We are Legal Week award-winners!

30 May 19 by Kerry Byrne
Russell Guest and Kerry Byrne from ESP pictured centre

ESP Law has clinched a significant industry accolade highlighting how we help organisations tackle increased employee relations (ER) workloads and spiralling costs from employment tribunals.

Our forward-thinking team, which was only established four years ago, took home the Legal Week Innovation Award 2019 in the ‘Future of Legal Services Innovation – Alternative Business Structure’ category.

A driving force behind the triumph was our successful subscription-based pricing model, which provides unlimited personal legal advisory support to customers and key online resources, to dynamically upskill HR teams through challenging employment law issues.

That work – to ‘future-proof’ HR customers against the rising tide of employment law cases – saw us host an educational live mock trial, develop real-time ER case management software, run a coaching and mentoring scheme, and bring in live webinars and e-learning training.

We travelled to London on 24th May to collect the award at a special ceremony.

Peter Byrne, our founder, said: “We are thrilled that our very different law firm business structure and innovative service model has been recognised within the sector. This award helps to showcase how we’re continually trying to think ahead to meet the ever-evolving needs of our HR customers in the mid-sized, and larger, enterprise sectors.

“We are driven to provide in-house HR teams with an integrated, quality advisory service that brings together the very best commercial ER advice through practical and tailored online resources, and market-leading case management software.

“We’re so pleased to bring this award back to our teams in Surrey and Yorkshire because it’s testament to their hard work that we’ve been recognised on such a high-profile level.”

Thank you to our customers and supporters for all the lovely comments!


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.

Call 0333 006 2929 or email info@esphr.co.uk today to discover exactly how we can help you.

Post by Kerry Byrne

Senior marketing executive, esphr