New HR Scheme launched with Neeta Laing, Head of Employment Law

We are excited to tell you about a new service – the launch of a fixed-fee HR Scheme as we meet Neeta Laing, Head of Employment at GAD LLP Solicitors.

What is the GAD HR Scheme?

The scheme is a fantastic service providing employment law and HR Support at a fixed fee. Benefits of the scheme include:

  • An advice line – Direct contact with a specialist employment solicitor on HR and employment law matters
  • Ongoing advice and support – including drafting letters on employee issues and guidance on procedures
  • Documentation – contracts of employment, staff policies and procedures
  • Comprehensive insurance cover – indemnity against most awards of compensation and legal fees should one of your employees bring a claim against you.
  • Regular employment law updates
  • Fixed fee monthly – for better financial planning
  • A reduction in management time and effort – allowing you to focus on your business

Who would benefit from the Scheme?

If you have employees, you would benefit from the Scheme. Compliance and employment law and HR matters can be an enormous burden. We can help you to navigate this ever changing area of law with your commercial objectives in mind. The complexities of employment legislation can be daunting. Our friendly and approachable team can help on any HR issues you face whether it is absence management, maternity rights or disciplinary and grievance matters, we are here to help.

The list of potential claims an employee can bring is huge and can damage your business and reputation. We can handle all of your HR issues including highly sensitive and complex whistleblowing concerns through to general disciplinary matters in a cost effective way.

Not all employers have legally qualified employment law/HR advisors or HR managers available internally but need assistance on this highly complex area. Even if you have a dedicated person responsible for HR, we can work with them so that they have access to an experienced solicitor whose specialism is employment law. Subscribers of our Scheme benefit from solicitor-led advice without the worry of charging by the hour as we operate the Scheme on a fixed fee.

The Scheme can also be enhanced to include employment law consultancy services – this is on-site support again at a fixed fee on-site employment law training.

Why choose us?

You can trust us to provide friendly, personalised, tailored service free of unnecessary legal jargon! We will meet with you at the outset and properly understand your organisation and its objectives. We will advise you on the HR issues – we are there at the end of the phone or by email, guiding you through each issue leaving you to focus on your core work.

We recognise that different clients require different types of support, whether you need guidance on appropriate employment policies and procedures or you are more concerned about strategic HR planning, our team will help ensure that you meet the particular employment law challenges facing your organisation.

You should also benefit from improved employer/employee relations as we are here to help with the positive aspects of HR too.

We have a completely transparent pricing structure so you know exactly how much you will pay each month. The average cost of defending a tribunal claim is £9,000. GAD HR Scheme covers you for unnecessary costs. If a current or ex-employee were successful in their claim against your business, you would have to pay our compensation as well as legal costs. The average pay out in Employment Tribunals is around £8,000. Without protection, your business could therefore be faced with costs around £17,000.00.

How does the insurance work under the Scheme?

The *insurance is optional and subject to insurance terms but covers the cost of most awards of **compensation and legal fees up to £250,000 per claim and £1m per year.

So if an employee chooses to bring a claim we will defend you and your legal fees and any award should be met by the insurer.

The insurance policy also includes cover for the defence of a claim brought to you for Criminal Prosecution and your defence from actions arising out of the Data Protection Act.

GAD HR is essential protection for any business whether you are a small, medium or large company.

*Legal Expenses Insurance provided by Temple Legal Protection Ltd

**Subject to terms and conditions

GAD HR is tailored to your business and is not a ‘one size fits all’ product. Simply contact Neeta Laing 0151 494 0777 or email employment@gadllp.co.uk for a free no obligation chat to see how we can help your business.