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HR Protect clients receive all the day to day HR and employment law advice they need, delivered by experienced specialist solicitors, for a fixed monthly price. To complement our advice, this hub gives you access to up-to-date, legally-compliant policies, procedures, contracts, letters and company handbooks, as well as topical insights for your team’s learning & development.

What is HR Protect?
Paul Scope introduces the key features and benefits of HR Protect.

Clear, commercial and practical advice

We will give you clear, commercial and practical advice. We will not sit on the fence or use confusing jargon. Our solicitors will take the time to understand you and your attitude to risk, and then provide you with tailored advice to meet your business’s needs.

Best practice resources at your fingertips 24/7

HR Protect clients have access to a huge pool of up-to-date and legally compliant downloadable policies, procedures, contracts, letters and company handbooks. With FAQs, videos, podcasts, webinars, explainers and how tos as well, it delivers a hugely valuable People team resource, helping to make your own team’s performance more consistent, as well as contributing to its L&D.

Opt to protect against the worst

In addition, you can choose to further protect your organisation with our Employment Tribunal insurance, covering up to £250,000 per claim for the costs of representation, settlement and Tribunal awards. Unlike many others, as long as you follow our advice, cover is guaranteed. There is no pre-assessment or conditional cover.

A personal service from qualified solicitors with all the trimmings of being a Ward Hadaway client

As an HR Protect client, you will be entitled to free attendance at our webinars, seminars and workshops. We will give you advance notification of employment law developments on the horizon that are likely to impact your business. And we will be able to introduce you to the extensive network of clients, collaborators and funders of a well-established, full service law firm.

For further information on HR Protect, visit our frequently asked questions here

Watch this short video to find out how to get the most out of our HR Protect hub. Learn:

  • How to find resources
  • How HR Protect clients login
  • How to download documents
  • How to find our topical insights

What people say

  • 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.

  • I’ve worked with Paul Scope and the team for a number of years 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • What I really like about HR Protect is having a contact who takes time to understand our business and how we operate... 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.

  • We have been using HR-Protect since its launch. The quick and easy access to comprehensive, up to date guidance, policy and document templates has been invaluable... During the recent pandemic we had access to the latest 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.