Unsure whether your business is compliant with employment legislation? Are people issues keeping you awake at night?

If a business has an unproductive or a “saboteur” employee then, fairly and following due process, I believe it’s in the employee’s’ interests as much as the business’ and their colleagues’ interest, for that employee to be moved on.

I can provide that peace of mind and practical support to ensure that you are compliant and that staffing matters do not prevent your business’ progress. “Highly Commercial” “Knowledgeable” “Effective” “Approachable” “Diligent” “Professional” are all words business owners have used to describe me.

I can prepare employment contracts and other HR documentation and provide expert HR advice and support as and when required, by fixed budget wherever possible including monthly retainer. Where the matter is on-going and a fixed budget is not possible, my charges will be based on an hourly rate with budget intervals agreed in advance and respected.


Do you want that expert second opinion?

Worried that the directors will expect you to know the answer and not incur expensive legal costs?

Executive Exits, TUPE, Restructures, discrimination, Whistle-blowing, GDPR, Subcontractors can all be more problematic areas of employment law where that specialist opinion is often a must.

I have nearly 20 years’ experience in advising on employment law matters and can provide that accessible, commercial, expert opinion at a cost-effective price.

“Karen’s support during the planned exit of a senior manager was vital. Karen considers the protection of our business and handles the psychological reaction of the individual with care and attention – making the discussions easy and seamless. Karen’s knowledge of our organization and experience of handling sensitive discussions with senior employees is what makes her advice and guidance invaluable.” – HR Manager – Stoke


Peace of Mind fixed price monthly retainer packages available from as little as £150 plus VAT for per month.

Resource Standard
– Annual review/updating of all employment contracts and staff handbook to ensure compliant

– Advice on any employee issue (save for court or tribunal representation) which may arise; during the subscription, including preparation of any documentation and guidance notes, e.g. disciplinary documents, maternity acknowledgements;

– Regular email bulletins on changes and things to be aware of in relation to your employees;

– Free GDPR for HR – Practical Employer Guidance pack (normal price £89 plus VAT).

Resource Premium
– All of the Standard services +

– Monthly review meetings

– Free attendance at any seminars or events I put on

Resource Premium +
– All of the Premium services + subscription to HR Pulse employee online management system.

“We really appreciate everything you do for us and we will without a doubt be renewing our monthly subscription with you please!” – Director, Swim School, Staffordshire


There is also the option of setting up your own business account on HR Pulse which is a fantastic, fully GDPR compliant, cloud-based software which enables you to:

– Store all your employee information centrally and access it from anywhere

– Manage all employees holiday calculations, booking and authorisations on-line

– Record sickness and other absences centrally and prepare associated reports

– Provide prompters and alerts for tasks requiring action.

Available from as little as £22.50 plus VAT* a month. Please ask for a free no-obligation demonstration.

*Dependant on employee numbers – prices shown for up to 10 employees

Employment Tribunal Representation

Had a call from ACAS Early Conciliation?
Received an ET3?

Following the removal of the requirement for employees to have to pay a fee to bring an employment tribunal claim, claims against employers are again unfortunately on the rise.

Thankfully for good employers, they are still uncommon and as always prevention is far better than cure. Taking advice at early stage will normally avoid claims and “protected conversations” where an “off the record” basis to an employee can be an excellent tool in particularly difficult situations to agree terms rather than risk a claim. Even though the best employers, can still end up facing a claim from an employee who believes it is anyone’s fault but their own.

I can assist employers from the initial ACAS notification and throughout the tribunal employment process, up to and including undertaking the advocacy at a tribunal hearing.


What is GDPR?
Does GDRP affect how employers deal with their employee’s personal information?
Need help complying with GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulations and the new Data Protection Act came into force in 2018 and affect how all employers etc

With support from the Keele University Research and Innovation Support Programme, I have developed a GDPR for HR Employer Guidance Pack which looks practically at where GDPR impacts the employer/employee relationship and includes.

– Employer Guidance Booklet

– GDPR for HR overview poster

Together with the following sample documents:

– Employee Data Audit

– Employee Privacy Notice

– Employer Legitimate Interests Assessment Form

-Sample clause for contracts with third parties with access to your employee data, e.g. payroll provider.

The pack costs £89 plus VAT.

Further details are on the events page.
If you would like a copy of the GDPR for HR -Employer Practical Guidance pack, please email me* at I will then forward you an invoice and upon receipt of payment, will post you a pack.