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Beers LLP has a national reputation and is recognised and named in the Legal 500 for expertise in employment law. From our offices in Plymouth and Kingsbridge, our expert solicitors provide advice to help businesses with problems with their employees.
We advise strategically and tactically how to tackle the problem raised by employees. We look to you for your outcome, challenge it to ‘stress test’ it, agree a way forward and implement it.
If you have a problem with an employee the one thing that cannot be permitted is for the situation to continue. We work with you to solve the problem: either the problem is resolved and you have a valued employee – the best outcome – or you have an ex employee.
There can be no problems that will be new to the team. Capability, misconduct, disability, discrimination of all sorts and union related issues and redundancy exercises and ex employee problems such as breach of restrictive covenants.
While we are confident in handling tribunal claims our focus is on problem resolution that does not result in ET claims.
We can help you with difficulties at work, including unfair dismissal and all forms of discrimination – race, sex, age, religion and disability for example.
When concerns arise, you need good advice right from the outset. We pride ourselves on advice that is:
Julian has specialised in employment law since qualifying as a solicitor in 1999. He joined Beers in 2013 as a Partner after many years at a well regarded City firm. He has advised and acted for household name companies as well as providing support and advice to a wide range of employers and also to senior directors and managers.
Julian is a full service employment lawyer, with considerable Tribunal litigation experience. He has particular expertise in the employment aspects of redundancies, TUPE and business re-organisations and discrimination issues. He also has in-house and international employment law experience.
Away from the office Julian likes cars, music, the theatre, running and spending time with his wife and two dogs.
Paul graduated from the University of Cambridge before training at the future Clifford Chance. After a short spell there as a solicitor dealing with commercial leases he made the lifestyle choice of moving to general practice in Devon. Paul has then specialised in employment law and for many years has acted as the main employment adviser to several large plc clients as well as looking after smaller employer clients, including firms of solicitors and care homes, and handling claimant work.
Paul has been a partner at Beers LLP since 1982. He has sat as an Employment Judge since 1992, and as a Judge of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal since 2014. He has been recognised in the two prime legal directories, Chambers and Legal 500. He also has an interest in professional regulation, sitting on the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, and being responsible for the regulation of the members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. He is also chairs the Architects Registration Board’s professional conduct committee and is a legal assessor (adviser) for the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s fitness to practice committees.
Outside the office, Paul much enjoys the company of his wonderful wife and his children as well as outdoor activities such as running on Dartmoor, mountaineering and sailing.
Legal 500 “Beers LLP’s team head Paul Housego is ‘an outstanding individual, who has immense knowledge’ and ‘knows how to put it into practice’.”
Sarah joined Beers LLP in September 2014 having spent six years working for global law firm DLA Piper. Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and has since specialised in employment law. She has advised large plc companies, small local businesses and individual employees.
Sarah deals with contentious and non-contentious employment matters across the private and public sectors. This includes all areas of litigation, HR advisory work, employee relations, discrimination and diversity management and employee benefit issues.
Outside the office, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughter. She also enjoys singing, skiing and walking.
Established in 1875, today Beers LLP is one of the leading Legal 500 law firms in the South West of England.
29 Fore Street
Tel: 01548 857000
Fax: 01548 852101
North Quay House,
Plymouth , PL4 0RA
Tel: 01752 246000
Fax: 01752 246001
Beers LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
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