We are currently assisting and advising many NHS Trusts, local authorities and private sector employers around the country in the defence of hundreds of equal pay claims. We have been appointed to a small panel of law firms recommended by the National Health Service Litigation Authority for equal pay litigation. We acted for the Respondent in the important case of Forward v East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust to determine a point of national importance about independent experts. We cover all aspects of this potentially complex area of law, from supporting clients introducing new pay grading; job evaluation schemes; equal pay audits; “equal pay proofing” remuneration arrangements; assessing the risk of claims and potential liability in outsourcing and insourcing; TUPE transfers and partnering arrangements and defending claims in Tribunals. We can also support clients in consultation and negotiations with unions in this context. Our experienced lawyers are fully up-to-speed with all the latest developments in an area of law which is certain to be an important and developing issue in many workplaces for many years to come.