Natalie advises on contentious and non-contentious employment matters providing practical and commercial advice to clients in a variety of sectors.
Main area of practice
Natalie has experience on a wide range of HR and employment law matters including day-to-day employment law advice, disciplinary and grievance hearings, managing long-term sickness absence, drafting and negotiating settlement agreements on behalf of employers and employees, and drafting of contracts and staff handbooks.
Natalie also advises employers at all stages of Employment Tribunal proceedings and regularly provides bespoke training to clients on a variety of matters such as equal opportunities and employment law updates.
Natalie primarily advises employers in a range of sectors such as retail, leisure, higher education and charities.
Natalie qualified as a solicitor into the Employment team in September 2013. She joined the Firm in September 2011 as a trainee solicitor having completed a Law with French Law degree at the University of Birmingham and Bordeaux Montesquieu IV and her LPC at Guildford College of Law.
- Employment Lawyers Association
- Providing in-depth advice and analysis to a housing association client regarding potential breaches of the National Minimum Wage and Working Time Regulations.
- Successfully defending applications to the Employment Appeal Tribunal for a large commercial client, which resulted in the Claimants' applications being refused.
- Achieving a substantial costs award for a national retail client when successfully defending a claim for race discrimination.
- Step-by-step advice to a higher education client in relation to a complex long-term sickness absence matter.
- Drafting tailored restrictive covenants for a client in the aerospace industry.
Natalie provides bespoke in-house training to clients in areas such as equal opportunities, bullying and harassment and the practical and legal considerations of conducting investigations and is a regular presenter at Employment and Charities seminars.
Insights by Natalie
A recent Court of Appeal case has shown how holiday pay must be calculated for term-time, casual or seasonal workers on irregular hours and zero hours workers (whether or not...Read More