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Qualified employment lawyer based in Ipswich provides human resources services for employers across East Anglia - Suffolk and Essex. Specialist help with employment tribunals, settlement agreements, employment law courses and contracts of employment.



Contact Nigel French & Associates today for employment law advice, our human resources consultants or to book one of our courses. We are based in Ipswich on the Ransomes Estate at Epsilon House, IP3 9FJ.

Our Services


We provide a wide variety of qualified employment law and human resources services across East Anglia and the South East - Including Essex and Suffolk from minimum wage queries through to representation in an Employment Tribunal. We work for businesses.

Employment Law


Qualified employment law legal advice and representation service in all aspects of employment law. Tribunals and settlement agreements. Grievance and disciplinary investigations. Negotiation. Employment law training. Independent investigations

Employment Status


Help for employers in determining whether their workers are employees, contractors, agency staff and the associated employment rights they are entitled to.

Client Testimonials


Testimonials of our work from clients from different industry sectors. Learn more about our services and the quality we deliver through expert employment law advice and human resources knowledge.

Jenrick Engineering


Expert employment law advice specific to the recruitment industry

Human Resources


Our consultants are CIPD or Master’s Degree Level qualified in human resources management. We provide advice and support in all areas of employment, from recruitment through to termination of employment.

Contractual Documentation


We will work with you to create any organisational documentation in accordance with your business and industry specific requirements. Our expertise extends to contracts of employment, contractor agreements, and legally binding settlement agreements.

Training and Development


Our learning and training programmes are designed as short courses to maximise learning and transfer back into the organisation. Focusing on key areas of employment law, they are designed to suit organisation needs. Fully qualified employment law trainer.

About Us


Nigel French and Associates Limited is a specialist Employment Law and Human Resources Consultancy based in Ipswich, Suffolk, working across East Anglia to deliver qualified human resources and employment law advice from recruitment to termination.

Meet the team


Nigel French LLM, Chartered F. CILEx. Commissioner for Oaths. Director. A highly experienced employment lawyer, having worked as a legal practitioner and academic for over 30 years. Our HR consultants are fully CIPD qualified.

IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission)


Independent lawyer for managed investigations, settlement agreements and training and development.

Harwich Haven Authority


Expert advice on employment law, industrial relations and disciplinary procedures.

Hairlistic Salon


Bespoke contracts of employment, contractor and apprenticeship agreements

Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures and Investigations


We can draft and advise on implementation of disciplinary and grievance procedures. We will work with you to manage employees who breach the policies, whether that be through dismissal, discipline, or investigation.

Defending Employment Tribunal Claims


Nigel French is a qualified lawyer and front line advocate in tribunal proceedings. We can confidently represent your interests in court and will undertake litigation in a professional fashion befitting someone with over 20 years’ experience.



The notion of ‘job for life’ no longer exists, and downsizing is something that most employers have to confront. We can guide and assist throughout the redundancy process from consultations, 1:1 meetings, establishment of criteria and trade unions.,

TUPE - Transfer of Undertakings and the Protection of Employment


We can advise on the complex area of law regarding TUPE and make it easy for you to interpret and transfer existing terms and conditions of employment. If your business is merging/acquiring another we can assist in the transfer of people.

Settlement Agreements


We have extensive experience in negotiating and drafting Settlement (formerly Compromise) Agreements which have the effect of providing something in the nature of an ‘insurance policy’ against claims.

Family Rights and Flexible Working


We have seen an explosion in family rights over the last 15 years or so, and we can advise in relation to maternity, paternity, parental, adoption, dependency rights, as well as procedures in relation to the right to request flexible working.

Discrimination and the Equality Act 2010


We can help you meet your obligations towards the promotion of a diverse workforce. We can assist you in eliminating prejudice and poor practices in relation to all 9 ‘protected characteristics. This naturally extends to diversity training workshops.



The Whistleblowing area of law extends to ‘workers’ as well as employees, and cannot be contracted out of. We can help manage this area through policy implementation and defend claims for Whistleblowing you receive.

Nexus Intelligent Engineering


Bespoke training on the Bribery Act 2010