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Specialist Solicitors & HR Provider

About

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.

Sectors

Education

We use Education+ for everyday HR support but also for legal issues which have included changing our school name, advice on Special Educational Needs and managing supply contracts. This is a complete education advice service covering all of our legal and HR needs and at excellent value
- Tredworth Infant and Nursery Academy
From pre-school to leaving school, we have it covered

Our education team is regarded as a beacon of modernity, lauded for its commitment to delivering services tailor made for the sector. Through working with schools, nurseries and child care organisations we are on hand from the beginning to the end of the education journey. Keeping abreast of the ever-changing educational landscape coupled with a broad array of expertise means that our team has the depth of knowledge required to meet the needs of our education sector clients.

Education+

Education+ is the UK’s most comprehensive HR and legal advice service for schools, nurseries and child care organisations. We work in partnership with a large and ever increasing number of nurseries, schools and colleges 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 wide-ranging education offering includes greater insight and efficiency, which in turn enables issues to be anticipated and prevented

Education+ is a one-stop industry specific package at amazing value.

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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.

Products

Education +

The UK’s most comprehensive HR and legal advice service for schools, nurseries and child care organisations
Unlimited access to your own team of education and early years specialist HR professionals, solicitors and a barrister from only £49 per month

Education+ provides you with unlimited access to unparalleled expertise for a low monthly payment. The service is a one-stop sector specific package designed to cover HR and legal issues commonly associated with schools, nurseries and child care organisations:

SCHOOLS, ACADEMIES & COLLEGES NURSERIES, EARLY YEARS & CHILD CARE
Academisation
Contract & Commercial Advice
Complaints Handling
Difficult Parents & Nuisance/Disturbance on site
Discrimination
(Staff & Parent Claims)
Early Years Statutory Framework
Data Protection
Employment Law & HR
Freedom of Information
Governance & Company Law
Health & Safety
Judicial Review
Ofsted Compliance
Pupil Exclusion
Pupil Non-attendance
Safeguarding
Special Educational Needs & Disability

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

News

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Coming soon to the Butterfly Print shop, working in Partnership with HY Professional Services, the GDPR Toolkit.

DATA PROTECTION LAWS ARE CHANGING

We will ensure your school or Early Years Setting Is READY AND COMPLIANT

https://www.butterflyprint.co.uk/shop/

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1 month ago

Heat sensitive HY mugs are today's office highlight 😀 Thanks @Butterflyprintltd

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1 month ago

COMMERCIAL: Sponsored by HY, our latest Business Club event takes place on Tuesday night. Read more about this popular event here 👉 https://www.rochdaleafc.co.uk/news/2017/october/business-club-tuesday_17.10.17/

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1 month 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.

Rochdale AFC is pleased to announce a new commercial partnership with Rochdale based legal services and HR provider, HY.

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2 months ago

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

HY is a creative law firm & HR provider that delivers bespoke products and services to three distinct sectors: Schools, Local Government and Private Business

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Start 'em young #apprenticeshiplevy

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4 months ago

Big big news! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40727400

Fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims are unlawful, Supreme Court rules

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4 months ago

Breakfast morning with Rochdale Council

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Contact


0161 804 1144
info@wearehy.com

Reed House
Hunters Lane
Rochdale
Greater Manchester
OL16 1YL

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