Director Appointments & Terminations

Business and brand protection is key. As employment law solicitors, we advise all our clients to ensure that they have solid contracts for all their senior and key people to ensure that all parties know what is expected of the other during the appointment. This includes ensuring the connected issues such as shareholdings are also appropriately protected. It is vital that all parties understand what is expected of them both during the appointment and on termination. We cannot stress enough, poorly drafted and prepared situations leave companies and their shareholders hugely exposed. We will ensure that this does not happen.

It is also critical at the time you part company with your executive, whether there is a contract in place or not, you should always get advice when a senior employee leaves the company. Whether through dismissal or resignation, in the absence of robust service agreements and contracts of employment, directors and executives could leave your business with key assets such as confidential information (business contacts, business forecasts), intellectual property and your other employees! They could also steal your clients and interfere with your supply chain.

We can prepare solid contracts for your business to protect your business and brand when your key people want to move on. We can also help you enforce these terms when you find that they are not complying with the terms of their employment agreements.

Also see – Restrictive Covenants & Confidentiality


Meet the team

Excellent, very solution-focused and prepared to identify risks associated with each topic prior to advising upon the next course of action.

The employment team in Chambers (2016)


Legal 500 (2015) describes Simon Rhodes

Refreshingly honest, concise with options explored in such a way that I can then understand the associated risks.

Finance Director of a Global Corporate Client re: Simon Rhodes

Ms Casey-Evans is readily available and she expediently responds to queries. I find her manner suits the needs of my company. Her candour, together with her challenging and enquiring nature helps to focus my thinking and achieve the results I am seeking.

CEO of National Charity re: Kathryn Casey-Evans

Overall First Class

Global Director for Bank (Individual client) re: Kathryn Casey-Evans

Her responses are always prompt and the advice given either verbally or in writing is clear and concise. Her highly professional approach and warm personality promotes confidence in the service she is providing and to date her expert advice and support has proved invaluable.

Group Finance Director of Manufacturing company re: Kathryn Casey-Evans

She gave clear and persuasive advice both orally and in writing, and turned round queries and documentation quickly

Director of Care Services Company re: Kathryn Casey-Evans

I recently used the services of Trethowans in an employment matter and I have no hesitation in recommending them. The quality of their legal advice was first class and, in my opinion, superior to many of the larger firms that I have previously used. Their response to issues was always prompt and pragmatic. The costs of their services were fair and a comprehensive breakdown of their costs accompanied their invoice

Managing Director of National Engineering Company re: James Humphrey

Simon’s assistance to date has been invaluable and helped us move effectively through some tricky issues.

Corporate client re: Simon Rhodes


Kathryn Casey-Evans
023 8082 0468
07881 343956
Simon Rhodes
Senior Partner & Head of Employment
023 8082 0547
07884 184 613


James Humphery
Senior Solicitor
01722 426915

Legal Assistants

Phoebe Geal
Legal Assistant
023 8082 0504

Legal Secretaries

Lin Revell
Legal Secretary
01722 426997

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