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Legal 500 Top Tier Firm 2024  
Solicitors in Chester and Liverpool
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Our employment solicitors boast a wealth of experience and have earned recognition by the Legal 500. Catering to a diverse clientele, including SMEs, PLCs, not-for-profit and charitable organisations, as well as senior executives, we provide comprehensive guidance on a myriad of employment law matters.

Our commitment to delivering unparalleled service is reflected in our service which provides tailored solutions designed to meet the unique needs of each client.



Our Employment and HR Legal Services

With specialised expertise in various facets of employment law, our solicitors excel in the following areas:

Absence Management

  • Our team assists clients in navigating the complexities of absence management, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and providing effective solutions for workforce productivity.

Anti-Bribery & Corruption

  • We offer strategic advice and legal counsel to mitigate the risks associated with bribery and corruption, safeguarding our clients’ reputations and legal standing.

Business Transfers, Acquisitions, Sales & TUPE

  • Whether engaging in business transfers, acquisitions, or sales, we guide clients through the intricacies of Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations, ensuring a seamless transition for employees.

Confidential Information, Restrictive Covenants, and Business Protection

  • Our solicitors provide robust legal frameworks to safeguard confidential information, enforce restrictive covenants, and protect businesses from potential threats.

Contracts, Policies & Procedures

  • We assist in drafting and reviewing employment contracts, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with the latest legal standards and promote a fair and transparent work environment.

Director/Shareholder Exits/Disputes

  • When faced with director or shareholder disputes, our team offers strategic guidance and legal representation to protect the interests of our clients.

Disciplinary, Dismissal & Grievance Issues

  • From navigating disciplinary proceedings to managing dismissals and addressing grievance issues, our solicitors provide comprehensive support throughout the entire process.


  • We offer expert advice on handling discrimination issues, promoting diversity and inclusion within the workplace while ensuring compliance with anti-discrimination laws.

Employee Privacy & Data Protection

  • Our team addresses the complexities of employee privacy and data protection, ensuring that our clients adhere to legal requirements and protect sensitive information.

Employment Status Disputes

  • We navigate the legal intricacies surrounding employment status disputes, offering clarity and resolution for both employers and employees.

Employment Tribunal Representation

  • Our experienced advocates provide robust representation in Employment Tribunals, defending the interests of our clients with a focus on achieving favourable outcomes.

Settlement Agreements

  • We specialise in drafting and negotiating settlement agreements, ensuring that the terms are fair and legally sound, protecting our clients’ interests.

Executive Service Agreements

  • Crafting and negotiating executive service agreements, our solicitors ensure that the terms align with the unique needs and expectations of senior executives.

Performance Management

  • We assist organisations in implementing effective performance management strategies, fostering a high-performance culture while mitigating legal risks.


  • Providing legal guidance throughout the recruitment process, we help clients navigate the intricacies of hiring, from drafting employment contracts to ensuring fair and lawful recruitment practices.

Redundancy, Collective Consultation & Organisational Change

  • Our solicitors guide clients through the challenges of redundancy, collective consultation, and organisational change, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and minimising potential risks.

Trade Union Recognition, Collective Agreements & Disputes

  • For clients dealing with trade unions, our team offers strategic advice on recognition, negotiation of collective agreements, and resolution of disputes, fostering positive employer-union relationships.

In essence, our employment solicitors are dedicated to providing comprehensive and tailored legal solutions, allowing our clients to navigate the dynamic landscape of employment law with confidence to achieve successful outcomes.


Employment and HR Services – Our Fees

DTM Legal provides a variety of pricing structures tailored to meet your specific needs. To explore the options available, we invite you to contact Tom Evans, who will assist you in finding the pricing arrangement that best aligns with your requirements.

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Speak to an Employment and HR Solicitor

For expert guidance and personalised assistance with your Employment and HR needs, contact Tom Evans, Head of Employment and HR, at DTM Legal. We’re here to be your dedicated partners for legal excellence and exceptional service. To discuss your requirements further please complete the form below.

Employment & HR Solicitors

  • “The team at DTM Legal have never failed to respond to any legal issue taken to them – covering many areas of law – in a timely, polite, efficient and user-friendly manner. Issues, whether complex or basic, are given the same amount of detailed examination in order to ensure you receive the most suitable and secure response possible. They are, in short, our first port of call when legal situations dictate that we need a service that we can rely on without delay.”

    Dave Kynaston, Vice Principal, Reaseheath College

  • “We have had the need for legal advice and given instruction to DTM, on a whole range of issues in the normal course of our business. At all times we have found the team easy to contact and quick to understand the particular nuance of our business and related legal requirements, case by case. As such, we have built up a good working relationship with DTM and we know we feel comfortable that should the need arise, they will step in and provide us with the support we need.”

    Martin Henderson fcma, Finance Director, Calder Industrial Materials Ltd

  • “Without doubt, DTM are one of the most approachable, professional and diligent legal practices I have encountered. The service is exemplary, even when dealing with issues that arise out of normal office hours or at weekends. Communication is prompt, with no “waffle”, something I personally respect. I was so impressed by the quality of their commercial advice that I had no hesitation in using them for personal work too.”

    Chris Hurst, CEO, Dee 106

  • “The employment solicitors at DTM are truly fantastic. They are extremely helpful, supportive and friendly – we consider them an extension of our own team. Communication is great and they respond to our enquiries in a timely manner, even when they are busy in-house, nothing is too much trouble for them. The quality of advice is always clear, concise and easy to comprehend. What we like most is that the information is very practical and tailored exactly to suit our requirements, it’s solution driven advice meaning we always get the very best result. The service provided by the DTM employment team is outstanding and we would not hesitate recommending them to other businesses who are looking for a professional and reliable company to partner with.”

    Carrie Pickett - Operations Manager, Moneypenny

  • “We have worked with DTM Legal for a number of years and always found their approach to be extremely professional and helpful. The advice given is always straightforward, easy to follow and above all practical. It is so important to understand the advice being given, we always discuss solutions and how we can achieve them as straightforward as possible. We have regular contact with the same team members ensuring continuity and a consistent relationship. Tom is approachable and available which is hugely important as time is usually pressing particularly in HR matters. The DTM team always operate speedily and comprehensively. I would recommend the DTM Employment Team without hesitation. ”

    Geoff Dale - Thornton Hall

  • “The Employment solicitors at DTM Legal, and in particular Tom Evans, have been working with CSA UK for several years now and their professional advice and speed of response is excellent. The team at DTM really understand our business culture and the way in which we operate, providing practical advice and solutions which work for us, are easy to understand and with which we are comfortable. They continually expand and improve their support for HR practitioners with regular employment updates, seminars & meetings of HR professionals. We feel DTM is part of our wider team, always acting in the best interests of CSA, and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to other businesses. ”

    HR Manager - CSA Group

  • “Tom & the team were extremely efficient in vouching for my best interest during a very stressful time with an employer. Very clear and diligent at explaining my options and presenting facts on my behalf - always available to make things happen whenever needed. I was happy with the outcome and would thoroughly recommend their services if you are too in a position where you would like to bridge the power gap between you and a large employer. ”

    Employee - client

  • “With exceptional speed due to tight deadlines, accuracy and efficiency, Melissa of dtmlegal expertly guided me through the terms of my draft settlement agreement. She reassured me on various points, clearing up any ambiguity and swiftly provided answers to my questions. I really appreciated her friendly, approachable and professional manner. Thank you.”

    Employee - client

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