Resolving workplace issues. That's what we do.

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All businesses, no matter how big or small, require HR and employment law advice from time to time. Having access to professional support allows you to meet your legal obligations and resolve workplace issues quickly with minimum disruption.

Our experienced team of employment lawyers can advise you on best practice and also the commercial options to achieve your objective in the most effective and efficient way. Our team recognise that there is always more than one way to deal with an issue and will advise on all the options so you can make your own decision as to what is the best commercial approach for your business.

Our HR Assist offers:

  • fixed fee packages* or pay-as-you-go arrangements which are competitively priced
  • immediate and expert advice on all HR issues including poor performance, misconduct, sickness and handling grievances
  • excellent support in-person, by telephone, video or by email
  • drafting employment contracts and policies/staff handbook
  • help with drafting documents and letters to employees
  • advice on how to exit an employee with a settlement agreement
  • guidance on any key changes to employment law

How do I get HR and employment advice?

That’s simple – call one of our team and they will be happy to have an initial chat with you and explain the ways in which they can help and will be clear on costs from the outset. Following the first call we will usually arrange a meeting which can be in person or by video to obtain a full understanding of the issue, your commercial objective and advise on the options.  Our support does not stop there – we can then draft you any letters to the employees and guide you through the formal process.

Do I need to give my staff an employment contract?

Yes – an employer is required to give all employees a statement of employment particulars on or before the first day of their employment. This must include specific information see  Contracts, Polices and Procedures for more information.

I am employing staff for the first- time – what do I need?

If you are a new business and employing staff for the first time, we can provide an employer starter pack to include a standard offer letter, employment contract and handbook to include disciplinary and grievance procedure to help get you off on the right foot.

*The fixed-fee package includes advice on all disputes with employees, up to the point that any Employment Tribunal or Court claim commences – then from here, we will discuss and agree the costs of representation in any such action.

For the essential employment law information download our free Pocket Guide to Employment Law.

To make an appointment to speak to one of our Employment Solicitors call Paula Stuart on  01908 689345 or Stuart Snelson on 01908 689318.

What our clients say:

“It is a pleasure to work with a lawyer who answers the questions asked, makes practical and relevant suggestions and is cost conscious.”
Christine Simpson, European Counsel, Mentor Graphics

For more information about how we can help, you can read testimonials from our employment clients

The Employment Team

  • Stuart Snelson Partner
    Employment 01908 689318
    Stuart is Head of the Employment Department and has over 20 years’ experience advising on all aspects of employment and pensions law.   His partner led service provides practical and commercially focused advice to a wide range of local, national and international clients on the whole range of work related matters.


  • Paula Stuart Partner
    Employment 01908 689345
    Paula has over 20 years’ experience practising employment law and provides clear and practical advice to all clients in all aspects of employment matters. Paula also delivers bespoke seminars to clients to meet their specific training needs. Recent courses include ‘The Essentials of Employment Law’ and ‘Best Practice when Managing Redundancies’


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