I was referred to Siobhan to assist with my settlement agreement with my Employer. Siobhan quickly gained a full understanding of my circumstances and provided expert guidance and support throughout the negotiating process. Her professionalism, knowledge and wise counsel proved invaluable, resulting in a favourable outcome. I highly recommend Siobhan for all matters relating to employment law and would not hesitate to use her services again.
Recently I have had the misfortune to need an employment lawyer to help me out of a situation with my old employers, I used the TEAM service and called Robert Maddocks from HRC, he was exceptional from start to finish, he helped me understand the problem and carefully reviewed my contract and came back to me swiftly with a course of action and then even called me afterwards to check I was OK. I really cannot speak of him highly enough and just thought you should know.
I couldn’t have done this without you [Laura Darnley] and I thank you from the bottom of my heart… I well remember our first meeting and was hugely impressed with your grasp of the matter and questions you asked.
I highly recommend Robert Maddocks and his team at HRC law. Robert has an exceptional level of knowledge and professionalism and managed a very challenging situation for me with total integrity. I have been really impressed by his client orientated approach and commitment to delivering a high quality service.
“Graham provides us with ongoing support for commercial and contractual matters. He always responds to an initial enquiry quickly, confirms a date for his final response, and has never been late. He respects that we have tight deadlines sometimes, and supports us to achieve them. He provides clear explanation of the meaning of sometimes complex legal terms, which then allows us to have a meaningful internal discussion and ultimately negotiate a more favourable legal position. He is also a very approachable, personable character who instils confidence in you, as the client, that your needs will be met.”
Joanne Conchie, Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager- Nippon Electric Glass
“For us, it was important to work with a team who understood the nuances of the local market to ensure we were laying the foundations for a successful opening. The team at HRC Law and Hynes Illingworth have provided excellent support throughout the process and we look forward to opening the doors to customers in the North West.”
Jonathan Cooper, JV Partner in the UK – Søstrene Grene
“It’s crucial for us to work with advisors that understand our industry and our tenants’ sectors. It was clear that Helen [Marsh] and the team at HRC Law could offer valuable insight which offered a seamless transaction for all parties. We’d like to extend our thanks to the team and a warm welcome to Gym King who we’re confident are going to be very happy in their new home.”
Simon Kilham, Director at Charlton Manor Estates
“The team at HRC Law understands our business and is always able to respond with clear advice and support on matters from commercial contracts around ecommerce and the supply chain through to this warehouse property requirement.”
Mitchel Galvin-Farnol, CEO at NICCE Limited
Thank you so much for acting for us through this whole process. Your wise counsel was always calmly and logically delivered, no question was a silly question and you made us feel like we were your most important client. We really appreciated it.
We are very grateful for all of the time and effort that you in particular Sherrelle put into the sale process, and would highly recommend HRC.”
Sellers of Nursery Business
“I want to say Rob, that you came highly recommended to me. I have been amazed by the way you handled my case. I don’t believe anybody could have bettered the job you did. I appreciate your efforts more than I can say.”
“We knew that we wanted very good lawyers to handle the sale of our business and from the first contact HRC Law stood out.
We liked their partner-led approach, were impressed at the way responsibility was passed seamlessly back-and-forth over a holiday period to keep the transaction moving forward and came to rely heavily on Sherrelle, the lead solicitor, for her clear advice and support when the inevitable bumps occurred.
HRC Law were more expensive than the other practices we considered, but the speed and clarity of their responses to our queries or concerns, and the overall quality of their work, made them excellent value.”
Peter Coles, Seller of Nursery Business
“Laura’s training sessions on the prevention of illegal working were perfectly pitched; she brought the topic to life, gave focus to the points most relevant to our organisation and provided excellent practical tips.”
Amy Ross-Sercombe, Senior Employee Relations Manager, Müller UK & Ireland
“I found myself unexpectedly requiring employment law guidance. Whilst having limited experience in this area over the years as a consequence of senior management roles within large corporate organisations I needed good, clear and concise advice and direction.
I was recommended to HRC [Law] from a friend who had used them a few months previously, I made contact to the office and Robert Maddocks responded.
Robert, listened and gave me clear direction from the off and supported me throughout the process explaining each step of the way. He always rang back or emailed as he said he would by the time he said, I did not once had to chase up, which I find is such a rarity these days
I would have no hesitation in recommending Robert and the team at HRC [Law] to anyone who requires immediate and supportive direction through stressful times.”
Former Director of a national company
“Your professional and thoughtful advice and your expressions of personal concern for my daughter’s predicament were invaluable and a tribute to the best traditions of the profession”.
“With an ambitious vision to provide outstanding care and grow our business, it’s crucial to us to work with quality partners who have a genuine and deep sector expertise. That’s why we were so pleased to have HRC Law on board. The firm has proven its credentials in the nursery sector as advisers to some of the most admired organisations in the industry.”
Portico Nursery Group
“With any growing business, the professional partners you choose to work with impacts on your relative success. The team at HRC Law is genuinely commercial and supportive in their approach. They take on board where we’re aiming to get to as a company as well as delivering on the job at hand.”
Mark Januszewski, CEO of DOMU Brands
“We’ve worked with HRC Law previously and the team’s appreciation of our business and sector makes a huge difference. Moving was a nervous time for us, having been settled in the same office for such a long time. Helen and her team understood this, leading us through the process comfortably.”
Mike Carter, Managing Director at Orchard – Recruitment consultancy to the creative industries
“I wouldn’t hesitate in contacting HRC Law again. I found their approach highly professional, informative and very fast. They have an excellent way in conveying to their clients and would recommend their services. Much appreciated.”
Sunil Chandarana, Pharmacist.
“We were keen to get the new space secured as soon as possible. Demand had risen at an unprecedented rate and we were conscious of sales growing faster than our footprint could allow us to. The team at HRC Law understood our commercial objectives and kept the pace flowing but controlled throughout.”
Ben Wilson, Managing Director at BSMW Limited, part of the Thornton & Ross group
“I first worked with Laura on a due diligence matter when our Company embarked on the purchase of another business. I found Laura to be extremely thorough in this process, providing advice and guidance at a level which was appropriate for our needs. Following completion of the sale I continued to work with Laura on employment issues arising both out of the purchase and in connection with more general business matters, including redundancy programs, restructure and planned exit. I find Laura’s approach to be both commercial and thorough, while remaining professional and approachable without patronising.”
Angeline Betts, Group HR Manager at Doric Group
“We have worked together extensively on a brand new Consultancy Services Agreement for one of our largest clients. The agreement was extremely difficult to negotiate and to finalise, and there is no doubt in my mind, that we would have struggled to reach an agreement without your negotiation skills and legal expertise.
You are my first port of call for all contractual matters where we require external advice. I feel absolutely confident that I always receive your full attention, and I trust you implicitly to deliver on the commitments that you make to us. I particularly appreciate that you regularly work on an out of hours basis for us and that you go above and beyond what would reasonably be expected of a third party supplier.
I do not view you as an external supplier, more as an extension of the Bowers Partnership and I know that I can always rely on you.”
Natalie Bowers, Investment Management Specialist, Bowers Partnership
“Kulzinder is a pleasure to deal with. She makes herself available at any time of day, even on her holidays! She is easy to work with and will do everything she can to meet her client’s deadlines and to keep her client’s happy. Kulzinder is clear and honest in her approach and ensures that her client understands the commercial risk before proceeding.”
Ivan Everit, Brasier Freeth LLP
“The Area of Migrant sponsorship is one which Broadstock had no previous experience. We were recommended to speak to Laura by our employment solicitor as this is a very complex and sensitive process. From the initial meeting to the end of a very detailed procedure Laura guided us through every step with concise and relevant explanation along with assistance in completing the application. We were granted our Sponsor Licence at the earliest possible date –there were no queries. As any potential problem areas were identified in advance. We were extremely grateful that a potentially difficult exercise was managed in such a positive manner”.
Financial Director, Broadstock Office Furniture Limited
“Helen and the team secured our Durham premises with such ease earlier this year and this second transaction went just as smoothly. We are now looking forward to getting settled in to our new home”.
David Edwards, Start People
“It has been a pleasure to deal with you throughout the claim process and I wanted to make sure that this is recognised hence sending the email to Simon as well. Having dealt with claims myself now for longer than I care to admit, I am only too aware of how quick people can be to complain but the same speed is rarely used to express gratitude. It is important to me to say thank you.
It has been without doubt a stressful 12 months for me. Your communication has been superb and in some respects I will miss speaking to you. Your empathy and support throughout was very much appreciated”.
A Senior Executive
“I have a rare urge to Thank, Congratulate and Admire your professionalism, knowledge and proactivity involved in obtaining a superb result for us. I really did have very little expectation at the start, and was simply looking for someone to take the problem away from me, and get the best result they could – and you did just that. Thank you VERY much for your expertise and hard work, Sarah, you have restored my faith in dispute resolution and obviously intend to use you again in the future when needed!!”
Director Boomerang Funding Limited
“Our fast-growth means we’ve had to quickly develop our infrastructure to support this. The team at HRC were considered throughout the transaction, prioritising the protection of our interests and business. We had peace of mind throughout the transaction.”
Sam Wilson, Director, of Jazooli
“Mark worked tirelessly to ensure a smooth completion on the sale of our business. His skill at negotiating on our behalf was second to none, we can’t recommend him highly enough. If you need a safe pair of hands, and someone who it’s a pleasure to work with, Mark is your man!”
Lynne Wilkinson, Director of Décor Cladding Centre Ltd
“Simon possesses a deep and detailed knowledge of recruitment law, is very personable, and works well with colleagues and clients. I have 100% confidence that all legal matters are resolved correctly. With this in mind, I have no hesitation in recommending this excellent solicitor.”
Michael Walker FIRP CertRP, Managing Director, Industria Personnel Services Ltd
“I would not hesitate in recommending Mark having worked with him on a number of automotive transactions in recent years. He has a very professional approach and his way with clients is superb, ensuring that they feel in control of the process at all times. If you are looking for a quality legal advisor then Mark is a great choice.”
David Kendrick, Partner – UHY Hacker Young Manchester LLP
“Simon is an exceptional lawyer. He took on my case after I had been advised by another lawyer not to fight it and if it wasn’t for Simon, I probably would not be working where I am now. He approached my case with calm and thorough professionalism. Mine was a complex case and he combined his deep understanding of the law with logical clarity to not only mount an ultimately successful defence but to also counter further claims and arguments made by my antagonists. Before I engaged Simon I had been very worried about the potential outcome of my case, but he put me at ease and approached the whole matter in a relaxed but determined manner. I cannot recommend Simon highly enough. I hope I don’t have to use him again, but if I do, I won’t hesitate.”
Paul Agar, Sales Team Manager, Polymorph Ltd
“If any of my clients ever require any corporate legal advice then Mark is the one person I trust above all to get a fantastic result for my client. His interpersonal skills mean that he is able to explain complicated legal processes and subject matter in a manner that my clients can understand. The service he provides is highly bespoke and extremely good value for money.”
Doug McCance, Private Client Manager, Brown Shipley
“I have no hesitation in recommending Simon. I have used Simon’s expertise during a number of challenging circumstances involving employment law, contracts and mergers. I was very confident that Simon was giving me the best advice and have been pleased with the outcome of each matter.”
Ryan Jardine, Owner, KPI Recruiting
“I engaged with Mark to help with some legal advice when my boss wanted to offer me a partnership. Mark was very helpful and knowledgeable. He very quickly grasped the details of the agreement explaining everything to me which was easy to understand breaking it into bite sized chunks. I would have no reservations at recommending Mark again.”
Oliver Underwood, Managing Director, IT Works Health Ltd
“Simon has extensive and detailed knowledge of Employment Law and has proven to be reliable and trustworthy in the advice he has given me and my companies. He comes highly recommended from me.”
Danny Steel, Managing Director, Paycloud
“I am delighted to recommend Simon, he is a true reliable professional whose indepth knowledge on employment law has been invaluable to me. Simon has provided expert advice and guidance to our business over the years and he is someone I have complete trust in.”
Sandra Francis, Director of Operations at LMS Ltd
“Simon is about as good as it gets when it comes down to a professional with in-depth knowledge on the legal aspects of the recruitment industry. I have worked with Simon on several occasions and his ability to deliver practical, swift solutions (especially in layman’s terms) is second to none. There are not many solicitors out there that I could recommend as highly as Simon – Definitely one of the good guys of the legal profession.”
Matt Cullen, Board Director, Assist Recruitment UK
” Simon and I have worked together on implementing a number of Travel & Subsistence arrangements (Travel Benefit/Mobile Worker).
Simon has advised on legal implications, risks and the practical considerations. We are also currently exploring using these arrangements in conjunction with potential solutions to the AWR. As part of this, Simon has been actively involved in negotiations with the end user on joint projects.
“I have always found Simon’s indepth knowledge of the Recruitment Sector and his proactive and commercial approach to be extremely effective in finding the right solution for each individual client.”
Sue Ollerenshaw, Director, Efficient Employment Tax Solutions Limited
“I have worked with Simon on a number of joint projects and also sought his advice on legal matters (specifically the Agency Workers’ Regulations). He has indepth knowledge which he is able to translate in layman’s terms to enable me to fully understand the topic we are discussing and to allow me to make informed decisions on behalf of both my business and for my clients.”
Fiona Brunton, Specialist Bid & Tender Writer for the Recruitment Industry