Who is HR Legal Service?
HR Legal Service is a business partnership created between HR magazine and our strategic HR advisory partner – Employment Services Partnership (ESP). ESP has been providing personal and legally qualified support services to HR professionals for years. It has successfully built a quality niche for itself in the market and has been quietly growing its business over the last 10 years. We liked ESP from the off and we think you will too! Together, we have created a new and exciting HR legal service solution for all employers.
What do we offer?
An accessible and affordable solution to the employment law and HR challenges faced by all UK employers – no matter their size. We can offer you the reassurance and technical competence of a leading legal and HR consulting practice – for a low fixed monthly cost, with all the professional back-up you might need.
We make life easier for you. We provide a plug-and-go, self-service on-line resources solution with a wealth of document templates, information and news to save you time and money. Simply login and access thousands of legally drafted and legally compliant templates, best practice guides, fact sheets, our online reference library, monthly case precedents and newsletters. These legal documents are simple to understand, easy to customise and updated daily.
They save you a small fortune too. Many legal firms would charge you thousands of pounds for drafting or updating a Contract of Employment or Employee Handbook. But with us, these documents are continuously updated and available for you to access any time – and all included within our standard service and fixed price.
“The website is ‘second to none’. The content is fantastic and it is so easy and intuitive to use. Unlike other systems, you can find what you need immediately.”
At the heart of our service is professionally qualified advice provided only by current practising employment solicitors (independently regulated by The Solicitors Regulation Authority). You can call them every day as many times as you need. They will provide unlimited practical advice on how to minimise employment issues and protect your interests at every step. And they use everyday business language – rather than confusing legal jargon.
“We have a personal team of advisors who get to know our business and our preferred method of operating. This makes a huge difference and is the main reason we selected HR Legal Service over their competitors in the market.”
You’re covered – if the worst happens. Our online resources and telephone advice will prevent many issues from escalating any further. But if your case goes to court or tribunal, we’ll stay at your side. An experienced barrister or solicitor will represent you and manage your defence, from start to finish. But our service can also be backed by employment indemnity insurance that covers the costs of any award, settlement and legal fees incurred (including our barristers’/solicitors’ fees). You ‘risk manage’ yourselves and the insurance sits totally independently of any service provision.
“The litigation unit is first class. They have represented us on a number of occasions and the service has been excellent. They pay out under the insurance too – which is a real benefit, as the costs escalate through these proceedings with alarming pace!”