Monday, 9 November 2009

Legal team on call - 24 hours a day

We're launching a 24-hour hotline to help companies fight back against the Recession. The service is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK, and companies from all over the country have already signed up.

John Mehtam, who leads our Alpha team, said: “Desperate times can leave businesses feeling as though they’ve got nowhere to turn, and with the credit crunch tightening its grip, we felt we had to act now. Our Alpha project already offers employment law and human resources support to small and medium sized companies, but now we’ll be on call 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

“The telephone hotline advice is a unique service and will ensure that companies who need help have access to urgent advice as and when they need it. For manufacturing companies in particular, who may operate outside of traditional office hours, or those working continental shift patterns or night shifts, this service could prove invaluable.

“A legal practice offering 24-hour advice is virtually unheard of, and given the difficult times many companies are facing, we believe it’s something that will be very popular both locally and regionally.”

John said the hotline would help businesses to make fully-informed decisions which suited the individual circumstances they found themselves in.

The all-in-one Alpha package offers face-to-face legal advice and assistance with HR policies and practices, and legal expenses insurance against fees, costs and tribunal awards. To find out more, email or visit