Comprehensive Employment Law Services

Employment law is complex and rapidly changing and it is a challenge for any small business to stay abreast of the legislation. For GP practices this is further complicated by the raft of NHS regulation which can affect their employment contracts. Given the increased propensity of employees to assert their ‘rights’, it can be a risk for a practice to rely on non specialist advice when dealing with an employment law problem.

DR Solicitors provide a comprehensive employment law service tailored exclusively to the needs of General Practice. We seek to help clients reduce the risk of employment issues arising through our tailored GP practice training programme and our bespoke clinical and non clinical employment staff contracts and standard policies & procedures. In the event that a problem does arise, we seek to resolve it in the most effective way which minimises the cost and harm to the practice. Where a claim makes it to an employment tribunal, we have an exemplary record of successfully defending our client’s position.

Examples of our recent work include:

Non Contentious

  • Salaried GP Contracts including BMA Model Terms compliant contracts
  • GP Locum Contracts
  • Reorganisations, redundancies and changing staff contracts
  • Mergers & acquisitions (staff TUPE transfers)
  • Non Clinical Staff Contracts
  • Staff Handbook (including implications of Agenda for Change)
  • Employment law training


  • Employment status disputes (is a GP a locum, employee or partner?)
  • Unfair and constructive dismissal claims
  • Discrimination and equal opportunities claims
  • Bullying and harassment claims
  • Discipline and grievance issues

Please contact Daphne Robertson

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