Employment Law

The Team

Our team has over 40 years of experience on employment law with particular experise in the hospitality and food and drink industries.

Carol Shaw leads our employment team and provides a full range of employment law services for employers. She has an excellent success record as advocate in employment tribunals and is experienced in dealing with injunctive relief in respect of confidentiality and restrictive covenants. We also offer corporate training in a wide range of areas including equal opportunities, disciplinary processes and managing short-term absence. Our training can be tailored to your policies, people and needs. 

All work carried out by our employment department is supervised by Carol Shaw, a director and head of the department.

Our Values 

We believe that it is our core values and our personality as a firm that differentiate us from our competitors. We are defined by our 5 shared values of honesty, loyalty, authenticity, empathy and expertise and all our employees behave according to these values so that each client receives a personalised service, delivered consistently. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you to discuss your requirements and establish whether you feel we have the right approach for your business.

Our Clients

We act for local, national and multi-national organisations, ranging from clients with a single employee to those with over 15,000 employees and can offer insurance based packages, monthly retainers, fixed fees or a “pay as you go” basis. 

80% of our clients have been referred to us by other clients and the feedback from our client surveys for our employment department tell us that 100% of our clients say that we dealt with their matter efficiently and that they would use us again. 

Examples of some of the excellent  testimonials we receive from our clients can be viewed here.

We provide the following additional services to our corporate clients:

  • Free breakfast quarterly briefing sessions at our offices where current, practical, and legal issues are discussed in a friendly and informal environment, or for national clients who are not based in the area, free quarterly review meetings at their offices.
  • Free subscription to our monthly e-newsletter – HR Watch (Subscribe online here


We offer a range of training courses for our corporate clients. These can be delivered to your staff at your premises, and individually tailored to meet your business' particular needs. Both Carol Shaw and Philomena Price have extensive experience of delivering training.

Please contact the team for more information.

Getting in touch

For more information on our Employment Services for Employers, please contact Carol Shaw, Director and Head of Employment Law, on 01295 204140 or email Carol at cshaw@se-law.co.uk