Founded in 1957, the British Computer Society (BCS) – also known as The Chartered Institute for IT – is a professional body which represents those working in information technology and computer science. Operating in 150 countries worldwide, the community is made up of business leaders, educators, practitioners and policy-makers. As a charity with a royal charter, the organisation’s agenda is to lead the IT industry through its ethical challenges, support the people who work in the sector, and to make IT ‘good’ for society. As such, it is vital that all employees fully buy into the company ethos. With a small HR department – and a rapidly expanding tech family – the firm sought qualified and experienced lawyers who could offer pragmatic, swift and risk-balanced solutions to employee relations (ER) issues.