Employment law

Pettingill Consulting

Joan Pettingill is an employment law partner at international law firm gunnercooke LLP and has over 20 years experience providing complete employment law support for employers and senior executives.

Day to day issues

Recruitment & retention advice

Employment contracts, policies & handbooks

Performance management

Disciplinary & grievances

Advice on exit, off record conversations, settlement agreements including shareholder and executive exits.

Business protection advice 


Protecting trade secrets


Solicitation of staff

Team moves

Change management advice 

Changing terms & conditions of work

Reorganisations & redundancy

Staff transfers on business sales and acquisitions

Due diligence support

Negotiating warranties and indemnities

Renegotiation of executive terms / MBO team terms

Collective negotiations

Industrial relations support 

Trade union recognition

Employee representatives and consultation committees

Trade union rights

Voluntary consultative arrangements

Collective issues such as pay bargaining

Tribunal representation

On all employment law matters including multiple holiday pay cases or high profile sensitive matters

Legal advice is provided via gunnercooke LLP.

Tailored for you

In addition to clear employment law advice, support from experienced HR professionals can be arranged to help roll out projects or provide assistance with difficult or sensitive conversations.

We often work in tandem with business law and operating partners to ensure all angles are covered, for example if there is an intellectual property, employment tax issue or if global mobility of staff or their families is relevant.

Where appropriate we work via gunnercooke LLP’s international desks and offices to ensure good communications between group HQs which may be based abroad and UK HQs.

Service may be provided on an ad hoc project basis or on fixed fee retainers.

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