Advice for Employers

Our employment team acts for a growing number of employers throughout Cumbria as well as further afield.

We can assist with day to day issues via email, telephone or face to face.  We can help you with a whole range of employment issues including:


Please click on the links above to find any further information about the different areas or alternatively contact our employment team on 01229 585555.

We are pleased to announce our new Employment Package for 2019/20.  Using our long experience of advising local businesses, we have formulated an Employment Package which we believe will be of great benefit to all local businesses, regardless of size.

Please click on the link below for further information Employment Package for 2019/20

We also offer seminars on all employment areas which are held on a regular basis and can be tailored to your specific needs and can be carried out in-house if you prefer. To discuss this further please contact Steve Walker.


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Our Employment Team includes:

Steve Walker (Managing Director)

Steven Ladhams (Director and Solicitor)


Our employment team has received (and continues to receive) a large number of requests for help from companies who would like assistance with interpreting the ongoing changes to the furlough scheme and/or who are advance planning for when the furlough scheme comes to an end.  Some of this planning may involve consideration of short-time working or even redundancies and some involves dealing with specific concerns that returning employees may have about health and safety or about childcare and other obligations.

We have produced a number of factsheets for our employer clients which explain the Government guidance and which provide some practical guidance on how to deal with some of these matters.

If you have any specific queries about ending your furlough scheme or need any assistance with restructuring your business in light of the ongoing economic difficulties caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, please e-mail Steve Walker at or Gail Black at

Full details of how we are dealing with Coronavirus are available here.

We will do everything possible to keep disruption to a minimum during this difficult time.