Complimentary HR and Employment Law training sessions for businesses

Qualifying businesses in Essex and Suffolk can benefit from a complimentary HR and Employment Law training session delivered by Holmes & Hills Solicitors' specialist Employment Division.

Holmes & Hills' team of employment solicitors and lawyers have designed and launched a suite of HR and Employment Law training sessions aimed at helping employers and their management, supervisors and teams approach HR and employment matters in a professional, consistent and compliant manner.

Delivered at your convenience

Holmes & Hills Solicitors is able to deliver your chosen training session face to face at Holmes & Hills’ head office – the A12 Commercial Hub at J25 of the A12, Marks Tey – or at your Essex/Suffolk business premises, should your facilities allow.

Select one of three complimentary training sessions

Delivered via an in-person, engaging and interactive training session lasting up to 1 hour and 30 minutes, including a brief question and answer session with the speakers.


This is our most popular HR and Employment Law training session. This session provides attendees with the necessary regulatory knowledge and practical guidance to effectively manage poor performance whilst minimising the risk of employment tribunal claims. This session covers:

  • Legal considerations and risks
  • Tribunal claims including unfair dismissal
  • ACAS code
  • Standards of performance - express, implied, non-contractual, industry
  • Review and intervention
  • Equality and discrimination
  • Formal procedure - documentation, investigation, opportunity, hearings
  • Working case study examples
  • Question and answer


Arming attendees with the knowledge, practical guidance and key considerations to confidently and proactively handle discipline and misconduct matters. This session covers:

  • Legal risks and pitfalls
  • ACAS code
  • Informal process
  • Formal process
  • Investigation
  • Suspension
  • Communication
  • Disciplinary hearing
  • Outcomes and appeals
  • Working case study examples
  • Question and answer


Providing attendees with in-depth knowledge and a broad understanding of equality and diversity issues, improving prevention and reduction of discrimination within the workplace. This session covers:

  • Legal risks and Tribunal claims
  • Protected characteristics
  • Types of discrimination - direct and indirect; harassment; victimisation; instructing, causing, inducing, aiding discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Working case study examples
  • Question and answer

Enquire About a Training Session

Call 01206 593933 and speak with Hilary Burgess, or complete the form below.

Additional training sessions available

Holmes & Hills’ team of employment solicitors offer a suite of 12 HR and Employment Law training sessions covering, in addition to those listed above:

  • Resolving Workplace Conflict
    Attendees will leave this session with a clear understanding about how to proactively manage conflict in the workplace to prevent problems arising or deal with issues effectively where they do so.
  • Managing Time Off Work
    Providing your managers and supervisors with the necessary understanding to effectively manage employees’ time off work in all of its forms (including sickness, family related, holiday and maternity/paternity).
  • Flexible Working Requests
    Attendees will gain a sound understanding of the relevant legislation and the situations in which a request may and may not be reasonably refused.
  • Managing Ill Health
    Providing attendees with in-depth guidance on the legislative context and best practices when faced with having to manage short or long-term employee ill-health.
  • Pre-Termination Negotiations
    Attendees will gain an understanding of the commercial benefits of pre-termination negotiations and situations in which their use may be appropriate.
  • Recruitment Best Practice
    Providing attendees with practical guidance on how to approach and manage the process of recruiting a new team member, from advertisement through to probationary periods.
  • Essentials for Junior/ New/ Future Managers
    Providing your junior, new and future mangers and supervisors with the essential knowledge and practical guidance they need to confidently manage team members with policies, compliance and risk in mind.
  • Post-Termination Restrictive Covenants
    Attendees will be provided with an understanding of how to protect their business interests when senior employees or those in key positions, exit the business.
  • Redundancy
    Providing attendees with the necessary knowledge of how to effectively manage a redundancy process.
  • GDPR in the Workplace
    Providing managers and supervisors with an enhanced understanding of data protection legislation necessary to enable them to protect the business from risk.

Meet the trainers

Hilary Burgess – Employment Solicitor

David Dixey – Employment Lawyer

Qualifying businesses

Businesses with 50 or more employees qualify for a complimentary HR and Employment Law training session covering one of the following three topics: Performance Management, Discipline and Misconduct, or Equality and Diversity. Five directors or senior employees can attend the complimentary session. Qualifying businesses can only benefit from one complimentary session. Other training sessions from the above list can be provided for a fee.

For More Information on Training

Call 01206 593933 and speak to our Employment Team.
Or send an email

Key Contact

Hilary Burgess


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