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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 LawThank you to everyone who attended our recent #emplaw virtual seminars. We’ve received really positive #feedback & it's great to hear so many found it useful!Keep an eye out for future #seminars or get in touch for more info on our bespoke #employmentlaw #training sessions. day ago
Torque LawCongratulations👏to our lovely clients @JohnsonsWhixley who have been shortlisted for Family Business of the Year 2021 in the Family Business United Awards (@FamilyBizPaul)! We're keeping our fingers crossed🤞#TorqueTogether1 day ago
Torque LawIt’s important for employers to understand the changes to #emplaw as a result of #Brexit. Emma’s blog provides answers to some of the common questions we’ve received in relation to #righttowork checks.Read more below days ago
Torque LawOur fantastic Tom Watkins spoke with @LeedsLawSociety last month all about joining #TeamTorque and the impact the pandemic continues to have on #employers and #employees.Missed it? Read the full article on p26 here: #lockdown3 days ago
Torque LawOur series of virtual seminars is continuing today. We're looking forward to sharing our advice and providing support to our clients around #furloughing, #redundancies and more. week ago
Torque LawDelighted to announce that Tiggy has been appointed as a Trustee of York Minster Fund, which raises vital funds for @York_Minster! week ago
Torque LawCongratulations to our lovely client Ruth Perrott who has been awarded an MBE for her work supporting the visually impaired in Africa. Ruth works at Vision Care Optometry in Acomb and is a true inspiration. What an incredible achievement! week ago
Torque LawWe're celebrating our first Friday back with some excellent client feedback. What a positive start to the New Year! #FeedbackFriday #TeamTorque #emplaw weeks ago
Torque LawWe know that employers are looking for ways to support their employees with childcare juggles during #Lockdown3. Could 'lockdown leave' be the answer? Read more here about Zurich's innovative policy: weeks ago
Torque LawOur January series of virtual Q&A’s start today! There are a few spaces remaining for our #redundancies & changing contract terms #seminar.Join us for practical advice & tips: 🗓️11 Jan at 2pm 🗓️18 Jan at 10amBook here: #TorqueAdvice #emplaw weeks ago

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