Providing HR & employment law support

Our Support for Charities

The financial, governance and compliance pressures on those organisations that operate in the charitable sector are ever increasing and we at JMA HR & legal feel passionate about supporting the very valuable work that they do, whether in the form of individual donations and/or in our roles as trustees.

However, we also wanted to go a step further in demonstrating our social responsibility and provide our expertise to the charities who are also employers and therefore required to navigate the often challenging world of HR and employment law, as well as immigration where needed, at discounted rates. We therefore currently offer a reduction of 20% off our hourly rates and the fixed fees for our charity clients.

We can help to set up and maintain robust HR practices, including ensuring compliance with all immigration requirements; drafting and advising on contracts of employment and HR policies; training people in key roles, including trustees; and devising documentation for new staff inductions and ongoing appraisals We can also continue to work with these organisations on a day-to-day basis, providing support on all HR and employment matters, including re-organisations and redundancies, poor performance, grievances and disciplinaries. We recognise that changes in this sector are inevitable due to the ever changing demands of funding requirements and we are able to work with charities to ensure their documents and procedures can deal with the ever changing landscape.

As well as offering a discounted rate we will always try our best to offer fixed fees wherever possible to allow organisations to control budgets. We are used to working closely with boards of trustees and senior management teams and so adapt our responses to allow information to be cascaded to the relevant parties as required.


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.”

 Professor Aisha K Gill, PhD CBE, former Chair of Newham Asian Women’s Project

“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.”

Mark Bills, Director of Gainsborough’s House