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By combining the quality of a traditional law firm with the cost certainty of fixed fees, Ellis Whittam gives you exceptional support with better budget control.
Employment Law & HR
Difficult people problem? Struggling with the complexity of employment law, or simply strapped for time? Manage workforce issues quickly and compliantly with pragmatic advice from dedicated experts.
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Keeping on top of your health and safety obligations can often feel like a laborious and never-ending task. Reduce risk, protect employees and uncomplicate compliance with hands-on safety support.
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Why choose Ellis Whittam?
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 get to know you so that we can function as a true extension of your team.
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We have six times the number of qualified solicitors, practising for over five years, than any of our larger competitors. We’re also recognised by the Legal 500.
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With a dedicated adviser in your corner to guide you through the process, you’re over eight times more likely to defeat a Tribunal claim if advised by Ellis Whittam.
Our Health & Safety Team has over 350 years’ combined experience of supporting organisations with their compliance, so you can be sure you’re in safe hands.
Our advice, support and safety management systems can reduce the risk of prosecution by 50% and cut the cost of any fine imposed by more than 85%.
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Bluestone National Park Resort
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“We have found Ellis Whittam to be responsive and aligned with our business in terms of our processes and expectations. Their pragmatic approach has proven to be a great fit – nobody wants to be fighting their adviser on basic employment decisions.”
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