[10 September 2020] Han Law – a new kind of employment law business – has opened its doors for business.

The business, founded by highly experienced employment lawyer and HR expert Hannah Strawbridge, is based in Halifax and will serve clients across the UK and international clients with UK employment law requirements.

Hannah explains what’s unique about the business:

“Han Law is a new kind of advisor because at the heart of our business model is equality. We are a combined lawand HR provider, so we can advise on day-to-day HR issues as well as contracts, policies, tribunals and litigation. We advise both employers and employees.

“What sets us apart from our peers is our unwavering commitment to delivering the equal rights that individuals are due under law.  Where we differ from other anti-discriminatory organisations is that, as an entrepreneur myself, our focus isn’t simply on how this commitment benefits individuals but on how this impacts on the wider world economy and business owners and employers everywhere.

“Fifty years after the first Equal Pay legislation and here we are still having to call out inequalities in the workplace. Covid is impacting women and minority groups unfairly. We’re here to ensure that we deliver equality.

“Both employers and the wider world economy benefit when all people are treated fairly and with dignity.

“Employees come to us to handle life-changing cases. We’re there for them on legal matters and to relate to them as people. Losing your job – fairly or unfairly – is awful. Individuals who instruct us tell us that they feel properly heard, often for the first time. We work alongside them as their guides through a process that can be an emotional rollercoaster, and emerge at the other end stronger and in a better position.

“Employers turn to us for organisation-defining advice. It’s been shown time and again that workplaces that respect equality are the ones that flourish most economically. We help organisations of all sizes to benefit from improved loyalty and profitability as they put equality at the forefront of their agenda. Sometimes, they need our help as they are already offside on a major case – we’re not here to judge them but rather help them triage the situation and work with them to prevent it occurring again.  We balance empathy with an honest, straight-talking approach, which both our business and individual clients respect when faced with a problem that needs solving.”