According to the legal directories (Legal 500 2022) clients say:

‘A boutique-style firm which gives close and immediate contact but with the expertise and knowledge of a large corporate. Understands the customer really well and can easily and quickly pick up the details of a complex case and offer the right advice and action plan. Very transparent with costs and keeps you informed of expenditure and forecast for total bill.’

‘The practice of Boddy Matthews provided a personal service from an experienced team which quickly built a sense of confidence and trust (this is particularly important at a time of great uncertainty). The practice is quite small by comparison with some of the larger London law firms, but they were easily accessible, always proactive, and prompt in responding to issues.’

In the complex and evolving arena of employment law, we provide hands on expertise, sound commercial advice and minimize the risks of employment.

We give practical advice on all aspects of employment law and provide a full range of contentious and non-contentious employment services for both employers and employees. We work closely with you to cut through the complications of employment and HR legal issues. We offer an efficient and effective service to resolve workplace disputes and can also help prevent disputes arising in the first place by advising on appropriate policies and procedures.

Helen is a renowned partner and in addition to corporate clients, senior executives seek her out for advice and support on hire and fire scenarios.

To give a flavour of our employment and HR legal services:

  • Employment framework documents including contracts, policies and procedures
  • Employment status and agency workers
  • Employment relations
  • Discrimination and equality
  • Performance and absence management
  • Bonuses and incentives
  • Consultation and managing change in the workplace including restructuring, reorganisation and redundancy programmes
  • Dismissals and settlement agreements
  • TUPE and business transactions
  • Outsourcing
  • Contentious issues before Employment Tribunals
  • Enforcement of post termination obligations; restrictive covenants and confidentiality
  • National Minimum Wage and Working Time Regulations – compliance issues

Legal 500 UK 2022 

Firm Rankings

Employment (Kent, Surrey and Sussex) – Ranked in Tier 2

Boddy Matthews Limited’s department head Helen Boddy  is praised as a ‘very competent legal adviser‘, and has a diverse client base, advising corporates, SMEs, owner-managed businesses and senior executives on a wide range of employment issues including recruitment and termination issues, confidentiality work, restructurings and redundancies. Boddy has particular expertise in advising clients on TUPE issues. Michal Stein was recently promoted to senior associate, strengthening the team’s employment law abilities with his extensive experience working in top City firms.

Chambers UK 2022

Firm Rankings

Employment Band 4

What the team is known for

Employment and litigation boutique offering expertise across all areas of day-to-day HR advice, including redundancies, TUPE, restructuring and contentious cases such as tribunal claims, discrimination claims and dismissals. Serves a diverse client base consisting of corporates, SMEs, owner-managed businesses and senior executives. Provides ongoing employment and HR support to national and international clients with employment issues in the UK and overseas jurisdictions.


One client says: “The service provided was really professional, very timely and put me at ease.”

Another recommends the lawyers because “they are professional, timely, easy to deal with and good value for money.”

Work highlights

Assisted DSP Group with the cross-border acquisition of a technology company. A team led by Helen Boddy led on a due diligence review of a range of employment agreements, among other matters.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Helen Boddy assists corporate clients of various sizes with reorganisation and employment relations. She also acts for senior executives on contracts and exits.

“She was very professional but also kind, caring and understanding of the situation.” “She was conscientious; I actually felt like she cared and wanted the right result rather than just to win.”

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