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About us

WE ARE THE EMPLOYMENT LAW SOLICITORS AND HR SPECIALISTS

WHO ARE BRIDGE

BRIDGE, was set up by a former Partner in a leading UK law firm to successfully deliver clear, hands on, no-nonsense employment law and HR support for a fixed price, no pomp, no inflated costs, just precise, common sense quality support to business owners and leadership teams. delivered by experienced employment law solicitors,

BRIDGE combines 25 years of proven expertise in employment law and HR advice. Our mission is to provide a complete and very personal and commercial service to our SME and larger clients in various sectors, from Care Homes to Manufacturing.  We want to get to know you, your business and your team so that we can offer the most appropriate, bespoke advice for you.

No jargon, no call centres, we solve your problems, we protect your business and we’re with you and your business all the way.

We also have a wealth of experience of supporting employees who have issues with their employment, dealing with matters confidentially and sensitively.

OUR SERVICES

For employers…

We can offer and range of services from day to day employment and HR support, to complex reorganisations and Employment Tribunal defence – we cover all employment law and HR issues.

Outsource to BRIDGE and we’ll save you money.

Whatever your current spend, we’ll beat it with our fixed price, unlimited employment law support with insurance against claims and our essential training too, ensuring you and/or your key managers have the skills, training and expert support to manage staff and protect your business.

 

For employees…

We understand that sometimes things can go wrong with your relationship with your employer and our team of experts is on hand to give clear, well thought out advice and options on how to resolve the matter.

OUR SECTOR EXPERTISE

We know a lot about employment and HR challenges in many sectors particularly:

  • Care Homes
  • Food and agriculture
  • Logistics
  • Child Care
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing  
  • Recruitment
  • Dental Practices
  • Packaging

 

BRIDGE work with these and many other sectors allowing us to understand how employment law applies to your sector and what you need to prioritise and protect against.

Our Sectors

OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS

Over 25 years’ proven expertise and skills acting with and in defence of businesses large and small in various sectors, we’re shoulder to shoulder with our clients,
all the way.

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LeeStephens

LEE STEPHENS
Managing Director / Principal Solicitor

DD:                  01904 360184
Mobile:           07983 607388
Contact:          stephens@bridgeehr.co.uk

Lee is head of the firm and the team, he has practiced as a specialist employment Solicitor for 15 years formerly as a Partner with a leading UK law firm advising SME’s to PLCs. Lee has a wealth of experience in successfully helping businesses with all aspects of employment law from the day to day to complex reorganisations, TUPE, senior executive removals and disputes too – Lee is very much a commercial solution focused Solicitor, he aims to solve problems for our clients and provide excellent service too. Lee undertakes his own advocacy and delivers management training workshops and he has particular experience working with clients within the Care, Education, Recruitment and Production/Logistics sectors.

Georgia

CLAUDIA HARRISON
Senior Employment Lawyer

Claudia is a Senior Employment Lawyer with the team at Bridge.  She trained and qualified with a medium sized Commercial Law Firm in Edinburgh where she gained significant experience acting for a variety of clients, ranging from Plc’s to SME’s and family businesses, assisting them on a spectrum of employment issues.  Claudia currently works with the team at BRIDGE providing on-going Employment and HR support to our commercial clients.  This involves advising on disciplinary and grievances, redundancies, and termination of employment and settlement agreements, as well advising on and responding to internal employment disputes and tribunal claims.  Claudia has a particular interest in discrimination work and has recently advised a number of individuals on discrimination claims under the Equality Act. Claudia also has experience of supporting a number of independently owned Dental Practices, supporting practice principals with their HR and Employment issues, ranging from associate and staff contracts, staff handbooks, as well as day to day staff management.  Being a heavily regulated environment, this work has often proven invaluable to ensure that practices are both satisfying their legal obligations as well as complying with the GDC Standards for the Dental Team.

Claudia

GEORGINA THOMAS
Employment Lawyer

Georgina trained, and qualified, in a large Yorkshire-based commercial law firm where she practised as a solicitor in the employment department for a number of years before deciding to take some time away from law to focus on bringing up her young family. Whilst in practice, Georgina gained experience in a variety of both contentious and non-contentious work as well as carrying out risk and compliance work on behalf of The Law Society.

For the last few years, Georgina has worked for the local authority, supporting the governing bodies of a number of primary and secondary schools in complying with their statutory duties, gaining experience in legal requirements of the education sector. Georgina is developing that experience further with Bridge, who she recently joined, assisting across all areas in the Practice as an Employment Lawer.

Lyn

LYN CREASEY
HR Consultant

Lyn has 20 years hands on experience working within Human Resources for both large and small SME’s in both the public and private sector. Lyn is a no-nonsense senior HR generalist who uses her skills on-site to help our clients deliver their HR plans and objectives. Lyn provides invaluable support to businesses on all day to day HR issues but also provides learning and development support to our clients along with coaching at all levels of people management, from HR administrators to Senior Management teams. Lyn works closely with Lee Stephens, allowing BRIDGE to provide a more rounded HR and employment law services to our clients.

Claire

CLAIRE HORSFIELD
Practice Manager/HR Consultant

Claire is a doer and thankfully she is our Practice Manager helping develop our practice and business. Claire also has a wealth of experience leading, managing and developing people.  She is a specialist in Human Resources having excellent generalist HR experience frequently dealing with matters from day to day issues such as disciplinary and grievances from recruitment too dismissal too. Claire has a particular interest in Employee Engagement and Performance Management/Development.  She has experience of range of industries including professional services, engineering and health and social care.  Her credentials include Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), CIPD Advanced Diploma in Human Resources Management and she is currently completing her qualifications for Executive Coaching and Mentoring and Coaching Supervision with the Institute of Leadership and Management.