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For BMF members

Partner with Halborns and have a BMF specialist employment lawyer on hand to support and relieve the day-to-day stresses people and employment issues create.


24.04.2020 – HR forum

We were delighted to present on the inaugural  ‘virtual HR forum’ – supporting the BMF to bring members the most relevant and up to date guidance during the current coronavirus crisis. Sector expert, Ginny Hallam, tackled some of the key challenges members might face in returning to a new kind of ‘normal’. Click here to listen to her insights and guidance.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about how we support BMF members with their employment challenges, get in touch.

09.04.2020 – Webinar: top 10 members’ questions

 – we hosted a webinar exclusively for BMF members covering the top 10 members’ questions we’ve received regarding furlough and the Job Retention Scheme. If you couldn’t make it, you can access a copy of the webinar audio here. If you’d like a copy of the webinar presentation slides, let use know and we’d be delighted to share these with you.

The webinar is free to access, but if you like the content and find it useful, we’d appreciate it if you could make a small donation to our Just Giving page (here). We’d love to raise as much as we can to donate to a charity supporting NHS workers as a thank you for all their amazing efforts at this challenging time.

Government legislation and guidance regarding coronavirus is continually updating. This webinar was produced on 09 April 2020 and is accurate and compliant with government guidance at the time of production.

What is BMF Intelligent Employment Plus?

Annual, fixed-fee support for your day-to-day employment law and HR challenges. Helping you to focus on your business and keep in control of costs.

  • Unlimited day-to-day employment law advice – straight-talking advice from two sector expert employment lawyers assigned to your business
  • 150+ employment documents – immediate access to templates dealing with every stage of employment, kept up to date by us to save you time and resources (take a look here)
  • Contract and handbook review – considering key employment law issues within your documents
  • Contract and handbook templates – an easy route to compliant, commercial and contemporary documents
  • Proactive pulse – keeping you in our focus and coming to your first with practical insights and solutions ensuring you’re always one step ahead of the latest employment law developments

Who are we?

We’re in The Times top 10 firms specialising exclusively in employment law and HR support. We’ve worked with the BMF for over five years and advise in respect of over 4000 employees within the sector – including numerous top 20 merchants, light and heavyside, suppliers, family run merchants and everything in between.

How we work

We do away with tradition by delivering straight-talking, commercial advice that starts with your end goal in mind. We’ll always ask ‘what does a good result look like?’, talk you through the risks and your options, and provide an accessible solution that never leaves you undecided.

Get in touch below to find out more


Martyn Stannard, Lawsons – “Lawsons would highly recommend Halborns”

We’re very pleased to be in partnership with Halborns; the service and support is excellent. Halborns take the time to understand the ethos and culture of our business to fully support us.  Their guidance is timely, accurate and relevant to us to help make better HR decisions in all scenarios.

Sarah Bentley, Turnbulls – “We have come to consider Halborns as colleagues”

We’re extremely happy with the service from Halborns. They offer exceptional support on difficult HR issues allowing us to proceed with confidence. They’re an approachable, friendly and thoroughly professional team.

Sarah Payne, John Nicholls“Halborns are extremely efficient and keep me informed”

The team consistently provides commercially sound advice and have helped me gain a better understanding of the legalities that affect our business. They take the time to not only assist me with cases, but also keep me ahead of upcoming changes in the legal and people landscape.