Leader of the education team, with extensive education and public law experience.
I work with a wide variety of education clients including Diocesan Boards of Education, multi-academy trusts, academy sponsors and schools. In addition to providing legal advice, I regularly advise my clients on strategic development, collaborative working and sustainability.
My wider experience includes advising local authorities, NHS trusts, charities and blue-chip, international companies. I've also held the position of head of legal services and monitoring officer in local government and have a detailed understanding of governance arrangements and decision making processes.
Employers are having to walk a fine line between protecting their interests whilst also ensuring that they are not breaching their employees’ rights.
The sanctions against employers who knowingly or unknowingly employ individuals who do not have the correct immigration status to work in the UK are stringent.
Rebecca Read considers the implications of the decision in Donelien v Liberata UK Ltd and the employer’s obligations when determining whether a worker has a disability.
Under the Working Time Regulations (WTR) a worker is entitled to a 20 minute rest break away from their workstation if their daily working time exceeds six hours. However, there are limited circumstan
What can an employer do when its negotiations with a recognised union break down and they cannot collectively agree changes to terms?
Can an employee’s concerns raised purely out of self-interest constitute a qualifying disclosure for whistleblowing purposes?
What’s on the horizon for HR and employment law in 2018? Kate Watkins highlights key legislative changes and cases to keep an eye out for.
The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has confirmed that a 5 month gap in operations does not necessarily prevent TUPE applying.
It has been an exciting quarter, with a number of this year’s highly anticipated “key dates” fast approaching.
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