Welcome to Harmony HR Solutions
We offer HR and legal consultancy services in Cambridge, London & the South East.
We help you focus on running your organisation by taking the pain out of people management.
We are an HR service backed by professional legal expertise, leading to fast and effective solutions for your organisation.
What we offer
Outsourced HR service
Specialist legal expertise
Bespoke HR Solutions
Executive quality Occupational Health advice
20+ years’ experience
Reduced legal fees for HR retainer clients
Free initial consultation
“I have found the advice that Caroline has provided to our trust to be fitting to the educational context and environment we work in. Caroline has particularly managed a difficult tribunal claim for us, with exceptional outcomes.”
“… a very deep and heartfelt thank you for being totally fantastic. I could not have asked for better legal counsel, – professional and personable, I felt truly comfortable in your hands and that means so very much. Thank you for listening, for the advice, the guidance and for the support throughout this process.”
“Excels in employment law.”
“Knowledgeable, practical and thorough advice [is tailored] to client’s needs.”
“Caroline offers timely, calm, concise, practical advice and has a knowledgeable approach. She is personable, straightforward, technically capable and has achieved very positive outcomes for our school. Overall she is an employment law specialist who is distinguished by her strong expertise in the education sector.”
“Caroline is the only phone call I make for employment law counsel. Her opinion is second to none and she works over and beyond in every matter.”
“Caroline provided clear, calm and useful guidance and support during a very challenging HR and legal situation. She understood the particular sensitivities and challenges of working with the charity sector and helped us to achieve an excellent outcome.”
Our clients include:
SMEs from all sectors including biomedical, technology & media
Schools (maintained & private sectors), including academy trusts
NHS providers & GP practices
Harmony HR Solutions can assist you with
We can provide you with employment documentation including service agreements, contracts or particulars of employment. We can also provide your organisation with individual policies or a staff handbook.
Our advice on the number and type of contracts and policies required will be tailored to your organisation’s size and requirements.
We can draft complex bonus provisions and post-employment restrictions as required.
Tackling staff absence is perplexing for any employer. We can advise you on dealing with staff absence and assist you to solve recurrent or one-off issues.
If you, your organisation or your staff are faced with allegations of discrimination or harassment, we can assist with any grievance, conciliation process or handling any tribunal claim.
We recognise that the health and wellbeing of your staff is of paramount importance and we therefore offer access to a high quality occupational health and wellbeing advice service which is only available on subscription.
We believe that this is the best, and possibly the only, way small to medium-sized organisations can access high quality occupational health and wellbeing advice, quickly and at a reasonable cost.
We can also assist you with making an effective occupational health referral so that you receive helpful and clear advice and can move forward to resolve workplace health issues in the best way possible.
We can advise on grievance and disciplinary issues, guiding you through the process step by step. We can also carry out investigations and hear appeals on your behalf.
Bringing or being faced with a tribunal claim can be daunting for any employee or employer and inevitably absorbs a considerable amount of time. We can assist by representing you and guiding you through the process, or by simply advising you on how to handle the process yourself. We can assess the merits of any claim(s) or potential claim(s) and handle settlement negotiations where appropriate.
There are many ways in which coaching can help in your organisation. We can help improve leadership and communication skills through coaching emotional intelligence like empathy, self-awareness and managing one’s emotions. We can help staff identify goals and ways of achieving them, supporting the alignment of people’s values and goals and aiding organisation planning. Investing in coaching will make your staff feel valued, motivated and fulfilled. Coaching encourages increased engagement and commitment and minimises conflict in the workplace.
Caroline Banwell is a qualified solicitor specialising in employment law with over 20 years’ experience. She provides advice through Kesteven Partners Limited to senior executives and managers who are having difficulties at work or who have been given settlement agreements.
Ensuring that your staff meet expectations is critical to keeping your organisation on track. We understand how difficult it can be to address underperformance, particularly in small or close-knit organisations.
We can advise and assist by explaining how to manage performance effectively and fairly.
The TUPE Regulations are designed to protect employees when a business, or part of a business transfers.
If you are buying or selling a business, or insourcing or outsourcing a business function, we can help you understand your obligations under TUPE and assist you to comply with the TUPE Regulations.
We can also advise on desired changes post transfer.
If you need to make redundancies or restructure we can guide you through this legally complex area.
We can help with flexible working applications, requests to return part-time after maternity leave, shared parental leave and other queries about family friendly rights.
We can advise on whistleblowing policies and assist you to deal with complaints under your whistleblowing policy.
We offer training for all your employment-related needs
We provide advice on partnership matters, including drafting partnership agreements and advising on partnership disputes.