Employment lawyers in Birmingham
According to Acas, workplace disputes cost UK employers roughly £1,000 per employee per year in management time, productivity losses and absences. It’s therefore important to act quickly, and on advice you can trust.
Ellis Whittam’s qualified Employment Lawyers help business owners and HR teams across Birmingham to simplify their people management challenges and save time and money through pragmatic, solutions-focused advice.
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Who we are | Employment lawyers in Birmingham
Legal support from local experts
WorkNest provides law-firm-quality advice and exceptional service with the added reassurance of fair, fixed fees.
Whether you are facing an immediate crisis or looking to proactively prevent issues before they arise, we assign dedicated Employment Lawyers, giving you access to unlimited, 24/7, personalised support.
From a simple absence management query to a complex redundancy exercise, your named experts will help you to understand your options, uncomplicate employment law, and help you to achieve your preferred outcome quickly and compliantly.
There’s also the option to underpin our advice with Legal Expenses Insurance for maximum protection against employee claims.
As well as serving businesses in Birmingham and the midlands, our Employment Lawyers provide trusted support to 35,000 employers nationwide. Our combination of regional knowledge, sector specialist teams and unrivalled legal expertise is reflected in our client satisfaction rating of 99%.
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Our people are the most important part of our service.
From our highly-qualified advisory teams that deliver dedicated support to our clients, to our back-office teams that ensure a smooth service, we’re exceptionally proud of the team we have.
Who you’ll be working with
Executive Director, Privacy International
WorkNest supports our 280 staff members with Employment Law and Health & Safety and has provided quality management training too.”
Head of Service Delivery, Catalyst Choice
We get a great deal of comfort and satisfaction knowing that we have support as and when we need it, in a decisive and responsive way.”
Group HR Director, Culina Group
We moved our legal support to WorkNest (formerly Law at Work) having previously used a time and line law firm. It was important, though, that an all-inclusive fee structure did not come at the expense of quality. Thankfully we’ve been delighted with the service we’ve received from WorkNest.”
What we recognised in WorkNest is the background that they have. They are able to supply knowledge and experience in a number of disciplines, which enables us to develop our business in a way that’s safe, to do it on time and with a quality to it.”
Director of Human Resources and Health & Safety,
Bluestone National Park Resort
Chief Executive, The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT)
As the company started to get larger, we knew we had to protect our employees and our contractors both onsite and in the offices. WorkNest is exactly what we needed to move the company forward.”
Operations Director, Beaverfit
Pineapple have worked with the team at WorkNest (formerly Law at Work) since 2003, and we have built a trusted partnership together. We particularly like WorkNest’s concise and practical advice concerning employment law/HR issues and also appreciate their totally supportive approach in all areas of health and safety.”
Pineapple Dance Studios
I’ve taken WorkNest into every organisation that I’ve worked with. I’ve introduced them to many teams and many colleagues and referred them with absolute pleasure because I genuinely trust in the service that we get.”
People Director, The Works
What we can help with
Being Employment Law Compliant
If you often find that you’re not sure of the best course of action when faced with difficult employee dilemmas, or you’re conscious that your policies and procedures might not comply with best practice, WorkNest can reduce your risk of claims through dedicated, expert support.
95% Client satisfaction rate
97% Client retention rate
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 40,000 organisations
- Recognised as a leading firm by The Legal 500
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