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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

“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 LawTo help businesses and workers understand whether the new #JobSupportScheme could be of benefit, we’ve prepared these FAQ’s based on common queries received already from clients over the last couple of days since the scheme was announced.Take a read hours ago
Torque LawConfused about the difference between the #furloughscheme (JRS) and the new #JobSupportScheme (JSS)?Hopefully this 👇 will help.#Emplaw #employmentsupport day ago
Torque LawEmployers & employees are now under new obligations re #selfisolation.🟣It’s now an offence for employers to allow employees to attend work anywhere other than where they’re self-isolating🟣Employees must inform employers if self-isolatingRead more day ago
Torque Law@rufforthschool Gorgeous photo😍1 day ago
Torque LawWe’ve been discussing what #JobSupportScheme (JSS) means for our clients & although it alleviates some of the pressure caused by the end of the #furloughscheme, it doesn’t go far enough for businesses & employees. Looking forward to seeing further guidance & will keep you updated days ago
Torque LawIt's wonderful to receive positive #feedback from our clients especially when we've helped them through difficult times.Our special shout out this month has to go to our brilliant Associate, @emmajcousins. Just look at some of the fab feedback she's received! #FeedbackFriday days ago
Torque LawGovt launches its #JobsSupportScheme today, effective 1 November 2020. More detailed #guidance is expected soon but, until then, here's the Govt #factsheet and some worked examples to digest days ago
Torque LawWe've successfully concluded over 200 #settlementagreements in the past two months. Getting the process right from the outset will save on management time & legal fees. @emmajcousins discusses the common misconceptions we often hear in her #blog. Read more days ago
Torque Law#TeamTorque was back together today enjoying a socially distanced team meeting. We had lots of exciting things to discuss and it was great to get together! week ago
Torque LawA woman who was sacked for #selfisolating won £7,000 compensation at an #employmenttribunal for #unfairdismissal last week. Employers must remain sensitive to employees' circumstances & understand some have to stay away for good reason week ago

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