Practical Employment Law support from a partner you can trust

Taking care of employment law issues in any organisation, large or small, can be a time-consuming and difficult task. Whether you’re dealing with a seemingly straightforward incident or battling a more serious or complex matter, you want to know that you’re acting within the confines of the law and – importantly – that you’re protecting your interests.

No matter what the issue, it’s important to receive the right support, as the consequences of getting it wrong can be costly.

Your employment law responsibilities, managed    

With Ellis Whittam’s unlimited, fixed-fee service, you can call on your dedicated Employment Law Adviser at any time.

If you don’t employ an in-house team, or your team don’t have the necessary expertise to deal with complicated matters, Ellis Whittam’s HR and Employment Law service takes the hassle out of managing employee issues and minimises your risk of Employment Tribunals.

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Protecting UK Employers from Employment Tribunals

With Employment Tribunal fees now abolished, employers are increasingly vulnerable to claims being brought against them. It is therefore more important than ever to ensure you have sufficient support in place to protect your organisation.

A staggering 109,706 Employment Tribunals claims were made against employers in 2018. Ellis Whittam’s legally-qualified team reduce the risk of an Employment Tribunal claim by c.77% compared to the national average.

Complete peace of mind with your legal compliance

If you’re worried about the consequences of failing to comply with employment law and HR best practice, seeking expert employment law advice can provide valuable reassurance. It can also allow you to free up time so that you can focus on what’s important. With over 300 years’ combined experience, Ellis Whittam’s qualified Employment Law and HR Advisers can provide expert guidance on a whole range of issues, including:
  • Sickness absence;
  • Grievance;
  • Misconduct;
  • Disciplinary;
  • Flexible working;
  • Redundancy;
  • Maternity and paternity leave; and
  • Employment Tribunals.
We believe in providing simple, practical and personal support to help you overcome these challenges and improve productivity.

I want practical support for my business

"Ellis Whittam’s advisers act as an extension to our HR department. They completely understand our objectives, policies and business operations...we can pick the phone up at any time for pragmatic, coherent advice."

HR Manager, Empire Cinema

As part of our HR and Employment Law service, you will be allocated a small team of dedicated Employment Law experts, who will offer as much help as you require with day-to-day employment law and HR-related matters.

Whatever you require, we tailor our support to your organisation and the specific challenges you face.

This includes:

  • Unlimited, solutions-focused advice to help you comply with law and best practice, whilst still achieving commercial objectives;
  • Expert drafting of letters and documents, including settlement agreements; and
  • Bespoke Contracts of Employment for different categories of worker accompanied by an Employee Handbook of best-practice HR policies and procedures.

Think of us as an extension of your business that you can call upon at any time.

Ellis Whittam’s legally-qualified team reduce the risk of an Employment Tribunal claim by 77% compared to the national average.

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 specialists 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.

Our online portal, My EW, provides seamless access, from any device anywhere, to all our client advice, documents and legal information.

The portal also allows you access to our HR Management Software, which makes managing employee information simple. Use it to store employee data, manage holidays and absences, keep a record of training and qualifications, and proactively manage employee benefits.

We’re available now

In need of expert help with a specific employee relations issue? Looking to ensure your contracts, policies and procedures are watertight? Want to discuss how our fixed-fee service can help to alleviate your people problems? Get in touch on 0345 226 8393 for a free no-obligation consultation.