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Travers Smith's refreshed app brings employment law to clients' smartphones and tablets


Travers Smith LLP has launched an improved version of its employment and business immigration law app, to provide businesses with a handy source of up-to-date information on the ever–changing world of UK employment and business immigration law.

TSEmpLaw is primarily aimed at HR professionals and in-house counsel but will be of use to anyone operating businesses in the UK.

The app has been developed in-house by Travers Smith's Employment and IT Departments, led by Head of Employment Ed Mills and Employment Partner Adam Wyman, and was the first client-focused app for the 200-year-old firm. It is available for free for on all iOS devices through the App Store by searching "TSEmpLaw" or via this link:

TSEmpLaw features a wide range of content and functionality including an innovative European Business Travel Rules interactive map; concise guides to the main areas of UK employment law; automated Employment law calculators; summaries of recent HR-related case law; and the latest news on issues such as the furlough scheme, off-payroll working, whistleblowing and the effect of Brexit on business immigration.

Travers Smith's Head of Employment Ed Mills commented:

"As we start 2022 our clients are grappling with an increasing number of complex HR and immigration issues that continue to arise post-Brexit and as a result of the ongoing pandemic.  We decided now was the time to revamp our employment app, allowing us to provide our clients with easy access to up-to-date, pertinent legal information, and for it to be presented succinctly, without unnecessary detail or complicated legalese. "

Travers Smith's Employment Department, led by Ed Mills, comprises five partners, one senior counsel, 13 associates and two professional support lawyers. The team acts for employer clients across all sectors and advises on the full range of employment law and business immigration issues, in the UK and internationally. Some of the team's recent highlights include [update]:

  • Partnering with a global asset management firm to help it successfully defend at the Employment Tribunal complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims being pursued by a former employee and advising on the associated financial regulatory notification and reference issues.
  • Confidential investigation of sexual harassment allegations against a senior executive of a UK listed global technology business. This matter involved advising the non-executive directors in relation to the allegations and the ongoing investigation.
  • Advised on the employment aspects of the sale of Micro Focus' Digital Safe archiving and risk management business to Smarsh Inc, an electronic communications company backed by Private Equity firm K1 Investment Management, including advising and supporting on the carve-out of the business across 10 jurisdictions, and involving the transfer of around 500 employees in 6 jurisdictions, from the wider Micro Focus group.
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