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    Every single member of our Employment Law Advisory Team has previously qualified as a Solicitor and has specialist Employment Law experience.

    You can therefore be assured that every time you contact Howarths for advice, you will speak to someone who knows what they’re doing. In addition to the right qualifications and experience, our team enjoy what they do, get to know the businesses they are advising and take pride in their work; this makes for a

    very personal service.


    At Howarths we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. Our Employment Law Team have all previously qualified as Solicitors and have since specialised in Employment Law. We are therefore perfectly placed to advise you on any area of HR and Employment Law ranging from simple holiday queries, right up to complex redundancies. In addition to speaking to qualified advisors every time you call, you’ll also get to know your advisor so you can expect a very personal service. As a result, the advice is better as it is tailored to you. Better advice means better results for your business.

    Call now and speak to one of our Employment Law Advisors on 01274 864999.


    If you receive Employment Tribunal papers, Howarths can help. We have represented many SME businesses who have been in this situation. Our team will handle the matter from start to finish giving you peace of mind and time to concentrate on running your business. Our support will include preparing the entire case on your behalf right the way through to representation at the hearing. If the case is of a sufficiently complex nature, we work in conjunction with KBW Barristers Chambers who will provide expert advocacy support to ensure you have the best possible chance of defending your case.

    Our team are also highly qualified in achieving effective settlements where it isn’t viable to continue all the way to Tribunal. This includes ACAS early conciliation, mediation, COT3 agreements and drafting of Settlement Agreements.

    Employment Tribunal litigation can be very costly and damaging to your business. We are a family-run business that can be trusted to achieve the very best outcome for your business.

    Call now on 01274 864999 and ask to speak to our Head of Employment Law, Charlotte Geesin, for help and support.


    Issuing your staff with a contract of employment and having in place a company staff handbook is a must for all businesses. Our team at Howarths have the skills required to make sure these documents are legally compliant, but also fit for your business, however big or small. We work with all our clients on a continuing basis to ensure that not only do they have the necessary documentation in place, but it is kept up to date with changes in the law. In addition, we understand your business requirements can change. Our team will therefore be on hand to tweak your documentation to ensure it is always bespoke to your needs, keeping you compliant and adding value to your business.


    Howarths can introduce all its clients to a long-standing and trusting provider of Legal Expenses Insurance. Howarths have worked with Composite Legal Expenses (Composite Legal Expenses Limited is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for over 10 years now and have built up a strong relationship which allows Howarths clients to benefit from having the option to put in place a policy to protect against the costs of an Employment Tribunal. Whilst you will always receive the best and most robust advice from our Advisory Team, there are those employees who will always consider litigation. This option provides additional peace of mind to our clients to know that provided adequate advice has been taken, and there is a reasonable prospect of defending any such claim, the policy should kick in to cover all costs associated with defending such action.


    Upskilling your management team is not an optional extra. To take your business to the next level, it is critical that your management team are equipped for the task of leading their team. Naturally, this involves managers having at least a working knowledge of HR and Employment Law so that they can act in the right way when faced with challenging situations. At Howarths, we offer a range of Employment Law training sessions in all areas including discipline and grievance, discrimination law, equality on recruitment, redundancy, managing poor performance and sickness absence, to name just a few. We can hold larger scale events for up to 10 managers on a range of management topics, or smaller more bespoke sessions for 1-2 managers with one of our qualified Employment Law Advisors.


    Myhrtoolkit provides a range of collaboration and communication tools for a truly holistic approach to HR management. Call a member of our team today to set up your free demo, and experience for yourself the time and energy saved across your business.


    If we sound like a business that you could work with, please do get in contact; we’d love to speak to you and understand more about you and your business.

    For Employment Law support, click here to contact a member of our team.

    …or we’d love to chat on 01274 864999