UK Legal Awards 2023

Feb23510 Best Employment Law Firm 2023 – Kent Maidstone, Kent based Apex Employment Solicitors is a firm of employment law experts who work for both individuals and businesses throughout the UK. It offers high quality and intelligent employment and HR advice across a range of employment-related issues. Its high-quality team have combined industry experiences spanning over twenty-five years, and work to continuously stay ahead of the curve in the field of law. Apex Employment Solicitors Ltd is a niche employment law practice founded by Joanna Gooden, who qualified in 2012 and has extensive experience in employment law claims and disputes. Joanna trained at Herbert Smith LLP, and is known for her pragmatic advice combined with a friendly approach. She is partner at the firm where she advises on a full range of contentious and non-contentious matters. Joanna has explained to us how Apex first came about as something of a ground-breaking new law firm. “Apex Employment Law Solicitors was born from the notion of wanting to break the stereotypical mould for the working practices of solicitors and ensuring that experienced legal talent could be retained in an environment where a genuine work-life balance is achievable and supported.” It is a flexible and progressive business, continually aiming to provide its clients with the very best service. Its Employment Solicitors act for a broad range of businesses including entrepreneurial startups, well established companies and professional service firms, as well as individual employees. It can help employers to protect their business interests, effectively manage their workforce, and assist employees to both understand their legal rights and maximise their financial entitlements. Employment is a complex and continually evolving area of law, but its specialists always stay up to date with the latest developments. It offers the full breadth of employment law services including breach of contract, discrimination, unfair dismissal, redundancy, TUPE, employment tribunals, negotiated exits, and drafting employment documentation and settlement agreements. It wholeheartedly believes excellent service is the fundamental key to its success, and works hard to get its clients where they want to be in an innovative and cost-effective manner. Nothing gives Apex greater satisfaction than achieving the results their client was looking for. Such successes are celebrated internally by a team that feel able to practice what they love in a supportive and positive environment. Apex has a flexible working culture with an achievable work life balance, and a team of experienced solicitors who are extremely valued. This means it can fully invest in any client matters it is working on. Its renowned professional but friendly approach means teams are personally accessible to clients, and able to break complex legal jargon down successfully. Following the Covid-19 pandemic, and now the current cost of living crisis, Apex is witnessing a substantial amount of redundancies, sometimes with legal guidelines being unlawfully flouted. It is therefore keen to ensure the ability to pay legal fees is not a barrier for clients when they need representation the most. It has developed a variety of fee-paying structures to assist with this such as fixed fees and no win no fee arrangements, to cover all circumstances. For employers, Apex appreciates the need to incorporate legal advice into budgets, so its retainer arrangements can be a particularly useful resource. Clients often comment that they have been reluctant to engage solicitors because they have preconceived ideas of what the process involves. It is rewarding when they remark afterwards that it has been an enjoyable experience working with Apex, and their matters have been dealt with in an accessible, down to earth way. The need for individuals to receive independent legal advice is most important, and gives Apex a sense of pride and achievement in their work. The majority of Apex’s work comes from previous client referrals. Being recommended to colleagues, friends and family is very gratifying for Apex. It has worked hard to develop its reputation as the leading expert in its field, with customer services to match. Maintaining this position is very important to the company. In the light of which, its recent announcement as the Best Employment Law Firm 2023 – Kent, couldn’t have come at a better time. It is a further step towards Apex continuing its growth and upward trajectory, as well as a fitting honour for the excellent work the company has already achieved. Company: Apex Employment Solicitors Ltd Contact: Joanna Gooden Web Address: