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HR Protect clients receive unlimited day to day HR and Employment Law Advice, delivered by award winning and experienced specialist solicitors, for a fixed monthly fee.

Why HR Protect?

  • Unlimited advice
  • Fixed monthly fee
  • Your virtual HR service led by employment education lawyers with extensive experience in the education sector
  • Advice tailored to your school
  • Commercial advice tailored for you
  • Over 300 documents and guidance at your fingertips 24/7
  • Optional insurance against Tribunal claims

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What is HR Protect?

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What our clients say

  • Gillian Chinhengo, Partner

    We have been HR Protect customers for a number of years and have found the service invaluable in dealing with our employment law needs. For us, the best part of the package is the personal service we get from our designated advisor, Gillian Chinhengo. The speed of service and responsiveness is also something that is crucial for us as a fast paced recruitment business, and it’s more than reassuring for us, we know we can rely on this at all times.

  • Paul Scope, Partner

    I’ve worked with Paul Scope and the Team for a number of years now and always found their approach to be both pragmatic and effective – you know when you speak to Paul that what you’ll get is a good discussion whilst he takes the time to understand the situation and then sound and practical advice at the end. Having access to the HR Protect documents portal is a real value added benefit – great policies and template documentation on key people management issues at the click of a button.

  • Jamie Gamble, Partner

    Each year at budget time the first service I approve is the HR Protect package we have with Ward Hadaway. We have an excellent partnership with the team and they have always been there to help us navigate through complex and sometimes challenging issues. Much of our success can be attributed to Jamie and his team and their professional and steadfast support of The Trust. I would not hesitate to recommend HR protect to other organisations.

  • Tom Shears, Solicitor

    We have been using HR Protect for over 5 years now and I would certainly recommend it. Whether it’s a quick query for peace of mind, a template policy or document, or something more complex around employment legislation, the service has all bases covered. The document and FAQ’s hub are an invaluable source of 24/7 support, and when we need to speak to someone regarding a more qualitative issue, the team are responsive, helpful and understand our business. HR Protect is excellent value and is a key part of our HR strategy.

  • Roisin Patton, Partner

    Ward Hadaway have been acting as our professional advisors on employment matters for the more than a decade. Whilst we have a professional relationship we also feel they are our partners who provide solid advice not only on staffing problems but also on employment law and its effect on the business... We treat them as our ‘in-house’ HR department as we can call with even the smallest problem and receive rapid and clear instructions to solve any issues.

  • Gillian Chinhengo, Partner

    I have found the support offered by the Ward Hadaway's HR Protect package invaluable. My advisors have really got to know my business and they have become an important extension to our HR team. The responsive, pragmatic and practical support we receive under this package has made managing our staff much more straightforward.

  • Rachael McCartney, Associate

    We have used HR Protect offered by Ward Hadaway for many years now and would recommend it without question to other companies thinking of joining. As we do not have an in-house HR department we find it invaluable to be able to contact Ward Hadaway on day to day employment matters and to know that we will receive timely responses to our queries.

  • Jamie Gamble, Partner

    The business has used Ward Hadaway's HR Protect employment package for many years. The employment law support we have received has been invaluable. Jamie [Gamble] and his colleagues in the employment team are responsive and professional but equally important they are extremely approachable. The document portal in HR Protect is excellent and is a very valuable and time saving resource.

  • Hollie Ball, Associate

    We have used Paul and the team for many years for complex HR issues, but traditionally we bought into an HR service from an employer's federation for day to day advice. We moved to HR Protect because, as a fast moving manufacturing company, we need our advice to be immediate and commercially focused. The support we have had from Paul and (especially) Hollie has been fantastic.

  • Joe Thornhill, Consultant

    Ward Hadaway have been providing Employment Law advice and support to our business for a number of years and have consistently delivered a professional, high quality service. Either when dealing with day to day ad-hoc legal queries or more complex issues, their support is always considered, pragmatic and delivered in a clear, no-nonsense manner. A delight to work with.

  • Paul Scope, Partner

    We are delighted with the service we get from Paul and the team. We need responsive, immediate HR advice from lawyers who understand our business – and that is exactly what we get. We get top class commercial advice whenever we need it. The guidance and documents within the portal are invaluable, easy to follow and frequently used by my team to assist them in dealing with their day to day activities.

  • Jamie Gamble, Partner

    We have used HR Protect for over 15 years. Over that time, Jamie [Gamble] and his team have always taken the time to understand our business which has been invaluable when providing expert knowledge, advice and guidance over the years to our HR team. The employment team, and in particular Jamie, is a pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend working with Ward Hadaway for all your employment law needs.

  • Flora Mewies, Associate

    We have found the support offered by the HR Protect package invaluable. We are very grateful for all of the help and support we have received and they have helped us through many complex situations, often at short notice, and have really got to understand our organisation. The comprehensive online portal of documents and information was a great addition to the service. I would strongly recommend this product to others.

  • Gillian Chinhengo, Partner

    I have worked with Ward Hadaway and used their HR Protect package for many years. I have always been impressed by the level of friendly service and expert advice provided by the team in supporting our people goals. They have a small team of dedicated advisors who have really got to know our business and work with my team of specialist HR professionals to support our business to achieve its strategic aims and provide practical, commercial advice to help get us where we need to be.

  • Paul Scope, Partner

    We have used HR Protect for over a decade now. Paul really knows and understands our business. It gives me peace of mind to know that we have fixed our budget, because all the advice we need is covered and the insurance picks up the cost of any claims. The advice and service is always commercial and on time.

  • Hollie Ball, Associate

    What I really like about HR Protect is having a contact who takes time to understand our business and how we operate. This allows solutions to problems to be offered which are workable in practice and accounts for the way we do business. Hollie always makes herself available to deal with any queries that we have and the precedent documents are a really useful tool to accompany and support advice given. The fixed price gives us certainty as to legal costs without compromising excellent service levels.

  • Mark McKeever, Associate

    I've used the Employment Team at Ward Hadaway for specialist work for almost 15 years. I've always found their work and advice to be of an extremely high standard and the team have worked hard to properly understand our business to help us effectively resolve issues.

  • Lynn Scope, HR Consultant

    We have been using HR-Protect since its launch, and have found it a real benefit to our business. The quick and easy access to comprehensive, up to date procedural guidance, policy and document templates has been invaluable... During the recent pandemic we always had access to the latest employment guidance and documents as we needed them, whilst we were aware of organisations around us struggling to interpret and keep up with the ever changing landscape and how they should respond as an employer; a lot of work was taken out of this for us by HR-Protect.


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