The Sherrards team understands the recruitment sector very well. Our legal experts can help support businesses with an array of issues in this sector. We act for agencies of all types and sizes, from small, niche and independent agencies to larger recruitment firms.

We have many years’ experience of dealing with all kinds of challenges likely to be encountered by you and your business. We work with our colleagues who specialise in Employment law, Debt RecoveryCorporate and Commercial law, Litigation and Commercial Property to help you through any legal issue that comes your way.

What our recruitment clients say:

“Sherrards are a warm and friendly team who not only offer expert advice but execute brilliantly. As a small business we occasionally have debt to chase or need legal counsel on other matters, we have a 100% record with Sherrards and will continue to use them for the foreseeable future. Highly, highly recommended” Doug Bates, Intelligent People.

Our team are a member and supplier of the Recruitment Directors Lunch Club, please see their latest webinar below on ‘Do restrictive covenants protect your business?’.


How we can help with Debt Recovery & Debt Management:

Cash flow is all important in the recruitment sector, and every little counts. That’s why our dedicated team of debt management specialists are on hand to help recover fees from clients.


Fee disputes & breaches of terms:

Our team is able to draft effective contracts dealing with liability for fees. In the case of a dispute, their familiarity with the recruitment sector will assist you in resolving disputes in the most commercial and cost-effective way.


Commercial agreements:

Commercial agreements in a recruitment context can be complicated by the raft of legislation particular to the sector.

Our team of commercial lawyers are familiar with the issues faced by recruitment specialists, and are well versed in drafting agreements that protect the interests of our clients.


Business growth & financing:

Business finance is subject to changing circumstances, and with that comes the need to consider a variety of possible sources: banks, private lenders, bridging finance and so on. Our team regularly works closely with banks, and is on a number of banking panels, assisting private investors, and also borrowers. This ensures we have the necessary insight and expertise to guide you through any new finance and get the right deal for you.

We work alongside your finance team to ensure that finance documents reflect your agreed terms and that there are no hidden extras or areas of risk. The work we undertake covers all aspects of lending: facility letters, loan agreements, credit agreements, security documents, priority and subordination deeds and intercredit agreements.


Data theft & intellectual property protection:

Databases of clients and candidates are just part of the intellectual property (IP) that is key to the success of any recruitment business. This data is essential to the operation of recruitment agents, allowing them to put the right candidate in front of the right client. When an employee leaves, there is often a concern that they will take those databases, or other confidential IP, and use it for the benefit of a competitor.

Our team can assist by putting in place the right documentation to help you to protect valuable information (e.g. employment contracts and relevant policies) so if it appears that an employee has taken any IP, we can step in to prevent them from using that data.


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