Businesses are to be given up to the minute legal and insurance advice at a free to attend employment law seminar.

The event is being held to demonstrate the advantages of taking up an employment law and insurance package offered by Knights solicitors llp and JSW Insurance Services .

The Newcastle-under-Lyme based professional services experts are working together to provide business organisations with a one stop solution should they need to defend a claim by an employee at an Employment Tribunal or in the courts.

The seminar is being held at the offices of Knights solicitors llp at The Brampton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, on Tuesday 13 September.

Speakers will include Callum Taylor, Head of Management Liability at insurance giants AXA – the company behind JSW’s Management Liability Protection (MLP) insurance package – and representatives from JSW Insurance Services and Knights.

Management Liability Protection from JSW gives a wide range of cover to businesses against employment issues.

JSW clients who buy the insurance protection will have the benefit of Knights’ specialist employment team for legal advice if they have cause to use the insurance service.

Nathan Walton, Managing Director of JSW Insurance Services, said: “We are delighted to be working alongside Knights. The Management Liability Policy effectively passports our clients to the best possible legal advice. The agreement gives company executives and HR managers the chance to tap into a one stop resource for their employment law and insurance liability needs.”

Christine Dyson, employment law partner at Knights, confirmed: “In 2010 therre were almost 250,000 tribunal cases legal costs of a straightforward unfair dismissal claim can easily reach £10,000 plus VAT and for a contested discrimination claim, typically lasting five days or more, the cost may well exceed £20,000 plus VAT.”

Nathan continued: “The cost of litigation through the courts is inevitably much higher still. In these cases, the safety net provided by our MLP cover is invaluable. The agreement with Knights means they will be our solicitors of choice to provide legal advice for clients should our MLP cover be triggered.”

Knights are recommending that business clients should consider Management Liability Protection and although clients are free to choose any package on the market, most of their clients are currently choosing the AXA policy available through JSW Insurance Services.

The Newcastle-under-Lyme event will commence at 4.30pm with registration with key note speeches at 5pm followed by drinks and an opportunity to soclialise and network with light refreshments. Online registration is available for those wishing to attend at:

Whilst insurance cover represents the ultimate safety net, it is important for employers to have a specialist advice at all stages and not just when someone is dismissed. Knights’ Total Employment Solutions is designed to provide a comprehensive service at a fixed fee – from contracts, policies and procedures through to resolving the thorny issues which inevitably arise in employment relationships.

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Note to editors:
JSW Insurance Services is a commercial insurance broker servicing businesses throughout the UK as well as providing personal insurances, (motor, home and travel), for business insurance clients and its local community.

Issued by and for further information please contact:
Nathan Walton
JSW Insurance Services Ltd
11 Church Street
01782 661323