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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.


Nicky Benson

Nicky Benson joined Bermans in May 2007 to lead the firm’s growing employment team. Having qualified in 1988, she has spent over 20 years specialising in employment work. She sits as an Employment Judge in the Birmingham region.


Sophie Fulwell

Sophie joined Bermans as an Employment Solicitor in October 2014 and is based in the firm’s Liverpool office. She qualified as a Solicitor in January 2010, having trained with a niche commercial practice in Exeter, before moving on to join a litigation – focused firm in the South West.


Hannah Dowd

Hannah joined Bermans in November 2018 and is currently working in Bermans Employment team as a solicitor. Before joining Bermans, Hannah was a trainee solicitor in high street practice and qualified in August 2018.

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