In addition to acting for clients in all private law matters, Mr Schäfer concentrates his work on:

Employment law

  • Action against unlawful dismissal
  • Representation at all industrial tribunals
  • Warnings under employment law
  • Design of employment contracts
  • Contracts for free-lancers
  • Vacation rights
  • Civil service (“Beamte”) law
  • Severe disability
  • Works agreements
  • Social plans
  • Arrangements for company transfers
  • Dismissal for operational reasons
  • Dismissal due to personal behaviour and attitudes
  • Employer’s right to issue instructions
  • Transferring staff to other jobs

Private building law

  • Advancing or refuting claims under warranty for defects (construction faults)
  • Drafting and inspecting building contracts
  • Conducting lawsuits, especially in procedures to take evidence
  • Advice and representation in areas covered by VOB contracting rules for award of public works contracts

Contract law

  • Design of purchase agreements
  • Design of building contracts and contracts for works or services
  • Design of rental and lease agreements
  • Design of company agreements
  • Design of agreements for commercial representatives
  • Design of service contracts for managing directors

Tenancy law

  • Drafting rental agreements
  • Representation in tenancy lawsuits
  • Rent increases
  • Cancellation of tenancy
  • Advancing claims to reduce rent due to defects 

Purchase law

  • Advancing claims under warranty for defects
  • Price reduction due to defects
  • Withdrawal from purchase agreement
  • Advancing claims for compensation
  • Court representation in all purchase litigation cases
  • Drafting agreements under purchase law

Uwe Schäfer
Lawyer and Notary, 
Certified Specialist for employment law
born 05.05.1955 in Bielefeld
married, 1 child


1988 Graduated with 2nd state law qualification
1989 Admitted to the practice of law
2007 Appointed Notary in Langenberg
2008 Admitted as Certified Specialist for employment law  

English, French

Fields of law::
Employment, building, tenancy, purchase, company

Member of:
Deutscher Anwaltverein (DAV) e.V. (Association of German Lawyers)

Lectures ion topics of employment law and private building law