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Welcome to Employment and HR support

Employment and HR issues affect every organisation.

Our award-winning, multi-disciplined team of Solicitors and Human Resources professionals have created a dedicated hub which provides HR professionals and SMEs with a wide range of up-to-the-minute learning and development resources, from insights, videos and podcasts to webinars, explainers, how tos and over 130 FAQs.

Access to this content is completely free. Subscribers to HR Protect, a package that provides unlimited legal advice at a fixed price, are able to benefit in addition by logging in to access over 250 toolkits, guidance notes and legally compliant templates.


Whether it is taking on more staff to deal with growth in your business, reassessing workforce levels in light of restructuring, or managing your current employees, it pays to have the best people on your side.

Our team work together to ensure you receive commercial, practical and pragmatic advice and support and is fully equipped and ready to pitch in with you to provide commercially focused advice.

With one of the largest specialist employment law teams in the North of England, we can offer the strength in depth to tackle any issue.

We have eight partners, twenty additional solicitors and CIPD qualified professionals all of whom specialise exclusively in employment law, practice and procedure.

We have experience of every conceivable HR situation, in particular:

A reputation for high quality work and client-focused, accessible advice means our services are in demand from an array of employers, from Local Government, NHS Trusts, Healthcare providers, Schools and Academies, Social Housing, SMEs to major national and international plcs, Recruitment and Charities.

Matching expertise with innovation, we also offer a range of service packages each shaped to meet your business requirements:

For more details on all of our employment advice services, please get in touch.


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

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  • "The professional expertise, superb legal guidance and ready availability of staff from Ward Hadaway are significant factors in our decision to continue our ongoing relationship with the team. Issues are dealt with speedily and complex legal situations explained in a user-friendly manner. The staff are very approachable and provide an excellent and comprehensive service, meeting the many and varied needs of our busy academy."

    Lesley Powell, Principal, The Academy at Shotton Hall

Independent verdict

  • "The client care the team provides is excellent and they are very competitive in terms of money. The lawyers are personable, proactive and responsive."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • "Highly regarded for its expertise in the education and social housing sectors, and represents a large number of SME clients. Particularly active recently in restrictive covenant enforcement and equal pay claims, and maintains strong offerings in training and insurance matters."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Instead of constantly hearing 'you', we are always hearing 'we' from Ward Hadaway."

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

    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

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