Following a career in theatre and community arts, Kerrie re-qualified as a solicitor and joined Thrings in 1996. As partner and head of employment for the firm since 2005, Kerrie is recommended by clients for providing grounded and ‘clear, commercially sensible’ advice on all day-to-day employment issues, as well as strategic support for the firm’s regional and national clients. Examples of work include: defending high value sex discrimination and constructive dismissal claim for global FMCG client; obtaining court undertakings to prevent ex-employees competing with client in breach of contractual restrictions; advising SME business owner on complex family dispute involving employment tribunal claims, non-molestation injunctions and associated possession proceedings. Specialisms include: Tribunal Representation and High Court employment litigation and advisory work including collective consultations, discrimination claims, employee relations, re-organisation and restructuring, trade union recognition and bargaining, TUPE, unfair dismissal and the regulatory aspects of employment in sector specific industries and professions.
Employment Lawyers Association, CIPD.
Board Director of Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol.