Contact Details
Phone 01202 057752

Hannah Roberts

Paralegal

Employment Law Advice

My Approach

I endeavour to provide clear and practical advice to clients, whilst also being friendly and approachable. I ensure I take the time to understand my clients and their needs in order to take steps to achieve the best possible outcome.

Areas of Expertise

  • Preparing and submitting tribunal claims;
  • Defending tribunal claims;
  • Advising on discrimination at work claims;
  • Negotiating settlements on potential or ongoing tribunal claims;
  • Providing initial case assessments on the prospects and value of potential or ongoing claims;
  • Advising on TUPE disputes, including changes to terms of employment after a TUPE transfer;
  • Reviewing and making recommendations on employment documents;
  • Updating employment contracts, casual worker (zero hours) contracts and policies;
  • Preparing directors’ service agreements and consultancy agreements;
  • Point of contact for business clients and day-to-day HR queries;
  • Advising on employment status disputes; and
  • Assisting Kate Brooks, our employment partner, on complex matters.

Recent Work Includes

  • Representing and facilitating a settlement for joint Claimant’s in a joined unfair dismissal tribunal claim on the grounds of redundancy from the same employer;
  • Advising on unfair constructive dismissal claims (resignation);
  • Advising an employee on a potential tribunal claim on the grounds of unlawful disability discrimination and reaching a settlement pre-claim;
  • Representing a Claimant in an employment status claim;
  • Carrying out reviews of employment documentation for businesses, including employment contracts, casual worker contracts (zero hours), policies and staff handbooks to ensure they are up-to-date and legally compliant;
  • Updating employment documents and making recommendations for clauses appropriate to the businesses i.e. restrictive covenants, intellectual property and protecting confidential information;
  • Preparing staff handbooks including policies relevant to the businesses i.e. social media and vehicle policies;
  • Representing a Claimant in an unfair constructive dismissal / TUPE tribunal claim;
  • Preparing defences for businesses to tribunal claims; and
  • Advising on enforceability and termination of employment contracts.

My Route to Ellis Jones

I joined Ellis Jones in February 2013 as a secretary to Kate Brooks. Previously, I worked as a legal assistant to a family law specialist.

In 2015 I commenced my studies to complete by CILEx qualification, fully supported by Ellis Jones.

I am an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (ACILEx) and I am currently completing my final exams to obtain my qualification of CILEx Level 6 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice.

I will complete my CILEx qualification during 2021 and aim to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer, specialising in Employment Law, in 2022.

Professional Associations and Qualifications

  • Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (ACILEx).
  • CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice – Employment Law.
  • CILEx Level 6 Certificate in Law – Employment Law and The Practice of Employment Law.

Reviews

I would like to thank Kate and Hannah for their great assistance, insight and communication during these last few months and for helping to bring this all to a satisfactory conclusion, in timely manner. A great job and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them to others in the future.

Anonymous