Often employers will go to a law firm in the search for a good Employment Law Solicitor.
Why? Because Employment Law solicitors are convinced that in exchange for paying high hourly rates, they will have high-quality advice and assurance that they are complying with the law.
But are Employment Law Solicitors actually the best option for your organisation?
The truth is probably not. Is a fixed fee provider for Employment Law like Ellis Whittam the answer?
What are the drawbacks to using hourly Employment Law solicitors?
You will find that Employment Law solicitors in law firms:
- Are only available during office hours
- Can take a while to get back to you
- Charge you by the hour
None of these things bode well for employers.
In many cases, you need Employment Law advice outside the traditional 9am-5pm window and you can’t wait for a call back to know what next step to take with a challenging employee.
Also, Employment Law issues can be notoriously complex and involve the drafting of letters, contracts, settlement agreements and other documents.
If an Employment Law solicitor charges you for each and every letter, your costs can spiral.
What are the alternatives to Employment Law Solicitors?
There are options which assure compliance, provide the same level of quality service and cost just a fraction of the cost.
A fixed fee model offers you all the advantages without the high costs.
Available 24/7, you can call and email as much as you need to solve your HR and Employment Law challenges and it won’t cost you a penny more. You can get tailored advice from legally qualified advisers to guide on the best course of action and get your contracts and employee handbook drafted in compliance with the law and meeting best practice.
All of this provides you with the peace of mind that you are talking to an Employment Law company who understand you and your organisation.
Most providers will also offer Legal Expenses Insurance. If the worst does happen and an Employment Tribunal claim is made against your organisation, they will defend you at no extra cost if you have their Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI).
Why choose Ellis Whittam’s HR and Employment Law service?
Ellis Whittam’s outsourced employment law is the solution for you.
We offer you:
- A truly fixed-fee service with no hidden costs
- Solicitor level of quality of advice
- No long waits to get through to your Employment Law Adviser
- 24/7 access to online tools and resources
- Bespoke drafting of letters and contracts
- Legal Expenses Insurance
With fixed fee support, you will get unlimited, affordable and practical support whenever you need it. Contact us to find how we can support your organisation.