Proactive people advice

The Spearing Waite employment team is able to assist in a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment and HR issues.

We offer a friendly and practical service to our clients, who range from small local businesses, to regional SMEs, national companies and the subsidiaries of overseas companies. Our reputation has gone from strength to strength in recent years. We attribute our growth to the success of our HR Retainer Service and to our commitment to understanding the unique needs of each of our clients.

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Specialist areas

Employment contracts & service agreements Handbooks, policies & procedures HR retainer service Managing staff & handling dismissals Redundancy & restructuring Diversity & discrimination law Transfers of business & TUPE Recruitment & temporary work agencies

Our approach

We encourage our clients to ask for advice before taking action or making decisions which may affect the business or its workforce.  We find that this approach maximises effective risk management and minimises cost in the long run.

Our philosophy is that prevention is better than cure.  We proactively keep our clients up to date with developments in employment law so they have the necessary know-how to successfully manage a team of staff, whether the team consists of two employees or two thousand.

We steer businesses away from the common pitfalls of employment law.  In doing so we help employers to:

  • promote morale and productivity in the workplace
  • reward and retain valued staff
  • take difficult business decisions about its workforce; and
  • remain up-to-date (and compliant) with legal and regulatory requirements.

Employment & HR key contacts

Blogs & bulletins

Spearing Waite's employment law specialists write regularly on employment & HR topics. We have collated a selection of our most-read posts below.

“Employment law is increasingly complex but the Spearing Waite team has a well-deserved reputation for providing clear, straightforward & commercially sensible employment & HR advice.”

Andrew Rowell

Partner & head of employment

Contact the Spearing Waite employment below, or call +44 (0)116 262 4225

“Amanda Badley and Andrew Rowell always offer practical and commercial advice and solutions. Both are very approachable and have an in-depth, all round knowledge of employment matters. ”

Lesley Finnigan – Leicester City Football Club

“Spearing Waite’s advice over the years has ensured Igloo has never had to answer any court action, from any source, ever. A pretty impressive record for a company who employs up to 12,000 different staff every year and supplies over 500 different clients in, what can only be described as a very litigious environment. They add real and tangible value to my company and the biggest compliment I can pay them is that the Directors of Igloo regard Spearing Waite’s staff to be an extension of our own team. ”

Craig Brodie, Artics Ltd t/a Igloo

“Spearing Waite LLP gives ‘an excellent service’. Andrew Rowell delivers ‘easy-to-understand advice, and provides alternatives’, and Amanda Badley displays ‘in-depth knowledge of all employment law issues’ ”

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We’re situated in the heart of Leicester’s commercial quarter, just minutes from the city centre. Get in touch with any queries you have, or alternatively, call us on 0116 262 4225.

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