Specialist advice on all aspects of HR management and employment law

Keeping up-to-date with employment law can be difficult for employers. Moreover, dealing with HR matters is often complicated, time-consuming and can impact the smooth-running of your business.

Our Employment Team provides timely specialist advice and solutions on all aspects of HR management and employment law, tailored to our client's individual HR needs.

It is vital that you follow a fair process, and the correct decisions are made to ensure you stay on the right side of the law, and that you protect yourself from claims. Our approach is to provide a realistic and practical solution to everyday problems to support you in doing just that, so you can move forward and concentrate on your business.

We provide pragmatic, no-nonsense commercial advice on all day-to-day employment and HR matters, covering:

  • Recruitment
  • Performance management
  • Sickness absence management
  • Disciplinary procedures
  • Dismissals
  • Grievance processes
  • Redundancy
  • Re-organisations
  • Business transfers (TUPE)

Where you are considering ending the employment relationship, we advise on undertaking protected (off-record) conversations and negotiating exit packages and settlement agreements.

We provide all relevant employment documentation from contracts of employment to Directors' service agreements, and comprehensive staff handbooks to tailor-made correspondence for internal matters.

Our clients vary widely from small, family-run businesses to large national organisations, covering a broad variety of sectors.

Our aim is to avoid litigation. However, in the event the worst happens, we also act for and represent clients at the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal in defending claims.


BattensHR is a cost-effective solution for all employers. For a fixed annual fee, we provide unlimited advice on day-to-day issues, with the option of adding insurance with BattensHR+. This covers both costs and compensation in the event of claims against your business.

Starting from £900 per year, to us, it's a natural choice.

Benefits include:

  • Unlimited advice line via freephone number or email for day-to-day employment queries
  • Audit of your employment contracts and staff handbook
  • Correspondence and documentation for internal matters - disciplinary, grievance, performance management etc
  • Regular legal updates
  • Training session for your business on a topic of your choice
  • Invitation to all Battens Employment Law client seminars
  • 30% discount on hourly rates for employment work not covered in the above (TUPE & Redundancy)
  • Option to add comprehensive insurance which covers both costs and compensation in the event of claims in the Employment Tribunal

We're able to provide a consistent and local service with the same team member assisting from start to finish. We're your bolt-on HR department.

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Employment and BattensHR

Meet our Employment and BattensHR experts


“I would definitely use this company again in the future and recommend Battens to anyone requiring the services of a solicitor.”

Sarah Haan

“Dawn was very reassuring during this distressing period where we were a new business and reliant on support. Thank you Dawn and the team.”

Mr Lindsay

“Dawn provided extremely timely and critical insight to help me determine my correct course of action. Very transparent on all matters and extremely prompt attention, I felt in very safe and capable hands at all times!”

G Martin

“Can't thank Dawn and Debbie enough for their help - fantastic service, would not hesitate to use or recommend Battens services in the future.”

B Carroll