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.

Employment law made simple

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 an Employment Tribunal claim.

Protecting UK employers against Employment Tribunals

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to abolish Tribunal fees back in 2017, it now costs employees nothing to take legal action against their employer, leaving businesses increasingly vulnerable to claims. It is therefore more important than ever to ensure you have sufficient support in place to protect your organisation. What does this mean for my business?

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 specialists 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.

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.

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.

Call us now on: 0345 226 8393

Director of Legal Services

James Tamm

Whether you’re facing an immediate challenge or just want the reassurance of an expert second opinion, we’re here to offer clear, commercial advice so that you can focus on what you do best.

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