We are excited to announce that we’re finalists for not one, but two prestigious awards in 2018. ESP Law has been shortlisted in the Employment Law Firm of the Year category at the Personnel Today Awards for the second consecutive year. We have also been shortlisted for the 2018 Law Society’s Excellence in Client Service award, the highest accolade for law firms in England and Wales. This will be our third year making it through as a finalist in the Law Society awards.

We’re delighted to have an opportunity to share with the wider world our groundbreaking business model that brings together HR teams and employment lawyers as one integrated team.

The prestigious Personnel Today Awards is one of the major celebrations in the HR calendar, designed to recognise those individuals and businesses who have made a significant impact. Judges of the Employment Law Firm of the Year category selected the shortlist of five based on performance, innovation and customer service. See the full shortlist here.

The Law Society Excellence Awards highlight best practice and excellence across the legal sector, meaning we have been recognised across both the HR and legal industry. Law Society president Christina Blacklaws said: “There are more than 9,000 firms and 140,000 solicitors in England and Wales, so to be shortlisted for an Excellence Award is to be recognised as being among the best of the best.” See the full shortlist here.

Gaining recognition through these prestigious events, reflects the growing importance of bringing the legal profession and HR sector closer together, and we are proud to be at the forefront of this change.

Peter Byrne, Founder, said: “We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for both of these prestigious awards in such competitive categories, it means everything to us. It’s recognition of our innovative approach towards how HR teams and employment lawyers can – and should – work together as one joined-up team.

“By focusing every single day on our customers and their needs, we’re able to deliver a stand-out service that HR leaders have been crying out for – and sets us far apart within the legal industry.

“Of course, this wouldn't be possible without the support of our customers and everyone in the team. Our customers are the driving force behind what we do day-in, day-out and our team strive to meet their needs to the highest standard every day. We know we are a long way from perfect, but our complete focus is to delight every single one of our customers and really help HR to make a real commercial difference in their organisations.”

The winner for Employment Law Firm of the Year will be announced at the awards ceremony on November 21st, and the Law Society Excellence Awards on October 17th.


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It’s our mission to advise and develop the employment law capability of HR professionals wherever we can, helping HR teams make a real commercial difference to their organisations. That way, you spend less time solving operational issues and more time actioning projects that drive far-reaching change in your company.

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