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Sarah Harnett


Associate in the employment and pensions team

My role

I am an associate in the employment team at Anthony Collins Solicitors. I act for individuals, local authorities, schools, housing associations, charities and others in a range of contentious and non-contentions matters, including employment tribunal proceedings, settlement agreements, contracts of employment and policies, as well as discrete advice on employment-related issues.

My experience

I joined Anthony Collins Solicitors as a paralegal in 2015 and started my training contract in 2016, completing seats in corporate litigation, personal injury and clinical negligence and employment and property (development).

In September 2018 I qualified as a solicitor in the employment team. As an associate, I support clients with day-to-day employment issues as well as more complex matters.

My specialisms

  • Employment law


My latest articles

Severance payments without scrutiny
Severance payments without scrutiny

Local governments award over generous severance payments at their peril as Northumberland Council have recently found out.

In sickness and in health… are you still suspended on full pay?
In sickness and in health… are you still suspended on full pay?

Does a sick, suspended employee get paid sick pay (as per sickness policy) or full pay (as per disciplinary policy)? Croydon London Borough Council (the council) decided the latter was correct. A costly decision to the tune of £15,000 in an unlawful deduction of wages claim (to say nothing of legal fees etc).

Refusing to follow instructions
Refusing to follow instructions

Even those of us with zero football knowledge will most likely know of the shenanigans at a Chelsea FC game this season.