The whole esphr team had a great time at the Personnel Today Awards in London. Although we didn’t take the award for Employment Law Firm of the Year, it was an incredible achievement making the finalist list at such a prestigious event for the HR sector.

While the result didn't see us leaving with a trophy at the end of the night, it was an opportunity for us to reflect on our success as a business over the last 12 months; being shortlisted twice for two separate awards and winning over even more organisations to our very different kind of employment law firm.


We are excited to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for ‘Employment Law Firm of the Year’ at the prestigious Personnel Today Awards 2017!

In the newly created category for 2017, ESP Law is one of only four law firms shortlisted by the judges, with selection based on performance, innovation and customer service as well as recognising the important work that employment law teams can do for their HR customers.

Importantly, ESP Law is the only dedicated employment law specialist nominated and is also the only Alternative Business Structure (ABS) law firm in the category and we’re delighted to represent ABS firms nationally.

The awards is one of the biggest celebrations in HR, bringing together the UK’s leading HR professionals, thought leaders and visionaries to recognise those who have made a significant impact to their organisations and customers through innovative approaches, so to be recognised at this level is a true honour for the whole team at esphr.

Being chosen as a finalist reinforces our mission to help busy HR professionals make a real commercial difference to their organisations and recognises the high level of customer service delivered by our first-class lawyers and the wider esphr team.

Peter Byrne, esphr's Founder said: “After last year’s nomination at The Law Society Awards for Excellence in Client Service, being shortlisted in the Employment Law Firm of the Year category at the Personnel Today Awards is further recognition for our new model law firm that delivers exactly what visionary HR leaders are looking for.

Our focus has always been on our customers, and the whole esphr team are motivated each and every day to keep delivering to them what we believe is the best customer service in the employment law sector.

Our game-changing approach to how HR teams and employment lawyers work together sets ESP Law apart from other traditional law firms. Our fixed-free subscription model allows HR professionals to seek day-to-day, operational advice without “clock watching” or worrying they’ll run up a huge legal bill. This, aligned to our service-based technology innovations, a clear post-sale customer service experience and account mangement focus  plus a wider range of integrated HR services ensures our customers are receiving a very different kind of employment law advisory support.

We’re proud to be helping transform expectations about employment law provision within the HR community and forge better relationships between HR teams and their lawyers to deliver real value to the organisation."

We’ll have to wait until 21 November 2017 to discover whether we’ve won the category at the glittering Personnel Awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Keep your fingers crossed for us!


We are the HR and employment law experts from esphr.

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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