Ruth Christy Associate
Ruth is a Professional Support Lawyer providing guidance for clients and the Employment law team, and keeping them up to date with the fast pace of change in Employment law.
Main areas of practice
Her work includes the Vigil Risk Management service and the Employment team's quarterly newsletter, including ad-hoc e-bulletins when important developments arise, amongst other client resources.
Having set up the Vigil website, she continues to maintain it, drafting its precedent contracts, policies, letters, guidance for managers and regular legal update bulletins. She also produces the firm's briefs and updates in employment law, including for the wider press, and is responsible for employment law know-how.
Ruth prepares resources for a broad spectrum of clients mostly from the private and not-for-profit sectors.
Ruth has significant experience pitching and preparing articles on Employment law for the regional and national press and in particular national HR publications such as People Management, Personnel Today and Payroll World. She is responsible for the Employment team's submission of legal articles to HR, regional, and national press.
As well as preparing and updating client documents for the Vigil website, Ruth maintains documents within the Employment law team's know-how database.
She supports the Employment law team and sector services to clients with updates and interpretations of the latest legal developments, and contributes to wider debates on Employment law issues including government consultations.
Ruth qualified into the Employment law team in 2001 after training with the firm. Prior to becoming one of the firm's first Professional Support Lawyers, she gained excellent experience acting for a wide range of organisations, advising on and drafting settlement agreements, contractual documentation, handbooks and large-scale redundancies. She has pursued and defended many types of employment tribunal claims. Her first degree was in French and German and she is fluent in Spanish having lived there for four years.
- Professional Support Lawyers' Employment Network
- Employment Lawyers' Association.
Articles by Ruth
With the deadlines of 30 March and 4 April 2019 for gender pay reporting, we look at recent developments and what employers need to know as they publish their second set of data.
We look at the Government's latest consultation on increased protection for parents, especially new and expectant mothers.
How will employers and HR professionals remember 2018? Another year dominated by Brexit?
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