Clearly-drafted, jargon-free, up-to-date HR policies and contracts are integral to the employee experience as well as offering certainty to you, as the employer.

Whether you need a refresh of a particular policy or a ‘start from scratch’ approach, we can provide easy to understand, well-written HR documentation tailored to your organisation’s requirements. From senior executive service agreements, through to template absence management documentation, we draft, review and advise on HR documentation covering the full range of requirements. We can also provide a ‘starter pack’ of template contracts and a staff handbook. 

Employers need to be attuned to change and we can also provide policies and/ or guidelines for hybrid working, social media, menopause and BYOD.

In addition we carry out HR audits on a regular basis to identify and remedy potential gaps.

Areas of focus

We can help with:

  • Service agreements (including restrictive covenants) and contracts of employment.
  • Atypical workers’ contracts.
  • Handbooks, family leave and flexible working policies and template documentation.
  • Social media, data protection, BYOD and IT policies.
  • Anti-bribery and whistleblowing policies.
  • Family friendly policies.
  • Tailored template suites for restructures and redundancy, and changes to contractual terms.
  • Template absence management documentation.
  • Collective agreements/Works Council documentation.
  • HR audits.

Drafting employee handbook, HR policies and guidance note on contracts of employment for a trade association which has a UK-wide reach.

Advising a global commerce platform on changes to terms and conditions and data protection policies across multiple jurisdictions.

Providing a dental care provider with a suite of documents for associate dentists.

Preparation of agency agreements for a fund management company including agreements for both permanent and temporary workers.

Review of contracts (including restrictive covenants), remuneration policies and employee handbook for an asset management company.

Advising a Welsh building society on drafting senior director service agreements to ensure compliance with FCA and PRA regulatory requirements.

Advising a building society in Scotland with a contract and policy review, including taking into account financial regulatory requirements.

Reviewing a global ground support equipment provider for airports terms of employment and negotiating changes to terms. This involved co-ordinating advice for the UK and internationally.

Advising a policy research unit and charity on their employment documentation, including reviewing their suite of template employment contracts, and advising on bespoke secondment arrangements.

Reviewing the contracts for a leading independent healthcare provider and implementing bespoke policies and procedures in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Meet the team
Luke Bowery

Luke Bowery Partner

  • Employment
  • Restructuring and Redundancy
  • Equality, Diversity and Discrimination
Headshot of Adrian Martin

Adrian Martin Partner

  • Head of Employment
  • TUPE: Business Transfers and Outsourcing
  • Restructuring and Redundancy
Headshot of Chris Seaton

Chris Seaton Senior Partner

  • Senior Partner
  • Employment
  • Partnerships
Headshot of Katie Russell

Katie Russell Partner

  • Employment
  • Financial Services
  • Sport
Headshot of Katherine Flower

Katherine Flower Partner

  • Employment

HR Policies and Contractual Documentation

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