- Unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal
- Workplace Bullying and Harassment
- Maternity and Pregnancy Discrimination
- Sexual Harassment at Work
- Redundancy Law
- Bonus disputes
- Settlement Agreements
- Restrictive Covenants
Whatever the stage in your employment lifecycle we can provide you with the representation that you need to vigorously and cost effectively protect your interests. We can provide expert advice and guidance to every workplace situation from recruitment, to pay and bonus, promotion, to harassment or unfair dismissal.
Where litigation in the courts or tribunals is the only option, it helps to have us in your corner. We are expert in all areas of employment litigation from discrimination and dismissal related claims to contractual disputes and manage the litigation process from start to finish providing clear advice on the prospects of success and potential cost from the outset and managing your expectations along the way.
“I was really impressed with how the team at Howat Avraam were able to handle my case, really listening to my needs, and bringing specialist knowledge and tactical expertise to the fore.”
Examples of our work
Recruitment, contracts or promotion
advising on your contract and negotiate on your behalf to ensure that you have ample protection against unfair dismissal and excessive restraint of trade and that any agreed pay and benefit arrangements are accurately reflected.Less
Grievancies, poor performance or misconduct
to produce the right result for you.Less
Takeovers, mergers or redundancy
redundancy is the true reason for your dismissal potential; whether you have been fairly selected for redundancy; ensuring fair procedure has-been followed by the employer and that discrimination has not occurred; challenging the redundancy process; redundancy pay; and settlement agreements.Less
Moving to a competitor
can interfere with your next career move whether this be moving to a competitor or setting up on your own. We will advise on: the enforceability of restrictive covenants and whether they are worth the paper they are written on; how to avoid breaching your obligations; negotiating your exit and; resisting injunctive proceedings.Less
Pay & bonus disputes
rightfully deserve, maintaining our signature commercial approach when doing so by outlining the personal and financial investment involved and taking account of the importance of reputation and career management.Less
Maternity, paternity & flexible working
are not always reflected or implemented in the workplace. We work with employees being subjected to unfair treatment due to maternity, paternity or their request for flexible working, helping to balance family and working life.Less
Discrimination, bullying & harrassment
marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; religion or belief; and sexual orientation. Workplace discrimination laws go beyond protecting employees; they apply to job applicants, workers, contractors, partners and members of LLPs.
We can provide the strategic legal advice that is crucial for individuals facing discrimination at work. We guide, represent and work in partnership with you from the outset, giving you practical support, using our skill as negotiators to achieve fair and financially rewarding settlements and where necessary, litigating forcefully on your behalf.
followed correct procedure; for instance, failure by an employer to give adequate warning before dismissing on misconduct or poor performance grounds, will, in most cases be unlawful.
We are expert in matters of unfair dismissal and in such circumstances, we help you seek out compensation that you are entitled to whether that be through negotiating a severance or engaging in court or tribunal action.
Niki Avraam is a superb employment lawyer and has given us very good advice over the years. As a firm they are astute, commercially aware people who demonstrate care and professionalism in all that they do.
I am very pleased with the service from Howat Avrraam Solicitors. Frezyderm UK
Niki was a wonderful support at a time I really needed expert legal advice. She ensured a fair outcome and was always available for discussions about my case. I can't recommend Niki highly enough.
I needed urgent legal support on an employment settlement aggreement and their swift response and concise professional opinion and recomendation really took the pressure off.
Howat Avraam Solicitors’ proposition to effectively be our in-house legal team was precisely what we needed as a start-up company. From Company registration to a Shareholders’ Agreement, Company Secretarial duties, advice on Board structure, commercial contracts from office leases to aircraft acquisition and, remarkably, Directors’ and Staff employment contracts, all under one roof! They are totally professional and easy to deal with and I believe that this is the future of legal support. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Selling the company that I founded 20 years ago was a stressful experience but Matthew, Niki and their team couldn’t have done more to ease the process. Their personal and no-nonsense approach demystified the legal process and got the job done with minimal fuss.