Contracts & Service Agreements | Aberdein Considine Legal

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Contracts & Service Agreements

A Contract of Employment/Services governs the terms of your relationship with your employees/staff and so it is important that it is done correctly.

Furthermore, it is a legal requirement that all employees, workers and agency workers are provided with a written statement of their main terms of engagement on or before their first day of work. Having good quality Contracts of Employment in place is therefore crucial for all employers.

Our Employment team understands that ‘one size fits all’ is often not the case when it comes to agreeing the terms of employment/engagement with staff and we have the expertise to identify any specific considerations for our client’s business.

How can we help?

We work with our business clients to consider the benefits of including tailored clauses to their contracts to ensure our employer clients are compliant with UK employment law whilst achieving suitable business protection.

We can also provide more detailed Director Service Agreements which typically contain more provisions tailored to protect the business than a standard contract of employment.

Our services include:

  • Formulating Statements of Main Terms and Conditions compliant with UK employment law;
  • Creating bespoke Contracts of Employment tailored to our client’s needs, including senior management contracts;
  • Drafting Directors Service Agreements ensuring that the additional rights and responsibilities of the employee and employer are particularly detailed to protect our clients;
  • Advising on the detail and operation of termination mechanisms including payments in lieu of notice and garden leave;
  • Guiding on the use and operation of post-termination restrictions/covenants, including restrictions against competing with a former employer, soliciting business or dealing with the business’s clients; and
  • Supporting our clients in the discharge of their data protection duties through the provision of suitable data protection/privacy notices.

Our client promise

At Aberdein Considine Legal, we have a simple three-point promise to all of our clients.

  • Aberdein Considine represents both claimants and respondents in contentious employment situations and advises a range of businesses on issues such as employee benefits and HR procedures. The practice is led by Sally-Anne Anderson, who alongside associate Catriona Ramsay, is noted as ‘smart, no-nonsense and well-adjusted to operate in changing market conditions’.