The PRCA highly recommend Irenicon as a service provider. We have used their services over many years and have always been impressed with their reliability, honesty and efficiency, providing a helpline that our members could contact for advice on employment/HR issues, and template contracts to make available to our members. ‘
Katie Packham, New Business Manager
Christopher has recently assisted our Company with a case of gross misconduct and dismissal…… Christopher provided invaluable advice and guidance throughout the process…… His expertise has given us immense peace of mind during what has been a very difficult situation. I would recommend Irenicon and Christopher to any small business which does not have its own HR department or any company needing advice re employment law.
Stella Morris, Company Director
Annabel and Irenicon advised us on employment law and employee relations matters. The service we received was excellent, timely and pragmatic. Irenicon where highly aware of the commercial needs of our business and the associated decision making on the issues they supported us with. I highly recommend Annabel and Irenicon
David Woods, HR Director Monaco & Islands at Cable & Wireless InternationalDown to earth, pragmatic advice (with a distinct twist of humour), and a tower of strength when taking the highly unpleasant step of making a member of staff redundant. God forbid the need should ever arise, but I would have no hesitation in instructing Irenicon again
Kate Desbottes, Principal Solicitor at K J Desbottes & Co, Family Law firm in Caterham
Annabel and Christopher lead a team of employment advisers that give great backup to any organisation with occasional or frequent people issues. She is more economical that solicitors, much more practical and understanding business issues, and just as expert. She works equally well, either giving expert backup to inhouse HR functions or first line advice to line managers; I have used Annabel’s services to do both, across several organisations.
Pat Perridge, Strategic Human Resources adviser and Search and Selection professional
I went to my consultation meeting, after previously sending them a letter containing the information that Christopher had advised me to include. They got back to me the same day, saying that they could now accommodate me within one of the departments with the hours I required, (the same hours as I do at the moment and no weekends!!) A complete turnaround from what they originally said! I am very pleased, and it means that I can still be there for my son and also do a job that I know I will enjoy and do well.
I am so pleased that I contacted Irenicon, as they have helped me to secure a future for myself and my family, by giving me valuable advice and the information I required to achieve this.
from a client at risk of redundancy
“Christopher has provided guidance to us on a number of issues over the years, from the provision of general employment contracts to HR and legal guidance on individual matters. The quality of his advice and attention to detail is first class. Irenicon stands head and shoulders above other specialists in this field, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to other companies. In fact, we did,only this week!”
Michael Keeler, Company Director
“Christopher’s warm nature instantly put me at ease during our first meeting and his attention to detail ensured there was no stone left unturned. We have now worked together on a number of occasions and I’ve found Christopher’s legal recommendations on all projects to be clear and concise, whilst remaining fair to both the employee, employer and business.
Christopher is very open with the amount of time each assignment will take and remains in regular communication to ensure you are kept up to speed with his progress, equally, he is always on hand should I have any last minute questions or need advice. I have used the services of Christopher and Irenicon on a regular basis over the last 3 years and they have become a virtual HR department to my business, without having the need to hire the staff and pay the monthly overheads!
You cannot fault the precise accuracy and professionalism of Christopher and his colleagues at Irenicon and I would have no hesitation is recommending their services to anyone in need for legal advice or support”
Hannah Jones, Business Development Manager, Airport House
Christopher’s knowledge and co-operative style of discussion and decision making is very conducive and puts you at ease during the discussions with a timely report sent at the end of discussions which is useful for reflection and reporting back to colleagues. A good listener who “hand holds” to your objectives. He navigated our organisation through the myriad of HR regs and issues to decrease the risk for the organisation. I would use Christopher again, and would most definitely recommend him to others. He is sensitive to the client’s work pattern and challenges, facilitating discussions at the clients behest.
Girish Mehta, Chairman, Herts LPC
Not all business situations are alike. We were in the fortunate place of coming to Christopher, not because we were experiencing trouble, but because we are growing and knew we needed some excellent advice, wisdom and guidance on making this happen successfully.
Christopher is incredibly astute. He really listens to what you say and works with what you have achieved already, using that success to move the business forward.
Christopher was patient. He empowered us and we worked on game plan together, and he gave wise counsel along the way.
We did some judicious updating, tweaked the plan as we went along as we hit our goals. We feel comfortable and able to share our deepest concerns for our business, knowing that our ideas and thoughts will be met with respect and a genuine interest in our benefit.
It has been and continues to be a pleasure to work with Christopher.
Natalie and Nigel Piper, Directors, Greeenfinger Ltd
I have used Irenicon for both employment advice and training for a number of years and the team have never let me down. They offer practical guidance and advice and, most importantly, can always be relied upon to be at the end of the phone when you need them. I have recommended them to others within my HR network and will happily continue to do so.
Vivienne Murch, Head of HR, General Pharmaceutical Council
We have used Irenicon for our HR requirements for 7 years now, and find Christopher and Annabel to be professional, easy to talk to and most importantly at the end of the phone when you need them. They have arranged our contracts of employment and all our HR needs, ranging from new members of staff, disciplinary procedures, redundancies and represented us successfully at an employment tribunal. The latter being very stressful, however Christopher held our hand every inch of the way. We highly recommend Irenicon’s services and are happy and feel safe that they are there when we need them.
Kara Baker, Company Secretary, Brylane Construction Ltd
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