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Vigil is a fixed-fee service for organisations that need professional advice on employment law. Our unique and cost-effective HR legal support removes the worry of costly litigation and unexpected fees, without compromising on the excellent pragmatic advice of employment law solicitors.

Blake Morgan has been one of the leading law firms offering fixed-fee employment services over the last 15 years. Over that time our clients have been delighted by our Vigil service. They can choose a bespoke package of additional services according to their needs.

Unlike other providers, clients only commit to a year, and we only use expert employment law advisors for the best legal advice at a competitive price.

Main Areas Of Practice


Employment & HR advice

Unlimited, reliable, commercial, pragmatic and prompt advice, tailored to your needs on day-to-day issues from our expert employment law advisors by phone, email or in person at our offices.

Employment audits

An audit of your existing employment legal documentation and systems to ensure you are up to date and operating to best practice.

Employment law updates

Regular email updates on the law and password-protected access to our Vigil employment website with precedents and management guidance notes. We provide your HR team with access to a wealth of legal materials at their fingertips 24/7. Busy managers can access the information they need when they need it. No software to install; the password-protected online system is easy to navigate and intuitive to use.

Professional support

Our specialist employment law advisors offer a professional service that is totally confidential, and subject to legal professional privilege. Membership of Vigil gives you the opportunity to develop close working relationships with our legal team who understand your business and how you like to work.

Optional add-on insurance

We offer optional add-on insurance against Employment Tribunal costs and compensatory awards (subject to the conditions of the policy) through our broker Stackhouse Poland Limited, underwritten by Axa. This covers end-to-end conduct of the case by our lawyers: drafting ET3 responses, disclosure, bundle preparation, witness statements, preparation for and representation at the Tribunal hearing, and the handling of any settlement negotiations.

HR consultancy

We offer the optional add-on of our highly valued HR consultancy service, to supplement your HR team or where you have no HR team at all.

Training

We offer bespoke training as an optional add-on. This is led by a member of our Employment Law team or our specialist HR consultant for your HR staff or managers on the topic of your choice.

Our Clients


Our Vigil employment law advisors act for a wide range of organisations from SMEs to large businesses, from small charities to household names, spanning a large number of industries and sectors. We provide our clients with solutions that contribute to their business success and security from the worries of costly litigation.

"The service is great value for money, the team are exceptional and I would highly recommend this service as an ‘add on’ to any HR team.”
- Susanna Sibbit, Manager Human Resources of EMEA North at Kofax UK Ltd.


"We find this an invaluable service, we have always had the very best advice and support from the Vigil team."


"We would be lost without Vigil."


Our Experts


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