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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.


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

  • We have developed an excellent working relationship with Ward Hadaway over the past 3 to 4 years. They understand how we operate as a company and the many challenges facing us. They are always available to give guidance advice and assistance even at very short notice. We have found the guidance given by Ward Hadaway to be sound, professional and focused on our needs.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • The team are very knowledgeable and efficient giving timely, practicable and useful advice and guidance. We also receive lots of pro-active information so we can keep abreast of what is coming up in employment law.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • The team have been incredibly supportive and pro-active and the linked insurance package offers extra reassurance (without numerous exclusions or caveats). They are experienced and always willing to discuss context and find the right solution for each situation without being overly risk averse.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • The team is an excellent partner to our business and provides a great service...client-focused, and with an excellent level of knowledge. A very innovative and growing practice.

    Client quote
  • The team at Ward Hadaway are brilliant at making their advice relevant and easy to follow for your business circumstances.

    Client quote
  • Full-service firm with expertise in property, employment and housing management. Increasingly relied upon by clients for data protection advice. Noted for the provision of training to housing professionals and in-house lawyers.

    Chambers & Partners
  • Edward Nuttman has gained a great deal of experience from advising organisations in the domains of healthcare and transport.

    Chambers & Partners
  • This team earned praise for its advice to significant employers on a range of matters, including employment tribunal claims and TUPE issues.

    Chambers & Partners
  • This team is highly regarded for its advice to NHS and local authority clients on tribunal cases, including substantial equal pay claims

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners

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