Employment Law Fixed Annual Retainer Service

The Employers Lawyer forms part of Beeston Shenton Solicitors and acts for a client base of SME businesses in Staffordshire and Cheshire from four offices located in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Crewe, Sandbach and Hale.

Our aim is to provide clients with the highest standards of employment law advice whilst remaining cost effective.

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What can you expect from the Employers Lawyer?

  • Clear practical employment law advice which can be readily understood and acted upon by clients, thus reducing management time and costs of dealing with the issue.
  • Advice is generally given by telephone or email.
  • The costs of the service is fixed and is dependent on the number of employees you engage (VAT not included in costs)
  • Payment can be made by monthly direct debit.
  • The contract period is for a minimum of 12 months with a service level review at 6 months.

Service Overview

The fixed fee annual retainer service is an advisory employment law service co-ordinated by our experienced lead solicitor, Gaynor Beckett. Your business will receive clear practical and commercial employment law and HR advice. The advice is generally given by telephone and email with the option of face to face meetings when required.

We have industry specialisms so we can tailor our service to the needs of your business. Whether you need basic guidance on employment policies, advice on HR strategy or you are more concerned about specific employment law problems our team will help and support your business to ensure you meet the employment law challenges facing your organisation.

We know that some enquires can be dealt with relatively swiftly whilst others are far more complex. That is why both parties need to balance their risk when offering a retainer programme. You, the customer do not want to pay too much for a service you might not need. We, the supplier, do not want to undercharge for what might prove to be many hours of complex work. Quite simply neither party knows what employment law challenges each new business week will bring.

To alleviate this uncertainty you can choose between a capped or an unlimited retainer. We have based our retainer fee options on your employee headcount and our experience of running retainer programmes for SME businesses.

Client Benefits

Choosing to work with The Employers Lawyer means you and your managers have direct access to our team of highly qualified and very experienced employment law solicitors without worrying about the cost to your business.

Our approach is commercial and pragmatic, we aim you to find speedy solutions. We have experience in advising on a full range of employment issues including misconduct matters, sickness absence, discrimination, whistle-blowing, unfair, constructive and wrongful dismissal, redundancies, ACAS Early Conciliation and employment tribunal representation. The service is operational  from 8am to 6pm however we also recognise that some businesses work around the clock so we also provide an out of hours emergency contact service.

Terms and Conditions

If you choose to use The Employers Lawyer, you will be provided with terms of engagement relating to the retainer arrangement. You will note in particular that a retainer is terminable on 6 month’s notice and there is no tie-in period.


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