A pragmatic and experienced employment lawyer.
Helen has a particular expertise in TUPE and provides practical and strategic advice on the commercial and legal implications for business acquisitions or sales and the outsourcing of contracts. She also provides training on employment law.
Acting for businesses and senior executives, Helen’s clients come from a variety of sectors including pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and logistics, as well as public sector clients and housing associations.
Helen advises on all day-to-day employment and HR issues, such as policies and procedures, performance management, discipline, dismissal and grievance, long-term absence and disability, discrimination complaints, business reorganisation, redundancies and working time matters. She also helps companies to manage Employment Tribunal claims and staff and executive exits, including the preparation and negotiation of settlement agreements.
Examples of how Helen’s advice has added value to clients include:
- advising a client on the TUPE implications of an outsourcing arrangement to limit the number of employees transferring across;
- securing nearly £1 million and extinguishing a restrictive covenant for a senior executive after his constructive dismissal from an automotive retailer; and
- Forcing an employee to withdraw a claim for automatic unfair dismissal and unlimited compensation by proving that he was not dismissed for a health and safety reason.