Employment Contracts

Barnes Law can help with drafting employment contracts on behalf of privately owned businesses, as well as with supporting individuals who are negotiating their terms of employment. We specialise in advising:

  • Senior executives
  • Partners
  • Shareholders
  • Directors
  • Consultants
  • Board members
  • C-Suite

Please get in touch for legal advice concerning your employment contract.

Whether you are an SME or a multinational corporation, our lawyers can advise and support you in any issues linked to the above and beyond. We firmly believe the best and most affordable way of solving problems is by preventing them in the first place. Clearly drafted contracts, policies and procedures mean that all parties know their legal positions in advance and are less likely to have disagreements. We are happy to help you with this. We advise employers on matters related to:

  • Writing employment contracts
  • Service agreements
  • Handbook policies
  • Disciplinary processes
  • Redundancy and employment termination

However, if the situation deteriorates, we are equally ready to advise on re-negotiating employment contracts as well as representing you in breach of contract and unfair dismissal claims. Our dispute resolution and employment lawyers can advise you on your particular circumstances.

How can Barnes Law help you?

Whether you are an SME, multinational or an individual, Barnes Law can support you with a broad spectrum of employment issues, ranging from advising on employment contracts, service agreements and various policies, to representing you in proceedings.

For support with employment-related matters, please contact our team of contract lawyers by calling us on +44 (0) 208 092 2700 or by emailing info@barnes-law.co.uk.

Yulia Barnes

Managing Partner
BarnesLawAssociates

Yulia Barnes is our Managing Partner. She is an experienced solicitor and advises on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters for both private and corporate clients.

yulia@barnes-law.co.uk

Experience Yulia started her legal career at a large international Magic Circle firm. She then became a partner at a regional law firm and headed a Dispute Resolution Department. She then moved in-house before starting her own Boutique practice, Barnes Law, with the aim of providing exclusive services to high net-worth individuals and privately-owned businesses. More details can be found on her LinkedIn profile.

Expertise Yulia and her team are widely recognised for their professional and practical approach to matters. She is committed to ensuring that her clients’ objectives are achieved in the most cost-effective way possible.

Approach Yulia has a wealth of experience working with businesses of all sizes: from large multinational corporations to start-ups. She has particular expertise in a hospitality industry, investment funds, private and corporate clients, and focuses on startups and technology-driven companies. Yulia brings the same level of attention to detail, professionalism and a personal touch to every case and client, and truly immerses herself in her clients’ businesses. She prides herself on her problem-solving, commercially astute approach and her track record of partnering with clients to help them achieve their strategic objectives.

Will Moran

Solicitor
BarnesLawAssociates

Will joined Barnes Law as an Associate Solicitor in Spring 2023, shortly after qualifying in September 2022.

Will works mostly on real estate and corporate/commercial matters. Will enjoys providing advice on transactional matters.

Away from the office, Will can be found reading or playing golf. While he played rugby until university, and rowed throughout his degree, he now tends to watch both from the sidelines. During the winter he can also be found skiing.

Will plans to continue developing his legal skills and experience at Barnes Law, under the expertise and guidance provided by Yulia.

will@barnes-law.co.uk



Mark Corran

Solicitor
BarnesLawAssociates

Mark is an experienced solicitor whose practice areas include intellectual property (IP), IT, data protection and general commercial law.

Mark advises businesses of all sizes – from sole traders to corporations. Among his clients are: clothing and lifestyle brands, restaurants and food suppliers, IT companies, banks, hedge funds and venture capital firms, education providers, medical and pharmaceutical brands.

Outside of his practice, Mark also advises members of the Institute of Directors as part of its Directors’ Advisory Service.

mark@barnes-law.co.uk

Recent transactions
  • Prosecuting a UK trademark application on behalf of an education provider and representing them in related UK IPO opposition and revocation proceedings;
  • Advising a publisher and a delivery business on data protection matters, B2B and B2C Ts & Cs of sale, website and app Ts & Cs, all aspects of global brand protection;
  • Advising footwear brands, alternative asset managers and hedge funds on their global brand protection, including overcoming various refusals, representing them in opposition proceedings and settlement negotiations;
  • Representing a central bank in opposition proceedings before the UK IPO;
  • Advising a lifestyle brand concerning trademark clearance and protection, negotiations for a website/app development and maintenance agreement.


Alex Reidy

Paralegal
BarnesLawAssociates

Alex joined Barnes Law in September 2023 after finishing his master’s degree in law. Prior to joining Barnes Law, Alex worked in property litigation at Ashfords. Alex assists Yulia on a variety of both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Outside of the office, Alex enjoys reading and hiking. Prior to working in law, Alex was a competitive tennis player.

Alex continues to develop his skills in legal practice under Yulia’s guidance, he plans to sit the Solicitor’s Qualifying Exams (SQE) in 2024.

paralegal@barnes-law.co.uk

 

Mehves Selamoglu

Paralegal
BarnesLawAssociates

Mehves joined Barnes Law in August 2023, right after graduating from Queen Mary, University of London (LLB Senior Status). As part of her qualification journey, Mehves is currently pursuing her Legal Practice Course (‘LPC’) at the University of Law. She also holds a degree in European Union Law from Maastricht University, Netherlands.

Mehves works closely with Yulia on a variety of contentions matters and also writes Barnes Law’s legal blogs, manages social media accounts and is responsible for marketing.

Outside of work and studies, she enjoys running, tennis and yoga.

Mehves is looking forward to developing her legal skills at Barnes Law.

mehves@barnes-law.co.uk

 

Julia Podgornova

Investor Relationship Manager
BarnesLawAssociates

Julia guides clients in making important business decisions based on comprehensive risk assessment and strategy. She supports investors in devising strategies designed to maximise each business’s potential from pre-seed to IPO.

Julia’s particular area of expertise are IT start-ups at different stages. Julia supports business through their fund-raising journey. As an Investor Relations Manager, Julia communicates with investors to facilitate a smooth round and legal part of each transaction.

In her free time Julia enjoys sailing, ballroom dancing, art exhibitions and travel. 

iuliia@barnes-law.co.uk