Mills & Reeve LLP

Employment Department

North West
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What the team is known for Sector strength in the education and health sectors, advising local employers on both UK-based and international employment matters. Additional experience handling the employment aspects of complex corporate transactions. Regularly assists clients with employment disputes before tribunals in unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistle-blowing cases.

Strengths A client says: "They have been efficient and highly professional while retaining a customer-friendly attitude."

Another client says: "They provide excellent advice and service. They also provide free information services via their e-hubs and host events focused on various sectors, which is an important value-added aspect to delivery."

According to other clients, they are "much more efficient and friendly than some of the big London firms while offering the same standard of extremely good and detailed advice."

Work highlights Successfully defended a respondent against a tribunal claim of unfair dismissal brought by a former employee.

Notable practitioners

Sara Barrett is head of the employment team in Manchester. She is best known for her work in the education sector. Clients appreciate her "excellent knowledge of employment law and ability to provide practical solutions to difficult problems."