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We are recognised by the recommendation website Three Best Rated as one of the top three employment law firms in Bristol.

Patch Law

Station Road Workshops
Station Road
Kingswood
Bristol
BS15 4PJ

Patch Law is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

For Employers

We always take a commercial approach to employment law advice, helping you to achieve your business objective in the most cost effective way. Recognising that businesses need practical solutions rather than legal analysis, we work with you to reach the desired outcome swiftly and with the minimum of fuss.

Unlike an HR consultancy all advice provided by Patch Law is covered by what is known as “legal advice privilege” which means it is confidential and does not have to be disclosed, even in court or tribunal proceedings.

A growing number of businesses are taking advantage of Patch Law’s Retainer Service, where for an agreed period (it doesn’t have to be a year), an experienced specialist solicitor is on hand to answer any day-to-day queries, update contracts and handbooks, draft letters, help you manage challenges such as redundancies or disciplinaries, and to firefight, including defending Tribunal claims if necessary.  The main advantage though is an opportunity to get to know your business, helping you identify people management priorities and nip potential staff problems in the bud.


Gillian assisted me with my Consultancy Contract. We had a tight deadline but she went out of her way to review it in detail and come back to me with her amendments ensuring that my future business interests were protected as much as possible. She also took the time to follow up after the contract was signed. I highly recommend Gillian for her specialism in employment law.
Business Owner
Reading

Collaborative working - in partnership with you

Whatever the level of HR expertise in-house, our specialist employment solicitors can help you to navigate safely through individual cases, projects, trade union negotiations and strategic change programmes to secure successful outcomes that retain the engagement of your staff and represent the best value.

We partner with a range of excellent, known Associates, in particular senior HR professionals, with whom we can further enhance the seamless service to our clients with complementary skills and knowledge.

When you need it

We pride ourselves on providing a very agile service, with quick response times to emails and telephone calls.  We are also prepared to go the extra mile, and will work out of hours when the urgency of a situation demands it, or when you need onsite advice or support.

Expert advice

Advice is provided by highly experienced advisers with an excellent track record, delivered in a friendly and accessible way.

Value for money

Patch Law’s rates are highly competitive, and this is achieved by a business model of low overheads with no compromise on quality.


I have been delighted with the services that I have received from Patch Law to help me build my small dog walking business. Gillian was easily contactable, approachable and explained everything fairly and in “plain English”. I was quoted a very reasonable, set-price from the outset. I was extremely happy with the communication, timescale and work that was completed. I would highly recommend Patch Law to any small business looking for contracts, terms and conditions or legal work to secure or extend their company.
Business Owner
Bristol

Support packages to suit you, not us

Choose the level, quantity and mix of support to suit your needs and budget. Our services are bespoke to each client.  There is no fixed package or even a limited menu to choose from.  We will genuinely tailor each contract individually.

Retainers for HR/legal advisory services work very well for many.  As well as representing the very best value for money, they enable a relaxed, trusting and informed relationship to develop.  We are able to build a deeper understanding of our clients’ organisations, their aims and how they like to do things.

Our range of services

Day to day people support

Whether it’s just a quick email or telephone query or a trickier disciplinary or performance matter that needs unlocking, we can guide you through, including attending meetings and hearings.

Not an anonymous helpline, but named advisers, providing continuity and consistency, offering you the benefit of a blended HR/legal service.

Employment Tribunal cases

If this situation arises, you can be assured that you are in safe hands with experienced lawyers both managing the claim and representing you at hearing.

HR Projects

We are often asked to review and update contracts of employment, handbooks and policies and to support with HR challenges such as redundancies, restructuring and performance management.

HR Documents

You will be able to access a range of practical documents such as policies, letters, forms and templates, with drafting support always provided when needed.

Settlement Agreements

We will provide seamless advice and support, from advising you when a negotiated exit might be a good option, to drafting the agreement and conducting negotiations with the employee or their representative.

Training

Our offering is tailored to each client, examples include:

  • mentoring 1-2-1
  • training teams in people management skills
  • updates on current legal frameworks.

Try us out

Engage us for a single project or piece of advice or for a limited period before you decide on longer term plans.  We can offer an on-site surgery to advise on your current HR priorities.

To find out more about how we can support your organisation, contact us today for a no obligation free of charge initial discussion.

Get in touch

If you need help with an employment law issue then please don't hesitate to contact us. An initial enquiry is free and without obligation.

Call us on 0117 290 0905 or fill out the form below and we will contact you within 24 hours.

When your form is submitted you will receive an automatic email from Patch Law confirming receipt.

Why choose us?

  • Expert and Practical Advice
    You Can Trust
  • Prompt and Friendly Service
  • Consistently Positive
    Client Feedback

Some of our Google reviews

review rating 5  Gillian is professional and knowledgeable whilst being empathetic. She ensured the details that were important to me were addressed and resolved. I would highly recommend the services of Patch Law for employment issues.

thumb Claire Turner
12/05/2019

review rating 5  Fantastic service from Gillian who advised and acted very quickly with a short timescale to deliver. Friendly approachable firm and I felt they had my best interests at heart. Would highly recommend.

thumb Ryan Barnett
7/16/2019

review rating 5  Exceptional service throughout. Gillian's expertise, professionalism and personal touch are invaluable. She was so caring and helpful to me during a difficult time, I felt in safe hands. Very happy with the outcome and I can't recommend her highly enough.

thumb Janice Rumming
6/10/2019

We always take a commercial approach to employment law advice, helping you to achieve your business objective in the most cost effective way. Recognising that businesses need practical solutions rather than legal analysis, we work with you to reach the desired outcome swiftly and with the minimum of fuss.

Unlike an HR consultancy all advice provided by Patch Law is covered by what is known as “legal advice privilege” which means it is confidential and does not have to be disclosed, even in court or tribunal proceedings.

A growing number of businesses are taking advantage of Patch Law’s Retainer Service, where for an agreed period (it doesn’t have to be a year), an experienced specialist solicitor is on hand to answer any day-to-day queries, update contracts and handbooks, draft letters, help you manage challenges such as redundancies or disciplinaries, and to firefight, including defending Tribunal claims if necessary.  The main advantage though is an opportunity to get to know your business, helping you identify people management priorities and nip potential staff problems in the bud.


Gillian assisted me with my Consultancy Contract. We had a tight deadline but she went out of her way to review it in detail and come back to me with her amendments ensuring that my future business interests were protected as much as possible. She also took the time to follow up after the contract was signed. I highly recommend Gillian for her specialism in employment law.
Business Owner
Reading

Collaborative working - in partnership with you

Whatever the level of HR expertise in-house, our specialist employment solicitors can help you to navigate safely through individual cases, projects, trade union negotiations and strategic change programmes to secure successful outcomes that retain the engagement of your staff and represent the best value.

We partner with a range of excellent, known Associates, in particular senior HR professionals, with whom we can further enhance the seamless service to our clients with complementary skills and knowledge.

Two Businesswomen Shaking Hands In Modern Office

Expert advice

Advice is provided by highly experienced advisers with an excellent track record, delivered in a friendly and accessible way.

Value for money

Patch Law’s rates are highly competitive, and this is achieved by a business model of low overheads with no compromise on quality.

When you need it

We pride ourselves on providing a very agile service, with quick response times to emails and telephone calls.  We are also prepared to go the extra mile, and will work out of hours when the urgency of a situation demands it, or when you need onsite advice or support.


I have been delighted with the services that I have received from Patch Law to help me build my small dog walking business. Gillian was easily contactable, approachable and explained everything fairly and in “plain English”. I was quoted a very reasonable, set-price from the outset. I was extremely happy with the communication, timescale and work that was completed. I would highly recommend Patch Law to any small business looking for contracts, terms and conditions or legal work to secure or extend their company.
Business Owner
Bristol

Support packages to suit you, not us

Choose the level, quantity and mix of support to suit your needs and budget. Our services are bespoke to each client.  There is no fixed package or even a limited menu to choose from.  We will genuinely tailor each contract individually.

Retainers for HR/legal advisory services work very well for many.  As well as representing the very best value for money, they enable a relaxed, trusting and informed relationship to develop.  We are able to build a deeper understanding of our clients’ organisations, their aims and how they like to do things.

Our range of services

Day to day people support

Whether it’s just a quick email or telephone query or a trickier disciplinary or performance matter that needs unlocking, we can guide you through, including attending meetings and hearings.

Not an anonymous helpline, but named advisers, providing continuity and consistency, offering you the benefit of a blended HR/legal service.

Employment Tribunal cases

If this situation arises, you can be assured that you are in safe hands with experienced lawyers both managing the claim and representing you at hearing.

HR Projects

We are often asked to review and update contracts of employment, handbooks and policies and to support with HR challenges such as redundancies, restructuring and performance management.

Settlement Agreements

We will provide seamless advice and support, from advising you when a negotiated exit might be a good option, to drafting the agreement and conducting negotiations with the employee or their representative.

HR Documents

You will be able to access a range of practical documents such as policies, letters, forms and templates, with drafting support always provided when needed.

Training

Our offering is tailored to each client, examples include:

  • mentoring 1-2-1
  • training teams in people management skills
  • updates on current legal frameworks.

Diverse People and Training Concepts

Try us out

Engage us for a single project or piece of advice or for a limited period before you decide on longer term plans.  We can offer an on-site surgery to advise on your current HR priorities.

To find out more about how we can support your organisation, contact us today for a no obligation free of charge initial discussion.

 

For
Employers

We always take a commercial approach to employment law advice, helping you to achieve your business objective in the most cost effective way. Recognising that businesses need practical solutions rather than legal analysis, we work with you to reach the desired outcome swiftly and with the minimum of fuss.

Unlike an HR consultancy all advice provided by Patch Law is covered by what is known as “legal advice privilege” which means it is confidential and does not have to be disclosed, even in court or tribunal proceedings.

A growing number of businesses are taking advantage of Patch Law’s Retainer Service, where for an agreed period (it doesn’t have to be a year), an experienced specialist solicitor is on hand to answer any day-to-day queries, update contracts and handbooks, draft letters, help you manage challenges such as redundancies or disciplinaries, and to firefight, including defending Tribunal claims if necessary.  The main advantage though is an opportunity to get to know your business, helping you identify people management priorities and nip potential staff problems in the bud.


Gillian assisted me with my Consultancy Contract. We had a tight deadline but she went out of her way to review it in detail and come back to me with her amendments ensuring that my future business interests were protected as much as possible. She also took the time to follow up after the contract was signed. I highly recommend Gillian for her specialism in employment law.
Business Owner
Reading

Collaborative working – in partnership with you

Whatever the level of HR expertise in-house, our specialist employment solicitors can help you to navigate safely through individual cases, projects, trade union negotiations and strategic change programmes to secure successful outcomes that retain the engagement of your staff and represent the best value.

We partner with a range of excellent, known Associates, in particular senior HR professionals, with whom we can further enhance the seamless service to our clients with complementary skills and knowledge.

Two Businesswomen Shaking Hands In Modern Office

Expert advice

Advice is provided by highly experienced advisers with an excellent track record, delivered in a friendly and accessible way.

Value for money

Patch Law’s rates are highly competitive, and this is achieved by a business model of low overheads with no compromise on quality.

When you need it

We pride ourselves on providing a very agile service, with quick response times to emails and telephone calls.  We are also prepared to go the extra mile, and will work out of hours when the urgency of a situation demands it, or when you need onsite advice or support.


I have been delighted with the services that I have received from Patch Law to help me build my small dog walking business. Gillian was easily contactable, approachable and explained everything fairly and in “plain English”. I was quoted a very reasonable, set-price from the outset. I was extremely happy with the communication, timescale and work that was completed. I would highly recommend Patch Law to any small business looking for contracts, terms and conditions or legal work to secure or extend their company.
Business Owner
Bristol

Support packages to suit you, not us

Choose the level, quantity and mix of support to suit your needs and budget. Our services are bespoke to each client.  There is no fixed package or even a limited menu to choose from.  We will genuinely tailor each contract individually.

Retainers for HR/legal advisory services work very well for many.  As well as representing the very best value for money, they enable a relaxed, trusting and informed relationship to develop.  We are able to build a deeper understanding of our clients’ organisations, their aims and how they like to do things.

Our range of services

Day to day people support

Whether it’s just a quick email or telephone query or a trickier disciplinary or performance matter that needs unlocking, we can guide you through, including attending meetings and hearings.

Not an anonymous helpline, but named advisers, providing continuity and consistency, offering you the benefit of a blended HR/legal service.

Employment Tribunal cases

If this situation arises, you can be assured that you are in safe hands with experienced lawyers both managing the claim and representing you at hearing.

HR Projects

We are often asked to review and update contracts of employment, handbooks and policies and to support with HR challenges such as redundancies, restructuring and performance management.

Settlement Agreements

We will provide seamless advice and support, from advising you when a negotiated exit might be a good option, to drafting the agreement and conducting negotiations with the employee or their representative.

HR Documents

You will be able to access a range of practical documents such as policies, letters, forms and templates, with drafting support always provided when needed.

Training

Our offering is tailored to each client, examples include:

  • mentoring 1-2-1
  • training teams in people management skills
  • updates on current legal frameworks.

Diverse People and Training Concepts

Try us out

Engage us for a single project or piece of advice or for a limited period before you decide on longer term plans.  We can offer an on-site surgery to advise on your current HR priorities.

To find out more about how we can support your organisation, contact us today for a no obligation free of charge initial discussion.