Optimal Employment Law – Who We Are

At Optimal Employment Law, our emphasis is on offering straight talking and practical advice. Building lasting relationships with our clients, we provide commercial and pragmatic advice so you can focus on managing your business without spending your valuable time on those tricky and often complex employment matters.

We believe strongly in the value of a personal approach. That is why we will get to know your business and how you operate so whatever the HR/Employment law support you require, we can tailor our service to your business requirements and the specific challenges you face.

Consider us a trusted partner of your business that you can call upon any time.


Restrictive Covenants

If an important employee leaves your business, do you have the appropriate restrictive covenants in place to provide the necessary protection for your business?

Disciplinary and grievance procedures

Are your staff aware of the procedures and do they understand the importance of them?

Discrimination claims

Do you provide adequate training for your staff in order to go someway in protecting your business against these type of claims?

Employment contracts, policies and procedures

Contracts of employment are a legal requirement. To put it simply, if you don’t have them, your business is at risk.

Flexible working and family friendly rights at work

Can anyone request flexible working?  Do you know what your responsibilities are as an employer?

GDPR and data protection

Are your HR documents GDPR compliant?

Terminations and settlement agreements

Assisting you with ending the employment relationship in the most commercial way.

Transactions, redundancies, restructurings and outsourcing

All areas we can help with which often become complex.


Thank you and your company…

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your company, especially Ruth Deakin for the professional assistance you gave to me in regards to the recent Employment Tribunal issue we had.

Our ex employee who was trying for unfair dismissal proved a difficult and stubborn claimant, however the preparation work and the tribunal knowledge you added was without a doubt a major factor in our success, ultimately saving the company thousands of pounds.

I can assure you that any further Employment Tribunal cases we have I would not hesitate to use your services again.

The outcome exceeded my expectations…

I could not let the year end without writing to you to express my total satisfaction with the way you handled the proposed tribunal against the Company.
It is one thing to know you have done the right thing, another to believe you have done it ‘by the book’ and a completely different reality when you are confronted by  third party statements which confound your belief and understanding.
Throughout the process you were calm and focused, patient with my frustrations and professional in marshalling the salient facts of the case and presenting them in the most appropriate manner for our defence. The outcome exceeded my expectations and I wish to formally record my thanks to Ruth for the way you represented my Company.