Helping Employers

Helping Employers

Our approach – focused on sorting things out

When you have an urgent HR issue you want an advisor who listens carefully and gives you practical guidance. You don’t want a long and expensive letter explaining the law. At Workwise we are focused on resolving your employment problems as quickly as possible. Rather than adopting a “one-size-fits-all” approach, we look for solutions that suit your business and workplace.

HR support retainers

The best result for your business is not that you win an employment tribunal claim, but that you avoid the claim altogether. You have a better chance of this if you have ongoing employment law support from qualified solicitors. Fixed retainer arrangements can be surprisingly affordable, and give you certainty about what you are spending on advice. Unlike some generic HR providers, we do not lock you into long contracts, as we are confident for you to judge us on our merits.


With a retainer arrangement, clients can build their own package with one or more of the following.

  • A full compliance check and update of policies, procedures and contracts
  • Drafting of new contracts and other documents
  • Telephone and email advice service on all HR or employment law issues, including drafting letters and emails for you.
  • Representation in termination or settlement discussions and drafting settlement agreements
  • Tribunal claim representation
  • Management or staff training

Support for in-house counsel

We provide support to in-house counsel, who from time to time, need specialist advice on employment issues.

Employment Tribunal claims

If a claim lands on your desk unexpectedly, we can help. You should be aware that strict deadlines apply to tribunal claims, so you should not delay in seeking advice.

Project work

Even if you are not a regular client, we can assist with projects such as HR reviews, internal grievance or disciplinary investigations, grievance or disciplinary chairing, or internal training on employment and HR issues.

Our modern structure makes us flexible. If you have your own ideas about how we can work with you, we’d love to hear them. Please give us a call on 020 3740 7403 or 0113 834 6484 to discuss your requirements or contact us by email.