International Business and Trading Overseas
Paula is Head of the Employment Law team at Howes Percival, having started work with Howes Percival in 1997.
Paula has extensive experience on the full range of employment law matters, both contentious and non-contentious. She has developed particular expertise in relation to advising clients in relation to TUPE matters on outsourcing arrangements, corporate transactions and business restructuring, together with advice on complex redundancy and restructuring programmes. As well as acting on non-contentious matters, Paula regularly advises clients on dealing with Employment Tribunal matters, dealing with disciplinary and grievance issues and exiting senior managers and directors.
Paula has a can do attitude and provides commercial and practical advice focussed on the client’s business objectives.
Paula enjoys getting to know the client and working as an extension of their in house team. She regularly provides employment law training and speaks at employment law seminars and events.
Paula acts for a range of clients, including those in the automotive, media, technology, manufacturing and retail sectors.
- 2007 Partner, Howes Percival
- 2003 Associate Solicitor, Howes Percival
- 1999 Solicitor, Howes Percival
- 1997 Trainee Solicitor, Howes Percival
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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