Employment Law and HR

Integrated support services to help your HR team soar

Even the most proficient HR and ER teams can benefit from expert support to take them to the next level. But using a law firm can mean clock watching and over-cautious advice, while some subscription providers don’t offer the quality of advice or personalised approach you need, leaving you paying for a service that doesn’t really serve you.

Introducing ESPHR (from WorkNest) – a new-model employment law service, fusing SRA-regulated legal advice with ER case management technology and online resources.

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Don’t have an HR team? Find out about our fully outsourced support.

Or, if your HR function has limited ER expertise, learn more about our services for smaller HR teams.

How we help

SRA-regulated legal advice, ER case management technology and online resources

Whether your HR advisers need a little extra hand holding, your line managers struggle with employee matters, or your systems aren’t up to scratch, we are strategically focused to help HR professionals tackle mounting caseloads, transform their ER capabilities and drive real commercial change.

And with ESPHR’s fixed annual subscription, not only can you keep better control of your budget, but you can build a package of support based around your team’s specific needs and the sorts of challenges you face.

Additionally, as an HR professional, you know that your people are your greatest asset and WorkNest HR provides the flexibility and expertise to keep that asset productive and problem-free.

Our positive, proactive approach is focused on identifying improvement opportunities for individuals and teams. We’ll work with you to build a workplace culture that improves the quality and effectiveness of your HR processes and enhances your employer brand.

With services ranging from consultancy support for short-term projects to long-term HR outsourcing, in-person training, and e-Learning, you’ll have the confidence and support to continue to attract and retain the best talent.

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Fixed Subscription Service

Part of the WorkNest family, ESPHR supports established HR functions looking for an extension of their in-house HR and ER team, providing integrated services built around people, processes and technology.


Created and delivered by experienced consultants, our interactive HR training workshops are designed to upskill your team and develop manager confidence.

HR Consultancy

Facing a difficult employee dilemma that you don’t want to deal with alone? Get hands-on support from seasoned HR specialists with consultancy services from WorkNest HR.

Why choose us?

Experts in Employment 
Law & HR

At WorkNest, we’re known for our bespoke service and the quality of our support. Not only is our expertise unmatched, but we take the time to know you so that we can function as a true extension of your team.

  • Your own small team of dedicated experts
  • Commercial, pragmatic advice tailored to you
  • Bespoke contracts, policies and handbooks
  • Trusted by over 35,000 organisations
  • Recognised as a leading firm by The Legal 500

Who you’ll be working with

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99.2%  Client happiness rating

97%  Client retention rating

Better with WorkNest

Protecting organisations 
and achieving results

Owing to our unrivalled support and expertise, we’re consistently high achievers when it comes to protecting organisations and achieving results.


More solicitors

We have six times the number of qualified solicitors, practising for over five years, than any of our larger competitors. We’re also recognised by the Legal 500.


Tribunal win rate

With a dedicated adviser in your corner to guide you through the process, you’re over eight times more likely to defeat a Tribunal claim if advised by WorkNest.


Years' experience

Our Health & Safety Team has over 350 years’ combined experience of supporting organisations with their compliance, so you can be sure you’re in safe hands.


Less risk

Our advice, support and safety management systems can reduce the risk of prosecution by 50% and cut the cost of any fine imposed by more than 85%.

Who we work with

Proud to support over 
35,000 UK employers

Our clients range from small businesses with fewer than 50 staff at a single location, through to large household names employing thousands of people at multiple sites across the UK. Whatever your size or sector, we have solutions to suit your needs.

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