TUPE is one of the most complicated and business adverse pieces of legislation. When you buy a business, merge with another one or even win a pitch, all the employees employed in the relevant part of the business could become yours with their terms and conditions and length of service intact.

Dealing with TUPE requires finding out as much information as possible on your future employees and a legal eye to anticipate the problems they may cause. It will also involve trying to get the other side to be responsible for these problems or work closely with you to avoid them.