Access HR is an HR retainer service from Geldards designed to protect your business.

As employment law changes frequently, our employment solicitors appreciate the challenges of managing your workforce effectively and efficiently. Access HR is an HR retainer designed to provide you with instant access to employment law advice on day-to-day employment law and HR issues. Access HR can help improve the efficiency of your organisation by pro-actively addressing HR issues that may be constraining your business or affecting morale such as absence management, poor performance, or disciplinary and grievance matters. Importantly, our employment solicitors can help you deal with such issues at an early stage, saving you time and cost in the long run.

Our employment solicitors can ensure your organisation is fully compliant with employment law and help ease the burdens faced by your HR team with regular employment law seminars and easy to digest, legal employment e-updates.

Speaking to us regularly through Access HR ensures that matters are dealt with effectively from the outset, minimising the risk of successful claims or challenges to your decisions. At the same time, Access HR can provide you with the financial certainty of knowing that you can budget for advice on an annual basis. You can also take out insurance cover in relation to employment claims if you require additional security.


The annual and fixed retainer fee is calculated on an individual basis, based on the number of employees in your business, giving you reassurance that your legal costs won’t ever exceed your budget.

Access HR offers HR and employment law advice such as:

  • Annual HR health check of your policies and procedures

  • Employment law helpline with access to specialist lawyers including a Partner who sits as an Employment Tribunal Judge

  • Access to a library of HR policies and procedures

  • 24/7 access to our online employment law resource containing template letters, documents and guidance notes on a huge range of HR and employment law matters

  • Regular e-news employment law updates

  • Training podcasts (please click here to see an example)
  • Free employment law seminars


Our employment team will work in genuine partnership with you on key challenges that a modern business faces together with providing assistance on mainstream HR matters, such as:

  • Disciplinary procedures

  • Grievance procedures

  • Performance management processes

  • Managing sickness absence

  • Redundancy situations

  • Settlement Agreements


It is also possible to extend the cover of Access HR with insurance protection against Employment Tribunal claims. The benefits include:

  • Expert representation

  • Legal costs, awards and compensation included (dependent upon claims recorded)

  • Up to £1 million cover in aggregate per annum


Our aim is to support your management team in all its HR decisions, so that optimum outcomes are delivered within the shortest possible time frame and without incurring unnecessary expense or risk. In order to do this, we take time to get to know your business and your management team, so that our advice is tailored to the culture and ethos of your business.


For further information or if you wish to obtain a fixed fee quotation, please fill in your details below and one of our Employment Law experts will be in touch.

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