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Meet Tiggy
& Emma

Tiggy Clifford and Emma Whiting are renowned specialist employment lawyers with over 30 years’ shared experience.

We make our clients’ lives easier by:

Listening to what our clients want to achieve and putting ourselves in their shoes to build long-term relationships;

Delivering quality advice without any nasty surprises on fees; and

Using our deep understanding of employment law and tactical nous to prevent employment issues from becoming an unwelcome distraction

“Hands-on, empathetic and expert, Torque Law do a truly exceptional job.”

Mike Newbould, Non-executive Director

“Easily accessible and friendly with a superb grasp of their field, you really feel they are paying attention to you and you’re not just another client.”

Gary O’Brien, Managing Director and Chartered Financial Planner, ArdentSave

Welcome to Torque Law, our multi award-winning employment law firm in York.  Take advantage of the strength of our highly focused, commercially savvy and motivated team. 


Seamless employment law support to management teams and business owners on routine HR matters and more complex issues such as restructures and handling Employment Tribunals.


Pragmatic advice on your tricky employment law issues, from contract negotiations to boardroom disputes and exit packages via settlement agreements.


Extensive negotiating experience providing independent legal advice on settlement agreements ensuring the best professional and personal outcome.

Specialist employment law training from Torque Law


Face to face, hands-on and interactive: our training programmes will equip you with key practical employment law knowledge and improved confidence to tackle HR legal issues.

And, we won’t sit on the fence

Where there are options, you’ll know about them and, as well as supporting you to understand the potential fall out of different actions, we’ll tell you what we would do in your position.

Forget the big firm price tags

Just like our advice our fees are clear and tailored to you with fixed fees, retainers and jargon free fee estimates available.

Torque LawOnly 3 days left for #employers to make their final claim under original #CJRS for employees furloughed up to & including 31 Oct. Claims relating to Nov under extended CJRS must be made by no later than 14 Dec.Further guidance - #emplaw days ago
Torque LawUnsure how #Brexit will impact your business? @emmajcousins' latest #blog explores some common questions from our #employer clients in relation to #righttowork checks.Read more… #emplaw #employmentlaw days ago
Torque LawLooking forward to a #TeamTorque social event tonight with @PairingsWineBar for virtual wine tasting 🍷Highly recommend – it’s our second this year! week ago
Torque LawIt's lovely to receive such wonderful feedback from a client. What a great way to end the week! 👏#FeedbackFriday #TeamTorque #emplaw #employmentlaw week ago
Torque Law@MarieBrittenden @StuartBrittend1 Brilliant news and totally deserved @StuartBrittend1 Congratulations from all @torque_law1 week ago
Torque LawMaybe, but so worth it #nopainnogain #hic week ago
Torque Law#FurloughScheme (CJRS) has been further extended to March ‘21, shelving the #JSS. We have summarised the notable elements of the #CJRS for #employers & #employees, as it is now until 31 Jan ‘21 (date of next review).Take a read ⬇️#TorqueAdvice #emplaw week ago
Torque LawNow that’s a good sight ... a boot full of delicious wine, cheese and meats for our #teamtorque social tomorrow night from our friends at @PairingsWineBar week ago
Torque LawHere are some of our fantastic new pictures of Tiggy and Emma taken by photographer, Frank Dwyer, to celebrate our firm listing in @thelegal500 and @ChambersGuides!The reversed spots were a complete fluke... honest!#TeamTorque #ThrowbackThursday #emplaw week ago
Torque LawImportant points for #employers during #lockdown2: Have you updated your company's Covid risk assessment? Read our guide below for #toptips and get in touch for further advice. #TorqueAdvice #emplaw weeks ago

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