Employment law is complex, diverse and continuously changing, so you need someone that can keep abreast of shifting legislation and react quickly when required.
I help employers with their people-related issues, such as recruiting and dismissing staff, managing sickness absence, performance management, making redundancies and discrimination. As well as acting for commercial clients, I also have extensive experience in the education sector, working with independent schools, academies and maintained schools, and have a real understanding of the challenges they face.
I enjoy working as an extension of your team, giving clear and risk-aware advice on contentious and non-contentious issues. Where possible, I’ll also recommend ways in which you can improve your internal practices, helping you to avoid problems further down the line.
In my spare time, I enjoy exercising and have a keen interest in interior design.
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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