Corporate & Commercial
Your team of expert corporate and commercial lawyers
Delivering expert corporate and commercial legal services
Our dedicated team provide a range
of specialist legal services
Headed up by Gemma Sumsion the Corporate & Commercial team provide a bespoke, professional yet pragmatic service to their business clients.
We advise across all industries, with particular expertise in the house building, professional services, agriculture, manufacturing and hospitality sectors.
Our core Corporate services
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Who we work with
The team have a strong and established client base, some of which include:
The Stonewood Group
Very professional service
Very professional service - at a difficult time due to Covid 19.
Helpful, prompt and efficient
Ms Michelle Fielding
I would definitely recommend Goughs
I definitely would recommend Goughs they were very efficient, very helpful and always informed us of what was happening in the chain.
Ms Kathleen Lucas
Thank you very much for doing a great job
Thank you very much for doing a great job as always, would recommend you for sure for being so efficient and getting the job done as quick as possible.
Very helpful. Advice clear with plenty of time for us to consider all the options before making decisions.
Very thorough, and we also got forces discount.
Rowena is very professional and very prompt response every time I needed something.
Gemma combines sound commercial judgement with a refreshing clarity and approach. An excellent commercial lawyer.
Very human, understanding, trustworthy, feeling of honesty.
Mr & Mrs C
Friendly exact explanations on all legal aspects, helpful throughout and always with a smile.
I could not have wished for a more professional dedicated team, I am so grateful for all their help and support, I would highly recommend Goughs solicitors to family and friends.
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Well in a nutshell:
Firstly, the employee should raise the grievance in writing.
The employer should hold a meeting and investigate the complaint. At the meeting the employee is legally entitled to be accompanied by a fellow work colleague or a trade union representative if they are a member of a union.
The employee should be given sufficient time to discuss the nature of their grievance, and if appropriate the meeting should be adjourned for further investigations to take place.
After the grievance has been fully investigated a further meeting should be held to enable the employer to communicate its decision; this should also be followed up in writing. If the employee remains unhappy, they have a right of appeal.
All employees, regardless of the number of hours they work per week, are entitled to receive a written statement detailing the terms and conditions of employment from their employer, within two months of starting work.
Contracts although, go far beyond the legal necessity, they provide protection and peace of mind to all parties so everyone knows where they stand.
Redundancy pay is calculated based on the employees length of service and age. The length of service is capped at 20 years.
The employee is entitled to:
- 1.5 weeks pay for each full year of employment after their 41st birthday
- a weeks pay for each full year of employment after their 22nd birthday
- half a weeks pay for each full year of employment up to their 22nd birthday
Courts and Tribunals have long recognised the rights and needs of a business to reorganise and restructure. Such reorganisation could include a reduction in staff, changes to terms and conditions, or perhaps a change in the way an item is produced.
If an employee refuses to go along with a business reorganisation then in certain circumstances an employee can be fairly dismissed.
Find out more by visiting our frequently asked questions or get in touch with a specialist employment lawyer today.
Your Corporate & Commercial legal team
Corporate & Commerical legal
experts for the South West
We draw from a wide range of disciplines to support you in keeping your business moving forward.
Goughs have been providing legal services to businesses across the south west since 1882.
We deal with a wide variety of corporate clients so have the expertise to ensure all your needs are dealt with by one team.