I have used Flint Bishop for employment law support for a number of years in the private sector. In 2013, I moved to the education sector in an HR manager role within an academy at a time where the Local Authority support services were heavily used.
I swiftly became aware that the support services required were different to the provision of the Local Authority and put my case forward to bring in a law firm to assist on a retainer basis. Upon researching local and regional law firms, it became apparent to me that Flint Bishop, having noted their Education team, was going to be a good fit.
Flint Bishop came in to assist at a high level ill health case with our governing body and their level of pragmatic advice and personal approach was highly commended.
Thereafter, they became the obvious choice for our governing body to agree to appoint. From early 2014, the de Ferrers Academy and now the de Ferrers Trust has been working alongside the Flint Bishop team and this has enabled HR to shift forward at a pace and continue to do so.
The reality is that the person on the end of the phone ‘gets it’. There is no ambiguity on either side and there is a level of understanding to get the best outcome as easily as possible. The advice and service provided are at the right level and no one is blinded by science.
Flint Bishop has been happy to assist matters at every level from a sanity check of a decision to full-scale HR projects whereby they have been happy to support both remotely and on-site.
In addition to our HR support contract, Flint Bishop has been key in assisting us through significant changes whilst converting to a trust.
Flint Bishop offers a superb range of training support and events which have been great from a networking perspective.
I would not hesitate to recommend the Flint Bishop team for their support in the education sector, particularly as budgets continue to be restrained and staffing costs rise.