Royds Withy King launches HELP for Bath businesses

By Nick Batten on 4 June, 2019

Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has launched HELP, a new legal services product that provides expert HR and employment legal support to businesses at an affordable price.

Bespoke packages have also been developed for the Health & Social Care, Retail and Leisure & Hospitality sectors by lawyers with an in-depth understanding of the particular issues and challenges facing these businesses. HELP also includes insurance protection against Employment Tribunal claims.

HELP is so-called because it combines HR and Employment advice, other Legal expertise such as business immigration, data protection, health and safety and insurance Protection in one service. Clients will have a dedicated Relationship Manager who is a qualified solicitor as well as access to a secure, cloud-based portal so that HR and legal documents can be stored and shared safely in real time. This also includes access to Royds Withy King’s Employment Resource Centre with HR templates, policies, guidance notes and legal updates.

Malcolm Gregory, Head of the Employment Team at Royds Withy King, which has offices on Midland Bridge and just off Queen Square said, “In recent months, we have seen how the prevailing climate economic uncertainty has created workforce challenges for our clients and their ability to forge ahead and plan for the future. Most of the HR professionals and business leaders we spoke to told us that they wanted a safety net – a way of accessing practical and commercial HR and employment law support with the option to add extra legal advice and services– and so HELP was born.”

James Sage, Head of the Health & Social Care Sector Team at Royds Withy King, added, “We are confident that ‘help’ will provide businesses with the peace of mind that they can get expert legal advice on demand, free up management time in dealing with tricky workforce issues, and minimise their business risk with insurance cover against Employment Tribunal claims which have risen considerably since the removal of Tribunal fees. For us, it’s about developing strong and lasting relationships with our clients, getting an in-depth understanding of their business and providing outstanding service.”

The company was recently named ‘Best Managed Firm’ at the Managing Partners’ Forum Awards 2019.