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Jay Bhayani

Bhayani HR & Employment Law

Location Sheffield


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About Jay

I am a solicitor and lead the HR & Employment Law Team. I have over 20 years’ experience of dealing with all aspects of HR and employment matters and specialise in advising individuals and companies on all employment law matters.

I represent clients across the UK and in a variety of industry sectors in all their HR and employment law needs including settlement agreements, unfair dismissal and redundancy, discrimination and contracts and policies.

I pride myself on getting to know my clients and understanding what they want to achieve – showing them how to apply the law to provide practical and workable solutions to sometimes complex and stressful problems, getting the most favourable outcomes for them.

I have won various accolades including Yorkshire lawyer employment lawyer of the year award and short listing for the Yorkshire and Humberside Institute of Directors business adviser of the year award. In 2013, I awarded the ABDN Professional of the Year award and in 2015 I had national recognition, being the only employment solicitor in the region to have a UK top rating in the consumer ratings website, Vouchedfor. We have recently won the Sheffield Business Awards Excellence in Professional Services 2016.

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About their firm

Bhayani HR & Employment Law is one of only a handful of UK firms specialising solely in this area of work. We advise on everything from recruitment processes, drafting contracts and policies and settlement agreements through to advising on the tactical exiting of senior employees and advice and representation in employment tribunal claims.
Our fixed fee outsourced HR plan, Watertight HR, is a very popular and cost effective way to give you total peace of mind. It covers compliance, unlimited advice and insurance and is ideal for SMEs.
Our HR Associates can help with conducting disciplinary hearings, create performance management systems and parachute in as your temporary or part time HR support in times of need.
For individuals, we advise on all disputes including unfair dismissal and redundancy, discrimination and contract issues as well as tribunal representation and settlement agreeements.

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by Philip on 5 Sep, 2018
  • Hired Jay for: freelance/consultancy agreement
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Clear advice, easy to work with, thank you

Jay's reply:
Thank you very much for the review, it has been a pleasure working with you.
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by Marcello on 20 Aug, 2018

Jay's reply:
Thank you very much for the review, it has been a pleasure working with you.
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by Mr & Mrs on 1 Jan, 2017

Thank you for everything and we are all relieved and very happy with the result and with the service you provided for us. Mr Weiss was fantastic and thank you for the support you both gave us through a very difficult time in our lives.

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by Michael on 1 Jan, 2017

Many thanks for your time and patience in listening to me as well as your professionalism and swift dealing with my case.

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by Sophie on 1 Jan, 2017

We have been working with Jay Bhayani for the last 2 years and thinking back, I honestly don't know how we would have got through some of the employment challenges we have faced without her teams dedicated and knowledgeable support. They have always been on the other end of the phone and there has been no problem they haven't been able to advise us on and help us work through. They have given us the confidence to tackle challenging situations and also given us the knowledge to best support to our employees to have a positive employment experience within our organisation. I can't thank them enough!

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by Caroline on 5 Sep, 2016
  • Hired Jay for: outsourcing contract employment contracts freelance/consultancy agreement
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Jay was really helpful and responsive to my requests. The work was done in the timescale I requested. Thanks for your help!

Jay's reply:
Thank you so much for the review. Much appreciated.
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by Jamie on 10 Aug, 2016

First class professional solicitor, straight to the point and honest as well as being empathetic to your circumstances. Would definitely recommend Jay to anyone having issues relating to their employment.

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by Alex on 5 Aug, 2016

Jay and her team as a pleasure to deal with. They understand the legal technicalities but make it all plain and simple for the client. We have taken the Watertight package which gives great value, piece of mind and quality support by phone or in person whenever we need it, which is essential to a growing business like ours.

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by Lesley on 1 Apr, 2015

Jay is an expert on employment law and her service is reliable and professional. But she also goes that extra step to make it personal too.

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by Jo on 1 Apr, 2015

Jay is an employment law expert, who doesn't talk like one; she explains the complexities in the simplest terms. This made understanding the legal procedures I was embarking on (voluntary redundancy) easy to understand.

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by Alexandra on 1 Feb, 2015

What seemed like a minefield for me was made very simple by Jay's professional approach to my problem. In just a few letters, Jay settled my dispute by removing the emotion and sticking to the facts and the law that supported my case. I was very happy that I was able to move on quickly in to my next venture with all loose end completely tied up and with parties having reached a, more than satisfactory outcome. I am very grateful for Jay's personal and empathetic service.

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by Karen on 1 Feb, 2015

Our organisation has used Jay for HR advice for a number of years, she always gives sound, professional advice that is easy to follow. She listens to the problem and makes suggestions as to how we might want to approach the issue. I have also attended a number of the HR forums that Jay runs for the charitable sector in the city Ð these have been interesting and useful as well as enjoyable and a good opportunity to network with other people doing a similar job to myself.

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by Akeela on 1 Jan, 2015

Jay was very professional and yet personable. She was very interested in me and my business. Everything was explained in a way I understood. Jay was very caring and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. She was always contactable. I always recommend Jay to friends and family.