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

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.”

HR Manager, Multi Academy Trust

“Excels in employment law.”

Legal 500 (2017 edition)

“Knowledgeable, practical and thorough advice [is tailored] to client’s needs.”

Legal 500 (2017 edition)

“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.”

Bursar, Independent Boarding School

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.”

Director and investor

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.”

Andrew Radford, Charity CEO

“exceptionally capable”

Legal 500 (2014 edition)

Our clients include:

  • SMEs from all sectors including biomedical, technology & media

  • Charities

  • Schools (maintained & private sectors), including academy trusts

  • NHS providers & GP practices

  • Cambridge colleges

  • Individuals

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 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.

We provide advice on partnership matters, including drafting partnership agreements and advising on partnership disputes.

We offer training for all your employment-related needs

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.

Conflict in the workplace leads to decreased productivity, increased stress among employees, hampered performance, high turnover rate and absenteeism.  Dealing with conflict at an early stage will save time, money and angst for both you and your staff.

We can assist you to address conflict before it gets out of hand.

All businesses now need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation since it became law in the UK in May 2018. There are very large fines for failing to comply. We can help you amend your documentation and put processes in place so that you are compliant.

We can advise on whistleblowing policies and assist you to deal with complaints under your whistleblowing policy.