TUPE and outsourcing

We have deep expertise in all aspects of employee transfers, the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) regulations and TUPE-related redundancy.  We have the resource and scale to support any element of a TUPE project.  Whether you need help with administration, consultations, or the whole project, we can provide it.

We have acted as overall project manager in large projects, following a structured project management approach including project plans, communication and stakeholder engagement plans and steering and governance arrangements.

Why use us

  • We have been advising on TUPE, large scale reorganisations, redundancies and changing terms and conditions, collective consultation for over 50 years.

  • We take a practical approach, adapting to your own ways of working to provide a solution that best meets the needs of your individual organisation.

  • Our experts are highly experienced employment solicitors and HR professionals with excellent technical skills and commercial awareness – we don’t just tell you what the law is or what you can't do, we help you deal with the situation most effectively.

Our experts can

  • Conduct due diligence – TUPE In, (incoming terms and conditions, and providing advice on measures that cannot be supported owing to economic, technical or organisational reasons).

  • Support or lead a TUPE In or Out process (such as where you are divesting part of your business), insourcing or outsourcing services and preparing for a TUPE transfer.

  • Assist with consultations.

  • Respond to and write questions and answers, and deal with administration either on behalf of your organisation or as an extension of your existing HR team.

  • Train your HR team and line managers where required.

"Watershed is an essential extension of our team to ensure that we complete the transfers on time and each new member of the team is integrated successfully"

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