Employment lawyers in Bristol
When faced with a tricky employee relations situation, it can be difficult to know exactly what to do or who to turn to. Fortunately with WorkNest’s employment law advice, Bristol’s employers can have peace of mind that specialist support is just a phone call away.
Unlike traditional employers who often charge by the hour, WorkNest provides a fixed-fee service giving you access to jargon-free advice from Employment Lawyers, with the added reassurance of cost certainty.
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Employment lawyers in Bristol
Legal support from local experts
Our employment law solicitors in Bristol will integrate themselves fully into your existing operations. Whether that be supporting the manager and directors of smaller businesses, or working with the existing in-house HR teams of larger organisations. No matter how your business is structured or what situation you’re facing, our legal experts will be there to help nip issues in the bud at the earliest opportunity and support you with policies, contracts and ongoing legal compliance so that you can proactively prevent problems from arising.
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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.
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Why choose us?
Employment law advice for Bristol’s employers
WorkNest’s employment law specialists in Bristol are always on hand to help employers navigate any employment law issue, confidently. Whether you have a simple query or need step-by-step guidance through a complex or sensitive employment issue, your dedicated team of lawyers will provide solutions-focused, pragmatic advice to help you achieve the outcome you desire – both efficiently and compliantly. From providing actionable advice to drafting all your employment documentation, our employment lawyers will give employers the tools and support they need to tackle employment issues head on. And because we offer a truly personalised service, delivered by named professionals, we can tailor advice to your unique circumstances and provide the best possible client experience.
Bristol is a long-standing hub of British industry and business, with a vibrant mix of organisations operating across the city. Our employment lawyers already support many employers in Bristol and the West Country to make employee relations issues more manageable, save time and reduce the potential for costly legal mistakes. So whether you’re a small start-up in Blackwell or an industry leader in Portishead, get in touch with WorkNest today to discover how we can help you maintain a productive, problem-free workforce.
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