Dealing with a difficult employee? Not sure your HR practices are compliant? Struggling to keep up to date with legal changes? You need support from an Employment Law company.

You might feel that enlisting the services of a traditional law firm is your only option when workforce challenges require specialist expertise. However, at Ellis Whittam, we offer the same high-quality advice for a fixed fee – giving you access to professional Employment Law advice at a fraction of the cost.

High-quality advice, complete cost certainty

Employment law companies come in all different shapes and sizes – but what matters to you is that you receive the best possible advice, feel supported, and know exactly how much it’s going to cost you from the outset. A law firm may offer the quality of advice you’re looking for, but hourly fees mean costs can get away from you. On the other hand, you might be tempted by low-cost fixed-fee providers, but this can result in generic advice, being passed from pillar to post, and getting stung by hidden auto-renewal clauses.

At WorkNest, we combine the best of both worlds, with none of the nasty surprises.

With our unique service, you benefit from:

  • A dedicated, legally-qualified Employment Law Adviser. You will be assigned a named professional from our experienced team, most of whom are qualified solicitors of members of CILEx. Your adviser will get to know your organisation, how you operate and the specific challenges you face so that they can support you as an extension of your team.
  • Unlimited practical advice. We provide a constant source of advice and guidance. Your adviser can help with everything from day-to-day employee relations issues like sickness absence and terms and conditions, to step-by-step guidance through more complex challenges such as redundancy and TUPE.
  • Fixed fees, even if your organisation grows. As a truly transparent Employment Law company, we’re upfront about our costs, meaning there’s no hidden charges or hourly fees to worry about. Plus, because we believe quality of service should dictate whether you remain with us or not, you won’t find auto-renewal clauses in our contracts.

Unlike some larger fixed-fee providers, our support is tailored to your individual needs, and we’re known for our personal approach. This means more tailored advice, step-by-step guidance from a single expert, quicker resolutions, and outcomes that are preferable to you.

Why you might need us

There are a variety of reasons why organisations look to an Employment Law company for support, and select Ellis Whittam as the right option for them. Our clients come to us because:

  • They’re tired of receiving generic advice from multiple advisers. They want pragmatic, commercial advice from one dedicated point of contact who has an in-depth understanding not only of the law but of their organisation.
  • They’re spending too much time dealing with day-to-day HR issues. They want to offload their employee relations pressures so they can focus on what they really want to be doing.
  • They worry about the consequences of failing to comply with HR best practice and employment law. They need an Employment Law company who can help them to reduce the risk of an Employment Tribunal claim, whilst still achieving commercial objectives.
  • They struggle with the pace and complexity of employment law. They want to be able to adapt to new legal requirements with minimal fuss, and be confident that they are up to speed with constantly emerging case law so that they are not left exposed.

If this sounds familiar, we’re here to help. Whether you’re in the midst of a crisis or just want to future-proof your workforce, Ellis Whittam can help you to conquer any workforce obstacles and keep your organisation on the right path – all whilst saving valuable time and money.

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What we can help with

Even the best-run organisations experience employee relations issues at some time or another. If you don’t have the time, confidence or experience to manage these matters in house, an HR and Employment Law company can help you to identify the correct course of action and avoid any legal pitfalls along the way.

Our Employment Law specialists can offer practical advice on a full spectrum of employment-related challenges, including:

health and safety help

Whatever workforce hurdles you come up against, your Employment Law Adviser will offer thorough, pragmatic and commercially-savvy advice to help you:

In addition to ongoing advice and guidance, we will also review your essential documentation, including your contracts, handbooks and policies, to ensure they are robust, legally compliant and offer maximum flexibility for your organisation. We will also draft any other employment-related documentation you require, including letters and settlement agreements, to protect your organisation and save you valuable time.

What should I look for in an Employment Law company?

Cancelling all the noise and finding the right support for your organisation is no easy feat, but some key ingredients include:

  1. A dedicated team who you can call on for trusted support on a first-name basis;
  2. Legally-qualified advisers with real experience of supporting organisations like yours;
  3. Tailored advice which aligns with your organisation’s best interests;
  4. Expertise in your sector and a genuine understanding of the specific challenges you face;
  5. Fixed fees to ensure you have complete control over your budget; and
  6. Independent Legal Expenses Insurance to protect you in the event of a claim.

At Ellis Whittam, we offer all of this and more.

We’re available now

Whatever workforce challenges you’re currently facing and whatever arrangements you currently have in place, our flexible service can help you to uncomplicate Employment Law and create engaged, productive teams.

To join the thousands of employers benefiting from our personalised, fixed-fee Employment Law support, call 0345 226 8393 or request your free consultation using the button below.

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