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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

“First class from start to finish.”
Mitchell Orchant, Managing Director C.gars Ltd

“The quality and responsiveness of the advice was what I’d have expected from a national firm, but I’m pleased to say that it came with a Yorkshire price tag!”
Nick Rust, CEO, British Horseracing AuthoritySave

Welcome to Torque Law, our 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 and 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

For all of the employment challenges and changes you’re facing, take advantage of our retained services or more ad hoc support. 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.

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Torque LawTorque Law has recently celebrated our 3rd Birthday. It's incredible to think how far we've come. The clients we work with are truly exceptional and we can only imagine what the next 3 years will bring.#HappyBirthdayToUs #3yearsold #BestIsYetToCome days ago
Torque LawConfidentiality clauses have been the subject of scrutiny lately due to a number of high-profile cases concerning sexual harassment in the workplace and their use to hide the issue. Our latest article looks at the Government's recent response to this: days ago
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