If your business employs staff or contractors, you will face legal challenges in employment, health & safety and immigration.
We take the worry out of compliance with employment law, health & safety law and immigration law. The pace of legislative change can be bewildering so having experienced, commercially minded, advisers is essential.
We will protect your assets from the potential effects of employment tribunals, health & safety prosecutions or immigration fines as well as advising you generally on all matters relating to human capital.
Our advisory team is drawn from a range of backgrounds and includes employment lawyers, HR practitioners, immigration lawyers and health & safety and environmental practitioners.
They can work independently on defined projects or collaboratively across our offerings, providing seamless and practical advice and solutions.
We will also provide legal and consultancy support through the entire employment journey, from recruitment and selection of staff to their departure and all points in between, on a continuing or one off basis.
Our advice will always be tailored to the commercial needs of your business. We understand that staying on the right side of employment law is not always your only goal; sometimes the interests of your business require difficult and immediate decisions to be taken on employees, and so we will advise you how best to mitigate the impact of those decisions.
On an ongoing basis we will audit your suite of policies and procedures and we will make recommendations on compliance with current legislation or HR best practice; and to make sure that you are up to date with changing legislation, we provide a monthly electronic update on case law, twice yearly update seminars and at least once a year we will meet at your premises to continue building our understanding of your evolving needs. Where necessary, we will also manage any employment tribunals or settlement agreements on your behalf.
The introduction of Fees for Intervention by the HSE has dramatically changed the health & safety compliance landscape and proactive assessment of your compliance and duty of care obligations is more important than ever.
We provide a full range of health & safety support services such as compliance audits, including management actions plans, fire risk assessments, ongoing advice and crisis management, legal updating, prosecutions costs insurance and attendance at health & safety committee meetings. Importantly, we will also fulfil the role of Competent Person for your business.
In addition to our training and development programmes and employment law advisory services, we also provide practical HR and employment law project support and, rather than prescribe a ‘packaged’ project, we will work closely with you to build and deliver a project to meet your specific business needs.
Typically, HR Projects will include recruitment and selection, performance management, absence management, reward management, employee relations and change management, HR support with hearings and investigations, equalities and survey work.
Our range of immigration services will help you look beyond national barriers and find the right person for the job.
Guidance through Sponsorship Licence Applications, the types of documentation required, preparation for Home Office Audits, advice around Resident Labour Market Tests and training are all core elements of our support service. Immigration law is constantly evolving, so we don’t just tell you the rules and leave it there; we will continue to update you on any developments, through our update seminars and legal bulletins and that way, you can be sure that immigration law is never a foreign concept.
Managing people professionally, fairly and competently can be challenging, especially through times of change.
Therefore, we offer a range of practical and interactive training and development courses and workshops covering issues such as recruitment and selection, absence management, performance appraisal, discipline and grievance, equality and diversity, bullying and harassment, redundancy handling, TUPE, restructuring and change management. These are available on a stand alone basis or can complement our employment law advisory service.