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.

LEE STEPHENS
Managing Director / Principal Solicitor

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

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.

GEORGINA THOMAS
Senior Solicitor

DD:        01904 360 296
Mobile:  07594 088 064
Contact: georgina@bridgeehr.co.uk

Georgina trained and qualified in a large Yorkshire-based commercial law firm where she worked, for a number of years, in all areas of employment law – both contentious and non-contentious – as well as carrying out risk and compliance work on behalf of The Law Society. Georgina joined Bridge in 2017 where she continues to work across all areas of the practice, acting for individuals and small/medium companies as well as the firm’s larger, commercial clients.  Georgina has a particular interest in discrimination law and Tribunal work. She is also developing her practice in the legal requirements of the education sector – another area in which she has a specific interest.

CLAIRE HORSFIELD
Senior Paralegal & Practice Manager
(Aff CILEx and Chartered CIPD)

Claire is an experienced employment lawyer, training legal executive with extensive previous HR experience too.  She has particular experience in discrimination, harassment and whistleblowing tribunal claims and internal disputes in various sectors (including healthcare, veterinary, charitable services sector, and engineering clients).  Claire is a doer and thankfully she also supports the head of the team as Practice Manager, helping develop our growing practice and business too.

Having also been a specialist in HR advice for over 10 years she frequently helps clients with all day to day employment law issues, such as disciplinary and grievances, employee performance management and engagement and all things from recruitment to dismissal too – more recently Claire has been undertaking work defending and bringing claims at the Employment Tribunal.

Her credentials include, Affiliate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

EMMA GRACE
Employment Lawyer

DD:                01904 360184
Mobile:         07983607388
Contact:        emma@bridgeehr.co.uk

Emma works as an employment lawyer within the legal team having recently returned from a career break. Emma trained and qualified as a solicitor in a medium sized Firm. She then worked in the City for several years before re-locating to Yorkshire where she continued her legal career. Throughout her career, Emma has advised on a wide range of employment law issues for both claimants and respondents, including representing clients in Tribunals. She also has a wealth of experience in corporate support.  Emma has also undertaken work for the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

ANDREW JOHNSON
Business Development Manager

DD:          01904 360 295
Mobile:   07860 907137
Contact: andrew@bridgeehr.co.uk

Andrew heads up all things “Business Development” as our Business Development Manager at Bridge. Andrew has particular experience in GP practices having worked as a Practice Manager.

After leaving University Andrew joined the Royal Navy and trained as a warfare officer serving in multiple roles around the world, from the Mediterranean to the Gulf, West Africa and even Antarctica. Changing career Andrew became the Operations Director of a national healthcare organisation delivering primary care (GP) and secondary care (diagnostics) on behalf of the NHS as well as private patients. Leaving healthcare behind he took over and rescued the local pub in his home village which continues to thrive. Andrew has recently joined Bridge to develop the business and bring their expert advice to more and more people and companies.

LYN CREASEY
HR Consultant

Lyn heads up Lync HR an independent HR consultancy that works with our team on various projects.

Lyn is a highly experienced commercial HR Consultant having worked in industry for many years, she has proven commercial HR experience and is relied upon by MD’s FD’s and HRD’s alike across Yorkshire and further afield.

Lyn provides expert independent support to our clients on various internal investigations, meetings and training and development, where experienced independent support is required, we refer Lyn and Lync to our clients.

MANDY PARKER
Office Manager

DD:        01904 307648
Mobile:  07486 543779
Contact: mandy@bridgeehr.co.uk

Mandy is the Office Manager at Bridge, responsible for the accounts, office equipment and ensuring the smooth running of all things administrative. Having spent several years as an officer in the Royal Air Force Mandy has experience running many different departments, some of which include human resources, military law and accounting in operational theatres overseas as well as on bases here in the UK. Mandy resigned her commission to raise a family but continued to move around the UK with her husband, during which time she worked with a wide range of charities and undertook voluntary roles, prior to joining the team at Bridge.