Employer services

Business strategy and commercial objectives are our clients’ priority. They are our priority too.

Globalisation means employees can be located all over the world, requiring businesses to comply with differing legislative and regulatory requirements, cultural norms and expectations. On top of this, technological and societal forces are transforming the future of work.

This is where Deloitte Legal can help.

At Deloitte Legal, we devise business-focused employment law and employee relations solutions, tailored to meet the aims of each of our clients. The law is the same but our clients’ aims and philosophies are different. We ensure that our recommendations and advice reflect those differences. By understanding our clients’ businesses, we can focus on the very latest employment law developments which matter and we can filter out those that don’t. Our clients see us as integral part of their team: they often prefer not to feel like a client.

Complex and sensitive investigations

Preparing for and managing complex and sensitive investigations

One day, you’ll face a crisis. It might be employee fraud. Modern slavery or bribery in the supply chain. Technology bias. Workplace bullying. Data breach. Regulatory blunder. Or something else out of left field. You’re faced with undertaking a high-profile, complex and sensitive investigation that must be handled in exactly the right way from the start.

Our team of senior, experienced lawyers will provide all the strategic advice you need, helping you untangle the story, pin down the facts and communicate with your stakeholders, regulators and law enforcement agencies. We’ll also devise specific remediation measures.

Of course, prevention is always better than cure and we’ll help you pre-empt and manage business risks with optimised governance practice, audits and training, all underpinned by clear, strategic thinking.

Employment law

Our UK team is part of a global network of 400 leading employment lawyers across over 60 jurisdictions working in integrated teams with specialists in corporate reorganisations and transformation, restructuring, employment tax and mobility and immigration to offer a truly seamless, multi-disciplinary service.

In the US we have an alliance with Epstein Becker Green to offer employment law and workforce management services. Read more about our alliance here.

Defending unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal claims: complying with the SRA Transparency Rules

The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Transparency Rules set out that law firms must display cost and service information for certain employment law services, specifically defending unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal claims. To learn more about the services Deloitte LLP, through Deloitte Legal, provides to employer clients, please download our brochure.

David Williams
+44 (0)20 7303 2684

Incentives and rewards

The Deloitte Incentives and Reward legal team specialises in advising companies on the design, implementation and operation of employee incentive plans.

Incentives and reward is a highly regulated and technically complex area, which is frequently in the media spotlight. The team works with FTSE 100 companies, financial services sector companies, multinationals and large private companies to help them navigate this complex area.

Our team is integrated with our broader remuneration and share plans practice. Our multidisciplinary capacity enables us to provide our clients with comprehensive advice across all aspects of the lifecycle of an incentive plan, including drafting incentive plan rules and related employee and shareholder documents, legal advice on incentive plan issues and global incentive plan implementation.

We work with our listed clients to design incentives that meet their business needs while complying with the laws and regulations applicable to listed companies. We help private companies deal with their unique challenges, whether they are aiming for an exit or intend to remain privately held.

Our financial services lawyers advise firms across the financial services industry on the complex remuneration rules that apply to the financial services sector. Many of our clients operate their incentive plans globally and we help them navigate local laws to ensure their incentive plans remain an effective employee engagement tool.

By combining our legal expertise with input from our remuneration, share plans and tax specialists, we are able to offer holistic services. We provide our clients with efficient and cost-effective solutions to the implementation of global incentive plans. Our collaboration with other parts of our business enables our team to deliver practical and realistic solutions to a full range of legal and tax issues.

Key contact

Liz Pierson
+44 (0)20 7303 4636

Key contact

David Williams

David Williams


David has over 25 years’ experience working with clients to help them handle the employment law-related risks involved in managing their staff, from recruitment, all the way through to possible depart... More