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Specialist HR support for small businesses

Employer Advice

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Cartwright King’s small business HR support services help to protect your SME against liability for unfair dismissal or unlawful discrimination. 

Acting in the role of supporting external HR consultants, our Employment Law specialists can join your redundancy consultation meetings, disciplinary, grievance or capability hearings to ensure that your business acts within the law when dismissing an employee.

For specialist HR support for your small business, get in touch with Cartwright King’s Employment Law team now.

How Cartwright King supports small businesses 

Cartwright King’s professional Employment Law Solicitors work alongside you to ensure that the termination of an employee’s contract is on the correct grounds. Our small business HR support services provide legal coverage for your business, protecting your position and your reputation. 

We can represent your business at:

  • Redundancy Consultation Meetings
  • Disciplinary Hearings
  • Grievance Hearings
  • Capability Hearings

The benefits of instructing Cartwright King

Employment Law is constantly changing, potentially making it difficult for your small business to keep up to date with the latest legislation. As a result, mistakes can be made. For example, you might dismiss an employee based on their conduct, when in fact it should have been for their capability.

This would give an employee leverage to make a claim on the grounds of unfair dismissal because you terminated their contract for the wrong reason or through an unlawful procedure.

There are several scenarios that could lead to your business facing liability, if even your reason for dismissing an employee seems fair and valid. 

The benefit of instructing Cartwright King for small business HR support is that we can help you avoid liability pitfalls with a fixed fee, start to finish service that includes:

  • Helping you gather evidence relevant to the situation
  • Drafting the letter inviting an employee to attend a hearing and outlining the evidence gathered so far
  • Attending hearings with you or your manager in the role of external HR consultant
  • Drafting the letter summarising the outcome of the first hearing and inviting the employee to a second hearing, if appropriate
  • Attending future meetings/hearings as required
  • Drafting the outcome letter
  • Drafting the response to any appeal letter

Additionally, we can help you initiate ‘without prejudice’ negotiations at any point in the process with a view to reaching a Settlement Agreement.

Benefit from a free, initial telephone conversation

Protecting your small business against liability can be a legal minefield. That’s why you can benefit from a free, 30-minute initial telephone call with a specialist Cartwright King Employment Law Solicitor to discuss our small business HR support services. 

You’re under no pressure to instruct us, this call simply gives you a starting point before you make your next move.

There’s no substitute for speaking to one of our specialist Employment Law Solicitors to get rational, clear guidance that will help you protect your small business.

For immediate assistance, call us or email us for your free* initial discussion. 

The discussion is completely informal and confidential, and is an opportunity for us to:

  • Get to know you 
  • Understand your situation
  • Agree how you want to proceed

*Please be aware that this is a ‘get to know you’ call and no legal advice will be given.

Why choose Cartwright King for small business HR support?

Personal, pro-active and productive, three defining traits of Cartwright King’s service, which combine to ensure that your small business has the legal cover it needs to protect against liability claims.

The possibility of reputational damage to your business can have huge knock-on effects. That’s why Cartwright King’s Employment Law Solicitors work with you to develop an effective strategy to protect your company.

Our experience is backed by working with many small businesses across the UK. You can trust this experience to protect your SME as there aren’t many situations we haven’t come across before when dealing with employment law cases. 

Our Employment Law team goes above and beyond to give you the support you need, for added peace of mind that your legal rights will be upheld.

We listen, we understand and we genuinely care about protecting your small business. That’s why we offer sound, honest, reliable legal advice to ensure that you’re prepared.

Partnering with Cartwright King gives you the assurance of having access to small business HR support when you need it most. 

We’re a trusted, resourceful Legal 500 top tier law firm with specialist solicitors that are calm under pressure, giving you advice and support that you can count on.

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