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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.

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Torque LawOur latest newsletter is now available to read. This issue reports on the EHRC guidance regarding harassment in the workplace along with our tips on employee severance arrangements. Also, can you guess who we're thrilled to be sponsoring this year? days ago
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