Well drafted, up-to-date HR policies and contracts are integral to ensuring your business operates effectively. Clearly written documentation both promotes and protects commercial interests and assists with employer-employee relations.

Employers also need to be attuned to change. Policies governing remote working, social media and BYOD, unheard of 10 years ago, are now a key business consideration.

We provide clients with easy to understand and practical HR documentation tailored to their business needs. From senior executive service agreements, through to template absence management documentation, we draft, review and advise on HR documentation covering the full range of requirements. We also carry out HR audits on a regular basis to identify and remedy potential gaps.

Areas of focus

Our expertise in HR policies and contractual documentation includes the following:

  • Service agreements and contracts of employment.
  • Atypical workers’ contracts.
  • Handbooks, family leave and flexible working policies and template documentation.
  • Social media, BYOD and IT policies.
  • Anti-bribery and whistleblowing policies.
  • Tailored template suites for restructures and redundancy, and changes to contractual terms.
  • Template absence management documentation.
  • Collective agreements/Works Council documentation.
  • On-site HR audits.

Drafting employee handbook, HR policies and guidance note on contracts of employment for Racecourse Association which were provided to all racecourses within the UK.

Providing all contractual documents and HR policies to the newly formed company Bristol 2015 which oversaw the promotion of Bristol’s appointment as European Green Capital in 2015.

Advising WEX Inc. on changes to terms and conditions and data protection policies across multiple jurisdictions.

Providing James Hull & Associates (now Oasis) with a suite of documents for associate dentists.

Preparation of Octopus Investments Limited’s agency agreements, including agreements for both permanent and temporary workers.

Review of contracts (including restrictive covenants), remuneration policies and employee handbook for Sarasin & Partners.

Advising Monmouthshire Building Society on drafting senior director service agreements to ensure compliance with FCA and PRA regulatory requirements.

Meet the team
Luke Bowery

Luke Bowery Partner

  • Employment
  • Restructuring and Redundancy
  • Equality, Diversity and Discrimination
Roger Bull

Roger Bull Managing Partner

  • Managing Partner 
  • Employment Disputes
  • Strategic HR Projects
Headshot of Adrian Martin

Adrian Martin Partner

  • Head of Employment
  • TUPE: Business Transfers and Outsourcing
  • Restructuring and Redundancy
Headshot of Chris Seaton

Chris Seaton Senior Partner

  • Senior Partner
  • Employment
  • Partnerships
Headshot of Katie Russell

Katie Russell Partner

  • Employment
  • Financial Services
  • Sport

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