25th May 2016 

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Welcome to Employment Law Plus -
Specialist Employment Law Solicitors

- Why compromise on anything less?

2006 to 2016 - 10 years of Effective Employment Law Advice

Jill Kelly, Director, is a specialist Employment Solicitor who has almost 20 years experience advising businesses and individuals on employment law issues.

A fresh approach to employment law services - based on understanding your needs, being straight with you and giving down to earth advice. We give practical, commercial support.

"Thank you for everything. You were responsive, rapid, insightful and available. You were a great and reassuring support. Thank you once again so very much. "

"I was again very happy with the service. It exceeded my expectations."

"I was very happy with your professionalism, and always felt like you were seeking my best interest. Thank you for that. I will be happy to refer you should the opportunity to come up to do this. Thank you! "

We are all about quality not quantity. You will not be passed to a more junior and inexperienced solicitor. We are unique in offering the expertise and experience of Director solicitor, Jill Kelly, to ALL our clients in Oxford and elsewhere.

We will advise you about how much our advice is going to cost at the start so that you can make informed, commercial decisions.

We are fully authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with professional indemnity insurance cover.

Based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, near Didcot and Newbury, we give employment law advice by phone and email or, for meetings, we are easily accessible from Oxford, Reading, Newbury, Swindon, Didcot and Banbury.

We co-ordinate the South Oxfordshire HR Network for HR professionals and anyone managing staff. We meet in Abingdon, Didcot, Harwell or Oxford. We have speakers on HR related issues and employment law. For information on the South Oxon HR Network and access to previous presentations click here

"I really enjoy attending the HR Network Meetings, the topics presented are always useful and interesting and the locations these are held are within easy reach, it’s also a great way to Network with other HR/Recruitment Professionals in the local area and best of all, it’s free to attend!. I look forward to the next Meeting!" Zoe Bates, HR Advisor, Johnson Matthey

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NEWS: We are once again recommended in the new 2015 editions of Chambers Directory of the Legal Profession and the Legal 500 for the Oxford region. This is what they say about Jill Kelly:

  • with longstanding experience of advising large organisations, SMEs and claimants on a range of employment issues. Her practice includes providing advocacy for tribunals and other contentious matters. Sources recommend her as being "knowledgeable, dedicated to her practice, always available, and incredibly supportive of her clients." "Jill Kelly is ‘technically gifted and highly experienced – an outstanding practitioner".

  • Jill Kelly is the founder and director of Employment Law Plus. She advises clients ranging from individuals to large corporations on the full gamut of employment law matters, including tribunal claims, TUPE matters, and the employment aspects of sales and acquisitions. "Jill will work to my preferred deadlines, and is extremely reliable and responsive," reports a client.

  • NEWS: To access the resource of presentations made to the South Oxon HR Network, click here

    Key employment law changes:

  • Workers who are sick can carry over holiday which they did not take for up to 18 months after the end of the holiday year. Read more

  • ACAS has issued a new guide on paying staff. click here to access it

  • The Government has announced it is going to review the fees now in place for employment tribunal claims click here for details.
  • . Here is the TUC's reaction click here. The Commons Justice Select Committee has also launched a separate inquiry into court and tribunal fees, with a particular focus on whether the introduction of fees has affected access to justice. The Union, Unison, has been unsuccessful in Court action to try to get the fees removed but it is appealing to the Supreme Court. Scotland has announced it will scrap fees there.

  • Exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts have been made unenforceable

  • Overtime payments should now be included in holiday pay for employees who get overtime payments as part of their normal remuneration. For more information click here

  • In April 2016, the Government announced it is investigating whether post-termination restrictions in employment contracts act as a barrier to employment, innovation and entrepreneurship. Could this lead to limits on these restrictions? In the meantime, we can advise employers on inserting these clauses in employment contracts, and employees on the implications of these restraints on future employment opportunities

  • A comprehensive employment law service: settlement agreements and compromise agreements, grievances, age discrimination, tribunal claims and defences, disciplinaries, maternity rights, race discrimination, employment contracts, victimisation, disability discrimination and adjustments, transfers of undertakings, sex discrimination, policies and procedures, sexual orientation discrimination, pay problems, working time and holiday entitlements, equal pay, restrictive covenants, Equality Act...

    We are committed to equality and diversity.

    Where are our clients based? Although we are located between Abingdon and Didcot, near Oxford, clients all over the country use us as employment solicitors because we can easily advise by telephone and email.

    Kelly, Jill

    Employment Law Plus (UK) Limited, trading as Employment Law Plus, is registered in England and Wales under company number 07406653 at Stepstone House, Old Moor, Milton, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4ED. Director: Jill Kelly. Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority number 551415 Employment solicitor for Abingdon, Didcot, Oxford, Newbury and all surrounding areas.