Employment Law & Litigation

Employment Law is a fast changing and complex area where expert advice is often necessary.
Our Employment Law experts can offer tailored advice whether you’re an employer or an individual employee. We pride ourselves on our straightforward, pragmatic approach which delivers results.



We understand that good employment relations are vital for an employer, not only to encourage good industrial relations with employees, but also to reduce the risk of employee disputes which may lead to expensive and disruptive claims against you. The main areas of advice offered are:
  • Employment matters when purchasing or
  • Selling a business (transfer of undertaking)
  • Contracts of Employment
  • Handbooks
  • Disciplinary/ Grievance Procedures
  • Discrimination Policies and Codes of Practice
  • Family Friendly Policies including Maternity
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Employment Tribunal Claims
  • Redundancy and Restructuring
  • Restrictive Covenant
We can also help you by setting up and implementing bespoke employment practices tailor made for your business. We do offer a fixed fee appointment, on request, for £100 plus VAT. We find this interview enables us to give the initial advice you need to help to resolve urgent problems.
Disputes can often be traumatic and confusing but we are committed to working with you to help find a resolution. Whether you’re a Senior Executive / Director or an individual employee we can offer advice on many employee related matters, such as:
  • Wrongful Dismissal / Unfair Dismissal
  • Redundancy
  • Transfer of Undertakings (Business Sales)
  • Discrimination References
  • Restraint of Trade and Non-Solicitation Clauses
  • Breach of Contract
  • Maternity/ Paternity Rights
  • Flexible Working
  • Tax Indemnity Clauses
  • Confidentiality and Defamation
We can also advise employees in relation to Settlement Agreements. These can be a useful way to agree to terminate your employment with your employer. They can potentially provide you with a better settlement in return for your agreement not to take action against your employer in an Employment Tribunal or County Court.

Specialist Staff

Renata Del Luongo Timms
Renata Del Luongo
Senior Solicitor
Derby Office

Tel: 01332 364436
Renata qualified as a Solicitor in 2002 and joined Timms in June 2016, having spent the last 5 years working at the University of Derby in an in-house role.

Renata has extensive experience in all areas of Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Employment Law including Contract Disputes, Debt Recovery, Professional Negligence, Property Dispute Resolution, Leases and Licences for Landlords and Tenants, Contentious Probate and Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR). She has a vast understanding and experience drafting and negotiating Commercial Contacts including construction contracts.

Renata is a friendly, knowledgeable advocate who is able to offer specialist advice to both individuals and companies.

In her spare time, Renata enjoys walking and socializing with family and friends