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Commercial. Decisive. Expert.


Employers are constantly facing complex and challenging employment situations which, without an internal HR resource, can often result in complicated employee relations. Here at BoxHR, we like to keep things simple.

BoxHR from Chadwick Lawrence is the solution for businesses looking for external support in managing their human resources.

We have one of the largest regional teams of legally qualified advisors and we have delivered our business employment services for over ten years to hundreds of business across the country.

We know two businesses are never the same, so that’s why we have developed a flexible HR offering that allows you to pick and choose the exact HR needs you require.

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Why Choose Chadwick Lawrence?


Key Benefits

  • We work on long-term relationships; not a quick sell and a lengthy tie in
  • We work on a monthly or annual costing giving you certainty and flexibility
  • We are experienced and legally qualified, understanding risk and commerciality, and this is at the forefront of all the advice we give
  • We don’t sit on the fence – we give you our view and provide comprehensive and decisive advice
  • We are part of a wider team at Chadwick Lawrence, with complementary commercial departments and an array of private client services to manage all of your needs

Testimonials

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We have been involved with Chadwick Lawrence for many years and have used many of their specialised legal Departments. Over the last few years we have subscribed to their Employment Law Scheme and used it to great effect.

Earlier this year they represented us in case involving one of our employees and the Chadwick Lawrence Associate who handled the case was Jack Oldroyd, who was excellent in all aspects of the work that was required to be undertaken. His attitude to us as clients and his attention to detail was first class.

We would certainly recommend the company for any legal work and we will continue to use them ourselves.

Peter Pemberton, Planet Platforms Ltd

We have been involved with Chadwick Lawrence for many years and have used many of their specialised legal Departments. Over the last few years we have subscribed to their Employment Law Scheme and used it to great effect. Earlier this year they represented us in case involving one of our employees and the Chadwick Lawrence…

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Peter Pemberton, Planet Platforms Ltd

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Chadwick Lawrence and Jack Oldroyd are at present dealing with an ongoing employment matter which has resulted in us having to attend several tribunal hearings. During this process we have been provided with a highly professional and informed service.

Jack has ensured that all matters arising in the lead up to and during these tribunals have been dealt with in a correct and efficient manner; this service has been supported by our barrister who was also recommended by Chadwick Lawrence. I would have no qualms in recommending their services to anyone.

Mark Peacock, The ACE Group

Chadwick Lawrence and Jack Oldroyd are at present dealing with an ongoing employment matter which has resulted in us having to attend several tribunal hearings. During this process we have been provided with a highly professional and informed service. Jack has ensured that all matters arising in the lead up to and during these tribunals…

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Mark Peacock, The ACE Group

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The Vikings have worked with Chadwick Lawrence for a number of years, handling a variety of issues. We have always found their advice and support to be of the highest standard and they have been invaluable in resolving a number of matters. In particular their accessibility and speed of response is to be commended and you are always made to feel that your situation is at the top of their agenda. I would have no hesitation in recommending their array of professional services.

James Rule, Widnes Vikings

The Vikings have worked with Chadwick Lawrence for a number of years, handling a variety of issues. We have always found their advice and support to be of the highest standard and they have been invaluable in resolving a number of matters. In particular their accessibility and speed of response is to be commended and you…

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James Rule, Widnes Vikings

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Theatre Royal Wakefield is a charity committed to outstanding work in all we do, including in our HR practices. We have found the Chadwick Lawrence team provides comprehensive employment support. They give prompt and efficient responses, with advice tailored to our organisation’s business and challenges. The Theatre would whole-heatedly recommended Box HR to other companies.

Katie Town, Theatre Royal Wakefield

Theatre Royal Wakefield is a charity committed to outstanding work in all we do, including in our HR practices. We have found the Chadwick Lawrence team provides comprehensive employment support. They give prompt and efficient responses, with advice tailored to our organisation’s business and challenges. The Theatre would whole-heatedly recommended Box HR to other companies.

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Katie Town, Theatre Royal Wakefield

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As a social enterprise Spectrum has subscribed to Box HR and would not hesitate to recommend this to other businesses as it has been invaluable to ours. Our advisors have adapted their advice to appreciate the specialist nature of our services, our employees and our business and we are delighted with the support we receive.  Any advice is received a timely manner, supporting us to manage our staff and business in line with best practice and employment legislation

Alison Charlton, Spectrum Community Health CIC

As a social enterprise Spectrum has subscribed to Box HR and would not hesitate to recommend this to other businesses as it has been invaluable to ours. Our advisors have adapted their advice to appreciate the specialist nature of our services, our employees and our business and we are delighted with the support we receive. …

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Alison Charlton, Spectrum Community Health CIC

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I have worked with the team at Chadwick Lawrence for a number of years as the business has grown and diversified. Following a merger which has increased the size of the business considerably, the Firm has supported us with a significant consolidation and integration exercise. Having a dedicated solicitor to advise us is invaluable, and it is great to know that any question or query I have will be responded to promptly, professionally and with our objectives and goals at the heart of the advice.

Samantha Horn, Property Information Exchange Limited

I have worked with the team at Chadwick Lawrence for a number of years as the business has grown and diversified. Following a merger which has increased the size of the business considerably, the Firm has supported us with a significant consolidation and integration exercise. Having a dedicated solicitor to advise us is invaluable, and…

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Samantha Horn, Property Information Exchange Limited

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Premier Vanguard continues to subscribe to Box HR and are extremely pleased with the service received to date.  The key factor in the service is direct access to a specialist employment lawyer who now knows a lot about our business and particularly how we operate.  We have found this enables us to receive no nonsense advice which is straight to the point and allows us to move matters on quickly and effectively.  The training has also been of particular benefit to Premier Vanguard.

Dominic De Luca, Premier Vanguard

Premier Vanguard continues to subscribe to Box HR and are extremely pleased with the service received to date.  The key factor in the service is direct access to a specialist employment lawyer who now knows a lot about our business and particularly how we operate.  We have found this enables us to receive no nonsense…

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Dominic De Luca, Premier Vanguard

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I have relied on Daniel Krigers employment law expertise for several years, and have the utmost confidence in him as one of the leading employment lawyers in the North of England. Daniel, and the rest of the team at Chadwick Lawrence take time to understand our business needs and provide clear, user-friendly advice on many aspects of employment law, including complex TUPE situations.

The service we receive is of the highest standard and competitively priced.  Their attention to detail and responsiveness exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend the team at Chadwick Lawrence to any business seeking legal support.

Rachel Law, PossAbilities CIC

I have relied on Daniel Krigers employment law expertise for several years, and have the utmost confidence in him as one of the leading employment lawyers in the North of England. Daniel, and the rest of the team at Chadwick Lawrence take time to understand our business needs and provide clear, user-friendly advice on many…

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Rachel Law, PossAbilities CIC

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We have been really impressed with Chadwick Lawrence. Both Daniel Krigers and Holly Butterworth have been fast, friendly, easy to talk to, extremely thorough and value for money. Their expertise and support have been is second to none. I would highly recommend their services and will continue to use them as our business expands

Jennifer Jackson, Marlowe PLC

We have been really impressed with Chadwick Lawrence. Both Daniel Krigers and Holly Butterworth have been fast, friendly, easy to talk to, extremely thorough and value for money. Their expertise and support have been is second to none. I would highly recommend their services and will continue to use them as our business expands

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Jennifer Jackson, Marlowe PLC

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We applied training to all of the company’s managers who not only gained more than they expected but found useful tools to assist individual and team performance.  We would highly recommend the scheme to other businesses at any time.

Phil Bottomley, Major Recruitment Limited

We applied training to all of the company’s managers who not only gained more than they expected but found useful tools to assist individual and team performance.  We would highly recommend the scheme to other businesses at any time.

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Phil Bottomley, Major Recruitment Limited

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Chadwick Lawrence has proven to be one of my shrewdest signings! They have delivered an outstanding service and that’s why I let Chadwick Lawrence tackle our HR and Health & Safety

Gary Hetherington, Leeds Rugby Limited

Chadwick Lawrence has proven to be one of my shrewdest signings! They have delivered an outstanding service and that’s why I let Chadwick Lawrence tackle our HR and Health & Safety

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Gary Hetherington, Leeds Rugby Limited

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Kutchenhaus are a repeat subscriber to the employment scheme and we faced our first Employment Tribunal claim in a number of years in late 2013. Having followed the advice given as part of the subscription service, we felt confident in our defence. The claims were ultimately dismissed and our legal fees were covered under the policy which accompanies the scheme. The seamless approach and the knowledge and skills of our advisors is a significant benefit to us.

Sue Cobb, Kutchenhaus Limited

Kutchenhaus are a repeat subscriber to the employment scheme and we faced our first Employment Tribunal claim in a number of years in late 2013. Having followed the advice given as part of the subscription service, we felt confident in our defence. The claims were ultimately dismissed and our legal fees were covered under the…

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Sue Cobb, Kutchenhaus Limited

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Your support is very much appreciated; just think you are like the 4th emergency service. Feel very safe knowing that our legal matters are looked after by the pros.

Ann Hough, Huddersfield Town FC

Your support is very much appreciated; just think you are like the 4th emergency service. Feel very safe knowing that our legal matters are looked after by the pros.

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Ann Hough, Huddersfield Town FC

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We have partnered Chadwick Lawrence exclusively since 2008 and have truly benefited from having a specialist team acting as a strong guide through the ever changing maze of legal matters and beyond.

For us, having  a team of dedicated specialists who have been able to advise and assist us a large local employer has been a key priority, and something we have retained in spite of huge budget cuts and a funding crisis.

They have devoted time and interest to the college and truly understand our mission, they understand us.  They are of course privy to highly confidential information, and would be consulted on to identify solutions relating to staff, often this can be in an emergency situation.  Their response to crisis is always measured, methodical and solution focused.

 

In short, the company and the team that lead the provision are an example of excellence.

Debra Todd, Greenhead College

We have partnered Chadwick Lawrence exclusively since 2008 and have truly benefited from having a specialist team acting as a strong guide through the ever changing maze of legal matters and beyond. For us, having  a team of dedicated specialists who have been able to advise and assist us a large local employer has been…

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Debra Todd, Greenhead College

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We are very pleased with the Box HR service to date.  It makes a refreshing change to receive advice on complex matters such as employment law which is straight to the point and delivered with confidence and authority.  It is clear that specialist employment lawyers are equipped to put their neck on the line, rather than sitting on the fence as we have often experienced in the past with legal matters.

Richard Turner, Fantastak Limited

We are very pleased with the Box HR service to date.  It makes a refreshing change to receive advice on complex matters such as employment law which is straight to the point and delivered with confidence and authority.  It is clear that specialist employment lawyers are equipped to put their neck on the line, rather…

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Richard Turner, Fantastak Limited

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The team at Chadwick Lawrence provides comprehensive, consultative support to our existing HR department which is focussed on our needs, objectives, and the commercial context to the issues we face. Their assistance in both day-to-day employment matters and in defending litigation has been invaluable to the growth and continued success of the business.

Ian Kirkpatrick, European Tyre Enterprise Limited, Kwik-Fit

The team at Chadwick Lawrence provides comprehensive, consultative support to our existing HR department which is focussed on our needs, objectives, and the commercial context to the issues we face. Their assistance in both day-to-day employment matters and in defending litigation has been invaluable to the growth and continued success of the business.

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Ian Kirkpatrick, European Tyre Enterprise Limited, Kwik-Fit

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In my career as a HR professional I have worked with a number of companies providing legal support and I must say that Chadwick Lawrence have been by far the best. The advice is not only commercially focussed but robust, practical and clear.

The responsiveness of the Partner I deal with is second to none, I never have to wait long for advice and I feel confident and reassured knowing that I can run something past them and it is legally sound. The team are true professionals and I look forward to our continued work with them.

Nicola Wright, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare

In my career as a HR professional I have worked with a number of companies providing legal support and I must say that Chadwick Lawrence have been by far the best. The advice is not only commercially focussed but robust, practical and clear. The responsiveness of the Partner I deal with is second to none,…

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Nicola Wright, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare

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Cutwel were the first subscribers to the employment scheme and, since that time, our trusted advisors have come to understand all aspects of our business. We cannot imagine leaving the scheme given the level of support we receive and the quality of service provided. We encourage all businesses to contact Chadwick Lawrence for all employment law, health and safety, HR and training requirements as their whole service is essential to the fast pace of business life and full protection is vital to survival.

Mary Hawksworth, Cutwel Limited

Cutwel were the first subscribers to the employment scheme and, since that time, our trusted advisors have come to understand all aspects of our business. We cannot imagine leaving the scheme given the level of support we receive and the quality of service provided. We encourage all businesses to contact Chadwick Lawrence for all employment…

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Mary Hawksworth, Cutwel Limited

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We used Chadwick Lawrence’s employment services prior to them introducing Box HR but we subscribed to the scheme in the first year and have had no hesitation in renewing for a number years. The specialist solicitor allocated to Crossway Scaffolding is always on hand to provide us with advice and specifically to guide us through complex employment matters such as disciplinaries when they occur from time to time. Ongoing assistance such as this is invaluable to busy managers and gives them confidence to progress complex matters to an effective conclusion.

Steve Fearnehough, Crossway Scaffolding

We used Chadwick Lawrence’s employment services prior to them introducing Box HR but we subscribed to the scheme in the first year and have had no hesitation in renewing for a number years. The specialist solicitor allocated to Crossway Scaffolding is always on hand to provide us with advice and specifically to guide us through…

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Steve Fearnehough, Crossway Scaffolding

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The Community of the Resurrection has become busier in recent years, and without a dedicated HR department the complexities of staffing and HR issues have grown.  We have worked with Chadwick Lawrence for 18 months and already their team have guided us through a number of unusual situations!  From reviewing our procedures and documentation, to giving advice on training, management techniques and best practice – the support is always prompt, clearly set out and thorough.  I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any organisation, large or small.

Adele Hannah, Community of the Resurrection

The Community of the Resurrection has become busier in recent years, and without a dedicated HR department the complexities of staffing and HR issues have grown.  We have worked with Chadwick Lawrence for 18 months and already their team have guided us through a number of unusual situations!  From reviewing our procedures and documentation, to…

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Adele Hannah, Community of the Resurrection

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A professional firm who deliver a first class, speedy service and are a pleasure to work. Joining the Box HR scheme has proved to be invaluable to our business.

Sarah Roscoe, Cerberus Group

A professional firm who deliver a first class, speedy service and are a pleasure to work. Joining the Box HR scheme has proved to be invaluable to our business.

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Sarah Roscoe, Cerberus Group

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We signed up to Box HR in 2014.  The scheme provided comprehensive consultative support to our HR department, assisting in updating staff policies, handbooks and contracts of employment, to name but a few.  The workshops that were included during this period were both informative and helpful.  We are definitely grateful to Sam Pawson for all his invaluable advice and quick responses to varied and sometimes extraordinary requests over the past months.

We would definitely recommend Box HR to companies who require that extra assistance by an extremely helpful team

June Drury, Caddick Construction

We signed up to Box HR in 2014.  The scheme provided comprehensive consultative support to our HR department, assisting in updating staff policies, handbooks and contracts of employment, to name but a few.  The workshops that were included during this period were both informative and helpful.  We are definitely grateful to Sam Pawson for all…

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June Drury, Caddick Construction

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As an existing client of the Firm in other areas of legal compliance, we engaged Box HR on an ad hoc basis in late 2012. Following a very successful and short lead-in period, we decided to take up subscription to the employment scheme in 2013. Our advisors are always on hand quickly to give us assistance with any employment issues and the peace of mind this offers to us is invaluable. The wider support given by Box HR to the business community through its seminar series is also extremely beneficial to us, as we do not have a dedicated HR department.

Rodney Horton, A. Andrews & Sons (Marbles & Tiles) Limited

As an existing client of the Firm in other areas of legal compliance, we engaged Box HR on an ad hoc basis in late 2012. Following a very successful and short lead-in period, we decided to take up subscription to the employment scheme in 2013. Our advisors are always on hand quickly to give us…

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Rodney Horton, A. Andrews & Sons (Marbles & Tiles) Limited

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We have worked with Sam Pawson on a variety of employment matters and the advice offered has been clear and concise. He has a good understanding of commercial realities as well as excellent legal knowledge.

We have worked with Sam Pawson on a variety of employment matters and the advice offered has been clear and concise. He has a good understanding of commercial realities as well as excellent legal knowledge.

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We have used Peter Harling in the dispute resolution team at Chadwick Lawrence for advice on a number of occasions and also to assist in the recovery of debt through the courts. He has provided clear and helpful guidance in a timely manner, assisting us through the process to a satisfactory conclusion.

 

European Tyre Enterprise Ltd

We have used Peter Harling in the dispute resolution team at Chadwick Lawrence for advice on a number of occasions and also to assist in the recovery of debt through the courts. He has provided clear and helpful guidance in a timely manner, assisting us through the process to a satisfactory conclusion.  

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European Tyre Enterprise Ltd

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Thank you so much for your help and response. Its very clear what needs to happen next and you have answered all future questions and concerns.

Brilliant service. Thank you so much.

Airhop Limited

Thank you so much for your help and response. Its very clear what needs to happen next and you have answered all future questions and concerns. Brilliant service. Thank you so much.

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Airhop Limited

Employment Law Support


Unlimited day-to-day employment law support, delivered by lawyers

Our employment law support has been delivered to hundreds of businesses across the region and nationally for nearly 15 years. We have an incredibly loyal client base and are trusted to provide commercial, decisive advice. And we know how important it is to deliver exceptional service on time to you and your business.

We also appreciate that every business is unique. Our support allows you to pay for just what you need, and is adaptable over time as your objectives change.

Virtual HR Department


Need a presence on site with support in the background?

For various reasons, many businesses operate without a dedicated HR department. This could be because the overhead is not justifiable given the size of the business, or managers may be more empowered to deliver personnel management directly within their teams.

Our flexible support provides human resources management in whatever way you need it. We can be your administrators in the background, we can run processes on site – it’s all about supporting your business and your individual needs.

HR Software


Cloud-based portal to manage and administrate your staff

Underpinning the advice we give is award-winning software, delivered in partnership with Breathe HR. The cloud-based application is exceptionally user-friendly and allows you centralise employee data, manage holiday requests, allow employee access with self-service functionality, monitor and manage sickness absence, generate reports and much more.

The software offers a flexible, secure and reliable way to manage, advocate for, and communicate with your people. It’s the perfect solution for keeping on top of the day-to-day, and for maximising employee engagement. The software provides the rich data you need to inform your strategic decisions, nip any problems in the bud, and realise every potential. Planning and consistency couldn’t get any better.

Employment Tribunal Support


Commercially focussed, robust support when you’re on the ropes

Protecting your business extends to circumstances where your business faces an Employment Tribunal claim. Disputes can be a significant concern, but we pride ourselves on providing a comprehensive, commercially focussed service.

No matter what the dispute is, we use our expertise and resources to represent you in the best way possible. We take control of your claim at the outset, leaving you to concentrate on your business priorities.

Our approach considers not only the merits of your defence, but also the commercial context to the situation, and the outcome that is in the best interests of your business. Such is the range of employers we act for, we appreciate that the objectives can vary greatly, particularly taking into account cost, time, personnel and commercial sensitivities.

Training


We’ve got the knowledge – build a tailored programme or choose a one-off module

We are proud of our close association with the local business communities in the areas we operate and, as part of this, we always have seminars and training on the go. We deliver presentations to individual clients on and off-site, to business contacts centrally at our offices, in partnership with other organisations and to trade associations and professional groups.

If your people need training in an area of employment law or human resources management, we can help. You might want a one-off presentation to all of your staff or you may want a structured programme for a group of managers; our aim is to be as flexible as possible in meeting your needs.

One Off


We’re here when you need us for ad hoc support or project

Our fixed employment law support isn’t for everyone; you might just have a one-off issue that you need some help with, or you might simply want to bend our ear from time to time. We are happy to support you whenever you need us.

It is important to ensure that the decisions you are making are underpinned by expert advice. Free resources can only go so far in informing your choices and unforeseen risks may be brought to the surface further down the line.

Don’t take a chance; get in touch and let us protect your business.