Hay & Kilner

Employment Department

North East
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What the team is known for Handles a wide range of employment issues including staff grievance and disciplinary issues, termination and restructuring, TUPE, and equality and diversity matters. Commended for its HR training plans, created for managers of employer clients and tailored for each in-house team. Noted for its employment support service for transactions and advice on employment documents. Also instructed to handle age discrimination claims and management exits. Services clients across a range of sectors from healthcare and construction to petrochemical and automotive.

Strengths Clients say: "They are very well organised, they offer no-nonsense advice, and they're a friendly team."

Work highlights Advised the tech company Hyperdrive Innovations on the departures and recruitment of employees.

Notable practitioners

Neil Dwyer works with employers of all sizes on a full suite of employment matters. He is recognised for his ability to handle sensitive issues including difficult tribunal claims.
"Strengths include his knowledge and excellent communications skills."

Sarah Furness has a comprehensive employment practice advising clients on disciplinary issues, redundancies, and employment litigation.
"I enjoy working with her because she is quick to respond and happy to take account of our view."

Sarah Hall comes recommended for her ability to advise on the employment aspects of corporate transactions and reorganisations.
"She's able to understand business needs quickly and can protect against risk."