A specialist employment law practice
working with employers and employees
to solve their workplace challenges
Whether you are an employer or an employee, we can help with all of your employment matters, including contracts of employment, HR policies, settlement agreements and employment tribunal claims.
With our HR experience we offer a range of services to businesses which do not have their own in-house HR professionals, as well as those that do but require additional support.
We deal with all aspects of immigration law, whether you are an employer or an individual looking for guidance in this fast-moving and complex area.
Why choose us
Pragmatic and Approachable
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Our happy clients
In addition to our employee clients we regularly act for a wide range of employer clients across a variety of sectors. Here are just a few of our happy clients.
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We’ve been working with JMA HR & Legal Limited for a couple of years now, and we’ve always been very satisfied with the services they provide.
Thank you… you’ve worked like a demon and with good results!
Joanna provided first class service to me during a very difficult time both professionally and personally. She is one of those rare individuals who follows through on commitments, she calls when she says she will, she provides accurate documents on time and ensures that the transactions are completed in a professional and timely manner thus reducing your stress at what can be a difficult time. I highly recommend Joanna’s work.
Thank you very much for your prompt and efficient work on this negotiation but most of all for communicating the various issues to me in such an understandable and most of all friendly way.
I found Sonia Bhola to give sound pragmatic advice, whilst understanding the sensitivities of the service provided by the organisation. She also went out of her away to attend AGM’s and other important events in the charities calendar and I felt this helped understand and support our organisation in the best way. A font of knowledge, outstanding professionalism and worked to deadlines at short notice. Highly recommended for all aspects of employment law advice that is relevant, up to date for the specialist violence against women sector.
I have worked with Joanna for a number of years… I have always received extremely clear, concise and pragmatic legal advice. Joanna is professional and creative with a great sensitivity to the situation and cultural context. Her guidance and direction is second to none.
Thank you for the professional, careful & efficient service!
I can’t recommend Joanna highly enough, she helped me to resolve a difficult situation, she was professional, supportive and gave thorough, clear and excellent advice. Joanna made a difficult situation seem stress free. Thank-you.
I would recommend Sonia without any hesitation. In all communication, she was very clear & concise and gave a variety of scenarios & outcomes.
Joanna has an eye for detail but remains pragmatic. She wants the best for her clients and ensures that the advice she gives is useful and actionable. I have worked with Joanna on more than one occasion and every time she has made me feel like I’m her only client.
Joanna: good listener, provides specific & personalised advice, is to the point, flexible and dedicated to deliver results.
Being an overseas company we’re not that familiar with the particularities of the UK social legislation and it’s very comforting to know that we can count on Joanna’s expertise.
I was extremely impressed by Joanna, she quickly understood what I needed assistance with. Her advice was clear, and gave me the confidence to quickly resolve a situation. I would have no hesitation in recommending Joanna to anyone needing legal, business advice.
We are a relatively small charity where sound external HR advice is needed. My experience of JMA HR and Legal is that they provided the appropriate level advice and service that we needed. In dealing with difficult issues, they showed an understanding and sensitivity, which gave us a path through it. All communication was clear and practical. Creating and advising on contracts and legal frameworks helped our charity run more efficiently.
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The latest Home Office publications show that the plan to end free movement of people is very much still on track. On 1 January 2021, the new points-based immigration system will come into effect. But what does this mean for employers who employ EU-nationals?
As we learnt from the last update, from 1 July employers will only be able to furlough employees who have already been furloughed for the minimum period of three weeks, meaning that the last date on which employers could furlough employees for the first time was 10 June. Also from 1 July employers will be able to implement ‘flexible furlough’. This includes part-time working arrangements alongside furlough as well as the removal of the minimum furlough period of three consecutive weeks. From 1 July the new flexible furlough agreements can last for any period.
We now have details of how furlough leave will look moving forwards. It was expected that there would be a change from 1 August but in fact from 1 July 2020 employers will have the flexibility to bring previously furloughed workers back to work part-time.