The recruitment sector has experienced significant growth in recent years. As a consequence, the sector has become the subject of increased legislation and competition which has affected both recruitment businesses and buyers of recruitment services.
We appreciate that you need expert lawyers who understand not just the legislation which applies to the recruitment sector, but also the commercial challenges faced in the sector. We offer practical, robust and value added legal advice on the day to day issues to help you achieve your commercial objectives.
Our recruitment lawyers have wide ranging expertise and can offer you advice and guidance across the full range of legal issues, whether you are a recruitment business looking for advice on a major recruitment process outsourcing deal, or a buyer of recruitment services looking to secure a small number of contractors on a short-term basis to support the delivery of a key project.
Our lawyers' experience of working in-house for recruitment businesses gives us a unique understanding of the sector and the requirements and drivers for both recruitment businesses and buyers of recruitment services.
We pride ourselves on being trusted advisors and partners to our recruitment sector clients and we are committed to the sector, as demonstrated by our affiliate membership of APSCo. You can trust that our recruitment lawyers understand the technical aspects, the jargon and the practical demands within the sector.
We can help you with the full range of legal issues affecting the recruitment sector, including:
Whether you are a recruitment business or a buyer of recruitment services, it is vital that you have compliant, robust and enforceable commercial contracts in place to allocate risk appropriately, to protect your position and to allow effective enforcement should the need arise.
With increased corporate activity in the recruitment sector in recent years, you need specialist advice on the full range of corporate law issues, including mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs and buy-ins and restructuring.
Recruitment businesses often hold vast amounts of personal data on their candidates, contractors and clients so data protection compliance is extremely important to avoid complaints, regulatory investigation, fines and reputational damage.
We are experts in helping recruitment businesses secure unpaid invoices, lost introduction fees and lost transfer fees. Our debt recovery solicitors will work closely with you to recover the maximum amount of the debt as quickly as possible and with minimum cost. Our highly-trained team are supported by a computerised debt collection system, which is efficient and cost-effective, yet flexible enough to meet your needs.
Employment issues are common in the recruitment sector. For recruitment businesses, it is vital that their employment contracts are properly drafted to make sure employees cannot take candidates, clients or colleagues with them when they leave. For buyers of recruitment services, it is important that the contractors they hire are properly set up otherwise they could be deemed to be employees of the hirer.
As recruitment businesses and buyers of recruitment services cast their net globally in their search for top talent, immigration issues and the need to obtain the necessary permits and authorisations become increasingly important to avoid damaging allegations of illegal working.
With fierce competition for top talent, disputes and litigation often arise over the enforceability of restrictive covenants, whether you are a recruitment business trying to stop a former employee poaching your clients or a buyer of recruitment services trying to defend a claim for an introduction fee.
The significant growth of the recruitment sector, which has led to recruitment businesses opening new offices and upsizing both in the UK and overseas, has fuelled the need for specialist property law advice on both freehold and leasehold transactions.
Kathy Halliday is excellent. She is obviously very knowledgeable and professional but also takes time to understand our business and what we are trying to achieve.