Responding To Your Needs With Ongoing Advice

Essential Employment Services Ltd. represents businesses and employers across a diverse range of industry sectors. Based in Dorset, clients come to us from across the South and South West of England and further afield for specialist guidance on all aspects of employment law.

The Legal Backup You Need

We are here to deal with specific issues when they arise, but our main aim is to get to know you and your business over the long term. As an employer, you have duties and obligations that can sometimes seem overwhelming — particularly when the day-to-day running of your business must be the priority. Lack of resources and pressure of work can hinder compliance but will never excuse non-compliance. We know the bottom line matters. You might not think legal advice a good investment but once we get to grips with the specific needs and goals of your business, we are in a much better position to help you:
  • prevent costly disputes that drain resources and productivity
  • implement change so that business needs are met
  • ensure that contracts and other documentation reflect current working practices
  • anticipate the legal impact of restructuring
  • withstand regulatory scrutiny and avoid fines for non-compliance
  • foster good workforce relations to ensure that you get the most from your staff

Clarity On What It Will Cost You

We are realistic about costs and base our fees on several factors — not just the time it takes us to complete work for you or the complexity and urgency of the issues involved, but also the commercial value to you of what is to be achieved and of the measures we help you put in place. We always bear in mind and use as a guide the overall cost benefit to you of paying for our services both generally and as regards any specific piece of work.

Straightforward Business Advice To Minimise Risk

Our solicitors, Heather Cowan and Justin Lewars, are plain-speaking and approachable. They work extremely hard to spot and to resolve problems you may encounter in running your business. It is what they are trained to do. Our legal services for employers cover all aspects of the employer/employee relationship: areas in which we are commonly involved include:
  • Preparing, advising on and assisting with the enforcement of employment contracts
  • Risk avoidance
  • Preparing Staff Handbooks
  • Preparing, implementing and monitoring of workforce policies, including Equal Opportunities Policies
  • Settlement agreements
  • Staff re-organisation and redundancies
  • Employment tribunal litigation

Contact Us

To arrange a meeting, call us on 01308 459 459 or contact us online.