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Why choose HR Rely?

Legal help and support for employers

Operating as part of a national law firm, our specialist regulated advisors will work with you, providing support on employment law and employee relations issues with guaranteed cost certainty.

You will have access to a dedicated team of employment law experts, who know your organisation and the way you work, and will provide prompt, commercially focussed advice in alignment with your HR goals.

We can provide expert, practical support on a full range of workplace issues, through the complete employment life cycle, including:

  • Effective recruitment
  • Handling discipline and grievances
  • Handling bullying and harassment and employee conflict
  • Equality and Diversity and avoiding discrimination claims
  • Managing sickness absence and disability
  • Managing employee performance issues
  • Making redundancies and restructuring your business
  • Managing employee data: GDPR, data protection and subject access requests
  • Terminating employment and dismissing an employee fairly
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Our story

HR Rely has a proud history of providing first class, fixed fee employment law and HR advice to UK employers for almost 20 years. Weightmans first launched its HR Rely product, then known as Worksure, back in 2004, before the service was re-named and revitalised in 2009. Following the 2010 arrival of current Partner Andrew Forrest and colleagues from manufacturer’s organisation EEF (now Make UK), HR Rely has continued to grow on national basis and now serves a broad and varied client base, from smaller owner-managed businesses through to the best-known household names.

2022 marked another milestone for HR Rely, with a comprehensive refresh and re-launch of the service to meet the changing needs of our clients even more effectively. Alongside a fresh new look, we have streamlined the way we deliver our services, to provide the quickest access to a dedicated team of advisors, and an excellent client experience every time.

As an integral part of a Top 40 law firm, HR Rely continues to offer a ‘one stop shop’ to accommodate the employment and HR needs of all sectors, including ‘bolt-on’ services to broaden and customise our core advice and support offering.


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What our clients say

Shazad Hussain Business and Operations Manager, Beacon Medical Services Group
We are delighted to be working with Weightmans and experience an exceptional level of service. They take time to understand the nature of our business and associated challenges and recommend workable solutions. Our assigned HR legal specialists are always available and are real experts in their fields. The support Weightmans has provided has been invaluable and has allowed us to develop as a business with the knowledge that we are following best practice. I have no hesitation in recommending Weightmans to other organisations as I know they will add real value.
Emma Wilcock Head of HR, Hexagon Care Services Ltd
Ian’s advice, professionalism and attentive approach has helped us successfully address issues to a satisfactory resolution. He provides clear, concise, and detailed responses presenting options, risk, and workaround to suit our organisation’s needs and is always available to provide support.
Matthew Scott People Director, White Stuff
We have been working with Weightmans for many years using their HR Rely service and have always felt it offered outstanding value and service, and all our day-to-day queries are handled effectively and quickly. It goes without saying that the legal advice we are given is always of excellent quality, and always pragmatic and commercially appropriate for a high street retailer. Additionally the scope of the service is very generous, so it is very rare that we have to go outside of the agreement to commission additional support. Every year at budget time we do our due diligence and look at the wider market to see if HR Rely can be bettered, but we always come back to it as the best value for us which is why we have stayed for so long.

Our expert team are here to help

Paman Singh
Principal Associate

Paman Singh

Paman is a vastly experienced Solicitor Advocate who specialises in Employment Law, having been granted extended rights of audience to appear on behalf of clients in all tribunals and higher courts. He has been recognised by the Law Society of Scotland as an accredited specialist in Employment Law and Discrimination Law and is a leader in his field.

Paman has a breadth of knowledge and experience across all aspects of Employment Law. You’ll typically find him in his element when representing clients in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Paman routinely appears in Tribunals around the UK, dealing with a variety of different issues, including unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing, TUPE and redundancy for clients in all sectors.

Whilst Paman has trained and focussed on Employment litigation, it is important to him to maintain a core portfolio of clients who he works with on day-to-day matters on issues such as disciplinaries, grievances, transfers, collective consultation and reorganisations, as well as larger strategic matters.

He is also comfortable in dealing with matters prior to them escalating into Tribunal claims, evidenced by his accreditation in Mediation. As a mediator, Paman has dealt with a variety of workplace disputes and is available to explore conflict resolution through this avenue.

The key to Paman’s way of working is to that he gives practical and commercial advice, untangled from legal jargon. As he sees it, if something can be explained in plain English, the Latin can be left to the lawyers in litigation. Paman’s approach is to get to know a client, their sector, their business, their culture and their way of working to allow him to provide a bespoke service. With his own background as a business owner, Paman prizes pragmatism.

Without wanting to slip into the cliché of lawyers selling themselves relentlessly on their bios, he does want to highlight that he has been awarded the most prestigious legal award in the industry…Most Stylish Male Solicitor of the Year and assures us that he gave a suitably Oscar -worthy acceptance speech.

Away from day-to-day work, Paman sits as a member of the Employment Law committee for the Law Society of Scotland and is a Tutor in Employment Law at the University of Strathclyde, mentoring future lawyers. As well as this, because he is not busy enough, he sits on the Employment Lawyers’ Association’s Race and Equality Committee.

If you’ve managed to get this far then as a reward, Paman is happy to share that in his free time, he enjoys playing badminton competitively, and is still doggedly refusing to give up on any remaining thimbleful of talent as a footballer. As of this year, despite all evidence to the contrary, Paman also became a ‘gym bro’, the office is full of protein powders and snacks as a result these days!

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Ingrid McGhee

Ingrid McGhee

Ingrid is very much a trusted and go-to legal advisor. She is a key member of the employment, pensions and immigration team at Weightmans, providing both employment law and business immigration law support and advice to clients.

Ingrid is pragmatic, personable and solutions-focused. She has significant experience in the legal profession and truly focusses on what her clients' needs and objectives are. She is also very driven in building long standing relationships with clients and continues to work across many sectors.


Ingrid covers all areas of non-contentious employment matters and has particular experience in redundancies, restructuring/reorganisation, senior executive/management disputes and employment/TUPE support to corporate and real estate transactions. She has significant sector experience within retail and hospitality, construction, transport and logistics and owner managed business/SMEs.

She conducts her own advocacy and manages tribunal claims ranging from areas of unfair dismissal, protected disclosures, disability discrimination, redundancy and re-organisations, sex discrimination, TUPE and wasted costs.

Ingrid is also a key member of Weightmans' HR Rely team – offering price certainty and employment law solutions for our clients.

Ingrid also has previous experience in legal sales and growth strategy, training and supervision of employment colleagues and the development of cross-selling opportunities

Business immigration

Ingrid is experienced in both employment law and immigration law, allowing for seamless advice across both disciplines.

Her immigration expertise extends to assisting with compliance, policy drafting and implementation and strategy and the prevention of illegal working. She also has experience in providing global immigration advice and support to a variety of sectors including retail, transport, hospitality, education and construction.

Recent business immigration work highlights

  • Advising higher education authority in respect of new points based system and assisting with policy implementation and strategy
  • Advising FTSE 100 company in respect of compliance duties and immigration/discrimination considerations within recruitment practices
  • Advising construction sector in respect of immigration rules and compliance
  • Supporting transport and logistical businesses with compliance and advising in respect of immigration rules and the prevention of illegal working
  • Advising further education authority in respect of sponsorship duties and application process


  • Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)
  • Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA).
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