We give you what you’d expect from a leading specialist firm
It almost goes without saying that we provide you with an enormous amount of expert knowledge and skill in our specialist fields of employment law and related people management fields.
But with us you get a lot more than just a supportive team of senior experts…
A great deal of sector insight
Working with Menzies Law doesn’t just give you access to highly skilled experts, each with decades of experience. We also provide a great deal sector insight in the Manufacturing & Engineering and Education sectors, allowing us to know and properly understand your needs and priorities – quite possibly better than any other law firm you’ve ever worked with.
In the FE sector in particular, we are one of the UK’s leading providers of employment law and pay equality advice and support, partnering with a significant number of colleges at an expert level. You will regularly see us speaking at AoC national conferences and regional HR events.
Thought leadership in bucket-loads
As one of the UK’s leading specialist employment law teams, we are always sharing our ideas and opinions on legal and people-related issues. Our specialists have appeared as experts on BBC News and Sky News, we speak at national and regional conferences each year and we regularly write articles for leading HR and business publications, such as The HR Director and HR News.
Our regular blogs are engaging, topical, informative and opinionated. We are often out to start debates and promote new ideas. Again, our blogs are all written by our team, from the heart, without the faintest whiff of a PR agent.
All the news and updates you’ll need
We provide you with a regular, high-quality News service that’s designed for busy HR professionals who want to know what’s happening and what the practical implications are for their organisations. Using the list that’s down the side of this page, you can access our entire archive of news and commentary. Everything is written by our own team of employment lawyers (which is more than you can say for most of the large law firms).
And always sharing and upskilling
One of the key ways in which we partner with employers is our strong belief in the importance of upskilling HR teams and other managers we interact with. Every time we provide advice and support, delivered in our collaborative style, we share the reasons for our advice and aim to upskill you and your colleagues at every turn.
Our aim is to leave you and your team more informed, knowledgeable and capable every time we interact with you.
Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development,
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- Pay and Reward7th June 2016There’s no denying it, it’s critical that you have the right Pay and Reward policies. Get it right and you can inspire and motivate your employees. Get it wrong and you’re facing low productivity, recruitment and retention problems. And probably people being rewarded for the wrong behaviours. We’re here to make sure you get it right – every time. Our Pay & Reward specialists are experts in their field. We help you to design and impliment pay structures that fit your organisation’s needs, direction and culture. The right reward strategy It’s so important to avoid waste and ensure that every aspect of your Pay & Reward policies drive the right behaviours. Yet so often, they don’t – often because of a lack of a proper review for many years. We can review your current Pay & Reward approach and either suggest improvements or design and implement a brand new one. We’ve worked with a large number of employers over the years, helping them to implement and improve schemes that boost business performance. At Menzies Law we will never ‘fob you off’ with an off-the-shelf package. We take the time to get to know you. We look at your unique situation and can therefore deliver frank, honest advice tailored to you. Job Evaluation Our senior Pay & Reward consultant has over two decades of experience in Job Evaluation and knows every major JE scheme intimately. You won’t find anyone better qualified to review your current JE scheme or impliment a new one. Whether you are large or small, private or public sector, we can help. We are pleased to now be able to provide you with the market-leading JOES, a ‘points factor’ based JE scheme which in our view is the most adaptable, user-friendly JE scheme on the market, and considerably quicker and cheaper to use and run its major rivals. We’d love to tell you more about it and give you a demo – find out more here. And if it turns out that JOES isn’t right for you, we have a number of other options for you, to suit your organisation and budget. Gender Pay Gap and Equal Pay experts We are one of the UK’s leading specialist legal consultancy teams on the Gender Pay Gap (GPG), having led the way since 2015 with our award-winning, innovative Gender Pay Gap Audit & Advice services. Our multi-disciplinary GPG team combines senior Pay & Reward consultants, highly experienced Equal Pay auditors and leading specialist employment lawyers, working together under fixed-price packages. We work with a large number of medium and large employers to carry out GPG calculations and reports, Equal Pay audits and provide specialist legal advice on their areas of risk. We also provide detailed practical recommendations on the steps they can take to analyse the drivers of their GPG and reduce both their gaps and their legal risks. As leading GPG and Equal Pay experts, we are heavily involved in this area and regularly writing and speaking about it. Find out more here about how we aspire to lead the way in Equal Pay. To find out more about how we can help you with any of our Pay & Reward services, click here and get in touch with us today. Pensions and Employee Benefits Complementing our Pay & Reward advice, we also offer a wide range of legal support and advice on Pensions and Employee Benefits. Advice for employees This particular page covers our services for employers. If you are an employee looking for advice about your own pay, you’ve come to the right firm. See our pages for employee clients and just give us a call. Get in touch We’d love to talk to you, so please either call us on 0117 325 0526 or complete an Online Enquiry to start the conversation. ...
- Law for Employees4th May 2016When things aren’t going to plan at work you can feel like you’re all alone. Making sure you get a fair deal can feel impossible. That’s where we come in – Bristol’s leading employment lawyers. Our specialist employment solicitors and barristers don’t only work for big organisations. We’re also there for executives and employees as well. There are two main things that sets us apart from ‘claimant’ firms who put all their focus on advising employees. First of all, we actually spend the majority of our time advising large employers, so when we support executives and employees instead, you can be sure that we know every trick in the book and exactly what outcomes and risks your employer is thinking about. Secondly, despite all our work for employers, every client of ours gets the same high quality advice, attention to detail and one-to-one approach – and you will be no exception. We can help Whether you’re having a few problems at work and want some advice, feel that you’ve been treated unfairly, are facing changes to your working conditions or are facing the end of your employment – we’re right by your side. Our Bristol-based employment solicitors and barristers will bring to bear our extensive experience of employment tribunal claims, harassment, discrimination, unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, contract law, pay, pensions and other relevant areas to ensure that you get the very best advice and the best deal possible. We will help you to understand the rights you have and the best courses of action for your individual circumstances. Best of all, we speak plain English – to everyone. That means a guaranteed friendly approach, with clearly explained legal options so that you can understand quickly and clearly what your best options are and how to go about achieving them. Our employment solicitors and barristers will fight hard for you. And we aren’t afraid to be frank with you about whether it’s worth fighting for. We’re not in the business of wasting your time or money, so we’ll tell it to you straight. At the end of the day we want you to feel we’ve given you the very best, personal service, grounded in honesty and expertise. Discrimination and harassment We have an enormous amount of experience and skills to offer you when it comes to a situation involving discrimination or unlawful harassment at work. Whether it is related to sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy/maternity, transgender, race, nationality, disability, age, religion or belief, we are the experts who can help you understand your legal rights and decide the best steps to take in dealing with whatever you may be facing in your workplace. Equal pay Equal pay is a particular specialism of ours. As knowledge of the gender pay gap and equal pay rights becomes more widespread, we are increasingly helping employees in situations where they believe they are being paid less than a colleague of the opposite sex doing the same sort of work. If you feel you may be in that situation, just get in touch and we will assess whether we can help you. Don’t just take our word for it When we at Menzies Law buy something important, we like to be choosy and we always find positive testimonials from other happy clients helpful when making our choice. If you do too, please take a look at these testimonials from recent executive and employee clients. How much do we cost? It’s important to talk about costs up front. It’s all explained here. Employment solicitors for Bristol, the South West, South Wales and beyond Our employment solicitors and barristers are based in Bristol. However we cover the whole of the UK in our work, particularly across the South West and South Wales. As well as Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham and Gloucester, many of our clients come from across these two regions and elsewhere in the UK. Wherever you are based in the UK, we can help. Get in touch We’d love to talk to you, so please either call us on 0117 325 0526 or complete an Online Enquiry to start the conversation....
- Law for Employers4th May 2016There’s so much more to providing commercial legal and HR advice service than case law, legislation and helping you follow well-established processes. We understand that there are things keeping you awake at night and away from your day-to-day work. That’s where we come in. You need us to have an opinion. To be bold and creative. Not to shy away from obstacles. To front up to the challenges and question the ways you’ve always done things. Most of all you need us to understand you, your staff and your organisation. In particular, your culture, plans, objectives and the decisions you need to make to be a success. What we do: Get in touch We’d love to talk to you, so please either call us on 0117 325 0526 or complete an Online Enquiry to start the conversation....