Howes Incorporated Attorneys ~ Services

By: Howes  11-11-2011
Keywords: employment, Litigation, Civil Litigation

We are a niche practice and specialise in employment litigation, civil litigation and specific matrimonial matters.

Employment Law

We can provide you and/or your company with assistance in relation to:

Internal disciplinary related matters:

We can provide guidance and advice on, inter alia:
  • how to conduct disciplinary enquiries to ensure compliance with all procedural and substantive fairness requirements;
  • drafting of charge sheets and other disciplinary related matters;
  • presenting evidence;
  • assisting chairpersons in respect of conducting disciplinary enquiries (including how to evaluate evidence and how to formulate both disciplinary findings and sanctions);
  • providing appropriate chairpersons for disciplinary enquiries; and
  • representing the company in internal enquiries where legal representation is permitted.
We also assist employees with advice and guidance on how to handle disciplinary enquiries and deal with charges levelled against them. We are able to represent employees at disciplinary enquiries subject to agreement with the company and/or on application to the chairperson of the enquiry. We further assist with the drafting of appeal documents, should the company have an appeal process.

Arbitration Proceedings

Howes Incorporated represents both individual and corporate clients in arbitrations in various forums around the country. We are able to attend to the drafting and/or argument of a variety of matters and applications including inter alia jurisdictional disputes, postponement applications, condonation applications, rescission applications and legal representation. In addition to the above, where legal representation is not permitted, we can assist with the preparation of the case and provide advice on how to oppose or present the case.

Contractual-Related Services

Our team is in a position to take care of all of your employment-related contractual matters, including the drafting of various contracts of employment. Whether your company requires permanent contracts, fixed-term contracts, executive level contracts, or whether you simply need advice in relation to the implications surrounding any of these contracts, Howes Incorporated is ready to assist you. We are also able to provide your offices with an audit of your existing disciplinary codes and procedures, contracts, disciplinary notices and so forth.

Labour Court and/or High Court Litigation

We regularly assist clients with instituting or opposing various applications and trial proceedings. This includes matters pertaining to inter alia sexual harassment, automatically unfair dismissals, discrimination, industrial action, exception proceedings, review applications and urgent applications. We are further able to provide sound advice in relation to contractual related matters originating from the employment relationship. These include matters related to restraint of trade provisions, unpaid bonuses and damages claims.

Keywords: Civil Litigation, Disciplinary Enquiries, employment, Legal Representation, Litigation, Rescission Applications