Employment lawyers in Manchester
Looking for Employment Lawyers for your Manchester business but concerned about cost? Traditional law firms can charge upwards of £150 per hour, which could see you paying more than you had bargained for and constantly watching the clock.
At Ellis Whittam, we believe there’s a better way. We assign qualified Employment Lawyers on a fair, fixed-fee basis. That way, you can get as much support you need through all your employee issues, without the worry of costs spiralling if a matter takes longer than expected to resolve.
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Who we are | Employment lawyers in Manchester
Legal support from local experts
Established in 2004, Ellis Whittam helps organisations across the UK overcome their people challenges through pragmatic Employment Law & HR support.
Trusted by 35,000 employers and with more qualified solicitors than any of our larger fixed-fee competitors, our Employment Lawyers provide local Manchester businesses with the expertise they need to overcome any employee issue, from the seemingly simple to the most risky and complex.
From straightforward step-by-step guidance through difficult situations to taking care of your documentation, we make managing your workforce easier by reducing the time, stress and legal risk involved.
Whether you’re a digital or creative agency, financial services business, large manufacturer or boutique hotel, we’re proud to support the eclectic and exciting mix of businesses that call Manchester home.
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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, 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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