Expertise

Helen advises on all aspects of employment law and HR practice across all sectors. However, she has extensive experience in advising clients in the manufacturing sector. Her particular specialisms are: corporate transactions and commercial transfers, reorganisations and large scale redundancies, managing and negotiating senior exits, trade union-related issues and disputes, tricky grievances and dismissals, and complex, sensitive and/or multi-claimant tribunals.

Helen undertook a formal 6-month secondment to The Open University. Informally, she worked alongside Thomas Cook and Staples in relation to specific projects as their sole dedicated advisor.

How do you help clients?

I help clients manage their people, and people issues, in the most compassionate, pragmatic and commercial way.

Experience

  1. Advising a household name travel client on a class action employment tribunal claim in relation to an alleged TUPE transfer from an employer in administration.
  2. Assisting a global retail client on changing shift patterns and working hours of their UK retail workforce, reconfiguring teams and carrying out redundancies.
  3. Planning, co-ordinating and executing a collective redundancy programme for a worldwide manufacturing client involving working with and training the management team and dealing with the resultant tribunal claim from one difficult employee.
  4. Supporting a retail and leisure client in dealing with three difficult trade unions, including advising on the potential derecognition of one union and the disruptive tactics of certain union representative.
  5. Advising on process and tactics for exiting senior executives, often with various non-employment benefits and for over 6-digit amounts.

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