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Whether your needs are based in HR, Employment Law, Health and Safety or Occupational Health we are here to help you.

About us

The Complete HR Service

HR Anchor is led by a team of solicitors with combined expertise in employment and commercial law, all with a background of having built and developed businesses through their careers.

Our solicitors and consultants can provide you with a global offering to support your business.

Whether your needs are based in HR, Employment Law, Health and Safety or Occupational Health we are here to help you.

The modern workforce has changed significantly over the last 10 years. Many HR businesses are still operating on outdated business models, encouraging businesses to either settle matters or avoid dismissals to avoid claiming on insurance backed services.

Employees are savvy. With the explosion of information on the internet, abolition of tribunal fees and easy access to ‘no win no fee’ solicitors, employees will take advantage of a ‘settlement’ culture in a business to achieve a pay out, or cause significant problems in a business where there is a fear of dismissing staff.

Our services are designed to assist you in any employee matters, from drug testing, employee monitoring to internal procedures, tribunals and health and safety.

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Meet The Team

Elissa Thursfield

Elissa Thursfield

Managing Director

Elissa heads up HR Anchor while also being an award winning employment lawyer.

Elissa has vast knowledge of all aspects of Employment Law including representation at Tribunal. She works exclusively with business clients in relation to contentious and non-contentious matters.

Elissa can assist employers with all their employment documentation and provide advice on a full spectrum of issues from dealing with difficult employees, issues of long-term sickness and challenging exits.

An accredited Mediator, Elissa is skilled at getting to the bottom of a dispute and also regularly completes investigatory work for clients.

Elissa lives in Abersoch and is a volunteer crew member for Abersoch RNLI. She became the station’s first ever female helm in 2018.

Ron Davison

Ron Davison

Director

Ron is a highly regarded employment solicitor who is equally at home whether advising SMEs or PLCs.

Ron has a track record of providing his clients with hands-on, practical and innovative HR advice.

He is also a commercial litigator who has represented numerous companies in the High Court with particular expertise in relation to restrictive covenant work.

Ron holds several non-executive director roles and, in his spare time, is an enthusiastic follower of Welsh rugby.

Glyn Morrice-Evans

Glyn Morrice-Evans

Director

Glyn is a highly experienced commercial solicitor regularly acting for clients on a wide range of matters including share purchase agreements and shareholder matters.

Glyn works closely with the employment team in relation to commercial work and TUPE matters.

Before embarking on a career in Law Glyn read Chemistry at the University of Bath.

A huge sports fan, he is keen golfer and enjoys hockey, football, rugby and socialising with friends and family.

Dafydd Roberts

Dafydd Roberts

Director

Dafydd is a well-established criminal lawyer with a significant background in Regulatory work.

Dafydd is an excellent investigator with a thorough and detailed approach to even the most complex matters.

Dafydd is also a member of the Health and Safety Lawyers Association and the UK Environmental Law Association.

In his spare time Dafydd enjoys shooting, singing with a local male voice quartet and is a trustee of art gallery Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw in Llanbedrog, Pwllheli.

Sion Llewelyn Williams

Sion Llewelyn Williams

Director

Sion is a despite resolution specialist, with significant experience in commercial litigation including shareholder & partnership disputes, contractual disputes, professional negligence claims, commercial landlord and tenant disputes and insolvency based claims.

Sion is also exceptionally experienced at debt recovery work for businesses.

Sion is a fluent Welsh speaker.

Jaimie Whiteley

Jaimie Whiteley

Solicitor Advocate

Jaimie deals with all aspects of Employment law including representation at Tribunal. She can assist employers on all aspects of employment law and has a specific interest in discrimination and unfair/constructive dismissal. Jaimie has experience representing both Employers at Tribunal including in relation to complex discrimination cases.

Jaimie is a Higher Court Advocate and can conduct advocacy in Civil and Criminal Proceedings in the higher Courts of England and Wales.

Outside of work Jaimie enjoys sailing, riding her horses and playing the piano.

Sophie Mamaladze

Sophie Mamaladze

HR Administrator

Sophie started at HR Anchor in October 2020, with over 7 years of HR and Admin experience from her home country, Georgia.

Sophie joined us from Qatar Airways where she gained considerable experience.

Sophie’s passion is helping others and seeing how her input enables employees and organisations to reach their company objectives.

Sophie speaks 3 languages Georgian, English and Russian.

Sophie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management and is currently working on her CIPD Level 3 qualification in HR Management. Upon completion she will become a CIPD member.

Rachel Kelleher

Rachel Kelleher

HR Consultant

Rachel has worked across many HR disciplines in different businesses at global, national and local level. She enjoys working with clients on their core operational HR needs with issues ranging from sickness absence cases, grievances , disciplinary matters, employee policies, training sessions and recruitment issues, as well as providing more strategic HR support and advice when needed.

Rachel studied English at the University of Leeds and from there went on to postgraduate HR study  at Leeds Business School.

She enjoys spending time travelling with her family, cheering her daughters on in their various sporting pursuits and all types of live music and theatre.

Alison Dean

Alison Dean

HR Consultant

Alison is an experienced and innovative HR consultant who prides herself on getting to the root of employment issues.  She has worked across a variety of sectors, supporting small, medium and large organisations and knows that every organisation is unique with their own concerns and challenges.  She has a particular interest in employee relations and recognises that sometimes the root of an employment problem isn’t always what it appears.  She prides herself on being able to use her probing and investigation skills to reach an agreeable resolution.

Alison has a Masters Degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Lancaster and is qualified to MCIPD Level 7 in Human Resource Management.  When she is not working, she can often be found wielding a paint brush, upcycling furniture and tormenting her family with craft projects.  She is also proud to be a trustee for a charity which seeks to improve the quality of life for the older generation

Victoria Panagakis

Victoria Panagakis

Sales & Marketing

Victoria joined HR Anchor as Sales & Marketing Executive in June 2021.  Victoria brings with her a wealth of experience as an Area Account Manager, supporting businesses to achieve their goals.  

Victoria holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Aberystwyth University.

Outside of work Victoria enjoys sailing, cycling, mountain walking and has recently taken up running after the company sponsored the HR Anchor Abersoch 10K.

Megan Bell

Megan Bell

Employment Support Executive Paralegal

Megan started working with HR Anchor in February 2022 as a Paralegal. Megan joined HR Anchor from another law firm where she worked in a Private Family Law Team. Megan holds a First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Law with Honours from Edge Hill University, and is looking to qualify as a solicitor in the future.

Megan has built up experience across numerous opportunities of working with people helping others and is passionate about employment law and providing support to businesses and individuals, which she can apply to her current role.

In her spare time, Megan enjoys singing, socialising with family and friends, spending time outdoors, cooking and attending Zumba classes.

Company Ethos

Our ultimate goal is to be the number 1 choice for businesses needing HR support in North Wales, the North West of England, and beyond. We take pride in the individually tailored packages we offer to our customers and the personal touch we give. Offering commercial advice.

We aim to provide the best possible working environment and also an excellent benefits package for our employees. We are community-minded; we will soon be litter picking the local beachfront in Rhyl, our very own Elissa Thursfield is an RNLI volunteer, Victoria Panagakis has recently joined her school PTA and we offer all our employees the opportunity to take days out of work to get involved with their local community. We have a goal to become carbon neutral with a strong leaning toward the community

How we inspire our team

Community events

Community events

Community events

Skipper the charity bear

Flexible Working

Flexible Working

Excellent Holiday Allowance

Excellent Holiday Allowance

Annual family day

Annual family day

Be your best self days

Be your best self days

Health insurance (after probation period)

Health insurance (after probation period)

Coffee

Coffee

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