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As an employment specialist within the education and charities team, I work with school employers, predominantly independent schools, to provide them with advice and guidance across a range of staffing issues.

I work as an extension of your existing team, building a rapport to provide advice tailored to your needs.

My specialisms include employment advice within the context of education, advice in relation to dismissals, discrimination law, redundancies and sickness absence, and assistance with tribunal claims and settlement agreements.

Outside work, I love socialising and spending time with friends and family. I’m also a big fan of the countryside and travelling and am a sprinter, training whenever I can.

Top Tips & FAQs

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Ensure you have a strong filing system in place, including accurate attendance notes. Doing so ensures there is a paper trail when any issues with staff members arise, and conversations have then been documented.

A problem shared is a problem halved. When you face a legal query, please do approach us as soon as the issue arises.

Please give us as much detail as possible to enable us to advise appropriately.

Read questions I'm frequently asked

A new starter does not have a contract of employment. Are they entitled to their contract from day one?
There is no legal requirement for a written contract of employment. However, employers should keep in mind that under the Employment Rights Act there is a legal entitlement for employees and workers to be provided with a document detailing their main terms of employment, known as a “written statement of employment particulars”. This comprises a principal statement of key terms, which must be given on, or prior to, the first day of employment, and a wider written statement that should be provided within two months. Both statements may be covered within a comprehensive written contract of employment.

Can we freely change an employee’s terms of employment?
No. Neither employer nor employee has the right to change the terms of employment without agreement or consultation.

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