The skilful management and motivation of staff is at the centre of a successful business, but getting to grips with the burdens imposed by the steady stream of employment legislation and regulation is time consuming and often diverts business owners and managers away from more productive tasks.  

You can trust us to help you through the employment law maze to ensure that complicated laws and regulations are not a barrier for effective management of your staff and for business growth.  
We partner with you to manage your staff in a way that suits you and your organisation’s needs while maximising efficiencies and minimising legal risks. We always go the extra mile to help you resolve problems and achieve the outcomes you need.

Expert employment law solicitors to meet your needs

Our vibrant, energetic Employment Team of lawyers boasts some of the best lawyers in the region specialising in all aspects of employment law facing a company's board or the HR professional - from everyday operational challenges through to advising on strategic issues. The team currently comprises over 30 specialist qualified employment law solicitors, including four partners, making us one of the largest employment teams in the East of England. We have the strength and depth of expertise to ensure we deliver the service you expect in respect of technical quality, practical approach and timeliness of advice.

We are proud to act for sector leading clients nationwide and some of the East of England’s most important businesses and institutions.

We expect our partners and senior solicitors to pursue a sleeves rolled-up approach and to be fully accountable to you for the service they and their teams deliver. They are at the coal-face and so you can be assured of the best practical and technical advice and client care.

We advise a diverse range of businesses from start up through to cessation and everything in between. Our main services include:

We have a team of employment lawyers at our offices in Norwich, Cambridge, Ipswich and Chelmsford who are keen to offer advice. If you would like any more information about the legal services we offer, please contact a member of our Employment Law Team.


We produce a variety of newsletters covering changes in legislation, topical news and issues affecting our clients. You can download the latest issue of Employment Law, our monthly newsletter for HR professionals, from our newsletter page. If you would like to automatically receive future issues please register your details.

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‘The [employment] team is friendly and approachable and never makes me feel like I’m asking a silly question. If one of the team does not know the answer they will pass my query over to someone who does to ensure the correct answer is given. The HR update meetings that Birketts run, both the Early Breakfast meetings as well as the annual HR update, are second to none and always informative and relevant.'

Legal 500 [UK 2021]