Employment Law Specialist

In many small and medium-sized businesses, there are no Employment Law Specialists.

Often, it is the case that an employee who has ‘dabbled’ or ‘has some experience’ will end up being responsible for Employment Law. 

This includes:

  • Giving inductions;
  • Carrying out performance appraisals;
  • Conducting investigations; and
  • Keeping track of employees’ holiday and sickness absences. 

They are not an Employment Law specialist.

Is the lack of an Employment Law specialist really a problem?

As fees to access Employment Tribunals have been scrapped, employees have essentially nothing to lose by pursuing claims such as unfair dismissal, breach of contract, unlawful deductions from wages or discrimination against their employer.

So any mistakes made by employers can have very serious consequences. It’s a situation no employer wants to face – defending an Employment Tribunal claim is costly, time-consuming and has the potential to cause reputational damage. 

This is why you must outsource Employment Law to a specialist. They can advise you on legal processes, the factors to take into consideration and also the potential risks involved. In particular, Employment Law specialists help you achieve the best outcome for you going forward, taking into account the interests of your organisation as a whole.

What makes Ellis Whittam Employment Law specialists?

Unlike traditional law firms, we focus only on one area of law: Employment Law.

At Ellis Whittam, our Employment Law team consists of highly qualified Employment Law consultants, who have the expertise and experience to advise you on all your HR and Employment Law issues, including:

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  • Our Employment Law specialists have helped countless clients. Have a look at our numbers and see our success:  
  • The number of ET claims received by us has increased up by 46%, but nationally it has shot up by 66%;
  • We win 79% of insured claims if they go to full hearing, whereas the national average is 63%; and
  • If clients have not taken advice from us, the success rate falls to 11%.

Our Employment Law Advisers will take the time to learn all about your organisation and the way you work. They will be familiar with working with other employers in your sector so you will benefit from their experience of implementing best practice in other organisations.

Rise in Employment Tribunal Claims
Nationally 66%
Rise in Employment Tribunal Claims
Ellis Whittam 46%

Your Employment Law specialist can:

  • Draft your Employment Law and HR letters, documents and settlement agreements
  • Review your contracts of employment and existing employee handbook (if any) to make sure your essential HR documents are legally compliant and up-to-date.

They can also give you legal advice when dealing with complex workplace issues, for example:

  • Grievances
  • Disciplinary
  • Dismissal
  • Dedundancy and
  • TUPE.

This gives you the peace of mind when you are looking for Employment Law help to reduce the risk of Employment Tribunal claims.

HR Management Software

If you’re looking for support to complement specialist employment law support, our HR Management Software makes managing employee information simple. 

Provided as part of our online portal, the software allows you to store employee data, lets you manage holidays and absences, can be used to record training and qualifications, and acts as a reporting tool for managers.

"We have found the Employment Law and HR service from Ellis Whittam to be invaluable."
Managing Director, GMG Contractors

Why use Ellis Whittam for Employment Law?

We believe in the value of a personal approach. That’s why we assign a dedicated team of named Employment Law experts who will get to know your organisation and how you operate.

That way, when you pick up the phone looking for employment law help, you’re speaking to someone who understands how you work and can provide the best possible advice on the issues you are facing – with no need for catching up and no time wasted.

By taking the time to get to know your business inside out, we’re able to truly understand your commercial objectives and work with you to achieve them.

Importantly, unlike some of our competitors, we use an entirely independent FCA-regulated insurer. This means, as totally transparent employment law company, we don’t have our bottom line at the back of our mind when we’re advising you; the decisions we make have only your interests and desired end result in mind.

Unlike a traditional solicitors firm, where you may pay an extortionate upfront cost and then additional fees for small tasks, we provide unlimited support on a fair, fixed-fee basis. This means that your costs remain the same no matter how much your business grows or how many times you need our support.

What’s more, our honest and open approach means that when you outsource your employment law to Ellis Whittam, there’s no hidden charges or automatic renewal clauses to worry about.

For added peace of mind, our Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI) for Employment Tribunals covers the cost of defence, settlements and awards in the event of an employee bringing a claim against you. Therefore, if you were to lose a discrimination claim, you could stand to save approximately £24,500 to £38,000.