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Strength at every turn…

Tiggy Clifford & Emma Whiting of Torque Law, specialist employment law solicitors in York

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 LawCheck out the first in a series of light-hearted Q&A's with Team Torque, looking at how we are trying our best to adapt and cope in these crazy times. We start with Emma Whiting and her dubious hair-cutting skills:Click the link: weeks ago
Torque LawTake a look at our summary of the recent guidance regarding holiday leave and furlough. If you have any questions about the Job Retention Scheme and/or how to create a sustainable workforce, please get in touch: #HolidayLeave #coronavirus2 weeks ago
Torque LawMany of us watched the Chancellor speak at the beginning of the week about the next phase of the Job retention Scheme. Take a look at our summary here:'re here to answer any questions on this subject: #JobRetentionScheme2 weeks ago
Torque LawRT @NJeffersonBrown: Engineers @SylatechLtd in NorthYorkshire design simple gadget to reduce #Covid19 risk with support from @YNYGrowthHub3 weeks ago
Torque LawOur May newsletter is now available to read. We look at how to create a sustainable workforce and the Law Commission's recommendations on Employment Tribunals' gaps in power. We're also delighted to welcome our new Consultant Solicitor, Tom Watkins. weeks ago
Torque LawRT @RishiSunak: 1/ The job retention scheme will be extended, for four months, until the end of October.By that point, we will have prov…3 weeks ago
Torque LawVE Day offers us something to celebrate. The sun is shining, the bunting is up and decisions are being made on what to put on the BBQ. #VEDay2020 weeks ago
Torque LawBack to our regularly scheduled programming, for a moment at least. The Law Commission has recently provided recommendations for the gaps in the Employment Tribunal's power when it comes to claims. Emma Cousins provides an overview of the key proposals: weeks ago
Torque LawNo cliff edge to the #furlough arrangements currently in place seems likely 👇How might run-off work and will it help avert #redundancies or just put a smaller sticking plaster over bigger issues? weeks ago
Torque Law@HulstonSally Totally agree. The perfect lockdown tonic.4 weeks ago

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