Whether you’re setting up a new recruitment business, need help with drafting and reviewing commercial contracts or are looking to hire new candidates in-house, we can help. Recruitment law is a grey area as there are no specific legislations governing the area, however there are plenty of commercial and employment laws that apply to the process.
Our thorough experienced employment solicitors can help you to understand the laws and how you can best protect your business when hiring new staff members.
We are here to ensure your recruitment process runs smoothly. Contact our recruitment solicitors today.
How our recruitment solicitors can help you
Our recruitment solicitors are on hand to provide professional legal advice to both recruitment agencies and businesses looking to recruit new team members. We offer a wide range of recruitment legal services covering the entirety of UK employment law. Find out more about the services we offer below.
For recruitment agencies
It is vital that recruitment agencies adhere to specific rules, regulations and laws when sourcing candidates for their clients. This ensures that the agency, their clients and their candidates are all protected should a claim arise. Our recruitment solicitors can help your recruitment business with all of the following and more:
- Compliance with recruitment law – Helping to ensure your recruitment business is set up and operating in a way that adheres to UKL recruitment laws.
- Corporate law – There are standard laws that need to be adhered to when setting up a business. Our corporate solicitors can advise on everything from business structuring to mergers and acquisitions.
- Negotiating recruitment supply agreements – We help to to negotiate the best terms and can draft or review contracts for your recruitment agency when agreeing significant recruitment supply agreements.
- Commercial contracts – We can draft or review any commercial contracts needed to ensure you have a robust and enforceable contract in place.
- Employment and immigration laws – We have experts in employment law who can appropriately advise you on the best way to set up your recruitment business and employment contracts.
- GDPR / data protection – Your recruitment business likely holds vast amounts of data on candidates, clients and more. We can help to ensure you stick to the relevant data protection laws.
- Legal claims and litigation – Competition is fierce in the recruitment industry, which can mean that disputes often arise. Whether you have competing agencies making a claim or ex-employees acting unlawfully, we can help.
- Commercial property – If your recruitment agency needs to buy or sell commercial property, or needs legal advice on a commercial lease, our property team can help.
For businesses recruiting new candidates
We don’t just work with recruitment agencies, we also work with HR teams and in-house recruiters to help them navigate the legal landscape when it comes to hiring. We can help with the following and more:
- The recruitment process – We aim to make your recruitment processes simple and easy to follow for your candidates, ensuring there are no unnecessary barriers between your business and the perfect candidate.
- Avoiding discrimination and bias – From the wording of your job advertisements to the questions you ask at interview, we step in to help ensure you don’t say or ask anything that could bring a discrimination claim against you.
- Advising you on your company’s benefits – Choosing the right benefits package and working with a suitable employee benefits partner is crucial to acquiring and retaining the best talent.
- Adhering to immigration laws – If you are sourcing talent from abroad, our immigration solicitors help to ensure you comply with the UK immigration laws.
- Adhering to UK employment laws – During the entire hiring process, you need to ensure you are adhering to UK employment laws to avoid any claims being made against you. Our employment solicitors can help with that.
- HR2Help – We can provide any HR consultancy you may require throughout your recruitment process and beyond.
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