Education

Employment Law and HR Support

LBAdvise-Ed

Our fixed fee employment and HR support service, LBAdvise-Ed, provides educational establishments with comprehensive advice and assistance in relation to such things as:

  • Providing day to day employment law advice by telephone as required
  • Attending at internal meetings to advise staff and governors as required
  • Liaising with Trade Union representatives
  • The preparation of contracts of employment and new starter letters
  • Disciplinary investigations and procedures
  • Performance management
  • Absence management
  • Grievances
  • Redundancies
  • Settlement agreements
  • Arrangements for maternity and other parental leave

This is popular, including with academies, for example, who are free to source advice from where they choose, and are no longer tied to local authority legal services.

Other arrangements are available, including ad hoc advice and bank of hours arrangements – we tailor our service in accordance with your needs.

We work closely with payroll service providers to ensure that a school receives the required levels of co-ordination between employment law support and payroll provision and can assist in identifying partners for the provision of such things as staff absence insurance and DBS checks.

LBProtect-Ed

It’s a fact of commercial life that claims and investigations are becoming increasingly common, and even winning a legal case can carry a very high price – in terms of costs. This applies as much in the education sector as elsewhere.

In association with AXA, we offer LBProtect-Ed: a management liability policy specifically for the education sector. This offers comprehensive insurance cover against a wide range of risks, including, but not limited to, employment tribunal claims, settlements and awards, at a reasonable price. Benefits include no excess being payable where our advice is followed in relation to the matter giving rise to a claim and no ‘prospect of success’ clause (so even if our advice is not obtained or followed, the policy can still pay out). For more details click here.

What to do next?

If you would like a no-obligation chat about our services, please contact a member of the team directly by phone on 0800 652 3371 or complete our online enquiry form.