Professional Services

Dedicated Legal Advisers

Your named adviser will get to know your business and can offer expert advice on a full range of employee relation issues – from the most simple to the most complex. They can also draft and review contracts, handbooks and policies.

Qualified Health & Safety Consultants

All our consultants have Grad IOSH membership or higher. They can conduct on-site general risk assessments, be your dedicated point of contact for all health and safety issues and act as your legally-required competent person.

Online HR and Health & Safety Portals

With access to EW’s HR Software, Health & Safety Software and Knowledge Hub, you can access expert-created documents, dynamically manage and monitor tasks, and demonstrate compliance all in one place. Simple!

For businesses in the professional services sector, time is money, and juggling the day-to-day realities of HR issues and health and safety management can detract from your ability to focus on achieving key objectives.

That’s why 17,700 businesses across the UK trust Ellis Whittam to act as an extension of their team, ensuring you can maximise hours spent on important business projects. Our solutions-focused approach will allow you to concentrate on what you do best, safe in the knowledge that your business is compliant and protected against legal risk.

Employment Law & HR Support

Whether you’re dealing with a particularly precarious employee matter, facing a claim or simply strapped for time, our qualified Employment Law experts will provide straightforward, practical support on a whole range of employment challenges, including:

  • Performance;
  • Misconduct and disciplinary;
  • Grievance;
  • Sickness absence;
  • Bullying, harassment and discrimination;
  • Pay and holiday entitlement;
  • Maternity and paternity;
  • Settlement agreements;
  • Recruitment and retention;
  • Contractual issues; and
  • Employment Tribunals.

With the number of Employment Tribunal claims brought against employers increasing year on year, we will ensure your business takes all necessary measures to proactively prevent issues before they arise – saving you the time and expense involved in defending a claim. For added protection, all of our advice is backed up by Legal Expenses Insurance to cover your costs and give you complete peace of mind in difficult situations.

Health & Safety Support

Battling a growing number of employee absences from issues such as work-related stress? Not confident that you’re compliant with all relevant legislation? Our experienced Health & Safety Consultants will ensure you’re well equipped to control the risks arising from:​

  • Stress;
  • Display screen equipment;
  • Slips, trips and falls;
  • Manual handling;
  • Visitors and contractors;
  • Fire;
  • Electrical equipment;
  • Events;
  • Site facilities and outdoor areas; and
  • Office ventilation, lighting and air quality.

Starting by conducting an onsite General Risk Assessment to get a full understanding of how you operate, we will work with you to develop and implement a tailored plan to keep your business on track. This is backed up by award-winning Health & Safety Software to allow you to monitor and manage areas of business risk across multiple sites, ensure staff understand and meet their responsibilities, and ultimately protect your people and your reputation.

"Ellis Whittam makes a significant contribution to ensuring that we achieve our corporate responsibilities."
Group HR Director - Cranswick

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