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The most comprehensive and practical guide to employment law in the UK

Our mission

HRadviser is here to help employers and employees to successfully navigate the minefield of employment law and give sound advice on both avoiding and making Employment Tribunal claims. That advice draws on case law and the experience of our practise team of HR law experts.

For Employers

HRadviser is different from other HR Law businesses in that it specialists on offering business focused, practical HR and employment law advice, consultancy and training solutions, which can be tailored to your particular needs. Our consultants can assist the SME in significantly reducing the risks for their business as well as offering support to larger corporate organisations with projects and training.

Products and services

HRadviser provides employers with step by step guidance on how to deal with all the main issues arising out of employing people from recruitment to dismissal within the UK employment law framework. Our guidance tells you how to do things not just what to do with huge range of practical checklists and letters for the processes you need to follow.

Free Advice – the HRadviser is packed with free advice to help you get started and answer you immediate questions.

Low rate (monthly subscription) – when you require more details advice on the practical steps you need to take in dealing with a difficult and potentially legal HR issue then you can take out  a subscription. The subscription also give you access to a range of employment contracts with the clauses required by the Employment Rights Act supplemented by essential clauses to protect your business.

Handbook (annual subscription) – This provides you with all the necessary policies and procedures required by law and good practice in a single Company Handbook which helps managers and employees alike. The handbook is continually updated through the course of the year and will for a cornerstone of your HR policy.

About us

Our consultants are all CIPD legally qualified, HR professionals who are able to give sound practical advice based on many years of experience and not theories. Our aim is to find solutions which protect your business while maximising employee satisfaction, productivity and profit for your business within the legal constraints. Our Directors are Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and have many years’ experience as CIPD trainers on HR and employment law. Some of our consultants are also Employment Tribunal members who can apply this knowledge in avoiding or reducing expensive claims.

Leslie Thompson HRadviser

Lesley Thompson

Lesley has worked in the area of employment law throughout her career in both strategic and operational HR roles. In her last role As Group HR Director for BT Enterprises, was a Management Board member responsible for advising managers and the Board on the legal implications of all aspects of Human Resource management including acquisitions and divestments.

Lesley regularly undertakes both grievance and discipline interviews from investigation to appeal, often at Director level, where the company is unable to provide independent managers. She has been an Employment Tribunal non-Legal Member since 1995. She has also worked with Video Arts as the principle advisor on their best selling video on behavioural interviewing techniques.

She has been a CIPD consultant/trainer since 1990 and an Employment Tribunal member since 1995. She currently undertakes “outsourced” HR director roles for a number of SME companies, handling discipline, grievance, sick absence, poor performance, redundancy and dismissal.

Jackie Ballard HRadviser

Jackie Ballard

Jackie worked in a varying of senior HR roles including Lloyds, RNIB and the University of Surrey. She is currently a part-time a consultant/trainer with the CIPD for the Institutes Advanced level qualifications which are the most widely recognised professional qualifications in the field of HR and L&D and are set at postgraduate level (Level 7 QCF).







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