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Boyes Turner

Employment

4 ranked lawyersBand 2Thames ValleyUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Advises on a variety of employment matters, including court and tribunal advocacy, as well as day-to-day issues. Offers clients additional services such as an online employment law shop and workplace mediation programme. Represents well-known names from the technology, retail and automotive sectors. Clients include large international companies as well as local businesses.

Strengths

One source notes: "If you want pragmatic advice in employment matters that helps you solve problems rather than create new ones, then Boyes Turner is the right firm. Their pragmatism stands out in my view."

Work highlights

Acted for Reading Borough Council on the defence of multiple equal pay claims before the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal.

Notable practitioners

Barry Stanton is a respected practitioner who excels at guiding his clients through discrimination, SAR and restructuring matters. He is additionally skilled in business immigration issues and advising on whistle-blowing and restrictive covenant cases.
"Barry is fantastic - he's switched-on, sharp and picks things up very quickly. He's a joy to work with, clients like him a lot and he can hold a room." "He is very knowledgeable and at the same time very pragmatic. His main interest is to always find the best solution for the client."

Helen Goss is highly respected for her extensive experience advising and managing exit plans for senior executives, redundancies and TUPE matters. She also handles discrimination and unfair dismissal claims and has notable experience guiding clients through employment tribunal cases.
"She is an absolutely brilliant lawyer and is very well liked and respected." "She is very pragmatic and collaborative." "Helen is incredibly practical, to the point and efficient."

Katie Harris handles a diverse array of work spanning from exit plans for senior employees to allegations of race and disability discrimination. She has experience of  victimisation cases and matters concerning breaches of confidence and post-termination restrictive covenant matters.
"Katie is very personable, knowledgeable and reassuring. She explains things clearly, removing the need for jargon and legal-speak." "She is excellent - very responsive and straightforward."

Michael Farrier has a well-regarded broad practice that encompasses equal pay disputes, discrimination claims and constructive unfair dismissal matters. He is known for routinely working with domestic and international clients in the technology and automotive sectors.

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Overview

Our employment lawyers provide a fully comprehensive service for our corporate clients and senior executives from managing tribunal and civil court claims, drafting contracts and policy documents and advising on day to day HR issues, to working with clients on more complex issues such as reorganisations, TUPE/outsourcing, business protection and immigration issues.

Our HR Solutions service recognises that not every matter needs legal solutions and we have built up a network of experts to advise on specialist HR issues such as managing disciplinaries and grievances, assisting with collective consultation and devising appraisal systems along with vetting, health and safety, relocation, workplace mediation and business coaching. We act as an extension of our clients’ human resources or legal teams, providing immediate day-to-day advice and assistance on all strategic and operational HR related issues.

We have an active training division providing face to face and virtual training on all HR matters for HR professionals, legal teams, managers and Boards.

Members

Harris, Katie

O'Connor, Emma

Olzewski, Peter

Stanton, Barry

Taylor-Evans, Claire

Whiteaker, Andrew

Employment Department

Boyes Turner

firm
Department location

Abbots House

Abbey Street

Reading

Berkshire

UK

RG1 3BD

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Thames Valley

Employment


Barry Stanton
Band 3
Katie Harris
Band 4
Michael Farrier
Band 2