What TUPE means and how to navigate it
TUPE protects employees when their employing business is bought or sold, or where certain service contracts change from one supplier to another. We can help you navigate this complicated process.
We will advise you on whether TUPE applies and, if it does, how best to manage the process, ensuring that every procedure is carried out correctly and that you do not place yourself at risk from unfair dismissal or any other claims.
Buying a business: negotiating the best deal
We will make sure that you have ticked every box and that the purchase price is an appropriate one. We can carry out due diligence checks on the business you are buying and ensure that you are fully aware of what you are acquiring.
We will assess the business for risks, such as difficult employees, tribunal claims and unexpected payments, and make sure the contract that you enter into reflects what we find. We will ensure that you get the best deal.
Taking over a service contract
Our specialist employment solicitors can help make taking a service contract from a competitor as straightforward as possible. We will advise on whether TUPE applies and how best to protect you and your client during the transfer.
We will help you get a clear picture of what you are taking over and what to expect from the competitor handing over the contract. We will ensure that your interests are protected throughout the process.
Selling a business: what you have to do
If you are selling a business, we will advise you on whether TUPE applies and, if it does, help to make sure that you navigate the rules and fulfil all the necessary requirements so that you avoid unfair dismissal or any other claims.
We will ensure that you provide all the required information to the purchaser within the set timeframes and that if there are any changes in the way employees work, the process is handled correctly and in your favour.
Negotiating the best sale contract
Our specialist employment solicitors can help you achieve the best possible purchase price. We will help you successfully navigate any TUPE requirements, including information on employees and any warranties, undertakings and indemnities that are required.
We will guide you through the process, ensuring that your interests are always protected and that you get the most favourable sale contract.
Make TUPE work in your favour
Our specialist employment law solicitors know TUPE inside out and we can help TUPE work in your favour when selling your business.
We will make sure that you get the best deal from the buyer. We can provide expert advice on the sales contract, and help draw it up if required, and ensure that TUPE is used to your fullest advantage.
Expertise for employers
Starting employment: contracts and policies
During employment: handling staff problems
Common issues raised by staff
- Bullying and harassment
- Constructive dismissal
- Family rights and flexible working
- Holiday and working time
- Pay and pensions