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Vet-specific Employment Law & HR plus Consultancy, Mediation and other Legal Advice

Our industry knowledge is second to none.

Eight For Vets

Our industry knowledge is second to none.

With over 20 years of experience working with the veterinary profession and a Director who is herself a vet, no-one understands the specific challenges you face running your practice better than us!

Our industry knowledge is second to none and whatever issue you’re struggling with, there’s a very good chance that we’ve helped someone through it before.

Employment Law & HR: Our practical HR & employment law support takes the stress out of managing your team.

We can provide ad hoc help and advice to guide you through dealing with a specific issue – getting the right advice BEFORE you act can save you an enormous amount of time, trouble & money in the long run.

Our retainer service provides all the usual benefits, such as template documents and unlimited access to email or phone support, but with the added bonus that the advice will be from someone with an in-depth knowledge of the profession, how it operates and the challenges it faces.

Whether it’s the recruitment crisis, the complications of managing a workforce which isn’t doing 9-5, five days a week or the mental health challenges which are all too common, we understand the problems and will guide you through with our down-to-earth advice designed to keep your Practice running smoothly.

Our HR & employment law retainer gives you unlimited advice for a fixed monthly fee – peace of mind for you, cost-effective for your practice.

Read more to discover how we can help you, or get in touch to discuss your needs.

Workplace Mediation - Resolving conflict, rebuilding relationships

Are you facing conflict or tricky relationships in your workplace?

If so, you’re not alone – ACAS estimated that workplace disagreements cost UK organisations £28.5 billion in 2021 – that’s more than £1,000 for every employee.

Formal approaches are time-consuming and rarely successful – all too often you lose a member of the team with all the ensuing cost of finding a replacement. With the ongoing recruitment crisis that’s something best avoided if possible.

Mediation offers a fast, cost-effective way of resolving conflict at work, providing positive, sustainable solutions.

The service is provided by me, Dr Kay Hamblin BVSc MSc MRCVS. I’m a qualified mediator and vet with years of experience. I find that my veterinary background really helps to build trust, an essential first step in the mediation process.

Click here to learn more about how mediation could help you or contact me for a free, confidential, no-obligation chat.

Insights - We’ll ‘join the dots’ so you understand what your people really need to do their best work.

You’re probably up to your ears in clinical work and struggling to find time to manage the practice.

You might feel that things just aren’t going as well as they could, some people maybe aren’t pulling their weight, and communication is a bit hit & miss.

Our Insights package offers a cost-effective way to improve engagement, retention & productivity.

Getting an outside perspective on what’s going well and what could be better can be hugely beneficial. I find that being a vet immediately builds trust and helps people open up. They know that I understand their world and some of the challenges they face.

You’ll not only receive valuable insights, but a detailed action plan to start making the changes that will lead to a better engaged & more productive team.

Benefits of joining the dots:

  • Increase employee engagement – engaged employees will look after your clients & be more productive
  • Reduce employee turnover – saving you money & time
  • New insights & ideas – improving your processes & productivity
  • Employee buy-in to changes – when your team are part of the process, they are more open to change
  • Clear action plan – practical, down-to-earth ideas that you can start implementing immediately

Contact us for an initial thirty-minute, free, confidential, no-obligation chat to discuss how we can help.

Contractual and other issues

We regularly help individuals in the profession with a range of issues, such as:

  • Advice on restrictive covenants for individuals setting up in practice.
  • Contractual disputes with suppliers, including recruitment agencies.
  • Formal grievances with an employer.
  • Redundancy and unfair dismissal.
  • ‘Corporate conflicts’.

Contact us for an initial thirty-minute, free, confidential, no-obligation chat to discuss how we can help.

Don’t Ask Yourself. Ask Us.

Our experienced legal advisors, solicitors, barristers and mentors work together to provide the perfect solution for your business. No one understands the employment law challenges business owners face better than we do.

Let us help you to build the high-performing team your business needs.

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