Employment Law

Rutherfords has a wide range of experience in employment law matters and we advise on issues including:

  • Unfair dismissal
  • Disciplinaries, grievances and work disputes
  • Settlement agreements
  • Contractual matters and wages issues
  • Employment tribunals and court claims
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Flexible working issues
  • Discrimination and maternity rights
  • Redundancy
  • Transfers of employment

We recognise that being involved in a dispute at work can be a very stressful and emotional time for any individual which needs expert handling and straight forward advice. For further advice and assistance please call us on 01827 311411 or complete our enquiry form.

Meet the Team

Steve Wengraf

Steve Wengraf

Natalie Mellors

Natalie Mellors

Steve Wengraf


Steve Wengraf

Head of Litigation

Steve qualified in 1993 and became a Partner at Rutherfords in 2003.

Steve has wide litigation experience. He advises both individuals and business clients on various types of litigation and dispute resolution matters. These include professional negligence, business disputes of all types, landlord and tenant disputes, property disputes and general contractual disputes. He frequently attends in the County Court and High Court.

Steve also undertakes Claimant personal injury work. He became a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel in 1997. Steve deals with all types of  personal injury work (particularly catastrophic injury claims) including representing client’s interests in the Coroners Court.

In addition, Steve supervises Rutherfords’ Debt Recovery Department and Employment Department in his capacity as Litigation Partner.

Steve acts as the firm`s Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA), Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO), Money Laundering Compliance Officer (MLCO), and Data Protection Manager.

Natalie Mellors


Natalie Mellors

Assistant Head of Corporate and Commercial

Natalie joined Rutherfords in 2019, as part of our expansion of our Corporate and Commercial Department.

Natalie started her career as a Trainee Solicitor in 2005 and qualified with a 2.1 law degree, with honours from Sheffield University in 2007.

With over 10 years’ experience, Natalie has been a fantastic addition to the team and brings with her over 10 years’ experience in all aspects of Commercial & Corporate Law. Natalie acts as Deputy to partner Steve Wengraf with his MLRO and MLCO roles.

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