Our Services

An integrated and complementary suite of HR services.


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Whatever your employment law and HR support and administration needs, HR Legal Service has been designed around supporting you and your HR team.

Employment law advice

Integrated, fixed fee subscription service with dedicated legal advisors assigned to you.

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Save time and money

Fix your legal spend

Access unlimited commercial business-focused advice

Upskill your HR team

  • Personal legal advisory team of at least two dedicated lawyers allocated to your team
  • Highly qualified employment lawyers with extensive commercial experience who put your business objectives first
  • Our lawyers have previously worked for some of the biggest brand names in the legal industry
  • Delivering commercially focused, options-based advice tailored specifically to your business needs
  • Personal delivery model with access via DDI, mobile, email and online live chat for all advisors
  • Market-leading accessibility and response times (within 1 hour contact response)
  • Online 'real time' management information
  • Unlimited advice for a guaranteed fixed annual subscription

Online HR resources

Unlimited access to your online library of practical and business-focused, tailored HR resources.

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Save time on drafting and updating your own document precedents

Save money on getting your lawyers to draft documentation for you

Upskill your team's technical knowledge and competence

Peace of mind that you’re continuously up to date with current legislation

Explore a greater breadth and depth of content than other online HR resource services, with content created and updated by your own team of employment lawyers.

No more need to download documents or resources that subsequently need re-drafting by your law firm (who’ll most certainly charge you extra for the privilege).

  • An array of legally crafted documentation templates
  • Up to the minute employment law and HR information services
  • Regular employment law news updates
  • Up-to-date policies, hundreds of letters and forms, HR toolkits, management tools and document precedents

HR compliance e-learning

Market-leading, accredited training for your line managers.

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Save time by training line managers efficiently and effectively

Save money by not running endless workshops

Identify individual training and development needs

Gain more control over ER compliance issues

Upskill your team's technical knowledge and competence

Welcome to our e-learning academy, where you can instantly access a range of CPD accredited courses for your organisation.

The academy has been designed to upskill line managers on key HR compliance basics quickly and efficiently with minimum fuss or distraction.

Have peace of mind that your managers are doing things properly — freeing you up to focus on the really important tasks that make a real commercial difference to your organisation.


  • Carrying out effective appraisals
  • Dealing with capability issues
  • Dealing with disciplinary issues
  • Dealing with flexible working requests
  • Dealing with grievance issues
  • Dealing with long-term absence
  • Dealing with unauthorised absence
  • Managing persistent short-term absence
  • Managing the maternity process
  • Managing the paternity process

Online HR administration

Powerful, intuitive SaaS HR sytems that let you concentrate on your business.

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Ensure your HR records are always up to date

Save time by automating key HR and people processes

Ensure compliance by enforcing key policies and procedures

Make commercially informed decisions by having the correct management information at your fingertips

Introducing MyHRSpace, HR Legal Service’s cloud-based automated HR administration system — specifically created for organisations employing between 100 and 2000 employees. Covering:

  • Personnel management
  • Absence management
  • Training & development
  • Performance management
  • Compensation & benefits
  • Online recruitment & on-boarding
  • Employee self service
  • Employee relations
  • Payroll management
  • Reporting
  • and much, much more...

Onsite legal and HR consulting

When you need additional on-site support for any employment law and HR issue you may face.

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Secure more HR resource at peak times

Work with an HR subject-matter expert on key projects

Upskill your own team's capability

Our legal and HR consulting services team is here to help you with every conceivable employment law and HR issue you may face, whenever you need additional on-site support.

Trust our friendly experts to help from the very minor to the most strategic employment law and HR event.

Discover more about our areas of expertise, our expert team who are on standby ready to help, and our team’s range of skills and experience.

Personal HR consultant support; Litigation / dispute management; Interim resource management; HR strategy development; Talent management; HR e-learning; Coaching; Pay; Compensation and benefits; Training and development; HR audit; Performance management; HR administration outsourcing; Sickness and absence management; Corporate restructures; Personal employment legal consultancy; Redundancy management; Outplacement services; TUPE transfers; Employee relations; Recruitment services; Compliance documentation.

As far we are concerned ESP are definitely our Employment Law Firm of the Year. Although we have not worked with ESP for that long, I feel that the quality of their advice and support and the model that they operate has significantly changed our relationship towards the legal profession. Sometimes, involving a lawyer is regarded with apprehension, sometimes with unfriendliness and often with a sense being the port of last resort, but our experience is that ESP doesn’t fit that model and they have definitely become our first port of call. We enjoy our interactions with them and appreciate the in-depth expertise they provide. The confidence that has developed as a result really adds value to the support that we can bring to problem resolution in the work place.

Hugh Stewart

Group Head of Human Resources, Hydrock Group Ltd

We were using some pretty expensive city lawyers before — but we wanted to get one consistent supplier, whilst being conscious of the cost. We chose ESP after careful consideration of all our options. There is a real in-house feel to the relationship, in that they know our business and the issues we face. The ESP model means that the wider HR team can sense check cases daily and are less inclined to take a risk when specialist advice is readily accessible.

Dominique Ogilvie

HRD, Corporate HR Operations, Ladbrokes Coral Group

The advice we used to receive was rarely commercial. Previously, we spent a lot of time, effort and budget on dealing with ER issues; now we don’t because we’re with ESP. They are able to give us super commercial advice which ensures positive results that are felt across the business. It has transformed the HR function and this has made an impact on the business. We are able to capitalise on the time saved to do the projects we knew would make a difference. The wider business is already recognising this.

Yolanda Wijesinghe

HR Director UK & Ireland, PVH

With ESP, we can think about something and put it into action very quickly. Recently, for example, we were able to pull a template from the ESP portal as soon as we had an issue, adapt it to what we needed and speak to a lawyer. ESP is our guide and operational ‘helping hand’; the process is really simple and straightforward and without any bureaucracy — whilst still being professional and legally-compliant, which fits with our organisation’s culture and values.

Lynda Brennan

HR Manager, Lumos Foundation

Other options we looked at simply didn’t offer the flexibility, and external legal advice at the end of the phone line, when we needed it. Having a dedicated legal advisory team who I can speak to on a regular basis allows them to build up knowledge about our organisation and understand what I’m looking for from their advice. Unlike some lawyers, they’re able to provide me with solutions rather than just telling me what the law is. Because the service and response from ESP is so prompt, if an employment-related situation arises, it is dealt with very quickly.

Wendy Rushton

HR Business Partner, PACEY

What I like about ESP is their combination of high quality documentation and policies made available to us through the website, alongside the instant access to specialist legal advice. Best of all is having our own dedicated lawyer we can speak to whenever we need. The advice they give is simple to understand and tailored to our business and its specific challenges.

Barry Searle

Chief Operating Officer, Castle Trust

I used ESP heavily for the first six months — almost every day. It was great to have someone on hand to help with some of the basic HR issues, such as disciplinaries, and I am totally up to speed on that now. It's that personal touch, where they have bought into me and have helped in my development — almost like a mentor and a coach, as well as an employment lawyer — that really sets ESP apart from the crowd.

Joanne Shaw

HR Manager, Antler Ltd

ESP offers very fast and effective legal advice, which is just the sort of responsiveness we need. Instead of just giving their opinion, the employment lawyers see the issue from your perspective and work with you to find a way of solving it. ESP has allowed me to push forward important projects and perform at a higher level. In the time since ESP started working with us my role has changed drastically. I now have the time and headspace to think less about everyday issues and more about strategic HR planning.

Dannielle White

Human Resources Operational Director, Keepmoat

You are looking after us perfectly! Everyone I‘ve dealt with at the various arms of ESP have been brilliant! Honestly, I would be lost without my Legal Advisor's words of wisdom. She has an incredible ability to focus my mind on the specifics of a case and show me the way forward when I get stuck. I can’t sing her praises enough!

Chris Lake

Operations Director, Glendining Signs Ltd

I need you! I couldn't keep up with our rate of growth without ESP online and my bosses are seriously impressed with the online site and as we grow, we'll need you even more! Our relationship and the service you offer is fab!

Joanne Shippey

HR Advisor, Age Partnership Ltd


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