Our extensive expert legal support will guide you through reorganising, restructuring or making redundancies.

  • If you are making redundancies, reorganising or restructuring your business, following the correct legal procedures and using the right documentation will help prevent future problems.
  • As these processes can be complex, it’s advisable to have expert legal support from the start.
  • We can provide comprehensive and practical support on company reorganisation, restructuring and redundancy, combining our employment expertise with our commercial and corporate departments when appropriate, to provide a seamless service.

Making employees redundant, or reorganising or restructuring your business can be daunting. Each of these situations require you, as the employer, to follow the correct procedure. It’s important you understand those procedures and your company’s position throughout, making it highly advisable to call on expert legal support at the earliest possible stage.

Redundancy legal advice

If it is necessary to make redundancies, whether as part of company restructuring or the changing needs of the business, you’ll need to correctly identify who you should inform and consult with. As well as the individuals concerned, this may include trade unions or employee representatives. It’s essential you understand what redundancy means in the legal sense, that you follow the correct procedure and apply it fairly. This will reduce the chances of employees bringing claims against you, for example for unfair or wrongful dismissal.

We are also able to identify and discuss whether there are alternative options to redundancy, which may better suit your immediate and long term business needs. For example, negotiating changes to employees terms of employment and accessing, if eligible the government’s Job Support Scheme.

If you’re unsure about any aspect of the process, want more information on redundancy or restructuring legal requirements, or simply want clarification about your options, eligibility and the legal implications, please ask us for advice.

Reorganisation legal advice

There are many reasons why you may decide it is time to reorganise your business group. For example, it could be:-

  • For tax reasons;
  • As a precursor to acquiring a company or business;
  • As a precursor to selling a company or business; or
  • As a result of an acquisition or to increase business efficiency.

Whatever the reason, any company law issues or issues concerning consent from third parties need to be identified at the outset. We can help ensure you follow the correct procedure, produce a suitable timetable for you and make sure all the correct paperwork is prepared and filed within the required timescales.

Restructuring legal advice

If your company is in financial difficulty, the creditors may agree to restructure the company’s liabilities so that the business of the company can survive. In order for a business restructure or reorganisation of this type to take place, a contract is usually drawn up between the company and the creditors.

Our team will ensure the contract is tailored specifically to your company’s needs, so that the best terms are agreed and your business has the strongest possible chances of survival.

As well as the expert knowledge of our specialist employment team, we can draw on the expertise and experience of our colleagues in our corporate, commercial and insolvency departments, to support you with comprehensive, up to date and practical advice.

Our expert team work across our offices in London, Southampton, Lymington, Richmond, Woking and Guildford. Contact us today for specialist support.