Restructuring and redundancies

From time to time you may want to change the way your business works or is structured.  As well as managing the legal processes, it is critical that your communications with your workforce about any change proposals are carefully thought through and managed from the outset.

A well managed reorganisation or restructure can achieve greater efficiencies for a business, enabling you to save costs and become more effective for the future.

 

However, unless your workforce remains engaged and motivated through that reorganisation or restructure, you might find that your careful planning doesn’t reap the benefits you had expected.  Remember that if you change an employee’s role without his or her consent, you may also breach their contract and face a claim for constructive unfair dismissal.

We can help you every step of the way from initial planning, consultation and review, through to implementation and conclusion. Depending on the numbers involved, you might trigger collective consultation duties, which mean you have to start the process and planning much earlier than with a smaller restructure.

Unfortunately it’s also sometimes necessary to make redundancies.  A fair redundancy process entails a number of stages including selection, consultation and the consideration of alternative employment.  It’s important to get the process right and to consider the wider impacts on those remaining in the business and the stress for those involved in managing the process. We work closely with employers to get the result required while giving the support that is needed. This can involve for example attending meetings with you, preparing documents and hearing appeals.

 

Recent examples of work:

  • Wholesale restructure of a teaching staff within a secondary and junior school
  • Hands on support with a restructure of the manufacturing operation within a food and drink business
  • Advising a client on a complex restructure, including detailed consideration of selection pools
  • Supporting a local business with a wide-ranging review of its employees’ hours, pay and working practices to bring greater efficiency and flexibility to the workforce
Get in touch
Request a call back now





Office you wish to contact

By pressing send and providing your details you are agreeing to our Privacy Notice.

Peter Marshall

Partner

Chloe-Ann Roberts

Paralegal

Mark Chanter

Senior Consultant

Liz Allen

Partner

01392 210700
Email Liz Allen
More Info

Rebecca Davies

Solicitor

Verity Slater

Partner

Catherine Carlton

Senior Associate

Alison Bidgood

New Homes Manager

Jess Fallowes

Paralegal

John Ebenezer

Solicitor

Sarah Atkinson

Partner

Sinead Lowry

Solicitor

Tim Walmsley

Senior Associate

Sarah Bell

Senior Associate

Thomas Chartres-Moore

Senior Associate

Carrianne Matta

Solicitor

Jim Gorrod

Partner

Charlotte Owens

Solicitor

Ed Bidder

Paralegal

01392 210700
Email Ed Bidder
More Info

Duncan Tilney

Partner

Thank you for your expert advice, support and efficient service handling my case with sensitivity and empathy.  I am truly grateful and have no hesitation in recommending you and the firm.

Happy Client

January 2012

© Stephens Scown Solicitors LLP 2021.
Site by Infotex