Full Outsourced HR Support

For Law Firms and Legal Services Businesses

Private practice law firms have typically steered away from having dedicated HR resource within their firms, opting to give the responsibility of HR administration to the Practice Manager or the Managing Partner’s PA who have little or no HR experience and are unable to provide strategic HR support, or to the Employment Lawyer who really shouldn’t be getting involved in workplace issues between their employer and their colleagues!


But times have changed. Legal Services have evolved and continue to evolve at a rapid rate and firms are now seeing the added benefit a strategic HR professional can bring to their business.  Gone are the days when HR is seen as an unnecessary cost and we are now seeing the value HR professionals can bring to a commercially focused organisation.

Our outsourced service provision means you can have fully qualified HR resource managing all aspects of your HR and providing you with practical, HR advice as well as strategic HR support.  We provide dedicated HR resource to your firm based on the work we are doing, whether this is administrative support, managing employee relations matters, analysing data or more strategic HR support focused on designing or delivering your people strategy. We have both generalists and specialist HR professionals within our team and we make sure you have a dedicated team working with you at all times.


Our support includes

  • Ill health reviews
  • Medical consent
  • Referrals to OH/GP report
  • Draft outcome letters
  • Liaise with your Employment Advisors
  • Performance Management Review Support
  • Creation of Performance Improvement Plans
  • Drafting of letters
  • Draft and issue correspondence/documentation
  • Draft and issue meeting preparation
  • Meeting attendance
  • Processing new starter or leaver  information
  • Managing the annual pay increases
  • Data analysing and reporting to Boards
  • Providing advice
  • Drafting of letters and correspondence
  • Notetaker support at meetings
  • All employee queries regarding any HR or Payroll matters

We provide as much on-site support as you need and hold weekly drop-in sessions so there remains full access to a face to face HR person for all employees.

We fully understand the demands on the role of the Managing Partner and the leadership teams and the demands of these roles continue to grow.  Our outsourced HR offering is there to make the roles of Manager easier, to ensure the firm is efficient, effective and compliant in the management of it’s people and to provide employees access to the HR advice they need.

Outsourced HR is very cost effective and can often be cheaper than delivering these services internally.

For a confidential discussion on how we can support you, please do give us a call on 0330 0881857 or email enquiries@optimal-hr.co.uk

What our clients say

Meet our team

Our team of experienced professionals have worked across multiple sectors and have significant experience of supporting our clients with all of their Human Resources and Training needs.

Melanie Stead

Managing Director

Helen Murphy

Operations Director

Sara Brockbank

Finance Manager

Matthew Brain

Employment Solicitors

Saniya Mahmood

HR Advisor

Amanjhot Dothar

Senior HR Administrator

Caroline Mann

PA and Senior Administrator