APERS - Employment Relations Specialist

Employment Relations Specialist

‘Seamless Solutions for your Business'


Experience a personalized, interactive journey through APERS in this video. Tailored to you, it highlights our teamwork and how we select solutions that fit your unique circumstances.


With an expert legal mind working on your HR or management issue at an affordable price, APERS offers the best all-round solution for your business.

Traditionally businesses have used HR for day-to-day support and relied upon legal expertise when things get tricky. APERS offers more than a standard HR/ management consultancy and saves you the expense of law firm support. APERS achieves this by drawing on the two decades of legal and management expertise of its founder, Adrian Poole. Adrian was previously a partner of a regional law firm, heading up its successful Employment team. He also advised clients on managerial, regulatory and HR issues.

APERS proudly describes itself as an Employment Relations Specialist. It seamlessly bridges the gap between process-driven and often limited or insular HR, and expensive and at times overly-complicated legal support. This means you can get the joined up support you require from just one place. No more separate conversations with different individuals or wondering whether your approach works on a variety of levels. Moreover, we can plug-in to your team of existing advisors or put you in touch with others to provide a truly holistic approach; maximising the opportunities for your business across a range of areas.

The result is a service which is second to none but priced to suit all pockets.


Whatever your HR and management requirements, we will tailor-make a solution for you.

If on the other hand you would prefer something more "off the shelf", then look no further.

Our overall approach aims to add value to your business by simplifying everything associated with those who you employ. The APERS approach also involves discussion around your own aspirations as a business owner; whether that be to create the next Amazon, retire early or sell your business and move on to other ventures. In doing so, we will come up with a strategy which is right for you as an individual and for your business.

If you have any questions please consult our Frequently Asked Questions Guide


Unlike typical HR and Business Management advisors, APERS benefits from a founder who not only has decades of experience as a specialist employment and regulatory lawyer, but who has played an active role in management.

He has also been a trusted advisor to many of his clients at a senior management level.

APERS therefore uniquely combines expert knowledge of the law and legal processes with genuine management & HR experience so to help you in areas including:

  • Business Strategy & Change Management
  • Disciplinary and Grievances
  • Dismissals & Severance Packages
  • Equal Opportunities & Discrimination
  • Redundancy
  • Sickness & Performance Issues
  • Staff Retention
  • Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE) & Outsourcing
  • Whistleblowing


APERS’ unique blend of HR, managerial, regulatory and legal experience enables us to provide the following specialist services in addition to standard HR practices:

  • Workplace Investigations
  • Internal dispute resolution
  • Support for regulated businesses – including complaints management. See our brochure Professional & Regulated Sector
  • GDPR and data protection compliance
  • Occupational health support*
  • Compliance stress-testing
  • Training
  • Litigation support*
  • One-off instructions

If you need something else, just ask.

For more information, see our Services Brochure

* These services are supplied in association with trusted third parties


We have experience of working with clients from all sectors and of all sizes, including:

  • Agricultural
  • Dental
  • Finance
  • GP/Healthcare
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Social Care
  • Third Sector/Charity

APERS understands that each sector experiences different challenges and that all businesses are as unique as their owners. It is for this reason that we take the time to get to know you and those who manage your operation whilst building on a full network of support.

For our specialist support for the Professional & Regulated Sectors, see our brochure Professional and Regulated Sectors


APERS is delighted to share its specialist knowledge and to provide assistance to other advisors including:

  • Referrers
  • HR Providers
  • Legal

Whether you are a professional in another field and want to extend your range of services, an HR advisor needing an objective overview or a solicitor or barrister who requires a third party to assist in an investigatory instruction, we can help.

For more information see our brochure Working with Other Professionals