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  • Overview

    Handling employment law issues can be a time consuming distraction when you are trying to run a business. Get it wrong and it can tie up lots of management time as well as being very costly. Following the abolition of employment tribunal fees, employment tribunal claims are on the rise. Getting expert advice on a course of action you wish to take could prevent a claim from ever arising.

    One of the ways that we can give you peace of mind when dealing with HR issues is via our annual fixed price employment advice service, which can cover everything from routine telephone queries to advice on redundancy projects.

    How does the advice service work?

    • The advice service runs for 12 months
    • The cost of the advice service is a fixed price for the 12 months
    • You choose which package you would like; silver, gold or platinum. What is covered by each package is set out on below.


    The scope

    What types of advice will the employment telephone and email advice service cover?

    • Routine employment law and HR advice and the provision of template letters/email from our know-how bank, are included in all our packages
    • Reviewing and amending documentation prepared by you such as letters inviting an employee to a disciplinary hearing and outcome letters - gold and platinum packages only
    • Commenting on and advising on employment projects that you
      wish to conduct, e.g. redundancy process - platinum package only.


    Examples:

    A client calls seeking advice in respect of a disciplinary meeting they will be conducting with an employee. The client and our lawyer spend 15 minutes discussing the matter on the phone - this will be covered with all packages.

    A client emails their letter inviting the employee to the disciplinary meeting and also scans the evidence in support of the allegation to us. Our lawyer reviews the evidence and amends the letter - this is covered by the gold and platinum packages.

    The three packages - choosing the best fit for you

    What will be covered?

    What's included: Silver Gold Platinum
    Telephone and email advice on day to day employee relation matters
    Provision of template correspondence
    Drafting/editing your correspondence to an employee  
    Protracted disciplinary and grievance process   
    Initial contract or handbook review at start of our retainer  
    Settlement agreement negotiation and drafting    
    Projects e.g. redundancy, restructuring    
    Initial advice on restrictive covenants    
    Does your credit roll over?    


    Excluded from all:

    Data protection advice
    Court and tribunal claims
    TUPE and M&A work.

    The price

    • The cost of the advice service varies from one client to another depending on the number of employees you have and the extent of the anticipated use
    • We will send you a quote for the cost of the advice service following a detailed discussion with you about your business, the employment issues you have dealt with over the past 12 months and what you believe your anticipated needs over the next 12 months are likely to be. There is no cost for this consultation
    • There is a minimum fixed price of £1,500 plus VAT for a silver package for a 12 month period.


    Q: How often can I get in contact?

    A: You can contact us as much as you want, and if the issue you wish to discuss falls outside the scope of your package we will tell you.

    Q: What if I use the advice line less than anticipated?

    A: If you have the platinum package you will accrue a credit for any under-use, which we will rollover at the end of the 12 month term. You can choose to spend this towards any optional extras (see below) or on advice falling outside of your package. Credit must be spent within six months of the end of the term in which it was accrued.

    The optional extras

    How else can the employment team at Thomson Snell & Passmore help me?

    • In house legal skills and best practice training for management (preferential prices available)
    • Briefing and brainstorming session on employment law developments relevant to your organisation (free)
    • Review meetings of your strategy and our service delivery (free)
    • Employment practices liability insurance, to manage risks of claims, provided you take our advice (insurance premium quotes available)
    • Fixed fee early conciliation services with a view to reaching a settlement to avoid employment tribunal claims
    • Collaborative mediation of work place disputes to avoid employment tribunal or court claims.


    The lawyer who helps me

    Will I have a dedicated legal adviser or will I end up having to deal with a different person every time I call?

    You will have a dedicated legal adviser and an employment relationship partner or senior associate assigned to you. We do this for several reasons:

    • To ensure continuity for you
    • So you always have two points of contact
    • So that we have a relationship with you and we build up our knowledge and understanding of your business.


    The competition

    Why should I choose Thomson Snell & Passmore’s annual fixed advice service over employment telephone advice service from other providers? We will let our clients answer this for you.
     

    “Thomson Snell & Passmore’s particular strengths are customer care and the speed of which they respond. Often when you are dealing with complicated issues speed is of the essence. I have not seen any weaknesses.”
    Client

     

    “The telephone advice service offered by Thomson Snell & Passmore is an invaluable tool in our HR toolbox - it offers effective, up to the minute advice, with timely responses from the employment team. We have used it for a range of reasons, complex situations, guidance, general support and on every occasion we have been met with a solution that has given us the reassurance of full compliance. We cannot envisage continuing without the advice service as an integral part of our HR service.”
    Client

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The Thomson Snell & Passmore employment fixed price advice service is an essential tool for all our senior staff that need pressing advice on employment issues. A great resource and an asset to any business.

Alan Guindi, Managing Director, Richard Hochfeld

The advice and service we receive from the advice service are outstanding. The advice is always provided promptly, is very clear and balances the risk and the commercial aspects of any case. In addition, the annual employment law update session is very useful for the Bel management team. I would not hesitate to recommend Thomson Snell & Passmore’s employment team.

Bel UK Limited

We switched to Thomson Snell & Passmore from a ‘call centre’ employment law advisor because we were looking for a more consistent, personalised service. Two years later we are pleased that we made this decision - I can now speak directly to someone who I know, and who knows our organisation, and who I can rely on to respond quickly if the circumstances warrant it. The ‘fixed fee’ service also gives the comforting reassurance that money isn’t draining rapidly away as we speak.

Client

As a successful SME, we were looking for a highly efficient and professional service when dealing with all HR and legal matters. We have been very impressed with Thomson Snell & Passmore’s employment advice service. They have provided excellent,  comprehensive compliance advice which has fitted well with our requirements. It has given us confidence and comfort. We highly recommend them and their employment advice service to any SME company.

Anthony Youlton, People & Practise Manager - Base Quantum Limited

After consulting with many HR Advisory Services, we decided to work with Thomson Snell & Passmore as I have known Nick Hobden for many years and completely trust the advice that he has given during this time. Since starting to subscribe to their Employment Law Advice line, we have had occasion to utilise their service particularly with the current Covid-19 situation. Advice is given taking into account, not just the company’s point of view, but also from the employees perspective. It is given in a language that we can understand, without too much legal jargon.  The monthly cost far outweighs the cost implications if we do not get it right and gives us peace of mind when dealing with any employment law concerns. I can recommend Nick and his team at Thomson Snell & Passmore without a moment’s hesitation.

Sue Penman, Director, Bridge Recruitment UK

The TS&P HR advice line has proved to be an essential and effective management support tool and incredible value for money.

Richard Hochfeld
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