• International Workplace
  • 23 October 2001

Workplacelaw Network Helps Managers Slash Red Tape

New legal support service launches fresh approach to law for businesses

A new legal support network launches this week which helps UK employers fight red tape. Backed by some of the UK’s leading law practices and consultants, the Workplacelaw Network aims to change the way businesses access the law at work.

Through the Network, members have direct access to some of the country’s foremost authorities on employment law, health and safety, and premises management.

Members can use the free online advisory service to have their specific questions answered by an expert. The Workplacelaw Network also provides members with round-the-clock access to a resource of over half a million words - information and guidance on everything from employment contracts to fire safety – written in plain English by qualified lawyers and consultants.

Members have access to:

• Advice and information on law, regulation, policy and practice, updated every working day;

• A fully searchable archive of information and case reports;

• Unlimited use of the Network’s free online legal advisory service;

• Daily and weekly e-mail news updates.

The secure service provides all-encompassing support to employers and managers for only £199.00 per annum. An introductory rate of £99.00 applies until 2002. Managers can compare the service for free by applying for a no-risk 14-day membership at or calling 0870 777 0202.

David Sharp, Managing Director of the Workplacelaw Network, comments: "The Workplacelaw Network is a new way of working for businesses. The Network aims to deliver access to high quality, low cost legal information and advice – putting managers back in control of their business and helping them manage workplace risks."

The value that the Workplacelaw Network can deliver to UK businesses is immediately demonstrated by its new employment contract, compiled by Masons Solicitors. Suitable for use with both full-time and part-time workers, the Standard Employment Contract and Guidance Notes contain all of the essential elements employers should include, with notes on special situations that might apply. The contract costs £34.50 but is available free to members of the Workplacelaw Network.


For further information, contact:

David Sharp, Managing Director, Workplacelaw Network, Fourth Floor, Janus House, 46 St. Andrew’s Street, Cambridge CB2 3AH

Tel. 0870 777 8881, Fax. 0870 777 8882, e-mail

For a comprehensive press pack, contact:

Lynn Maclean, Marketing Manager, Workplacelaw Network, Fourth Floor, Janus House, 46 St. Andrew’s Street, Cambridge CB2 3AH
Tel. 0870 777 8881, Fax. 0870 777 8882, e-mail

Notes for editors:
1. Photography of David Sharp and the launch of the Workplacelaw Network is available by request. High quality images (1200dpi) can be obtained by e-mailing Lynn Maclean (see above) or by calling 0870 777 8881.
2. David Sharp is speaking at the Joy of Work Conference at the Institute of Directors on 30 November 2001
3. The Workplacelaw Network Standard Employment Contract and Guidance Notes, published October 2001, ISBN: 1-900648-13-X.