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Employment law is complex, diverse and ever-changing, so you need someone who can keep abreast of shifting legislation and guidance, and act accordingly.

I work with all employers but have extensive experience of supporting those in the education sector (including independent and maintained schools and academies), and have a real understanding of their challenges.

My experience has covered safer recruitment and dismissals as well as managing staff in post. As any employer knows, employment law covers everything from contracts to redundancies, with sickness absence, performance management, discrimination and misconduct in between.

My focus is on giving clear advice and recommendations both to tackle problems and promote better ways of working for the long term.

I support education sector organisations such as the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association, the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools and the Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools.

In my spare time, I enjoy exercising (particularly walking my dog) and have a keen interest in interior design.

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Always seek advice before dismissing an employee, even if the individual has less than two years’ service.

Be clear on which of your policies and procedures are contractual and non-contractual to avoid ambiguity.

Proactively address and manage concerns with an individual’s performance/sickness absence.

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Changes to ‘fit notes’ - what do schools need to know?

New legislation permits fit notes to be certified by a wider group of healthcare professionals…

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Extending the ban on exclusivity clauses

Schools may recall that, in 2015, the government banned the use of exclusivity clauses (a…

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Lockdown III: Staffing Considerations for Schools

On 4 January 2021, the Prime Minister announced that all schools had to partially close…

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Lockdown III: Partial Closure of Schools and the Furlough Scheme

A new year and a new lockdown… On 4 January 2021, the Prime Minister announced…

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Further Furlough Extension – Scheme Extended until the end of March 2021

On 31 October 2020, the Chancellor announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the “CJRS”…

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Furlough Scheme Extended until December

In response to the second national lockdown in England, which is due to begin on…

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Changes to the Job Support Scheme - impact on schools

On 22 October 2020, the Chancellor announced that the government will significantly increase the generosity…

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The Job Support Scheme and schools

This note answers some of the questions that schools are likely to have about the…

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