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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

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.

Robert Maddocks

Robert is a Partner 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.

Sarah Collier

Sarah joined Bermans in June 2024 and is a Partner in our Employment team based in Manchester. Sarah is an employment law specialist who adopts a personal approach with a significant focus on client care.

Sophie Robertson

Sophie Robertson

Sophie joined Bermans in 2019 and is an Associate in our Liverpool Employment team.

Alex Murray

Alex Murray joined Bermans in September 2023 and is a Solicitor in our Employment team based in Manchester. Alex is involved in a range of contentious and non-contentious employment work, including guiding employers through disciplinary process and redundancy situations, advising clients in respect of settlement agreements, and preparing cases for Employment Tribunals, primarily in claims for unfair dismissal and discrimination.

Jessica Murphy

Jessica joined Bermans in April 2022 and is currently a Trainee Solicitor in our Employment team based in Liverpool.