Employment lawyers in Chester
When you run a business or organisation, employee issues are inevitable. So where do you turn when you’re unsure of the law or facing an issue you don’t have the time or expertise to manage yourself?
As one of the UK’s leading providers of fixed-fee Employment Law and HR support, Ellis Whittam is the obvious choice for Chester businesses in need of pragmatic advice around employee issues. Based in Aldford CH3, our team of experienced Employment Lawyers help local employers save time, stay compliant and find commercial solutions to workforce challenges – at around 45% cheaper than the cost of a traditional law firm.
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Who we are | Employment lawyers in Chester
Legal support from local experts
Established in 2004, Ellis Whittam offers law-firm-quality advice and personalised service with the reassurance of fair, fixed fees. Our unique approach enables employers to get the help and support they need around employee issues without paying by the hour, giving you better budgetary control and the freedom to call or email as often as you need.
What sets us apart from other fixed-fee providers is that we provide named Employment Lawyers, who will get to know your business so that they can function as an extension of your team. This also allows us to provide consistent, tailored advice based on your specific circumstances, rather than generic answers from a stream of different advisers.
As well as serving a diverse range of local Chester businesses, our team of qualified experts provide trusted support to 35,000 employers nationwide. Our combination of regional knowledge, sector experience and unrivalled legal expertise guarantees the best possible experience and there is no workforce issue too big or too small.
Chester is known for its strong cluster of leading legal professional services. However, our unique approach, Legal-500-recommended status and rating as one of the top 3 Employment Law Solicitors in Chester are just some of the reasons why employers choose Ellis Whittam.
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lawyers based in Chester
Woodhouse, Church Ln
Chester, CH3 6JD
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Meet the team
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, Ellis Whittam 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 Ellis Whittam, 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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