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Public or charity organisations help our communities thrive, yet often, they are faced with complex employment issues, requiring charity employment solicitors with specialist knowledge and understanding to find resolutions.

Our award-winning, multi-disciplinary team of employment solicitors and human resources professionals, work with a range of public and third sector organisations, from schools and academies to local councils and charities.

If you’re busy searching for ‘employment solicitors near me’ look no further. We offer a full legal service, often working closely with in-house teams, and our breadth and depth of experience working as one of the largest teams of specialist employment law solicitors in the North of England, means we can offer a tailored approach to both cost and delivery.

Collaborating with you, our employment specialists act as your sounding board, your navigator through tricky cases and your advisor when dealing with urgent issues or planning for the future.

One of our most popular solutions is our HR Protect package. For a fixed cost, every month, you can access unlimited advice from our team of employment law solicitors, find out more here.

Acting as an extension of your team, our employment law specialists give clear, commercial and practical solutions tailored to your specific needs, supporting your organisation so you can get back to what you do best; supporting local communities.

HR advisory support
  • Disciplinary and grievances
  • Performance and capability
  • Contracts of employment
  • Service agreements
  • Secondment agreements
  • Consultancy agreements
  • Company handbooks/policies and procedures
  • Settlement agreements
  • Training
HR Consultancy

Experienced CIPD-qualified HR professionals will take the worry out of any day to day staffing issues you may encounter such as disciplinary, grievance and appeal meetings, carrying out mediation for interpersonal disputes, absence management and training as well as offering advice and guidance on good practice on the full range of HR solutions. The service allows businesses without a dedicated HR department to take a professional, cost-effective approach to staff management and allows hard-pressed HR teams valuable additional support. Many of these services can be delivered as part of a fixed-fee monthly package, adding a reassuring element of financial certainty to the situation, or as a one off project to address a specific business need.

More information can be found here

Complex and sensitive internal support/compliance
  • Outsourcing/TUPE
  • Immigration/Visa
  • Senior executive exits
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Discrimination
  • Collective and individual consultation
  • Restructuring/redundancies
  • Post-termination restraints and team moves
  • Changes to terms and conditions
  • Independent internal investigations
  • Mediation
  • Equal pay
  • GDPR and subject access requests
  • Whistleblowing
  • Trade Unions and Works Councils
  • Industrial action balloting, strike action and Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) applications
  • Employment status
  • IR35
Complex and contentious disputes
  • Employment tribunals (ET/EAT/Court of Appeal/Supreme Court)
  • Restrictive covenant and confidentiality breaches (County/High Court)
  • Senior executive/director dismissals
  • Strike action and Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) applications
HR Protect hub

HR Protect clients receive all the employment law advice they need across the year, delivered by experienced specialist solicitors, at a single fixed price. To complement this, we have developed a hub that gives you access to up-to-date, legally-compliant policies, procedures, contracts, letters and company handbooks, as well as topical insights for your team’s learning & development. Click here to visit the hub.

Pricing

For details of pricing information in relation to certain employment tribunal claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal by an individual, please click here.

Contact a specialist

Harmajinder Hayre

Partner | Head of Employment

+44 (0) 330 137 3165

+44 (0)751 519 9903

Email Harmajinder Hayre

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Jamie Gamble

Partner | Employment

+44 (0) 330 137 3164

+44 (0) 751 519 9925

Email Jamie Gamble

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What people say

  • ‘Working with Ward Hadaway is more of a collaborative experience, which sets them apart from their competitors. They are always willing to take ownership of issues and offer solutions, rather than pass the issue over to ‘discuss internally’. In Saji Bratch we have a Partner hugely experienced, readily accessible who provides clear and concise advice.

    Legal 500
  • High calibre partners with detailed knowledge of the public sector, particularly higher education and health care. Their strength is being able to navigate the pitfalls of working with other public sector bodies as they have an understanding of their drivers and limitations.

    Legal 500
  • Very pro-active and problem solving, brilliant insurance backed advice which gives real reassurance and support.

    Legal 500
  • Graham Vials – depth of knowledge and experience is great, always available to us when we need him to be and responds swiftly.

    Legal 500
  • The people are approachable, responsive and offer sound balanced advice and guidance. Strong knowledge regarding the Education Sector and understanding of the complex terms and conditions.

    Legal 500
  • Graham Vials – a real fighter for his clients. ready to go the extra mile.

    Legal 500
  • Jamie Gamble – technically very adept.

    Legal 500
  • Paul Scope is very well regarded in the market. has the trust of his clients.

    Legal 500
  • One of the strongest employment teams in the north east. Excellent strength in depth and a well deserved stellar reputation.

    Legal 500

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