Natalie Painter

Senior Solicitor
Contact details

023 8085 7049

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.

Clients

Natalie primarily advises employers in a range of sectors such as retail, leisure, higher education and charities.

Expertise

Career

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.

Contact details

023 8085 7049

Accreditations
Top Tier Firms
Memberships
  • Employment Lawyers Association

Significant Experience

  • 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.

Additional Expertise

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


articles

19 July - Natalie Painter

When dealing with disciplinary matters, it is always important to bear in mind the principles of fairness and reasonableness. Failure to follow a fair procedure could result in a finding...

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