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As a member, you'll enjoy the following...

Monthly Online Q&A Sessions

Your Monthly CD

Monthly HR Inner Circular magazine

Private Facebook Discussion Group

Annual Conference and Networking Event

'999' Help Service

Substantial Discounts

Access To Back Catalogue

1. Monthly Online and Telephone Q&A Sessions

Every month, Daniel Barnett holds Q&A sessions, offering personal support and helping you solve all your HR problems and employment law issues.

We rotate every month between a live telephone Q&A conference call, and a live video session on our private Facebook page, as follows:

Month 1: A telephone Q&A, where members dial in and anybody who wants to can ask questions in turn. An operator makes your line 'live' when it's your turn to discuss your HR issues with Daniel.

Month 2: A Q&A via Facebook live video. You log into Facebook and watch Daniel broadcasting live. Just type any questions into the comment box and Daniel will answer them in real time. It's leading technology without any pain.

Worried you'll miss one? All sessions are recorded, and you'll be sent a link to both the recordings and a full transcript every month.


"Many fantastic points that I can take back to my organisation and points that I can now ensure we put in place to avoid losing Tribunals."

2. Your Monthly CD / .mp3

Choose a CD or .mp3 file every month, specially recorded for you by Daniel Barnett. The CDs contain practical HR advice, legal tips, shortcuts, and sometimes a short seminar on a hot employment law or HR topic.

It's information you can't get elsewhere and is exclusively produced by Daniel Barnett for members of the HR Inner Circle. Want to know what's on them? We keep the details confidential, but here are the titles of a few recent CDs:-

  • Getting the best out of an occupational health referral
  • Holiday pay hell
  • Planning for a terms & conditions change
  • Managing disability-related absence
  • Being or briefing a witness at an employment tribunal hearing
  • Unorthodox redundancy selection
  • Absence management and disability discrimination
  • How much is their claim worth?
  • Social media issues in the workplace
  • Data Protection for HR Professionals
  • Apprentices
  • How to Fire Well

You can listen in your car or on your computer, and learn really practical stuff to help you manage change and give good HR advice.  And if you'd prefer them as an .mp3 to play on your iPhone, you can have that too.  Members can access our back catalogue of all audio seminars since 2015.


"Pitched at the right level for HR practitioners and professionals - Daniel is very down to earth and engaging."

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“I've just listened to the last two CDs on a long drive to Somerset. They are brilliant - thank you very much! I'm delighted to be part of the group and receive the regular, manageable updates and training.”

Angela Rhodes Crispin Rhodes Ltd

3. Monthly HR Inner Circular magazine

An exclusive monthly magazine...

...delivered straight to your door.

This is the jewel in the crown of your membership.
It's packed with content to make your life easier, including Daniel's Diary, Big Lesson of the Month, Legal Updates, HR Q&As, Competitions, HR Professional of the Month, and more.

Enjoy it over coffee on a Sunday, with your feet up...


"Daniel Barnett is an inspirational, walking and talking ‘how to understand mind-boggling employment law' handbook!"

4. Private Facebook Discussion Group

As a member of the HR Inner Circle, you'll have access to an exclusive online private members area on Facebook where you can post questions and discuss workplace disputes, toxic employees and other difficult HR problems, tapping into the knowledge and experience of other members of the Inner Circle, all within a confidential, no-holds-barred environment. Most questinos are answered within one or two hours.

You can also share precedents and benefit from downloading the templates that others have shared.

This is a huge source of comfort and support. We'll have you up and running in the group within 24 hours of joining...


"Informative, interesting and easy to understand – spiced with humour.”

Members MeetUps








"I really enjoy being able to ask Daniel questions and having access to his level of expert knowledge. The meetups are fabulous and well worth the time out of the office.”

Karen Woodbridge Hornet Solutions Ltd

5. Annual Conference and Networking Event

The ultimate networking event for ambitious HR professionals, wanting to learn from the best names in the business.

Hosted by Daniel Barnett, you'll hear from the most charismatic and entertaining speakers both inside and outside the HR community. There'll be fantastic networking opportunities and the chance to absorb up-to-the-minute best practice and implementation strategies.

Tickets are available to non-members of the Inner Circle for £400+VAT. All members of the HR Inner Circle are entitled to complimentary entrance, and also receive online access to a recording of the conference.


"Daniel’s insights, based on his extensive experience and knowledge, are both eye-opening and eye-watering.”

6. '999' Help Service

Once you've been a member of the Inner Circle for six months, you get access to a secret '' email address which you can use once a year if you have an urgent, important employment law issue. This is a unique opportunity to consult with Daniel in person, normally on the same day as your enquiry, in a 30 minute 1:1 telephone consultation.

This isn't a substitute for full legal advice, but it's a pretty good start. And we can also point you in the right direction as to where to get professional help (if you want it), including consulting privately with Daniel at the discounted HR Inner Circle rates.

Here are some examples of recent '999' queries from members:

  • how best to discipline an employee for gossiping, when she has just announced her pregnancy
  • does a care home need to pay non-contractual 'overstay' payments to employees who have TUPE'd in?
  • to what extent can an SME take absence into account in redundancy selection when the employee is disabled?


"The policy guidance and advice is invaluable."

Elizabeth Ince HR Director

7. Substantial Discounts

Also, once you've been a member of the Inner Circle for six months, you'll become automatically entitled to a fabulous range of discounts on Daniel Barnett's other products.

You'll receive big discounts on places at his training events. You'll also be entitled to reduced rates if he agrees to advise or represent your company in high-value or high-risk employment litigation, including restrictive covenant disputes, discrimination claims in the tribunal and TUPE litigation.


"My highlights are being part of the network, the lunches with Daniel and having the opportunity to address topical issues such as holiday pay."

Quentin Colborn Q.C. People Management Ltd

8. Access To Back Catalogue

Members have immediate access to everything we've done since launch in 2015, including all audio seminars, magazines, video Q&A sessions and recordings of our annual conferences.

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No Minimum Membership Period

Membership of Daniel Barnett's HR Inner Circle is so rewarding that you'll be sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for the next HR Circular, the next CD, the next lunchtime Q&A and everything else it offers.

But if you want to leave, your membership is all backed up by our 100% risk-free guarantee. Just tell us, and your membership will end immediately. No long-term contracts. No notice periods. No fuss.

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Here's what you WON'T get in the Inner Circle

  • Jargon or over-complicated language. We keep it simple, manageable and, above all, pragmatic.
  • Sitting on the fence - Daniel is known for his practical, action-orientated, commercial advice.
  • Scaremongering. We're here to help you separate what's important from what's not.
  • Hidden Charges. Never. The only extra (small) fee is if you choose to upgrade to a VIP ticket for the Inner Circle Annual Conference.
  • Lack of business awareness. Our founder, Daniel Barnett, has owned and run three successful businesses (one of which he sold to Thomson Reuters in 2011). We gear everything to the needs of your business.
  • Lawyers. We're a closed community, for HR professionals and business owners only.
  • Negativity. We don't judge or criticise. We help you move forward.


"I've been a bit behind in employment law. This really brings it to life, and cements it in your head."

Nancy Batchelor Senior HR Manager, Workshare

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...and you can join now for just £86+VAT per month

Remember: Here's What You Get Included With Your Membership

  • Monthly Q&A sessions with Daniel Barnett, via a live video stream or a live telephone conference call
  • A monthly CD, with practical HR advice, shortcuts, and legal updates
  • The HR Inner Circular, an exclusive monthly magazine posted direct to your door, containing all the information you won't find elsewhere
  • A private online discussion group, to share templates and discuss problems with members of the Inner Circle in a confidential, no-holds-barred environment
  • Entrance to the annual Inner Circle Networking and Conference Event
  • Once a year, a '999' 30 minute telephone consultation with Daniel Barnett
  • Discounts on Daniel Barnett's other services, including seminars, consultations and representation


"Great value for money, and you learn an awful lot. You hear some really interesting questions from others."