul.

Julian Smith, Managing Director, The IAM Group, London

QuoteMany thanks for the satisfactory conclusion of this process. I would like to thank you for your expert guidance and help. I would not hesitate to use both your service and that of Gaby Hardwicke generally in the future.

Ian Dyer, Managing Director, New Era Technical Consulting Ltd


Recent cases

Severance from a Premiership football club

Paul Maynard successfully negotiated a severance package from a Premiership football club on behalf of a European Football scout.

Landmark LinkedIn injunction

Paul Maynard represented Whitmar Publications Ltd in its application to the Chancery Division of the High Court for a Springboard Injunction against three former employees and their new publishing company, to prevent them dealing with customers whose names featured on business cards unlawfully removed by one of the employees when he left. Mr Peter Leaver QC, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, not only granted the Springboard Injunction until trial or further order but ordered that control and management of the Defendants’ LinkedIn groups that they had created whilst employed by Whitmar should be returned to Whitmar and also ordered that the Defendants were not permitted to access the said groups. This is the first case in which an injunction has been granted relating to the transfer of LinkedIn contacts. Find out more.

EMI share option plans

Gemma Ritchie frequently acts in preparing documentation to effect enterprise management incentives (EMI) share option plans. This involves working closely with the clients’ accountants to ensure the various requirements and formalities of the relevant legislation are complied with and preparing detailed plan documents setting out the circumstances in which the options can be exercised and the rules applying to the options.



Employment law training

We can also provide tailor-made training packages for you or your staff on any of the areas above. We will explain employment law in a concise, easy-to-follow manner, breaking down the complexities and relating our training to your business’ needs.

Call us now on 01323 435 900 or email Partner Paul Maynard to discuss how we can help you.

Based in East Sussex but serving a much wider area, Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors has offices in Eastbourne, Hailsham, Bexhill and Hastings.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

Our Recent Cases

Employment Law Cases

Briefing Notes

Discrimination in the Workplace

Vicarious Liability and Discrimination


Springboard Injunctions

The Duty of Loyalty from Directors, Partners and Senior Employees

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Restrictive Covenants

Business Information

Database Rights

Garden Leave

Online Background Checks on Existing and Prospective Employees

Dismissing an Employee

Criminal Record Information

Flexible Working

Employment Status

Hiring an Employee

Email and Online Risks

Disciplinary Procedure

Providing a Reference

Salary Sacrifice Arrangements

Buying an Insolvent Business, TUPE & Other Employment Issues

Guide to TUPE

Rights of Agency Workers

Disability Discrimination - Reasonable Adjustments

Time off for Dependants

Pregnancy and Maternity Related Discrimination

Sickness Related Dismissals

Redundancy: Alternative Employment

Abolition of the Default Retirement Age

Changes to Employment Legislation

10 Myths About Employment Law

Agency Workers and Employment Agencies



Employment  Contract Questionnaire

Workplace Stress and Managing Sickness Absence

Directors Duties and Liability Seminar