our ethos

Welcome to Neate & Pugh, employment law and HR specialists giving peace of mind to businesses and employees throughout the UK on all things to do with employment.

Neate & Pugh is Emma Neate, Ann-Marie Pugh and their team. Emma and Ann-Marie each have more than 20 years’ experience of advising on employment law and HR issues in law firms and in businesses.

Our mission is to deliver exceptional employment law & HR advice and support, to help our clients manage their employment relationships as effectively as possible. Responsive. Straight forward. Cost effective. Our team are dedicated to finding the most pragmatic solutions for our clients and ensuring that their challenges are met with an expert helping hand.

what we do for

Our expert team are highly qualified and well experienced when it comes to all matters concerning the employment of people. Whether you need help with contracts of employment, managing sickness or under-performance or are involved in a tribunal dispute, our approach will provide you with a bespoke and supportive service, that you can rely on.

what we do for

Our approach to employment law advice is what makes us, us. We believe that a commercial and jargon free approach offers individuals who need our help, a straightforward service that keeps them firmly in control.

how we

The key to our service is simple – we take great pride in delivering a personable and professional service, that delivers solutions for the challenges you face. We get to know you and your issues, we establish your aims and we provide advice designed to achieve them.

our key principles

Great advice and professional support, consistently meticulous preparation, succinct advice. I would have no hesitation in recommending Neate and Pugh in the future.

Lindsay Dennish
Trustee and Member of Stowe Valley Multi Academy Trust
Valuable work in a complex and challenging situation. Dealt with rigour, professionalism, pragmatism, and excellent judgement. The service would be hard to replicate. Great value for money too.

Clare Salmon
(Non-Executive Director and Remco Chair)
Sound, pragmatic advice, driving the right commercial solutions. Great support on challenging cases. Ann-Marie and Emma are a pleasure to work with and I have no hesitation in recommending them.

Marilyn Bishop
HR Director at Safran Electrical and Power
Ann-Marie and Pat have made a real difference to our business in the provision of focused, commercial and cost effective HR advice.

Paul Mottram
Managing Director at National Refrigerants
As a corporate lawyer I have worked with Ann-Marie on a number of joint client projects. She is focused on achieving the client’s aims, technically excellent and has a very high level of business acumen. Ann-Marie is a pleasure to work and I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Chris Wright
Partner at Legal Clarity
Working with Ann-Marie and the team at Neate and Pugh has been an HR revelation for our business. With a positive and honest approach, Anne-Marie assessed the needs of our business and proposed a cost-effective solution to helping us review and update our HR policies and procedures.

Rob Schofield
Plant Manager at National Refrigerants
Emma was a beacon of hope to my company at a time when our options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed nigh on impossible. We are eternally grateful for her service and I recommend Neate and Pugh without reservation.

Paul Campbell
Managing Director at WDC Service Solutions Limited