Laura qualified in 2009 and joined Birketts in January 2012. She has advised clients in a variety of sectors including construction, manufacturing, healthcare, charitable organisations and private companies delivering public services.
Laura is able to provide practical day to day advice on matters such as discipline and grievance, sickness absence, performance management and exit packages for departing employees. She is also able to assist in reviewing and drafting a range of contracts, policies and procedures. Recently, Laura project managed a multi-jurisdictional contract review for an international company which involved liaising with local lawyers in 16 other countries.
Laura has also represented clients in a variety of Employment Tribunal claims including unfair dismissal, all types of discrimination, equal pay and complex multi-provider TUPE claims. Laura has particular experience in dealing with the employment aspects arising out of shareholder disputes, and she has also represented clients at the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
Laura advises both employers and employees on breaches of post-termination restraints. She also assists the corporate team with the employment aspects of corporate transactions.
Laura is based at our Chelmsford office.
Laura is currently on maternity leave. Please contact another member of the Chelmsford employment team in her absence.