With Grindeys’ Forte you make the decision on the level of service needed for your business. Choose any combination of the support options below and we'll provide an estimate of our annual fee.
Common Questions & Answers
Unlimited Telephone Advice
From the outset we'll ensure we have a thorough understanding of your business, so you will always benefit from legal advice that's fully in tune with your commercial needs.
As a Grindeys’ Forte client you can be safe in the knowledge that most issues will be resolved before they escalate.
Your concerns will be addressed without the need to wait for an appointment and you will receive unlimited advice without the worry of unexpected and unplanned costs.
Contracts of Employment
We will undertake a full review of your employment contracts to ensure they are compliant and fit for purpose for the specific needs of each employee type.
Our professional drafting department will provide you with guaranteed legally compliant contracts prepared by an experienced lawyer.
Employment & HR Policy Documents
With clearly defined policies and procedures everyone within the business understands the rules. The policies and procedures ensure a consistent approach to employment and HR matters and when the guidelines are followed, they significantly reduce the risk of a tribunal claim.
We can either review your current policies and procedure or, if you do not have any documents in place, we will draft them for you.
Just some of the policies included:
- Health & Safety Policy (mandatory if there are 5 or more employees)
- Disciplinary Policy
- Grievance Policy
- Equality & Diversity Policy (incl or could be separate: harassment policy and dignity at work policy)
- Data Protection & Data Security Policy
- Sickness and Sick Pay Policy
- Computer and Internet Policy/Communications and use of equipment policy
- Social Media Policy
- Holidays/Annual Leave Policy
- Time off for Dependants Policy
- Compassionate Leave & Bereavement Policy
- Maternity Policy
- Paternity Leave Policy
- Adoption Leave Policy
- Shared Parental Leave Policy
- Parental Leave Policy
- Flexible Working Policy
- Anti-bribery and Corruption Policy
- Conflict of Interest Policy
- Whistleblowing Policy
- Equal Pay Policy
- Appraisal Policy
- Relationships at work Policy
- Retirement Policy
- Redundancy Policy
- Stress Policy
- Alcohol & Drugs Abuse Policy
- Vehicle Policy
- Environmental Policy
The Employment Law Handbook
Our guide to employment law is created by experienced employment lawyers and constantly updated as employment law changes. This guide contains the A – Z guide to employment law with your own bank of precedents.
The cost of amending the handbook is covered in the fixed fee regardless of how many updates are required and we will always inform you when changes have been made.
On Site Training
Our bespoke workshop format training programme is held at your premises twice a year and is key to reducing the risk of non compliance.
It is important to train those members of staff who have day to day personnel responsibility to ensure they act in a legally compliant manner.
Training is yet another way to reduce the risk of tribunal action.
We will provide basic employment law training followed by a legal update session to work in hand with your Forte package. Further topic specific training sessions are available on request from our extensive training portfolio.
Fixed Fee Tribunal Representation
Should you have the misfortune to be issued with a tribunal claim from a disgruntled employee, there are significant cost and time implications just to comply with timescales and orders.
We will take on this burden for you; dealing with the claim, drafting documentation and providing representation at the tribunal.
In the event of a claim, your legal costs are controlled and your business need not suffer during the completion of your tribunal arrangements.
Legal Expense Insurance
If you are unfortunate enough to receive a claim, it can be costly to defend and, should you lose, expensive to pay out any compensation awarded.
With our Legal Expense Indemnity Insurance – subject to the terms and conditions of your policy – any costs associated with the claim including any compensation payouts will be covered.
Through Grindeys’ Forte, you can now receive notification of important employment law changes delivered straight to your inbox. But this is for information only - as part of your Forte package any employment updates that impact on your documentation will be taken care of. Your documents will be automatically updated by our team ensuring total peace of mind at all times.