Kennedy Cater, along with our partners, The Employment Law Partnership, would like to extend a huge welcome to recent clients Access Self Storage and Activ Financial Systems to whom we are providing employment law support.
The Employment Law Partnership provides organisations with comprehensive employment law advice and support at a fixed-fee. Our team of experienced senior solicitors work closely with our clients’ senior management and HR teams, providing unlimited day-to-day advice.We get to know our clients and their businesses so that the advice we give is not only technically excellent but always aligned with their commercial interests.
Our key services include: employment law advice for employers, employment tribunal claim representation and support, legal expenses insurance, employment law training to educate and equip HR and senior management.
Grayling Communications, part of the Grayling global communications network, also access this service. Additionally, Grayling Communications have signed up to our new Commercial Contracts Support Service which continues to go from strength to strength.
For further information on our employment law support service please contact The Employment Law Partnership:
Telephone: 01491 414142
Fat Face Ltd has also signed up to the service, and an additional number of high profile clients will soon be coming on stream.
On Friday, 20th January The Housing Associations Legal Alliance (HALA), which is managed by Kennedy Cater, will see its 2017 programme of member training courses begin. The session on Rent Arrears and Possession Tenancy will be hosted by Capsticks LLP, who are one of HALA's panel firms.
This marks the first stage of a raft of courses and seminars that will be run throughout the year, all of which are provided by HALA's panel firms. Sessions are designed as a direct result of feedback from the HALA membership and seek to meet current training needs. The seminar programme is one of the key value added benefits of being a HALA member and all are offered free of charge.
A large number of additional membership benefits are also available, including;
- Free of charge advice helplines
- Drop in surgeries
- Legal updates
- video conferencing
- Access to firms' profession support lawyers and librarians
- Use of meeting rooms
- Social value benefits - including work experience and employment opportunities for residents
A new benefit which is of particular interest is that HALA's panel firms have also agreed that if they prepare advice which is relevant to more than one member, it may be shared. This time and cost saving benefit is a step change and signifies the strong relationship that Kennedy Cater, HALA and its panel firms have developed.
Tim Morel, Director and Founder of Kennedy Cater, adds,
'The HALA Legal Framework is a growing success, not only for the competitive hourly rates that we have managed to negotiate, which are discounted by at least 30% on standard rates, but clearly in the valuable benefits that membership affords. The costs of which, if bought alone, would run to many thousands of pounds. The 2017 training programme which is a key part of this, deserves to be a huge success.'
Updates on the course programme can be found at www.hala.org.uk, and upcoming courses will be announced in advance on Twitter @HALegalAlliance
The London Boroughs Legal Alliance (LBLA), which is managed by Kennedy Cater, is delighted to announce that the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA), and the Royal Borough of Greenwich are the latest London Authorities to join this distinct group.
LFEPA has become a full member whilst the Royal Borough of Greenwich joins as an Associate, which provides them with full access to the Barristers’ framework. They become the 18th and 19th authorities respectively.
Helen Edwards, Client Services Director for Kennedy Cater, comments,
‘We are delighted that both of these Authorities have chosen to join the LBLA, recognizing the strength and depth of its offering. From day one the LBLA has led the way in innovating procurement practices and driving through efficiencies to the benefit of their members and local residents across London. With their addition the Alliance will become even stronger.’
All London local authorities are now able to join to LBLA, and access to its Solicitors and /or Barristers Framework can also be considered. Please contact Helen Edwards, at Kennedy Cater for further details on 020 7113 4020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org