HR support solicitors & employment law

Our HR support and employment law solicitors specialise in providing advice and support to businesses and employers. Our HR support team regularly help to resolve all types of workplace disputes.

Staff and the people that work for an organisation are often considered an organisations’ most important asset. They can truly set your business apart from the competition and be the difference between excellent service delivery and sub optimal performance. That is why ensuring you have good people management and the right framework in place is vital. Planning your people management starts with HR considerations around recruitment, through to the on boarding process and having the right policies in place.  It is an ongoing requirement to make sure the environment in which staff operate is health and safety compliant and you have the correct policies and documentation to provide the necessary guidance on working practices.

We are highly recommended in leading legal guides and have an excellent success rate in defending employment tribunal claims. To speak to a member of our team call us on 0203 816 9302.

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HR support & employment law experts

  • Planning

    When your business is growing, as an owner it can be difficult to put in place everything you need to, with limited time resources. Producing materials that will safeguard you from a legal perspective can be challenging as it is unfamiliar and in some instances complex. Find out more

  • Protection

    Employment law is changing at an increasing fast pace, making it challenging to stay up to date in terms of how your polices should be revised and understanding what training you should give your staff. Find out more

  • Defence

    All business owners want to avoid grievances, claims against unfair redundancy, unfair dismissal, discrimination and the worst case scenario a case at an employment tribunal. However, even best practice employers will inevitably experience some of these issues with their staff at some point. Find out more

  • Workplace Plus

    Workplace Plus' employment law services remove the time and everyday headaches of being an employer. From structuring employment policies to advice on recruitment, drafting contracts to documenting company procedures, the service gives you all the tools you need to become a best practice employer. Find out more

  • HR Assist - small business support

    HR Assist is an employment law and HR support service tailored by Stephensons to ensure that businesses are kept compliant with employment law, just the kind of help any small business needs to avoid costly disputes arising. Find out more

Help and guidance

Even when effective HR planning is carried out, business owners will still face unplanned issues and circumstances which mean they will often require ad hoc advice to help ensure that they are legally compliant and acting as a best practice employer. There are a multitude of issues and queries facing business owners at any one time. These issues can appear daunting and distract you from the running of the business’ core activity. In addition to this, employment law changes constantly and it can be hard to keep up to date. We can help you protect your business, by providing a legal helpline on employment related issues that you can call regarding all your queries. We will give you definitive help and guidance. In addition to this our experts produce a quarterly newsletter so you stay up to date with all the latest issues.


In some instances, you may unfortunately face the need for expert defence. If things do go wrong we'll prepare your case and represent you in court or tribunal - a source of comfort in view of the growing 'compensation culture'.

There may also be cases when staff leave and you need guidance regarding settlement agreements, when faced with this alone it can prove difficult to know what the best course of action is. You need legal advice to ensure you make the right decision.

An increasing number of employers are looking at ways of making cost savings. Unfortunately for many employers they will have no option other than to consider making employees redundant. If you are considering making staff redundant speak to our employment law experts for advice on the correct procedures. 

Where redundancies are concerned it is important for employers to seek advice from specialist employment solicitors to ensure they are following best practice. Although many employers will have perfectly legitimate reasons for making redundancies, it is still important that employers follow a reasonable procedure which involves consultation, a fair basis for selection and consideration of alternatives before arriving at the decision to make employees redundant.

Stephensons’ employment solicitors will be at hand to resolve any concerns you have and guide you through this process. We will help minimise the risk of the potential for any claims and deal with all the formalities for you. Call us on 0203 816 9302 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you directly.

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    Employment law and HR support packages

    Our specialist solicitors have developed a number of employment law packages to help businesses. Further more information on what is included please use the links below.

    If you wish to discuss any of our HR support packages in further detail, please do not hesitate to contact us 0203 816 9302.

    Areas of specialism

    Our solicitors advise clients nationally from our offices in London, Manchester, Bolton, Wigan, St Helens and Leigh on a range of issues, including but not limited to:

    • Drafting terms and conditions, policies and procedures
    • Provide advice on recruitment
    • Advice on performance/capability issues
    • Employee management
    • Dealing with grievances
    • Dealing with disciplinary/dismissal issues
    • Re-structures/redundancy
    • Defending all types of tribunal claims including unfair dismissal, all types of discrimination claims, wrongful dismissal and breach of contract
    • Workplace Plus - HR & Employment Law Support

      Workplace Plus removes the time and everyday headaches of being an employer. From structuring employment policies to advice on recruitment. This service gives you all the tools you need to become a best practice employer.

      Here Mary Jarrett shares her experience of using the Workplace Plus package and working with the HR and employment law team at Stephensons.

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