HR Advisory

Whether you are an employer who needs advice, or an employee in need of help with employment law, our legal team has the experience to help. We have in-depth knowledge of HR and employment law, together with its practical application. Issues that you may encounter include absence management, retirement, or requests for flexible working.

As an employer, you have an obligation to comply with employment law in each decision you take. If you believe your employer has not followed the correct procedure, or you want to appeal a decision, we can provide you with legal support and advice.

For more information about our employment law services please call us on +44 (0)20 3475 6751 or email info@carterbond.co.uk

More information about HR advisory

Do you need access to HR advisory services? We are experts in employment law and can help with all HR issues including dismissal, tribunals, and absence.

In an ideal world you wouldn’t need to deal with HR issues and could just get on with the matter of running your business. However, reality isn’t quite like that and all too often there are HR issues which require attention.

There are many HR issues which may arise which could be from the employee’s perspective such as whistleblowing or discrimination. The employer may also have concerns such as poor performance and contract issues.

Whatever HR issues occur, it’s essential to have expert legal advice and that’s where we can help. With many years experience in dealing with complex employment law, we can ensure that every step your business takes is lawful and won’t leave you exposed.

Comprehensive solutions

Our HR service supports your business to be the very best. When you cut corners or try to take shortcuts, inevitably problems will start to occur in the end. We make sure that every process is followed correctly with no chance of damaging your company’s reputation.

We understand that employment law is especially challenging because so often a bespoke solution is required. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach and it’s often necessary to be flexible to find the best outcome for the individual and the business alike.

Some of the most common areas we provide HR advice on include:

  • Holiday pay
  • Sick pay
  • Maternity
  • Grievances
  • Conflict
  • Absence
  • Tribunals
  • Redundancy
  • Contract
  • Dismissal
  • Disciplinaries
  • Discrimination

Achieving your potential

In any business, your people are your biggest asset. However, if problems aren’t rapidly addressed, they can also be the biggest drain on resources. Whether it’s grievances, persistently poor performance or sickness, an employee who isn’t achieving what you expect can put a significant dent in your profitability.

Our expert knowledge can support you with all your HR needs, ensuring that your workplace is healthy, happy and a positive environment for everyone.


Howard Lewis-Nunn

Employment Partner / Barrister

e: howard@carterbond.co.uk
t: +44 020 3475 2713
m: +44 07572 823 361


Advising the NMEC on the employment implications from the closure of the Millennium Dome and its disposal

Advised a client in the research sector who was being harassed by their manager, and helped expose systemic abuse within the workplace

Partner Led

Unlike many law firms when we say partner or barrister led, we mean partner or barrister led. When clients work with us, they get constant access to the lead on their instruction. Yes, we have a team of solicitors and juniors for some of the groundwork and necessary research required by our clients, but this is when it makes financial sense to the client for us to do this. We provide constant contact at no extra cost as part of our service as most of our lawyers have their own business, so they know first-hand how important having a proactive, responsible and trusted partner on their side can be. And also how to work to a financial budget, and the way that legal decisions impact the wider organisation, which often requires balancing risks and competing interests.

Proactive Contact

Many ask us ‘what’s different about you?’ and we like to reply, ‘because we go the extra mile’. We see our work as building and maintaining good business relationships rather than just earning fees. How we do this is by keeping in constant contact with our clients and intermediaries. From pre to post instruction we ensure that our clients are informed of all legal issues that may impact their business and therefore lives. That is why we provide daily or weekly updates to ALL of our clients whether there is anything to tell them or not (we don’t charge for this we just see it as part of our service). We like our clients to rest peacefully knowing that when we are instructed, and we say ‘we will take it from here’ they know we mean it.

City quality, outer City fees

The world is changing, and many individuals are realising that lifestyle is as vital to them as is income. We are the lucky ones who can hand pick lawyers who can provide the best quality advice but at outer city costs. Our offices are in North West London which may not be the most salubrious in the market but at the same time this allows us to charge our clients for what they pay for, our advice NOT our office space.

ALL our lawyers have previously worked in large city-based law firms and continue to practise and offer  the same high level service  they provided to clients in the City but without the pressure and demands often dictated by City law firm. This allows us to be competitive on our fees without compromising our service.

All in all, our clients win, which is the way we like it.

Our knowledge and resources are yours

All our clients benefit from the same high level of care and attention whether the instruction is big or small. At the outset of each matter, we discuss the entire process with our clients, including the costs, potential outcomes and issues associated. This is to ensure clients are fully aware, knowledgeable and are in control always. Supporting and ensuring we provide the highest level of services, we offer our constant contact process with the partner or barrister leading  your file, a document log in for matters which are for larger and more complicated instructions and on-going support post transaction should our clients require it. Our aim is not just to get the work done, but to make our clients’ lives easier as we do it, which is why we ensure that our clients have regular access to the resources they need from us.


“No nonsense approach, commercially astute and pragmatic, a “can do” attitude which sadly I find to be a rare quality in many Solicitors today.”

Shak Inayat, Penn Chambers
Shak Inayat,

“Very thorough and highly competent.”

Harish Hirani, Keylife Financial Services Limited
Harish Hirani,

“Something that could have taken months took days.”

Muks Rabadia, NSC Media
Muks Rabadia,

“They went well over and above.”

Anand Jatania, 8BN
Anand Jatania,

“Detail-orientated and highly knowledgeable.”

Shen Parmar, Jobspec Limited
Shen Parmar,

“In a rapidly changing environment having a proactive team of solicitors is absolutely essential.”

Sebastian Sandler, XUL Architecture Limited
Sebastian Sandler,

“A fantastic company.”

Rikin Kerai, NN Dev Consultancy Ltd
Rikin Kerai,

“They really understand the importance and urgency of the matters they are dealing with.”

Yogesh Gopal, Everglade Windows Limited
Yogesh Gopal,

“They gave me great advice and were able to support me throughout all stages of the transaction. Thank you!”

Suraj Sodha,  WP Maintain Limited
Suraj Sodha,
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