Lawyers specialising in the recruitment sector

We are business advisors and legal experts for the recruitment sector. Our dedicated team understand the challenges involved in supplying temporary workers, finding permanent candidates and running a successful recruitment company.

Having worked with recruitment firms in the South East for many years, we understand why this is a busy time in the recruitment sector. With business confidence growing, the demand for skilled talent is increasing but with the added challenges of organisations demanding a more flexible and mobile workforce whilst looking for ways to cut employment costs. In recent years we have also seen a raft of complex employment and pensions legislation, Agency Workers Regulations, increased competition in the recruitment market and a transformed economic landscape.

Proposed changes to IR35 and the Conduct Regulations, public sector capping on agency fees for temporary workers and the National Living Wage will all have a significant impact on the sector and we closely monitor changes to the environment within which recruitment agencies operate and update our clients and contacts so that they can prepare for the opportunities and challenges they present.

Specialist expertise

At Coffin Mew we have a dedicated team of experts who specialise in the recruitment sector. This specialism enables us to stay ahead of the latest legislation affecting our clients and gives us a deep understanding of the challenges you face. We are fully familiar with industry standard REC and APSCO specimen contracts and understand umbrella companies and RPO.

We look after recruitment agencies of all sizes and covering many sectors and these clients benefit from our work via a range of services:

  • Setting up a recruitment agency
  • Advice and drafting of terms and conditions – for temporary and permanent placement
  • Advice on the Agency Workers Regulations and Conduct Regulations issues
  • Recovering and disputing transfer and introduction fees
  • Advice and implementing employee share and bonus incentive schemes
  • Advice on the legal issues of social media and professional networking sites
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Succession planning
  • Tax planning opportunities
  • Employment status issues
  • Data protection
  • Advice on post-termination restrictions and confidentiality clauses and disputes

In recent years we have completed a number of deals in the recruitment sector. From private equity houses to privately owned businesses, organisations trust us to deliver successful M&A deals.

We are confident that you will like what we do and we will invest the time to get to know you and your business. We would be happy to organise a no-obligation meeting to discuss what we can add to your recruitment business.

If you would like further information please contact us on 023 8033 4661 or fill in the enquiry form.

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