Burstows pioneers QLG employment legal service

SUSSEX law firm Burstows is introducing an employment law service, believed to be the first of its kind in the country.

Instead of preparing employment contracts on an individual basis, a tailor-made standard contract is supplied complete with a manual and a telephone advice line.

The scheme has been devised by nationwide legal grouping the Quality Law Group (QLG).

The manual contains separate chapters on topics such as health and safety, and restrictive covenants.

It is available on disc in WordPerfect format, to enable the standard contract to be updated easily.

Updates, for example on recent changes to maternity laws, will also be available on disc.

Partner Harry Sherrard says: “The price will depend on the complexity of the contract. The advice line, however, will be paid for through an annual retainer.

“The Quality Law Group has been discussing this scheme during the course of the past year, but I am the first person to install a complete system.”

The QLG employment manual and advice line will be extended to other members of the group within the next few weeks.