Laura is a Director in our employment law team and joined the firm in 2021.
Laura advises a variety of clients (ranging from international groups to smaller start-ups) within various industries including technology, education, energy and renewables, motor, manufacturing and food sectors.
Laura works closely with HR Professionals, managers and owners of businesses to:
• ensure that employment documentation is fit for purpose;
• guide businesses through complex employment law processes;
• support clients with major changes which will impact on staff, such as restructure and redundancy;
• deal with issues on termination of employment including confidentiality and restrictive covenants;
• assist on transactional matters including mergers and acquisitions and in/outsourcing (TUPE)
Laura also has extensive experience in contentious matters including tribunal litigation, settlement agreements, bonus disputes, discrimination and equality, complex grievances and restrictive covenants.
Laura is regularly hosting and presenting at events and has been praised for her training she offers to clients on employment law topics such as equality and diversity, management, investigating and modern slavery).
Clients refer to Laura as being “professional” and “approachable” who “blends legislation, best practice and commerciality”.
Laura is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
- 2021 – Present: Howes Percival LLP, Director
- 2018 – 2021: Birketts LLP, Senior Associate
- 2013 – 2018: Birketts LLP, Associate
- 2009 – 2013: Birketts LLP, Solicitor
- 2006 – 2009: Fosters LLP / Birketts LLP, Paralegal / Trainee Solicitor
COVID-19 medical exemptions from vaccination and NHS COVID Pass
On 1 October 2021, the Department of Health and Social Care published guidance on how individuals may apply for proof, via the NHS COVID Pass, that they are unable to be vaccinated and/or tested for COVID-19 for medical reasons.
Compulsory Covid-19 vaccination: Temporary medical exemptions for care home staff
From 15 September 2021, for a temporary period, people working or volunteering in care homes who have a medical reason why they are unable to have the vaccine will be able to self-certify that they meet the medical exemption criteria.
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