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Former Moda in Pelle head of HR joins West Yorkshire firm

West Yorkshire HR and employment law firm, Howarths People and Safety Management, has expanded its HR team with the appointment of Katie Fletcher as HR advisor. Fletcher joins the company having previously held HR roles with national brands, including head of HR at national high street footwear retailer, Moda in Pelle. She

Mercia backs £2m buy-out at risk management firm

A Yorkshire insurance and risk management consultancy has undergone a £2m management buy-out backed by debt funding from Mercia Fund Managers. ProAktive Risk Group, which is based in Doncaster, is a commercial insurance broker which also provides risk management advice to help businesses reduce claims and premiums. Its consultancy services include

Tribunal claims set to rise further in 2018

More employees are set to seek compensation from their employer for unlawful treatment this year with latest figures showing a surge in cases following the abolition of fees. Government figures show employment tribunal claims increased by 64 per cent overall in the two months after fees were abolished just over six

ESP Law marks further growth with two key appointments

Two new senior solicitors have joined ESP Law, marking further growth for the company’s Leeds-based legal team. Arwen Makin and Helen Rowley bring a combined 35 years’ experience and expertise to the company, which is headquartered in Woking, Surrey and provides specialist employment law and HR advice. Cambridge University graduate Arwen trained

Charity founded by HR company raises over £7,500 to get homeless back into work

An annual fundraising event founded by a West Yorkshire HR and employment law company has raised more than £7,500 towards helping place homeless and recently homeless people across Leeds and Kirklees back into employment. Howarths People and Safety Management raised £7,525.16 at its third annual Howarths Music Extravaganza on 24 November

Tribunal claims on the rise after fees rules unlawful

Claims against employers are on the increase following a ruling that employment tribunal fees are unlawful. Employment law experts at York and Lincoln based Langleys Solicitors have developed training sessions for employers and HR managers after experiencing a rise in claim enquiries following the Supreme Court’s decision just two months ago. Tribunal