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Specialist Solicitors & HR Provider


HY is a specialist solicitors and HR provider based in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.

We are proud to operate nationally but even prouder to be focusing on developing and being part of a strong business community in Rochdale and the Greater Manchester region. We take inspiration from many of the values of the Rochdale Equitable Pioneers, which form the fabric of our business. These strong core values, which were created in our home town, today inspire co-operatives all around the world.

Alongside our Values, our ethos is to challenge the practices typically adopted by traditional solicitors with the aim of delivering a modern and innovative brand of legal and professional services.

In order to achieve this we retain fresh and creative principles at the forefront of our thinking, taking inspiration from outside of the legal profession. We strive to be more diverse in our approach to business at every opportunity.

We value collaboration over individualism and innovation over tradition. This allows us to focus on the creation of specialist legal products designed to meet the needs of the modern-day business.



Their services are unique, modern and client focused. We have no hesitation in recommending HY as a provider of specialist legal advice in the education sector
- Hoople Limited
HY has created a unique legal service offered exclusively to schools called ‘School Law’

Our schools team is regarded as a beacon of modernity, lauded for its commitment to delivering legal services tailor made for the education sector. Keeping abreast of the ever-changing educational landscape coupled with extensive knowledge of legal issues that are unique to schools means that our team has the depth of knowledge to meet the needs of our school clients.

School Law

Through School Law we work in partnership with a large and ever increasing number of schools, providing an end-to-end solution to the many challenges that each and every one of them face. One of the many benefits of our bespoke education offering includes greater insight and efficiency, which in turn enables issues to be anticipated and prevented. Our School Law product is a one-stop industry specific package designed to handle school legal matters holistically.

  • Academisation
  • Civil and Contractual Disputes
  • Employment & HR
  • Freedom of Information & Data Protection
  • Health and Safety
  • Nuisance or Disturbance on School Premises
  • Pupil Exclusion
  • Pupil Non-attendance
  • Safeguarding
  • Special Educational Needs

Local Government

We use Law on Demand to provide legal support.
It is a cost-effective quality service, tailored to deal with the needs of local government, utilising former local government officers

- Herefordshire Council
We understand the challenges that local authorities face

Our local government team is renowned for its progressive and innovative approach to delivering legal services in the public sector. Central to this is an awareness that legal departments and enforcement teams are under pressure to provide services with lower budgets and fewer resources than ever before. Our understanding of modern local government is reflected in the makeup of our team, which consists entirely of solicitors and a barrister who have first-hand experience of working for local authorities prior to joining us.

Law on Demand

Our service is not static but evolutionary, allowing us to respond to changes in local government as they arise. It is this trait that has seen the development and introduction of our Law on Demand product; a new resourcing option for local authorities up and down the country. Traditional outsourcing is expensive, and changes to the IR35 legislation have greatly impacted on the locum market which local authorities have been so reliant on.

  • Agricultural Land
  • Education
  • Environmental Health
  • Food Safety
  • Fraud
  • Freedom of Information
  • Health & Safety
  • Housing
  • Judicial Review
  • Planning Enforcement
  • Road Traffic Regulation
  • Trading Standards
  • Travellers

Private Business

Technically excellent and highly responsive but what sets them apart is their creative approach in supporting our organisation
- Freight Transport Association
HY’s services are tailored to meet the needs of the modern business

Our private business service has a strong reputation for its dynamic, diverse and forward- thinking approach in delivering legal solutions to businesses. We work with start-up, SME and international businesses across a variety of sectors including manufacturing, services, construction, media, transportation and sports. HY operates nationally but with a focus on building strong partnerships with local businesses both in Rochdale and the Greater Manchester region. Our highly regarded team of practitioners is as diverse as the businesses that we work with. Each of our solicitors, barristers and HR professionals has tasted life in industry making us perfectly positioned to provide the wealth of expertise and sector specific knowledge that our clients demand.

Human Resources

Our HR service has been designed to work in conjunction with your business to deliver anything from ad hoc support through to large scale transformational projects.

We provide the expertise in matters such as:

  • Business / Service Transfers (TUPE)
  • Restructuring & Redundancy
  • Dismissal
  • Changes to Terms & Conditions
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Engagement
  • Job Evaluation

Our delivery model ensures that you receive best practice HR advice underpinned with a legal foundation. Our HR+ product allows you to have HY as an extension to your current resource or even as your own HR provider.

Employment Tribunals

Employment tribunal claims can present a significant risk both financially and reputationally to any organisation. Our employment team has a solid reputation for its pragmatic approach to litigation and highly skilled advocacy services. Our aim is not only to achieve the best legal outcome but to identify areas of risk and provide solutions to your existing practices to guard against future legal challenges. We have a 100% success rate in defending claims for our clients which reach the Employment Tribunal.


HR +

HR+ is a monthly subscription package which provides members with unlimited telephone and email access to our team of qualified employment experts. There is no long or complicated contract; it is one competitive price for a highly responsive, quality HR service.

Alongside your access to unlimited advice, you will benefit from a bespoke Service Plan which incorporates an initial HR health check and required refresh of your documentation suite including policy, procedure and letter templates.

Other benefits to being an HR+ member include discounted fixed fees for all of the below:

  • Settlement Agreements
  • On-site presence
  • Handling any litigated matter
  • Advocacy at tribunal hearings
  • Training Courses
Why we’re different

Our employment service combines both employment law and HR. This means that our team consists of legal practitioners, such as barristers and solicitors, as well as highly qualified HR professionals. The benefit to our clients is that any HR advice provided by HY is underpinned by a strong legal foundation. The HR profession is not regulated by a professional body which means quality and consistency can vary. Our HR service is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority which necessitates high standards of professional practice but also provides continuity in that we can handle any HR matter which may become a contentious legal issue. As such, our ethos is to provide proactive legal support which retains a focus on people and organisation development.

Law On Demand

HY’s Law on Demand service provides local authorities with a practical, budget friendly alternative to the familiar resourcing options.

We provide outsourced legal support on a flexible basis under a cost effective price plan. The service is entirely fluid and we are here as and when you need us with the ability to handle cases on minimal notice.

  • Pay only for what you need
  • Time recorded billable hours only
  • Quality and consistency in delivery
  • No agency Fees
  • Competitive rates
  • No additional headcount

Subscription Plan

Our subscription model gives you security by providing a first-class, custom made legal service at a low cost. You have the flexibility of not being tied into an expensive retainer, yet when a lengthy and complex legal challenge does arise, you have peace of mind in knowing it can be taken care of at a reasonable price.

By making a one-off annual payment, you will secure an unlimited, preferential hourly rate for any issue that requires legal support from us.

  • No expensive retainer
  • An unlimited preferential rate
  • Flexibility and security for your organisation



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1 week 2 days ago

HY is sponsoring the next Rochdale AFC Business Club prior to the Northampton Town game on 17 October 2017.
As the main sponsor we will be doing a 20 minute presentation and launching Dale Law at the event.

Arrival, Refreshments & Networking 5.30pm
Event Start 6.00pm
Buffet & Networking 7.00pm
Dale v Northampton Town Kick Off 7.45pm

Tickets are limited and booking is essential via Frances Fielding - / 01706 753581

HY is sponsoring the next Rochdale AFC Business Club prior to the Northampton Town game on 17 October 2017.
As the main sponsor we will be doing a 20 minute presentation and launching Dale Law at the event.

Arrival, Refreshments & Networking 5.30pm
Event Start 6.00pm
Buffet & Networking 7.00pm
Dale v Northampton Town Kick Off 7.45pm

Tickets are limited and booking is essential via Frances Fielding - / 01706 753581


2 weeks 20 hours ago

We are extremely pleased to announce that we are now official partners with our local football club Rochdale AFC, having been appointed their new advisers for employment law and HR.


3 weeks 3 days ago

We are excited to be launching our brand new website and would love you to take a look 🗣️


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