HR Consultancy & HR Support Services

Whether you need additional support to tackle a crisis or meet HR goals, our HR Consultancy Team is here to help you.  It may be that you do not have HR support in your business and you need an HR specialist, or your HR support is overstretched which means you need external support.

The unique strength of our HR Consultancy service is that our team of CIPD qualified consultants is fully integrated with our multi-award winning Employment law team.  This means we are able to tackle issues such as disciplinaries, grievances and redundancies from start to finish.  Once instructed, we take care of all aspects of the task through to completion, thereby removing the time you would otherwise need to spend, and the stress you would otherwise suffer, allowing you to get on with running your business.

Whilst Lupton Fawcett advises a broad range of clients, our HR Consultancy service is particularly geared to support SME’s / Owner Managed Businesses with less developed internal HR support or larger businesses who would prefer to use external HR support.

A sample of the specific areas of support our HR Consultancy team can assist with includes:

Restructuring and Redundancies

We can provide pragmatic and practical advice to management in most employment situations.  In collaboration with our employment team, our HR Consultancy team will work with you to maintain good employee relations to reduce risk.  The extent of our involvement will be dependent on the business needs but can range from the initial conversation with employees through to drafting letters and negotiating terms.

Performance Management

Getting the best performance out of people working in the organisation is key to efficiency and profitability.  However, being people rather than machines, the right approach is required, and that may not always be easy.  Sometimes it may need to be tough action in order to effectively address under-performance, sometimes it may need a gentler approach.  We can help you with the appraisal process, its design and alternative approaches.  We can also develop competency frameworks and if required, conduct work to look at behaviours and how best to align them with company values.

Disciplinary / Grievance / Appeal

When it comes to disciplinary action, grievances and appeals, employers often prefer to use external HR support.  Sometimes this is because external HR professionals are more experienced in dealing with these matters.  Other times it is because they are perceived to be more objective and independent.  Either way, our Consultants have a wealth of experience in dealing with these matters, and can deal with the investigations, meetings and outcomes.

Employment Contracts & Documentation

Our team can assist with all requirements around employment contracts, agreements, data, creating or re-writing of policies, procedures etc.  Depending on the HR resource your organisation has in place, additional help from our HR consultants can be very beneficial, especially when the task to be completed requires time to be spent with a large number of employees or needs doing quickly.  We can also help you deliver the communication of these changes across your workforce.

Recruitment and Talent Management

We can work with you to draft job descriptions, adverts and manage any aspect or all of the recruitment process.  This assistance can be as involved as you wish ranging from scoping jobs descriptions with your senior managers to managing the full recruitment process.  Job evaluation and training needs analysis can also be offered.

Employee Engagement / Cultural Goals

Employee engagement is a key ingredient for success, and HR has a key role in this.  Our consultants can help to bring your people closer to your brand values.  This can be done through surveys, reviews of culture and practices and focus groups, to gain fresh insight to allow practical steps to be taken to develop your employees’ engagement in the long term.

Rewards & Incentivisation

Salary costs are a significant cost to a business.  It is therefore important to manage them effectively whilst also having a motivated high performing work force.  We can work with you, as required, to look at your reward management, including annual pay reviews, bonus and incentive schemes, balanced benefit packages and salary benchmarking.


When issues arise, it can often be wise to consider amicable approaches to provide resolution.  Our HR Consultancy team have experience in implementing mediation techniques and are able to advise on the appropriateness of this approach as well as the practicalities of overseeing the process.

Organisational Change

The need for significant change in an organisation can occur for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes that means cutting the work force, relocating it or re-skilling it.  Whatever the change you face, for whatever reason, our combination of HR consultancy with employment law provides a joined up service with a unique ability to tackle such situations head on to allow goals to be achieved quickly and efficiently.

Training & Coaching

Lupton Fawcett provides a broad range of training, including standard courses and unique tailored training for clients, all of which is delivered by our ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management) qualified trainers, all of whom  are also fully qualified solicitors.  We are able to assess your needs, then work with our Employment Law colleagues to provide the training that best fits your needs.

TUPE and due diligence

TUPE can cause concern and difficulties.  We can tackle all issues relating to TUPE so as to reduce the pain you experience with the process.  We will work with you by providing practical support in terms of consultation with your employees.  In conjunction with our Employment Law team, we can provide practical guidance regarding the outcomes of TUPE or how they can be avoided in the first instance, thereby seeking to minimise the number of employees who may be affected during this process.  We can also assist with due diligence during a merger or acquisition as well as discussing settlement agreements if necessary.

Contact Us for Help

We have experienced HR Consultants and Employment Lawyers ready to answer your enquiries via email or telephone.

Lupton Fawcett are leading Employment Law Solicitors in Yorkshire with experienced and well-established HR Support teams in Leeds, Sheffield and York.

We provide business clients with a bespoke personalised service to best suit the needs of your business, with sector specialists and extensive resources to ensure we are giving you the best solutions to problems and forward-thinking strategies to protect and enable employee relationships and business growth.

Lupton Fawcett has long been recognised for its expertise in Employment Law & HR Support & HR retained services.

Our Employment Lawyers act regularly for clients across the United Kingdom including Bradford, Birmingham, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Sheffield, York and Nottingham.

We can support your business needs wherever you operate in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Call today or complete the enquiry form and we will get back in touch with you quickly.  We will always respond promptly, and we will be happy to help. Lupton Fawcett will provide the legal expertise that puts your business needs first.

Why Choose Lupton Fawcett?

Having advised and supported many local families, individuals and businesses, we are proud to offer clients a dedicated service from specialist solicitors who are experts in their field:

We're Award Winning

We were awarded the Legal 500 HR/Employment Law team of the year in 2017

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We're connected to the people, businesses and infrastructure throughout Yorkshire

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