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 are as diverse as the businesses that we work with.

Each of our solicitors, barristers and HR professionals has industry experience, making us perfectly positioned to provide the wealth of expertise and sector-specific knowledge that our clients demand.

Learn more about our specialist services below:

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 expertise in matters such as:

  • Business / service transfers (TUPE)
  • Restructuring & redundancy
  • Dismissal
  • Equal opportunities & discrimination
  • 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 reputation for its pragmatic approach to litigation and highly skilled advocacy services.

Our aim is not only to achieve the best legal outcome, but also 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 that reach an Employment Tribunal.

Unless you prefer otherwise, we generally work on a fixed fee basis for each stage of the tribunal process. For representing you in a two-day unfair dismissal claim with no more than three witnesses, our fees would range between the following (all prices are given exclusive of VAT):


Drafting grounds of response & Form ET3
£900 – £1,200
Disclosure, bundle & witness statements
£2,500 – £3,500
Hearing preparation & attendance
£2,500 – £4,000


The range of pricing takes into account the potential for travel costs, which are always included in the fee and not charged separately, and the varying degrees of factual complexity which can arise from case to case.  Our fees may sometimes be lower but they would never be higher than the totals shown, unless this was agreed with you first at the outset of any instruction.

All work will be undertaken by solicitors and/or a barrister.


Commercial Law

Our commercial team’s focus is to work with your business to address the core commercial issues that really matter to you: reducing risk, strengthening your bargaining position and increasing growth.

All too often, commercial lawyers use standard templates and contractual documents for their clients that do not actually reflect how they do business. HY commercial is different. Our approach drills down into the specifics of each business we work with and encourages clients to identify opportunities from both their supply and customer relationships.

At HY, the written contract is the end product of a wider experience. We educate our clients on how they can use commercial agreements to maximum effect and our unique drafting style provides complete clarity in even the most complex of arrangements.

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