HR & Employment Law

HR & Employment Law

At Wilford Smith Solicitors, we understand that the people at the heart of your business are the true key to its success. A strong, sustainable, and effective team requires strong HR and employment law knowledge and expertise. Whether handling contracts, staff disciplinary matters, dismissals, or redundancies, HR and employment law matters should always be dealt with in a manner that adheres to legal best practices and protects your organisation from claims and protracted legal cases.

Our HR and employment law Solicitors offer more than just one-off legal advice; we are your trusted advisor on all legal matters relating to your workforce. We will work as an integral extension of your business, offering support and advice and providing all of the HR and employment law expertise you will ever need.

Why Use Our HR & Employment Law Managed Service? 

We offer an outsourced HR and Employment law managed service. Unlike a traditional law firm that provides individual services on a one-off basis, for a fixed monthly fee, we will handle all of your HR and employment law matters. Crucially, we will build relationships and integrate with your existing team to provide a seamless service.

By retaining our services on a monthly rolling basis, your business will have:

  • Access to all of the HR and employment law expertise you will ever need, whenever you need it. We will answer any HR question whether you’re facing a crisis or just need a second opinion.
  • A direct phone line allowing you to speak with your dedicated employment and HR law Solicitor.
  • Access to a dedicated corporate relationship manager
  • The benefit of 20+ years experience in corporate HR and employment law
  • The benefit of the most commercially astute employment law and HR guidance and advice available in the UK
  • Insurance against employee claims – our clients also have the confidence that we use specialist insurers for this purpose and do not ‘self-insure.’
  • Protection for your team and your business from potential legal claims
  • Onsite guidance and support throughout any staff disciplinaries, grievances, dismissals, and redundancies.
  • The confidence of watertight tailored HR and employment contracts (we do not use templates).
  • The best possible representation if a matter is referred to the Employment Tribunal.
  • The confidence of knowing you have the backup of an SRA regulated law firm with qualified employment lawyers and an experienced support team.
  • Much lower overall HR and employment law costs compared to full-time HR employees and HR consultants

Our fixed monthly fee for this service starts from just £95 per month (uninsured) or £135 per month (insured). You can also be assured that our managed service contracts offer a high degree of flexibility and will not automatically roll over, meaning that you are always in control.

What Can Our HR & Employment Law Team Do For You?

By using our fixed price monthly service, our team will handle all of your HR & employment law needs, including:

  • Tailored employment contracts – including directors, fixed-term, full-time, part-time, agency staff, temporary employment, zero hours, self-employment, internship, and apprentice agreement contracts.
  • Advising on and handling the process of redundancy – following the very latest best practice guidance at all times.
  • Handling employment tribunal claims.
  • Dealing with whistleblowing matters.
  • Claims of unfair and wrongful Dismissal
  • Handling disciplinary and grievance matters
  • HR investigations
  • Settlement agreements
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Transfers of employees under TUPE
  • Handling claims of discrimination
  • HR and employment policies and procedures (including employee handbooks).

We can also carry out a free audit of your employment law and HR law provision and recommend, identifying any key areas of risk and recommendations for any improvements.

Why Wilford Smith Solicitors?

Wilford Smith was founded over 40 years ago and is now considered one of the UK’s most prestigious law firms, having developed a richly deserved reputation for excellence in our core areas of law, including HR and employment. We are more than just a law firm; we are your trusted legal advisor and will be there at every step of your commercial journey; you are never alone. You can be assured that with our team handling your HR and employment law matters, exceptional outcomes are the norm. And most importantly, you can relax in the knowledge that Wilford Smith will guide you to a successful outcome in all of your HR and employment law matters.

Our HR and Employment Law teams are based in Sheffield and advise and represent clients throughout England and Wales. Contact us today on 0808 168 5813 to find out how we can help.


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  • Meadowhall Business Park
  • S9 2EQ
  • Tel: 0808 164 4106
  • Fax: 0844 225 0572


  • Smithy House 22 Westgate,
  • Rotherham S60 1AP
  • Tel: 0808 164 4106
  • Fax: 0844 225 0572


  • 20 Old Bailey
  • LondonEC4M 7AN
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2024 Wilford Smith is the trading name of WS Strategic Ltd. a limited company registered in England and Wales, registration number 07777022. Registered office – Meadowhall Business Park, Sheffield S9 2EQ. We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. SRA Registration Number 640898.