Law firm sees surge in employment law and HR enquiries after Brexit vote

North west law firm, The Jackson Canter Group, is doubling its employment law team and rolling out a new HR package as SMEs look to bolster their HR expertise with external legal help.

The firm said Britain’s decision to leave the EU has caused unrest amongst small and medium sized businesses in the region.

Firms are concerned about how employers’ responsibilities will change once Britain leaves the EU, as well as uncertainty around the status of migrant workers.

The firm’s newly launched subscription package aims to take the stress out of employment law and HR for businesses, and is headed by rising legal star Sarah Nolan.

With a number of complex and high-value commercial and employment disputes under her belt, Sarah will be supported by HR expert-turned-solicitor David Watson; Andrea Furmedge, a chartered legal executive with 20 years experience; and Philip Loftus who due to qualify as a solicitor later this year.

Sarah, who is head of commercial and employment,said: “Britain’s vote to leave the EU has certainly thrown up a lot of questions for employers in the region.

“There is a huge amount of uncertainty around how leaving the European Union will affect local businesses, in particular smaller, independent firms which don’t have in-house human resource departments.

“We’ve decided to bolster our employment law team and broaden our services to include bespoke HR packages. With a combined experience of more than 30 years across employment law and HR, we felt that the time was right to extend our offering and help our clients even further.

“We relish working with businesses of all sizes, and I can’t wait to kick start this new chapter with our team.”

Jackson Canter’s new HR subscription package provides clients with a designated employment lawyer who will review, analyse, advise on, and execute HR practices, from contracts of employment and absence management, to discrimination and redundancy.

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