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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 WorkNest, we believe there’s a better way. We assign qualified employment law experts 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, WorkNest 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 law specialists 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.

We have employment
lawyers based in Manchester

Email us | enquiries@worknest.com

Call us | 0345 225 8396 

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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.

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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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