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Ensure that you comply with your legal obligations as an employer before you hire 

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Recruitment Process

Get advice on how to follow fair recruitment process and how to ensure that you comply with data protection legislation when processing candidate information.

Employment Status

Avoid complex and costly issues by getting it right from the start. Get guidance on whether your workforce are employees, workers or self-employed contractors.

Staff Handbooks

Get a template or bespoke made company policy manual which is given to employees when they start working for you and which brings together employment and job-related information.


From the 1 April 2020 all employees and workers must receive their contracts from the start of their employment. Get template or bespoke agreements for your employees, workers or contractors.

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Employment Contracts

All employees must have a contract with their employer. A contract is an agreement that sets out an employee’s employment conditions, rights, responsibilities, duties.

Personal Service Companies

Personal service companies are limited companies, which are usually set up as one-man bands. Agreements with personal service companies should also have a personal guarantee and undertaking of the director or shareholder.

Contractor Agreements

This Self Employed Contractor Agreement is a generic agreement which can be used by a business for a variety of different freelance contractor roles.

Agency Worker Contracts

An agency worker is someone with a special working arrangement. An agency worker has a contract with an agency and you should have a contract with the agency to protect your business and its assets such as client and supplier lists.

Staff Handbooks

This Self Employed Contractor Agreement is a generic agreement which can be used by a business for a variety of different freelance contractor roles.

Director Service Agreements

An executive director has certain rights and obligations as an employee as well as a director of a company. Set out director’s duties, obligations, restrictive covenants, intellectual property and confidentiality provisions  within director service agreement.  

Falling foul of employment law is very easy and can be costly to employers.

You may not need an employment solicitor for everything but we are here to help and support you through the process when you need us. 

Below you will find some information on what you should consider when hiring people.

How we can help

We specialise in employment law and can help with the following:

  • Advise you on your duties and responsibilities
  • Advice on employment status
  • Advice on fair recruitment procedure
  • Advice on pay and benefits
  • Junior Employee Agreements
  • Senior Employee Agreements
  • Self Employed Contractor Agreements
  • Non Disclosure Agreements 
  • Director Service Agreements
  • Agency Worker Agreements
  • Zero Hour Agreements 
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Data Protection Issues
  • Staff Handbooks
Our Fees

Our fees vary depending on your circumstances and your needs. 

Fixed Fee

Where our clients need advice or support we prefer to charge a fixed fee so as to give our clients the peace of mind. We have a fixed price solutions for certain services.


Where you need ongoing support, we find that the best fee arrangement is a retainer, whereby for an agreed monthly fee you have access to unlimited legal advice and support.

Time Charges

Where the circumstances are unpredictable and it is unclear how long it will take for us to deal with the matter, we then may offer you a time based fee arrangement, whereby we charge you for the worked carried out at an agreed hourly rate.

Given our business model, we are able to offer our clients an extremely competitive hourly rate of £150 per hour.

Capped Fees

Where we charge you for the services at an hourly rate, we may also offer to cap your fees. i.e. whereby you can spend less, but never more than an agreed amount.

Flexible and Transparent

Whatever the fee arrangement, we pride ourselves in being flexible and transparent with our fees  and these will always be agreed from the onset so there are no hidden surprises. 

How we work

We aim to get to know you and your business. That is why our first consultation is always free. Although you would be instructing us for business purposes, relationship between a solicitor and a client is one built on trust and interpersonal relationship and so it is important that you feel comfortable and confident in your solicitor’s ability to take care of your business well.

Sometimes you may not need our assistance and a chat will be enough. Whatever your needs we will work together to find the best solution for you and your business.

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