Our specialist employment law team provides clear legal advice

Our specialist employment law team provides clear legal advice together with practical sensible solutions.

Our team covers all aspects of employment law from recruitment, policies procedures and contracts, through to representation at the Employment Tribunal.

By working closely with you at the very earliest stage, we feel the vast majority of potentially costly legal problems can be avoided. Take advice on an ad hoc basis or make use of our employment helpline with the option of insurance backing. Either way we are there to lend a helping hand from the very beginning. Why not take advantage of our free initial meeting and lets have chat about how we can help you.

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Byron Swarbrick

Senior Solicitor

I love talking to clients, exploring their options and working with them to meet their goals. I always feel quietly chuffed when a client is happy we have achieved the outcomes they want.

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Anna Bisby


I love helping the Corporate and Commercial team and ensuring clients are being provided with a friendly service

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Nick Miller

Chief Executive Officer and Senior Solicitor

“Problems” often stand in the way of happiness, so helping sort out problems is key in not only finding “happy” but it also helps businesses, and the people within them, to get the best out of their business such that they will grow and prosper.

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We recognise however, that there are times when the needs of the business conflict with those of the individual employees or workers, and that this can lead to disputes. These disputes can have a serious effect on the running of your business. When these situations arise, we are here to work with you to resolve conflict in the most straightforward, business-like and cost efficient way.

Are your employment documents up to scratch?

Prevention is better than the cure. Having the right Employment Documents in place reduce the risk of disputes and make sure your employment practices are based on a firm foundation. Let us help you get your employment documents in order. If you need them drafted from scratch or your existing documents audited, let James Legal help with:

  • Contracts of Employment
  • Staff Handbooks
  • Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Consultancy Agreements
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Directors Service Contracts
  • Letters and HR documents

Free Employment Documents Audit

It is important to make sure all of your employment documentation is up to date and compliant with current legislation.

We offer a free employment health check of your employment contracts, internal procedures, policies, employee handbook etc.

If the audit shows that you need to update your documentation, we will provide a fixed price quote for the necessary corrective legal work.

Enquire about Free Audit – email us at info@jameslegal.co.uk or call 01482 225 566

Employment Helpline

We are able to provide an employment advice helpline, but not in the form of some awful call centre. You have personal contact with a lawyer who will have met with you, gained an insight into your business and as a result is able to provide the best advice. Our helpline is tailored to the size of your business and your particular needs costing from as little as £50 plus vat per month.

Enquire about Employment Helpline – email us at info@jameslegal.co.uk or call 01482 225 566

In-House Employment and HR Advice

If you need a helping hand dealing with internal employment issues beyond having us at the end of the telephone line, then why not let us come and deal with it for you.

Enquire about In-House Employment and HR Advice – email us at info@jameslegal.co.uk or call 01482 225 566

Employment Protection Insurance

If required and to back up our Employment helpline James Legal can provide access to employment protection insurance policies. We can arrange cover for: compensation, opponents legal costs and your own costs but can tailor these to suit the needs of your business.

Enquire about Employment Protection Insurance – email us at info@jameslegal.co.uk or call 01482 225 566

Training and Seminars

James Legal are pleased to offer employment training or seminars tailored to your business needs. Why not take advantage of bespoke employment training and seminars. Keep up to date with changes, expand your knowledge or take the opportunity to ask questions. James Legal provide training to suit your needs at our office or yours, small groups or large, the choice is yours.

Enquire about Training and Seminars – email us at info@jameslegal.co.uk or call 01482 225 566

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If you would like us to call you back to arrange a meeting or discuss how we may help you, whether this be business or personal, simply complete the below form and we will be in touch.

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