Professional Services

Our fixed-fee support allows professional services businesses to supercharge their workforce, protect their reputation and save valuable time and money.

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.

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Specialist advice and support for professional services

At Ellis Whittam we recognised that every organisation is different. But with specialist sector teams, you can benefit from the shared insight and expertise of our advisers, who support hundreds of other professional services organisations facing similar challenges to you. 

Professional services clients at Ellis Whittam benefit from:

  • Expert advice from an experienced team of sector specialists  
  • Fixed fee certainty to give you peace of mind 
  • Independent Legal Expenses Insurance 

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"We had been with the same employment law advisory service for a number of years, and due to their rates significantly increasing during their annual renewal, we decided to complete a review for a new provider. We’ve used the service now for nearly 2 years and are very happy with the support Ellis Whittam provide."

HR Director

Employment Law & HR

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

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.

"The process was smooth, professional and friendly. Most importantly, EW helped us identify and appoint an exceptional new colleague."

Pastest Ltd

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24/7 unlimited support from your dedicated advisers

Whichever service you use, our highly qualified advice teams will form the bedrock of your relationship with EW. You get named advisers, ensuring the support and advice you get remains consistent and from people who understand your business.

Employment Law Advice

Fast, pragmatic, commercial. Our Employment Law and HR advice line gives you and your managers access to truly unlimited advice on all of your people-related challenges, from the seemingly straightforward to the most complex.
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Health & Safety Advice

Need a steer on risk assessment, help unpacking legislation, or guidance on your COVID controls? With our unlimited advice line support, you can relieve the pressures of regulatory compliance and dramatically reduce risk.
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Best practice documents, personalised for you

Your Employment Law and Health & Safety advisers will work with you to create compliant, best practice contracts, policies and handbooks that meet the specific needs of your organisation.

Employment Contracts and Handbooks

Whether you have nothing in place or just need an expert review, our Employment Law specialists can carefully craft your employment contracts and employee handbooks to guarantee compliance and provide the flexibility you need as an employer.
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Health & Safety Policies and Handbooks

Whether you’ve got nothing in place or are in need of an expert review, our Health & Safety specialists can provide you with a policy and handbook tailored to your organisation, processes, activities and environment.
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Control your financial risk with our Legal Expenses Insurance

With the amount and cost of claims rising, and new risks emerging, our independent Legal Expenses Insurance gives you piece off mind that if things don’t go as planned, you aren’t hit with unforeseen expenses.

Legal Expenses Insurance for Employment Tribunals

Safeguard your business from the growing threat of Employment Tribunal claims with our independent, FCA-regulated Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI).
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Legal Expenses Insurance for Health & Safety Prosecutions

If you’re concerned about the rising cost of non-compliance and the impact a serious safety incident might have on your bottom line, Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI) can provide added protection for your organisation.

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Innovative platforms to help you maximise your investment

Alongside your advice line services, you’ll have access to our software platforms, giving you instant access to hundreds of EL and H&S templates and resources, as well specific tools to manage HR and H&S compliance.


Your go-to management portal. Provided as part of our core service, MyEW gives you access to guidance notes, document templates and EL case history, as well as being your gateway to e-learning, a HR management tool, and MyH&S.
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Our innovative compliance and risk management software, MyH&S, will revolutionise your approach to safety management by creating smart “to-do” lists, cutting out the admin and allowing you to monitor your compliance in real time with our risk status indicator.
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Additional, experience HR support, whatever your need

Entirely bespoke, based on sector experience and tailored to your exact needs, our HR Consultancy services range from on-site support with disciplinaries and grievances to restructures and developing your HR strategy.

Delivered by a growing network of experienced and qualified HR Consultants across the UK, these hands-on HR services can be seamlessly integrated with our Employment Law and HR support to provide comprehensive solutions to your workforce challenges and identify opportunities for improvement and growth.

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Understand and manage your compliance with audits and specialist risk assessments

Our experienced H&S consultants will complete full audits and well as specialist risk assessments, identifying your areas of concern and providing practical guidance on how to reasonably mitigate risks in the future.

Audit and Inspection

Not confident in your compliance? Want to know that risk is being appropriately managed at every level across your organisation? Then you need a health and safety audit.
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Risk Assessments

If you’re looking for a task-specific risk assessment, our experts can take a systematic look at your premises and practices and work with you to ensure safety and compliance.
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Transform your approach to training

Tired of classroom training, or unable to take time out? Our HR and Health & Safety e-Learning courses for managers and employees are a convenient and powerful alternative, incorporating videos and interactive testing for more flexible learning and development.

HR & Employment Law e-Learning

Meaningful training for managers and employees ensures leaders are well equipped to carry out their role, raises awareness of best-practice around workplace issues, and can be instrumental in preventing HR headaches.
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Health & Safety e-Learning

The business impact of poor health and safety management can be significant: reduced productivity, higher staff turnover, damage to your reputation, and even fines and prosecution. Of course, the primary concern is the welfare of your workforce.
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95% Client satisfaction rate - 97% Client retention rate

Experts in Professional Services

Why choose us?

What makes us unique is that we combine the service quality of a law firm with the certainty of fixed-fee services to provide expert, solutions-focused Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety support tailored to your organisation.

Our people are the basis of our service. They are the reason why we have a 95% client satisfaction rate and an annual client retention rate of 97%.

Our professional services experts help business leaders like you to:

  • Proactively solve problems;
  • Ensure regulatory compliance; and
  • Achieve commercial objectives.

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