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Professional advice in employment law


Bermans specialist Employment team provides hands-on, professional advice to assist businesses and employees in all areas of employment law.

Our team takes a comprehensive approach to solving employment issues. We provide employers with a range of bespoke services and employee relationship advice. We pride ourselves on our ability to build long-term relationships with our clients, which allow us an in-depth understanding of their business and employment issues.

Our fixed-fee employment law package and HR website Praesidium Employment Law Protection helps our clients to reduce or eliminate the risk of expensive Employment Tribunal claims.

Clients we work with

  • Businesses
  • Employees

Key Services

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    Business Immigration
    • Disciplinary
    • Grievances
    • Redundancy
    • Termination packages
    • Protected Conversations
    • Restrictive Covenants
    • TUPE
    • Variation of terms and conditions
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    Preparation of:

    • Service Agreements
    • Policies and procedures
    • Settlement Agreements
    • Contracts of Employment
    • Consultancy Agreements
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    Representation in Employment Tribunals:

    • Discrimination
    • Whistle-blowing
    • Unfair dismissal
    • TUPE
    • Agency
    Employment tribunal: Range of costs

Key Contacts


Adrian Fryer

Adrian Fryer qualified in 1997 and has specialised in employment law since then. He has a particular interest in TUPE, collective consultation issues and trade union recognition.

Neil Gouldson

Neil Gouldson

Neil joined Bermans in February 2019 and is a senior associate in our employment team. He has a strong track record in the legal services industry specialising in all areas of general employment law advice across a wide range of sectors.

Robert Maddocks

Robert Maddocks

Robert is a Senior Associate and is known for delivering strategic and commercial advice to clients and advises clients in different sectors. He has also contributed to industry journals and national press with articles on employment law issues.

Sophie Robertson

Sophie Robertson

Sophie is a solicitor and has experience in both contentious and non-contentious employment work including guiding employers through disciplinary process, absence management procedures and redundancy situations.


Tahsin Khan

Tahsin joined Bermans Manchester office in November 2021 as a Solicitor in our Employment team. He advises across all employment law and HR issues including drafting contracts of employment, directors’ service agreements, settlement agreements, handling disciplinaries and grievances, redundancies and TUPE transactions.


Georgia Davies

Georgia is a trainee solicitor and assists the Employment team with contentious and non-contentious work, including advising clients in respect of settlement agreements and preparing clients for employment tribunals, primarily in claims for unfair dismissal and discrimination.

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