Retail Organisations

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!

We understand that running a retail business comes with many challenges.

Think of us as an extension of your business that you can call upon at any time. Our unique combination of expert advice, unlimited support and fixed fees, all backed up by our independent Legal Expenses Insurance, gives you certainty of cost, peace of mind and more time to focus on what’s important.

Employment Law & HR Support

We understand some of the common workplace challenges retailers face. We support employers with a whole range of employment issues, including:

  • Frequent short-term absences;
  • Long-term sickness absence;
  • Theft;
  • Wage deductions;
  • National Minimum Wage;
  • Misconduct;
  • Disciplinary action;
  • Grievances;
  • Dismissal; and
  • Disputes between employees.

Our qualified Employment Law and HR experts will provide fast, practical and pragmatic solutions to save you time and money.

Health & Safety Support

We are experienced in providing practical solutions to the health and safety risks associated with retail environments, including:

  • Manual handling;
  • Slips, trips and falls;
  • Fire;
  • Violence;
  • Work at height;
  • Lone working;
  • Workplace transport; and
  • COSHH.

Our Health & Safety Consultants will install a practical safety management system specifically tailored to your business environment. We will identify your priorities, work with you to address them and keep you compliant.

"Ellis Whittam continue to impress. I regularly receive feedback from members who are delighted with the service they receive. We use their one2one service ourselves and they’ve helped us through some big and challenging changes with incredible efficiency."

Professional Services & Special Projects Director - BIRA

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