What are you looking for?

HR Consultancy Services

We deliver a wide range of services to busy HR teams to assist them in delivering results. We understand that advising about people goes well beyond the law. We take time to understand the bigger picture – the regulatory context, the internal ramifications and the sensitivities to ensure that your objectives are achieved. Our service is provided by highly experienced practitioners with extensive HR experience, senior management and consultancy experience.

We have experience within the following business sectors:

  • banking and finance
  • charities
  • housing associations
  • insurance
  • IT
  • legal
  • manufacturing
  • telecommunications

Services can be provided as one-off projects alongside your own in-house team or as an ongoing support to businesses; ranging from high level strategic support to more immediate crisis management.

The Hugh James HR consultancy service is an integral part of the employment and HR services team. This means that it complements the employment law advice services and ensures that clients have a complete HR solution.

Real value and a positive impact to organisations can be achieved by HR practitioners developing or directing strategy or actually delivering a ‘hands on’ service in the workplace.

Services can be provided in a number of ways:

  • boardroom and executive issues
  • managing change in the workplace
  • conflict management
  • dispute resolution
  • investigation of grievances or disciplinary issues
  • mediation services with ACAS accredited mediators
  • compliance audit
  • development/implementation of staff opinion surveys
  • HR strategy
  • interim management
  • job evaluation
  • managing redundancies or re-organisations
  • mentoring and coaching
  • TUPE transfers
  • outsourcing your HR requirements
  • performance management
  • pay and benefits review and benchmarking

Key Contact

Louise Price


A highly specialised lawyer, Louise is a Partner and Head of Employment and HR services. Her expertise includes corporate support work, TUPE, pensions and employee benefits advice. She regularly advises private, public and third sector clients regarding large scale TUPE transfers of staff including drafting indemnities and warranties, advising on potential employment and pension liabilities, information and consultation obligations, and providing best value guidance.


The HR Consultancy team has significant experience across a wide range of sectors and business types including the following:

  • workplace mediation and all aspects of grievances and disciplinaries in public and private sector organisations
  • substantial experience successfully investigating and resolving difficult employee conflicts providing practical solutions and where necessary bringing in legal advice on options
  • leading a UK team of 15 HR specialists successfully TUPE transferred and integrating over 3,000 staff worldwide for IBM
  • successfully developing and facilitating change management programmes for public and private sector organisations
  • developing and delivering a new competency based performance management process for a 600 employee organisation
  • considerable experience developing and implementing organisation restructures and redundancies. The range of support has varied from ad hoc advice to project managing the process and assisting with the communication strategy
  • providing strategic direction and input for organisations to ensure their HR resources/strategy helps to achieve their business objectives in the most cost efficient way
  • extensive experience coaching senior management in leading employee change in the public and private sectors
  • successfully developed and launched a new staff consultation forum and undertaken staff surveys

Next steps

We’re here to get things moving. Drop a message to one of our experts and we’ll get straight back to you.

Call us: 033 3016 2222

Message us