Testimonials

Testimonials

“Excellent service – knowledgeable, very efficient and cost effective.”

Employer client

“Impeccable service from start to finish and my best interests were always taken into account. Cannot recommend highly enough.”

Employee client

“I have always felt reassured that an experienced lawyer from the Workwise Legal team is only a phone call away. The team have supported us through many aspects of employment law; most recently re-drafting some staff contracts and updating our staff handbook. Competitively priced, committed and highly experienced, Workwise Legal have helped us run our organisation smoothly and responsibly.”

Employer retainer client

“Very professional, knowledgeable and highly recommend this firm.”

Employer client

“Very personal approach to too often highly stressful situations. Professional and attentive. Costs are fair and service is excellent.”

Employee client

“I had engaged Alison Humphry at an extremely difficult and stressful time at work with no light at the end of the tunnel. Alison was supportive, empathetic and kind to my dire circumstances which were created by a long drawn battle in dealing with my Employer. She was honest in her advice with consideration in keeping the legal costs fair. I would like to extend my gratitude and appreciation for her hard work, patience and honest professional care. It would have been impossible to achieve a positive outcome without Alison’s legal acumen, perseverance and exceptional negotiation skills. For me Alison was “GOD” sent. I would highly recommend Alison to anyone with employment issues.”

Employee client

“Jane was amazing. She kept me informed, kept me calm and objective through a very difficult time. Jane is positive, pragmatic and personable and I would recommend her to anyone who wanted a professional service.”

Employee client

“Excellent service and expertise from Madeleine who was empathetic and assertive in the right measure during a confusing period. I was very pleased with the result achieved.”

Employee client

“Claire, who dealt with my case, could not have been more helpful. She was kind and considerate and dealt with everything so quickly. I felt very safe throughout the whole process.”

Employer client

“Brilliant. You’re brilliant! Thank you Chris!”

Employee client

“Jasmine was a great help in a very distressing time and was superb in hand-holding me to negotiating a good settlement package.”

Employee client

“Pritti, I really am impressed with your ability to totally understand situations and how they cumulatively develop and the impact of depression etc on individuals. It gives me such confidence in you to sort the wheat from the chaff, put the best case forward and also be open and pragmatic with me about the realities of my case.”

Employee client

“The whole service was conducted in a very professional manner and we were kept fully informed at all stages. Would highly recommend Alison and her company to others.”

Employee client

“As a growing company, we recognised the need to tighten up our HR legal paperwork. Claire sorted this with minimal input required from ourselves and we found the whole process very simple, and Claire extremely patient! Claire took the time to find out about our company and what mattered to us, so we now have contracts, policies and rules that exactly meet our needs.”

Employer client, Friends of Ham

“Madeleine was friendly, professional and very easy to deal with. I appreciated the speed with which she dealt with my case.”

Employee client

“Jane has a solid work ethic, and was available when additional advice was required. Jane was genuinely compassionate, determined and attentive which resulted in a successful conclusion to my case. Highly recommended.”

Employee client

“Alison was very helpful and supportive all the way through my difficult situation with work ending.”

Employee client

“Having never had to deal with legal support before, I was worried about how my issue would be managed in terms of achieving the best, most amicable outcome and the cost. I’d heard so many horror stories of legal companies taking advantage of a situation and trying to add more services on to increase their fees. Chris immediately set my mind at ease and managed the entire process in such an efficient and professional manner. Without the support I received from him I know I wouldn’t have stood a chance in achieving such a fantastic final result. I would highly recommend the services offered by the team at Workwise Legal to anyone in need of a trustworthy and skilled lawyer.”

Employee client

“Good value for money, including solid turnaround times.”

Employer client

“Absolutely excellent service. I can only recommend this firm and solicitor!”

Employee client

“I cannot recommend Madeleine’s services highly enough. Her sincere empathy and human touch, together with her professionalism, in depth legal knowledge and continuous reassurance [were] invaluable during what was one of the most stressful experiences in my career. Madeleine’s assistance and advice was pivotal towards achieving a positive and prompt resolution.”

Employee client

“Madeleine did a fabulous job. She went the extra mile and was very patient and down to earth when explaining legalese.”

Employee client

“Alison was always understanding and supportive as well as professional. I always thought I was in the best hands.”

Employee client

“As a small business Claire’s professional and reassuring advice has always been extremely useful in all matters such as contracts, interviews, recruitment and changing job descriptions. Having Workwise to call on in all employment issues makes life so much easier in potentially very stressful situations. Highly recommended.”

Employer client, Ilkley Osteopathic Practice

“Quick, efficient, accessible, expertly handled with care and empathy. I really felt I had someone fighting my corner. Jane Rourke was really excellent.”

Employee client

“I was very happy with the service you provided as a company. Chris McIntosh was very professional and efficient. He communicated very clearly with me and made sure that I understood all the legal terminology and the general situation. He was always available and therefore we were able to resolve issues as they arose on the day. He made the whole process very smooth. He was very thorough and really put his heart into his work. I will certainly recommend him to anyone in need of an employment lawyer.”

Employee client

“Very happy with the service received dealing with a difficult matter and I felt I was listened to and the actions taken on my behalf were helpful and clearly communicated.”

Employee client

“Clearly, I would rather be running my business or dealing with my own clients so it was a delight to receive such prompt and effective advice to allow me to get on with what matters to me. An excellent service from Claire Collinge and a really good price too.”

Employer client

“Thank you so much Chris! I found your approach very personal unlike other solicitors I talked with, you seemend very knowledgable and gave very honest and helpful advice, but mostly you seemed genuinely intrested to resolve this. I hope other people will not have to go through this but if they do I will be most definitely recommending you to support them.”

Employee client

“I was very well looked after by Madeleine at Workwise. She was extremely professional and supportive throughout the process of my redundancy. From our very first conversation I was completely reassured that hiring Workwise would be a very positive experience.”

Employee client

“Alison was very knowledgeable, providing solid advice in a polite and professional manner. I would thoroughly recommend.”

Employee client

“I’d like to thank Jane – I really felt she went above and beyond at all points of contact. I fully appreciate her support and empathy through a difficult time.”

Employee client

“Madeleine was genuinely superb. No issue giving any advice even on difficult subjects. Couldn’t recommend highly enough to anyone.”

Employee client

“Madeleine was robust and extremely professional in dealing with my case. Very sincere, her execution on all areas was amazing.”

Employee client

“High quality work, and the firm was very responsive to all my comments and questions. I have a lot of confidence in their work.”

Employee client

“Alison Humphry’s calm manner, clear legal advice and realistic approach helped me through a difficult work situation. She kept me fully informed throughout, dealt with my employers on my behalf and responded very quickly to any queries I had. I would thoroughly recommend her.”

Employee client

“Madeleine was extremely helpful and very professional, 5 stars all round.”

Employee client

“Excellent all round support and transparency.”

Employer client

“Jane Rourke has been especially helpful and informative as well as being sympathetic to my condition and has handled everything with the utmost professionalism and care. I would not hesitate in recommending Jane in the future safe in the knowledge that she will take good care of her client as she has done with me.”

Employee client

“Claire Collinge works in close partnership with our school, and with me as the school’s HR Manager. I know that I can contact Claire whenever needed to provide an objective view on an HR matter or to obtain employment law advice when a situation is particularly complex or high risk. Claire is always able to unravel the most complicated situations and to provide her advice in clear, straight forward language. She understands our aim to create an environment where our pupils and staff can thrive, whilst also recognising the commercial and other pressures we face as a school. Claire doesn’t just tell us what the law says, but gives us more practical advice, balancing legal risk with what we are trying to achieve. She is friendly and good to deal with, and always provides her advice at the agreed time. I would definitely recommend Claire to any school or business needing employment law support.”

Jennie Weightman, HR Manager, Headlands School

“Invaluable expertise, and worked in a very timely & professional manner. Thank you, Chris M.”

Employee client

“Madeleine Hughes was excellent to work with. A really first class service from beginning to end. Thank you.”

Employee client

“I’d like to thank Jane Rourke for all of her help with negotiating a termination payment and advice on my settlement agreement.”

Employee client

“Alison was exceptional, highly recommended.”

Employee client

“An acquaintance of mine recommended Alison Humphry when an issue arose at my company where I felt I was being discriminated against because of my disability. In truth, I was unsure of the strength of my case and was very tempted to resign. Straight from the start, Ms Humphry was very thorough, efficient, professional and most importantly approachable. I work in a sector where I encounter many cut-throat professionals and lawyers (!); as a result my case was emotional and stressful. Ms Humphry was firm and, I felt, completely devoted to my case – she turned what could have been an awful experience into a calm settlement which was much easier for me to come to terms with and move on from.”

Employee client

“Claire Collinge was very focused and efficient. Everything was produced in a timely manner. We are very pleased!”

Employer client, Ilkley Cinema

“We’ve consistently had excellent advice and Madeleine has always made sure she has got to the root of any issues requiring her help – which is invaluable.”

Employer client

“I was put at ease straight away as it is nerve wracking and felt assured after speaking to Madeleine Hughes. I think Madeleine kept me up to date and was so professional and I would ask for her again if needed in the future.”

Employee client

“It was great working with Jane Rourke. This was not an easy process for me (my resignation, etc) and she managed to be very effective whilst also understanding my own emotional situation.”

Employee client

“I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation of Alison Humphry’s work. I am thankful beyond words for her professionalism, experience and human approach. As probably all of her clients, I was in a tough situation and thanks to her I got compensation for being mistreated by my former employer. It’s not only the monetary compensation (which is very nice to have) but also emotional satisfaction to prove that they were wrong. Alison is very pleasant to work with and made me feel at ease by explaining my options. She is very good at negotiating and has great prediction skills.”

Employee client

“Having to face what was a stressful and seemingly complicated situation, Claire Collinge was a breath of fresh air at the other end of the telephone. Listening with compassion and vast knowledge she was able to make what at first seemed an impossible situation and turn it into an outcome that was not only better than I thought achievable but also gave me justice. Claire was thorough, honest and professional and went that extra mile for me. I am extremely grateful to her for all the hard work she put in, even giving up holiday time to ensure deadlines were met. I would highly recommend Claire and Workwise Legal.”

Employee client

“We have been extremely impressed with your expert advice and high standards of service.”

Law firm client

“Alison doesn’t treat you as a case but as a person. Clear, kind, professional yet personable.”

Employee client

“Alison was very knowledgeable providing solid advice in a polite and professional manner. I would thoroughly recommend.”

Employee client

“Workwise Legal truly care about the outcome of your situation at work. Speedy yet thorough and offering support and protection throughout, I would not hesitate to recommend their services.”

Employee client

“Friendly, fast and a pleasure to work with. Would definitely recommend. Things were explained simply and effectively, and I never felt like anything was too much trouble. Sometimes working with big firms you can feel like you’re just on a rolling production line of cases, but this was the antithesis of that type of experience.”

Employer client

“Workwise was appointed by us to replace a much larger national Employment Law Adviser. We have found the service to be much better tailored to our needs as a SME and we have been delighted with the business improvements we have implemented as a result of their pro active practical advice at an affordable price.”

Greg Stewart, owner, GT Stewart Solicitors

“Healthwatch Lambeth is a small charity working to ensure that experiences of people using care are understood and shape future health and social care services. Our impact is totally dependent on us employing and retaining high calibre, committed staff. Workwise Legal have supported us to manage TUPE, pensions, secondments and staff appraisal processes efficiently. Most of all, they have given us the confidence that we are doing the right things at the right time for our staff team.”

CEO, Healthwatch Lambeth

“An invaluable resource. Alison gets straight to the heart of the matter. Her common sense, practical approach combined with in-depth employment law expertise has transformed the way we deal with HR issues.”

Director, Barristers’ Chambers

“Jane has been fantastic, kind, understanding and patient especially dealing with my employer. I know I would not have been able to navigate what appears to be an unnecessary complicated process through to the right/fair conclusion.”

Employee client

During the time I’ve worked with your firm I’ve experienced depression and anxiety. Alison was understanding and compassionate whilst dealing with and explaining the legal and pragmatic details of my employment issues.

Employee client

“Solicitor, Madeleine Hughes, always returned calls when she said she would. Efficient and helpful.”

Employee client

“Alison Humphry is great! kind, knowledgeable, available, extra-supportive.”

Employee client

“Claire is clearly an excellent technical lawyer, efficient, friendly and personable. It has been a pleasure working with her.”

Employee client

“Credit where it is due! Chris was a fantastic sounding board and provided a swift but tactful service with a sensible dose of humour! I would not hesitate to contact him in future or indeed recommend him!”

Employee client

“My case was handled by Madeleine Hughes. Madeleine spent the time explain various processes that could / should be followed and the potential outcomes. She provided excellent advice that resulted in a mutually agreeable and amicable exit from my previous employer. I would thoroughly recommend Madeleine.”

Employee client

“Workwise Legal has provided tip top HR advice and service to Balance Me. As a growing business it is vital that we are kept up to date with the latest policies and Alison ensures that our human resources is water-tight and stress free. We really value her input and the fact she is always at the end of the phone is extremely reassuring. Workwise Legal is the perfect HR service for any growing business.”

Rebecca Hopkins, Co-founder and director, Balance Me Ltd

“The service I received was first class. Claire was extremely kind and sensitive to the issues under discussion, clear and concise in her advice, and always accessible and prompt to respond. I would have no hesitation in recommending her and her firm.”

Employee client

“I felt Jane was very professional and understanding of my situation. I also felt she did the best she could for me.”

Employee client

“Claire was very professional. She spent time getting to know us and the work that we provide in the community.Our new documentation is in clear English, concise and to the point. We will certainly be using Workwise again to review and update our employment and health and safety policies.”

Employer client

“During the initial consultation I was quickly made to feel at ease, and after a brief conversation I had a good understanding of where I stood. The questions that I had were answered quickly and in a manner that was easy to understand. Considering it was a very difficult time for me, the support I received from Alison was great, and the entire process ran very smoothly.”

Employee client

“Madeleine Hughes provided a realistic appreciation of my situation and clear advice. The agreed plan was executed within a very short period of time and the case resolved to my satisfaction. Beyond the excellent legal advice, Madeleine also had the right level of empathy to make me feel good in a bad situation. I’d also like to stress that I’ve rarely seen so well written legal documents, ie easy to understand and not just relying on legal jargon.”

Employee client

“Alison is amazing and I am recommending her to everyone I know who needs employment advice!!”

Employee client

“I felt that the service given to me was very personal and all my comments and concerns were taken on board. A very satisfied customer.”

Employee client

“Exceptionally professional and able to focus on the pertinent issues quickly and effectively.”

Employee client

“Alison Humphry was friendly, efficient and I knew I was in good hands.”

Employee client

“I have found Claire to be professional, helpful and very friendly throughout what has been a fairly stressful process. She ensured that all options had been explored and went above and beyond to ensure my case was settled in a timely manner. I would not hesitate in recommending Claire and Workwise Legal to anyone.”

Client

“The whole process was much less stressful than I’d imagined, I am so glad I contacted Workwise Legal. I was supported throughout the process and am delighted with the result – thank you! I would absolutely recommend this firm to anyone experiencing employment issues.”

Employee client

“No one wants to start a discrimination claim but when you feel your rights have been violated you need a lawyer who is a true employment specialist and understands how tribunal proceedings work. You also need a great strategist and a brilliant negotiator. I found these qualities in Madeleine Hughes, she conducted the case with great skill and professionalism. I cannot thank her enough for all her hard work and compassion at a very difficult phase of my working career. Madeleine exhibits all the best qualities in the legal profession and should be highly commended for her work.”

Client (former solicitor)

“All round experience was excellent. I appreciated Alison’s open and professional appraisal of my situation and the options available to me. Didn’t feel pressured into taking decisions that would have meant more in fees for Work Wise but ultimately not have resulted in any benefit to me. Alison has an excellent style (very personable) to add to her obvious legal acumen. I’d have no problem recommending her to my colleagues / friends.”

Employee client

“Sunshine and Smiles – Leeds Down Syndrome Network has grown rapidly over the last 2 years. We are currently working hard to ensure the sustainability of the organisation and part of this means we need robust processes and policies in place. As a small, local charity we don’t have the financial wherewithall to pay for legal advice so we were delighted when Workwise Legal offered to support us in developing consultancy agreements and other relevant policies on a Pro Bono basis. Claire Collinge talked to us at length about what kind of agreement we would need in place and listened to the specific issues relating to our organisation. She then drew up a very comprehensive agreement and letter of guidance to ensure we can implement these agreements and policies in the knowledge that we are looking after the consultants offering a service to Sunshine and Smiles but also the organisation itself. We would like to thank Claire and all at Workwise Legal for the brilliant advice and support they have given us.”

Ailith Harley-Roberts, on behalf of Sunshine and Smiles

“Alison’s Humphry level of professionalism has exceeded all my expectations, her excellent knowledge and negotiations skills brought to my case the best outcome I could hope for. For anyone in need of advice, I would recommend Alison, in my case just with one phone call Alison Humphry was able to summarize my case and provide the best advice. Amazing listening and communication skills!”

Employee client

“Clear, friendly and helpful service. Honest and realistic advice and works on your side – thanks Alison!”

Employee client

“Madeleine Hughes was fantastic, she advised me incredibly well, and negotiated more than I thought I would get, and I very much appreciated her patience and honest care. Great lawyer and a good honest person, could not have asked for more”

Employee client

“I was very impressed by Claire Collinge’s professional courtesy and prompt responses during the extended period of my case. Equally refreshing was her honesty as to fees incurred with no hidden or “add on” fees emerging during the process. A complete contrast to my experiences buying and selling a home.”

Employee client

“Madeleine helped me through a stressful time with compassion. She guided me through a worrying period with sound practical advice and was always available for discussions and offer information… Madeleine was able to support and assist me to a very satisfactory settlement and I would recommend her unreservedly.”

Employee client

“I can’t stress enough the effect and importance of having someone so approachable and someone so clearly on the ball, informative and having someone who cares about your situation. I hope one day I turn out to be as good a lawyer as Alison. I’d recommend her to anyone with employment law issues in a heart beat.”

Employee client

“I am very appreciative for the speed, efficiency and level of service provided to me from Madeleine. She was always available to answer my questions and walk me through the process, and was efficient at getting the official paperwork completed in a timely fashion.”

Employee client

“Claire was a great advisor – took the time to make sure I understand all aspects of my settlement agreement and was very patient in answering my questions and considering my comments. She was also very prompt and great at following up with the company. Would definitely recommend! ”

Employee client

“Claire Collinge is excellent!”

Employee client

“We’ve consistently had excellent advice and Madeleine has always made sure she has got to the root of any issues requiring her help – which is invaluable.”

Employer client

“It was fast and efficient.”

Employee client

“Claire was extremely responsive, practical and sensitive. It made a potentially awkward situation much better.”

Employee client

“I am very pleased with the quick and expert advice I received, which ensured my employment issue was resolved promptly. Alison was friendly to deal with, which made me feel very reassured at such a difficult time.”

Employee client

“I received fast, friendly, to the point information about the law relating to the issue in question, along with clearly explained options as to how to handle it and the possible implications of those actions.”

Employee client

“I felt very reassured throughout the whole process and was very pleased with the resolution of my case.”

Employee client

“Alison was a pleasure to deal with and made me feel at ease throughout the whole process – making what could have been a very stressful situation far easier to handle. Thank you.”

Employee client

“Workwise have been incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, patient and efficient. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone seeking redundancy settlement advice.”

Employee client

“Madeleine Hughes was excellent, very helpful and knowledgeable on redundancy.”

Employee client

“Alison is… a fantastic lawyer and a really nice person. She is helping me through a really difficult situation and has made everything a lot easier”

Employee client

“Before instructing Alison, I was incredibly stressed by the situation I had unexpectedly found myself in with my employers and, as an individual, felt powerless to do much about it – having someone ‘on side’ to go through the process with me reduced my anxieties greatly. Alison advised me of my employment rights and set out the legalities of my case clearly which enabled me to confidently attend meetings and communicate with my employers – in fact, it became very quickly apparent that I had been far more reliably informed than they had been! This ensured a positive outcome without a long and drawn out process or the need to attend a tribunal.”

Employee client