legal services for the Recruitment Industry

In addition to the wide range of legal services we offer for individuals and businesses, we have specialist knowledge of working with clients from the recruitment industry.

Having represented a large number of recruitment companies, we understand the legal issues you face on a daily bases. Our industry knowledge coupled with our legal expertise means that we are uniquely placed to offer you tailor made advice on all aspects of the law that affects the recruitment sector.

We offer bespoke legal advice in a range of areas including:

  • Reviewing, creating, & amending contract terms – Permanent, Contract, PAYE, Executive Search and Interim
  • Contract reviews – Client, RPOs, MSAs, PSLs
  • Consultants’ Restrictive Covenants – enforcement, advice, protection
  • Specific recruitment issues – Eg: IR35, AWR, Transfer & Introduction Fees; RPO’s;CIS
  • Backdoor Hires
  • The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 – advice, impact, & opting out
  • Contractual and Financial disputes - with clients, candidates or suppliers; from Debt Recovery to complex commercial litigation
  • Credit management and credit control - including Invoice Discounting advice
  • Insolvency & restructuring – of your Client, a Candidate, or your company
  • HR & Employment – Advising generally and drafting , creating or amending Employment contracts and Company Handbook
  • Commercial property – advice, acquisitions & disposals
  • Shareholders Agreements, Directors Service Agreements, Articles of Association

Pricing

We offer a variety of pricing structures to suit our clients’ needs, ranging from the traditional hourly rate to monthly retainers.

Fixed Fees

We have fixed fees available for the following matters:

  • Employment document drafting (including policies, procedures, & employment contracts)
  • Client and Candidate contract drafting
  • Undefended Debt Recovery
  • Shareholders’ Agreements, Articles of Association, Directors’ Service Agreements

Our contract review fees for MSA, PSL, RPO and client contracts, etc. are as follows:

  • Short (1-10 pages) £125
  • Medium (11-24 pages) £250
  • Large (25+ pages) £375

Annual retainer

Freedom to focus on your business.

At Cognitive Law, annual retainers are available from as little as £300 per month giving you constant access to legal advice, whenever you need it, on all commercial legal matters relating to your business, from experienced, qualified solicitors.

To find out more about what an annual retainer includes click here.

Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs)

These may be available for Backdoor Hire claims (Subject to approval).

They work on a No Win – No Fee basis.

If you win the claim, then you pay us the appropriate fees, most of which will be recovered from your opponent. However, if you lose the claim, you only have to pay the expenses it cost to pursue the claim.

We are here for you

Our aim is to take a practical and commercial approach to providing high-quality legal advice on any matters that cross a recruitment director’s desk. Cognitive Law is a client centric law firm with outstanding levels of service at the core of its business. Our solicitors are uniquely placed to provide commercial and legal advice at every level, from the board, through operations, to the sales floor.

Recruitment Industry Specialists

Lucy Tarrant
Solicitor & Managing Director
Karen Blakesley
Solicitor
Annabel Cole
Solicitor
Francesca Damario
Paralegal and Legal Manager