Our vision is simple – to provide the best employment law and human resource support service to businesses whilst helping our clients create high performing teams.
Our approach is to identify what a business wants and needs and then work with them to provide a solution. All of our team (see below for details) are experienced in offering practical, industry-specific, business-focused advice and solutions.
Most of all, we work hard for our clients and want them to succeed
Many clients tell us how much happier their businesses are as a result of working with us. Staff are more positive and motivated. As a consequence, this translates into increased profit for the business too.
Whether it’s recruiting and retaining the right team, managing absence or performance, or dealing with issues around maternity or disability, we can help.
We will ensure all your policies and procedures are up-to-date so you stay on the right side of the law and will also deal with negotiations with ACAS or solicitors if needs arise.
Our experienced legal advisors, solicitors and mentors work together to provide the perfect solution for your business. No one understands the employment law challenges faced by business owners better than we do.
Let us help you to build the high performing team your business needs.
James has been advising Businesses on Employment Law and team performance since 1998.
Her experience of the veterinary environment give Eight Legal a unique insight into how best to support practices.
Don’t Ask Yourself. Ask Us.
How certain can you be that all your legal obligations are met? The team at Eight Legal will give your business a once-over completely free of charge.
We were just sick of the advice we were getting, and your proactive approach was a breath of fresh air.
We have found that Eight Legal provide a very personal service. They offer sensible and pragmatic advice in plain English, they demystify employment law and enable one to make a rational decision going forward while being fully aware of the risks associated with said decision. We have used Eight Legal on multiple occasions to move team members along who were not on message or who where pushing their own agenda to the detriment of the practice.
Since my introduction to Eight Legal, the workplace has been immeasurably less stressful and more productive. There has been less sickness days since and profits are up according to the accounts. I have no way of measuring where we would be had we not used their services but I do enjoy going to work, much more, again! They have continued to give good advice on numerous occasions and helped to avert problems in advance of an escalation. They are also easy to communicate with, practical and have a great sense of humour.
James came into our business and helped us make some employment decisions which we had been putting off and stumbling over for decades. Our previous advisors had never given us all the options and left us to believe that we had little or no options with difficult staff members. With James’ help we made swift and effective choices which had led to a completely different atmosphere in our clinic and we are now already seeing the financial reward of the decisions. More people should know this man!
We have been with Eight legal for some years now, it has made a big difference to us having proactive efficient advice available at the end of the phone. The advice is proactive rather than reactive and has enabled me to run the business the way I want, with greater harmony within the practice teams
James and Kay at Eight Legal have a different approach to employment and employment law compared to other law firms. They have the practice harmony at the centre of their philosophy. If a person is no longer part of the team then it is better for them to leave. James was at the end of the phone or email practically every day through the process. The process was still painful but we did not have to go through the endless cycle of warnings, disciplinary hearings and tribunal; instead we cut to the chase discussed best options and then were guided to achieve a resolution. Because we pay a monthly retainer there is no concern about costs snowballing out control. Kay has also helped us with doing appraisals and we are in the process of updating our contracts; all this is included in the retainer price. I would say Eight Legal is the sensible choice if you have staff!
Working with Eight Legal has formalised our approach to HR and employment issues, given us method and perspective and made possible managing people constructively and profitably. This has created mutual benefit, both for team members and business owners.
We are a new client to Eight Legal, having previously been with one of the main steam HR consultants. I was becoming increasingly frustrated with the lukewarm advice I was receiving from my provider. After hearing James speak at a local VPMA event I was sure that his no nonsense approach was what we needed. I am very happy with the advice and the service that we get from James and the team at Eight Legal and would happily recommend them.
I can’t thank you enough. The progress in the practice has been outstanding…. and the atmosphere in the office is superb. It’s like the sun came out.
Eight Legal are the best in the business, streets ahead of the competition. Not only did they make our practice much more harmonious they helped us to increase profits too. I can’t recommend them highly enough.