Employment

We recognise that the management of people issues involves more than just knowledge of employment law. We work in partnership with our clients to seamlessly manage these issues.  We also offer FW Connect which is a complete solution to your HR information, compliance and administration needs combined with our leading City HR law expertise.

Our specialist employment team advises premium fashion brands and senior fashion industry executives, from non-executive chairmen through to head designers.

Employment problems frequently require a quick response. Our extensive knowledge and experience of the law affecting the workplace enables us to provide practical, tailored advice. And, if the worst comes to the worst and you are involved in a dispute relating to manufacture, distribution or retailing, we will seek to resolve your dispute whether at a domestic or international level. We are often called upon for our particular expertise in complex litigation, change and restructuring programmes, team moves, sensitive regulatory and governance issues, and difficult exits of senior employees. Whether we are supporting HR teams, senior management or in-house counsel our lawyers are always responsive and on the ball.

Within the fashion industry we have specific experience of:

  • negotiating service contracts, specifically for senior personnel
  • the complexities of restrictive covenants
  • share incentives and option schemes
  • dismissals and redundancies
  • golden handshakes

Recently, we have steered a number of leading fashion brands through senior executive departures - as well as advising directors of major brands on their restrictive covenants.

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