Extremely comprehensive and practical HR advice to employment law in the UK

Our mission

HRadviser is here to help employers and employees to successfully navigate the minefield of employment law on both avoiding and making Employment Tribunal claims and to give sound commercially focused HR advice for running a successful business. That HR advice draws on case law and the wide ranging experience of our practiced team of HR law experts.

HR advice for Employees

If you are unhappy with the what your employer is doing it is important to find out whether they have the right to do it in law, or whether your rights are being taken away. This is especially important before spending time and money on taking out an Employment Tribunal claim. Even if you have a right, sometimes an employer ignores it. For as little as £10 our site will give you the right HR advice to help you decide what to do next.

HR advice for Employers

HRadviser is like having your own HR Director and can help employers and employees to successfully navigate the minefield of employment law and give sound practical and commercially focused HR advice on the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees and to help in avoiding Employment Tribunal claims. That HR advice is updated continuously and draws on case law and the extensive practical experience of our team of HR law experts.

Products and services

HRadviser provides:

For Employees  -quick, easy and affordable access to professional advice for only £10 per day and

For Employers – 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 HR advice tells you how to do things not just what to do with a huge range of practical checklists and letters for the processes you need to follow.

FREE INFORMATION – HRadviser has free information to help you get started and answer your immediate questions.

Low rate annual Subscription – when you require more detailed 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 huge range of HR advice including employment contracts with the clauses required by the Employment Rights Act and supplemented by additional essential clauses to protect your business.

Handbook (included in 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 form a cornerstone of your HR policy.

About us

Our consultants are all CIPD professionally qualified, HR professionals who are able to give sound practical HR 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 HR advice
Lesley Thompson

Director Lesley Thompson FCIPD

Lesley has specialised in the area of employment law throughout her HR career in both strategic and operational  roles in the Telecoms sector. As a consultant she has experience of many other sectors including high Tech, IT, Financial, Scientific, Manufacturing, Public and Charitable sectors. In her last employed role As Group HR Director for BT Enterprises, she 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 adviser on their best selling video on behavioural interviewing techniques.

She was a CIPD consultant and trainer from 1990 until 2013 when she set up her own training company. She currently undertakes an “outsourced” HR director role for a number of SME companies, handling discipline, grievance, sick absence, poor performance, redundancy and dismissal. She has also undertaken complex and high level sensitive investigations for larger organisations including an International assignment for a large Charity.


Jackie Ballard HR advice
Jackie Ballard

Director Jackie Ballard BA MA (Employment Law)

Jackie has worked in a wide variety of senior HR roles in the Banking, Charitable and Educational sectors including Lloyds, RNIB and the University of Surrey. During this time Jackie acquired in depth experience of HR practice and the associated problems. This was supplemented by an MA in Employment Law.

At the University of Surrey Jackie was responsible for approximately 1000 employees and oversaw significant organisational change. This involved managing redundancies including negotiating compromise agreements (now settlement agreements).  Jackie has strong development experience and is currently a senior consultant /tutor and trainer with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (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).


Consistently met or surpassed our requirements” HR Manager Avenir Telecom

Outstanding service … invaluable” Company Secretary PICO Technology

“Delivered great customised team building events”  IT Prog Manager O2

Detailed knowledge of legal HR issues with a pragmatic approach” FD MLL Telecom

Knowledgeable about all HR issues … explains everything in layman’s terms” FD Shephard Press

Understanding of the key issues and legal pitfalls”  HR Director The Royal Society of Chemistry

Use our Contact Us page if we can help you solve an HR problem within the law.