Employment Law

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Whether you are an employer or an employee, our services can help you with all aspects of life in the modern workplace. View our complete range of Employment Law services below.

Employee Handbooks

As a business owner, you need a place to outline all of the statutory rights of your employees, such as holiday leave and sick pay. We can help you with the planning and drafting of your employee handbook, making sure you comply with the Acas Code.

Employment Contract Drafting

Contracts can be the foundation of your business – ensuring they are thorough, detailed and well-written is therefore essential. Our employment experts can help you achieve just that.

Parental Leave

Whether you’re a business owner, an expectant parent or someone looking to adopt, we can provide practical advice on how parental leave impacts you.


If you are facing redundancy, our solicitors can support you through every step of the process, providing expert legal advice and support that helps you to achieve the best possible outcome.

Tribunal Claims

Whether you're an employee or an employer, if you're involved in a claim with the employment tribunal, we can provide expert advice and representation that is tailored to your case.


If you're an employee looking to protect your entitlements during a change in ownership at work, or you're an employer seeking advice on TUPE laws before taking control of a business, we can help you find the right resolution regardless of your position.

Workplace Disputes

It's common for employees and employers to not see eye-to-eye. When this happens, Giles Wilson can help resolve a range of different workplace disputes, inside or outside of tribunal.


Working closely with you, we'll work hard to resolve any employment issue you have, whether you're an employer or an employee.

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Transparent about our fees

Life is complicated enough without having to fret about fees. We’re leading the way to provide complete transparency for our clients. We’ll always discuss your budget and the cost of your case in advance to give you complete clarity, as well as talk you through potential funding options.

Take a look at our guides to get an idea of pricing.

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Giles Wilson Mooting competition

The Giles Wilson Moot As a leading local law firm, we seek to encourage and nurture legal potential in the region from a young age. Therefore, we are delighted to announce that Giles Wilson will be holding a Mooting competition this year. What is the Giles Wilson Moot? The Giles Wilson Moot is a competition structured as a series of mock legal hearings, leading to a grand final. Students are invited to act as legal counsel, preparing and delivering compelling arguments based on various legal scenarios to a panel of esteemed solicitors, barristers and judges. Additionally, each team of students must respond to a series of questions posed to them by the panel and be prepared to think on their feet. A unique opportunity for an insight into legal practice Recognised by the Law Society, our Moot offers a rare opportunity for local students to experience the law in practice; something that is not commonly found outside of university level study. We are very proud of the fact that is it the only competition of its kind in the Southeast. We believe that our Moot enables the participants to develop key skills that will set them in good stead for any future career, such as; confidence in public speaking, critical thinking and analytical ability. The winners will receive prizes, including the prestigious Giles Wilson Moot cup, work experience with Giles Wilson and barristers’ chambers. Getting involved We have contacted schools within a 5-mile radius of our head office in Leigh-on-Sea to be involved. The schools that participate will have the opportunity to attend ‘Moot evenings’ whereby students will receive further information on the competition, be able to ask questions and network with legal professionals within Giles Wilson. The Moot competition itself will start with the quarterfinals, taking place in October 2024, with semi-finals planned for November, and the final in December. The Moot competition is part of our calendar of events for 2024 and will be in support of our 2024 chosen charities. Therefore, anyone is welcome to come along to watch the Moot rounds and support the students and charities if they wish to. If you require any further information, please send an email to: [email protected], with the subject “Giles Wilson Moot 2024”.

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Awards & Recognitions

The expertise of our solicitors is regularly recognised by some of the profession’s most distinguished organisations. As well as being a member of a number of Law Society schemes, we have won awards at the Law Society Excellence Awards, the Halsbury Legal Awards and the Modern Law Awards.

We have also received recognition in the form of the Lexcel mark of quality, a Legal 500 listing and a place on the shortlist of The Lawyer’s Boutique Firm of the Year.

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If you have complained to your solicitor about breaching the SRA Code of Conduct and are not satisfied with their response, you can report them to the SRA. Examples of a breach include:

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If you have complained to your solicitor about poor service and you are not satisfied with their response, you can contact the Legal Ombudsman who deal with poor service, such as:

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