TUPE - EL for Business - MLP Law


The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006, known as TUPE, applies to employers involved in business sales, service provision changes or outsourcing/insourcing decisions.

The employer obligations and employee protections under TUPE are notoriously complex and the penalties, legal risks and practical difficulties arising from TUPE breaches can be substantial, including costly claims.

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how to manage the TUPE process and minimise the risks to your business.

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We help you navigate the complexities of the TUPE process, providing expert guidance
and advice every step of the way and minimising the risks to your business.

Our services include:

  • Advising on obligations to inform and consult with affected employees;
  • Ensuring compliance with obligations to provide employer liability information;
  • Guiding employers through the steps required to affect any post-transfer changes; and
  • Avoiding costly Employment Tribunal claims and substantial penalties for TUPE breaches.

Our Approach

All of our highly experienced Employment Law solicitors are Legal 500 recommended leaders in their field, who provide jargon-free, commercial legal advice. We speak to you in plain English and provide specialist, practical and pro-active solutions for your business.

We take the time to understand your business and the challenges you face, enabling us to provide bespoke advice which is tailored to you.


“The experience has been fantastic, and head and shoulders above our experience with other professional service firms. They are responsive, professional, understanding of our business needs and patient with us as a client.”

Rob Sandbach, Managing Director, Indiespring


  1. What does TUPE stand for?

    TUPE is short hand for Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employees) and is governed by legislation.

  2. Who is protected under TUPE?

    The purpose of TUPE is to protect employees if the business in which they are employed changes hands. Its effect is to move employees and any liabilities associated with them from the old employer to the new employer.

  3. What is protected under TUPE?

    Under TUPE, employee’s terms and conditions of employment are preserved after the transfer.

  4. Can an employee refuse to transfer?

    In short, an employee can refuse to transfer, which means that they effectively resign and are not entitled to a redundancy payment.

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  • Unparalleled Experience and Expertise

We are vastly experienced, Legal-500 recommended
legal experts who live and breathe Employment Law. We provide no-nonsense, commercial advice, achieving
successful outcomes for employers.

  • Your business, your service

Your business is unique, as are the challenges it faces.
That’s why our approach is always as unique as your business itself.

We don’t like one-size-fits-all strategies. We’re all about crafting tailored strategies that fit your specific needs.

Communication is key. We’re fluent in plain language and have no time for legal jargon. We believe in complete transparency and proactivity, providing you with a clear path and fixed fees so you’re never caught off guard.

  • We are proactive and keep your options open

Most businesses only call their lawyers when things go wrong. By then, it may be too late. We know that prevention is always better than the cure. We work with you proactively to identify vulnerabilities, mitigate risks and ensure successful outcomes before problems arise. We save you time, money and the stress that comes with handling legal issues.

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