To lighten the workload of HR managers and business owners, we offer a retained employment law service, known as the Employment Support Service.

Unlike many other retained employment law services, this is a bespoke service that is designed to suit your business needs. It can be provided with or without an insurance option, and provides a number of services for your business, including:

  • Provision of up to date contracts drafted specifically for your business
  • Advice on your employment problems delivered by qualified solicitors, by telephone, by email, in writing, or in face to face meetings, including briefing you on the best way to conduct disciplinary and other meetings to avoid falling foul of the legal pitfalls that leave your decisions open to costly challenge, and drafting the appropriate paperwork to go alongside this
  • An annual check of your contracts and procedures to take account of changes in the law
  • A regular email newsletter to bring you up to date with changes affecting your business
  • The first 10 hours of preparatory work in the first employment claim issued by you or against you in any one retainer year. Any
    further work on the claim will be separately charged at a discounted hourly rate
  • A guide to the simple steps that employers should take to protect themselves from claims.

Please click here to download further information on our employment support service, or email us with any questions at

“Woodfines have proved to be a great choice for support and advice in all aspects of HR. The monthly retainer works perfectly for our business model allowing us to budget comfortably whilst giving us the security that Bronnley have the expertise of Woodfines at any required time. We would highly recommend the program we have in place with them and the personal approach from Maria Gallucci has enabled us to act fairly and with confidence.”

– Dionne Anderson, Managing Director, H.Bronnley & Co UK Ltd

“Andrew [Buckley] is quick to respond, and speaks in a language that is clear and concise. Whether you just need some reassurance on what you think is the correct route to take, or you tackle him with something that makes him scratch his head, he always comes back with his answers fast. So glad we went with the Employment Support Service option.”

– Gill Knight, Managing Director, 1st Choice Recruitment


“Andrew is always responsive, he is very approachable and always gives 110% to our HR issues. We are extremely well supported by Andrew and this is of great comfort to our business. The Covid19 situation for the business has been a minefield and having Andrew’s guidance and support has enabled us to support our staff and business during these unprecedented times.”

– Julie Lack Jones, Constant & Co

“Really pleased with Woodfines. Andrew does an excellent job for us.”

– Jenny Pierce, S&J Pierce Transport


“Andrew, Natasha and the team always provide an excellent and professional service. They are all very approachable and helpful. Any questions or queries are answered without hesitation and they always give very good advice and make sure I understand all possible outcomes and resolutions.”

– Katie Read, Dutton Engineering Ltd


“During the most difficult time with Covid, the Woodfines team have been exceptional at supporting our needs as a business and this has been conducted with complete compassion.”

– Sue Brooks, Brooks Transport Ltd


“Rather than just answer your queries, Natasha really wants to get to know you and takes an interest both in you and your business, which makes working with Natasha very comfortable; all helping to build a professional working relationship. I am looking forward on building this partnership and trust with Natasha and it certainly gives me / us the peace of mind that we have all our employment legal matters covered. I would have no hesitation in recommending Natasha and Woodfines”.

– Chris Pearce, Aqua Wealth Management Ltd

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