When in need of advice on workforce matters, you want to speak to someone who really knows what they're talking about – you need an Employment Law expert.

This is especially true when dealing with complex employee relations issues, where the scope for legal risk is higher.

From poor performance to misconduct issues, no organisation is immune to people problems. However, in many cases, employers simply aren’t sure about the correct process to follow, don’t understand the legal position, or simply don’t have the time to give these issues the attention they deserve. In truth, if you’re not an Employment Law expert, the potential for missteps is significant, and situations can drag on for longer than is necessary.

If this sounds familiar, support from an Employment Law specialist can make all the difference. As well as protecting your organisation from the rising threat of Employment Tribunal claims, leaning on a professional can:

WorkNest: The fixed-fee Employment Law experts

In the hunt for sound employment law advice, most employers will turn to a law firm, believing this to be the only option available when professional support is required. However, hourly fees mean costs can mount up fast, and if you’re dealing with a particularly complex situation, you can expect to receive a significant bill.

At WorkNest, our personalised, fixed-fee service combines the quality of advice offered by a leading law firm with complete cost transparency, giving you access to qualified support whenever you need it, without having to watch the clock. Plus, no matter how much your organisation grows, your fees will remain the same.

Our unique service is centered around the provision of named Employment Law experts, who will support your organisation in the same way an in-house legal adviser would. We will get to know you, how you operate and the specific challenges you face so that we can provide tailored, pragmatic advice with your best interests in mind.

Your dedicated Employment Law Adviser will:

  • Foster an ongoing relationship with key members of your team
  • Offer step-by-step guidance through any employment obstacles you encounter
  • Highlight potential legal pitfalls and help you to avoid them
  • Turn complex legislation into clear, practical advice
    Keep you informed of any employment law changes that may affect how you operate

Who we are

Our story began in 1994 when our founder Mark Ellis qualified as a solicitor. Having built a reputation for delivering commercially-minded employment law advice – and having been recommended by the both the UK Legal 500 and Chambers Guide – Mark founded Ellis Whittam in 2004 to bridge the gap between the quality of a law firm and the cost certainty fixed-fee providers.

Since then, Ellis Whittam has developed a national reputation for understanding our clients’ business needs and working with them to achieve their goals through unlimited, solutions-focused advice. Today, we’re proud to support over 17,700 clients across a diverse range of sectors with their employment challenges, and are consistently high achievers when it comes to delivering brilliant service and reducing legal risk.

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To ensure we deliver a service that truly works for you, our advisers are measured on responsiveness, client satisfaction, and quality of advice. Our current score is 94%.

Advice you can trust

To guarantee the best possible advice, we only hire the best people, with the best qualifications and commercial acumen. In fact. Our Employment Law experts have a wealth of experience in handling all types of workplace legal issues, as well as sector-specific knowledge of the particular challenges impacting organisations like yours.

No matter how simple or complex the situation, with our unlimited, fixed-fee service, professional advice is just a phone call away. Get help with:

  • Grievance and disciplinary
  • Performance issues
  • Sickness absence
  • Holiday entitlement
  • Redundancy
  • Pay
  • Terms and conditions
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For added protection, our advice is backed up by independent, FCA-regulated Legal Expenses Insurance to protect your organisation in the event of an Employment Tribunal claim. Thankfully however, owing to the expertise of our Employment Law experts, we reduce the risk of a claim by c.77% as compared to the national average. 

"I believe that a contract with WorkNest (formerly Ellis Whittam) is the best possible use of company funds."
Managing Director, PVC Building Supplies

Included: Cloud-based HR Management Software

In addition to support from our Employment Law experts, our comprehensive service gives you access to easy-to-use HR Software to take the hassle out of HR management tasks. This efficient solution streamlines essential HR functions, allowing you to manage holidays and absences, stay on top of training and reviews, and store employee information all in one place. Simple!

Get professional support now

Whether you’re:

  • currently facing a difficult employee situation;
  • have limited HR support;
  • need a complete review of your contracts and policies; or
  • just want proactively protect your organisation against future people problems

outsourcing your Employment Law to our expert team can save you valuable time and money and set your organisation on the right track.

To discuss your specific needs and find out more about the support available through WorkNest, call 0345 226 8393 or request your free consultation using the button below.

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How An Employment Law Expert Can Help Your Business

An employment law expert can provide invaluable support to your business by helping you navigate the complex and constantly evolving landscape of employment legislation. Our unique fixed-fee service means that you’ll have access to highly trained employment law experts whenever you need them. No matter what employment law issue you find yourself faced with, our team of experts are always on hand to help you.

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