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Legal Services for Employers

The Employment team at MKB Law is headed by Associate Director, Suzanne Keenan. We work with employers across a range of industry sectors in Belfast and Northern Ireland, providing comprehensive and bespoke legal services. Our team will assist your company with matters such as: recruitment, staff contracts, disciplinary procedures, settlement agreements, TUPE, redundancy procedures, and advising on issues which may give rise to claims.

As a firm well experienced in advising and assisting Corporate clients we appreciate that as an employer, effective management of your staff and human resources is crucial to your company. Minimising the risk of exposure to litigation by employees is essential to you and the reputation of your business. Handling employment matters can be a considerable drain on the time of business owners and directors.

Instructing an Employment Solicitor from MKB Law allows you to focus on pursuing your commercial objectives unobstructed, safe in the knowledge that these matters will be handled directly and professionally. Our Employment lawyers will keep you fully informed of any developments in this area of law and are always on hand to answer any questions relating to HR issues.

Many employers are unaware that their business insurance often provides cover for legal costs of many employment issues. Please contact us should you wish us to review your policy in relation to the indemnities provided by your insurer.

We offer non-contentious services including…

Pre employment issues such as recruitment, contract terms and references

 Drafting employment contracts, staff handbooks, grievance and disciplinary procedures that are compliant with current laws

Advising on and drafting Restrictive Covenants

 Assisting your compliance with Fair Employment monitoring legislation which is unique to this jurisdiction

 Advising on issues with employees such as conduct or capability issues, sickness absence, disciplinary procedures, statutory duties of care and dealing with employee grievances

Ending employment and post employment issues such as reference provision, dismissal and redundancy procedures, pay entitlements, notice periods, holiday and bonus payments

 Drafting and advising on Settlement Agreements (Compromise Agreements)

The effects on employment issues of business mergers and acquisitions including TUPE and employment due diligence

We offer assistance on contentious matters including…

Advising on issues which may give rise to claims

 Engaging in pre proceedings issues such as responding to letters of claim

Defending any claims to the Employment Tribunals including representation at Case Management Discussions and Hearings

 Advising and assisting to settle claims where necessary and drafting settlement terms

Employee Management and HR

The Employment Solicitors at MKB Law have extensive experience in advising businesses of all sizes when it comes to dealing with issues such as unsatisfactory performance, grievances and sickness absences. The service we provide is uniquely client-focused, tailored specifically to your circumstances and your commercial demands.

With comprehensive knowledge of employment law matters, MKB Law’s employment team can provide essential support in the form of HR advisory support services. Whatever the nature of your employee or work-related matter, we can advise you on the best strategy to resolve issues as quickly and simply as possible.

Employee Exits

Employee exits can often be an unfortunate necessity when running a business. Whatever the circumstances surrounding the termination of an employee’s contract of employment, having the right legal support is essential to reduce risks and liabilities that can result in costly legal action down the line. This process can be complicated, whether you are dealing with a single employee exiting your company or multiple exits as part of a more extensive restructuring program.

The Employment Solicitors at MKB Law will work closely with you throughout this process, offering legal advice of the highest calibre. We have experience advising companies across a range of sectors to deal with employee exits of all types, including executive terminations involving senior executives and board members.

Employment Tribunal Represenatation

Having access to the best possible legal advice at the earliest stage is essential for businesses taken to an employment tribunal by an employee or former employee. Depending on the nature of the claim and the circumstances involved, the sums awarded at a tribunal can be substantial.

Instructing an Employment Lawyer from MKB Law can reduce the likelihood of such an award being made, with matters being resolved as swiftly as possible without the need for drawn out, costly legal action. Our solicitors will work with you to establish the strength of the claim and to provide guidance on what level of compensation may be awarded. If you are required to defend yourself at a tribunal, our solicitors will take a tactical and ruthless approach, and can appeal an unfavourable decision on your behalf if necessary.

Employment Team


Our Employment Team can be contacted on: 028 9024 2450 or via email:

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