Contact Details
Location Bournemouth
Phone 01202 057747

Rebecca Bennett

Solicitor

Business Services

My Approach

I provide clear and practical advice to my clients and endeavour to build a trusting relationship with all of my clients. I strive to ensure that my clients receive a high quality service throughout the duration of their matter.

I understand that having an employment dispute can be stressful and emotional and my aim is to ensure that my clients feel supported and are given practical and workable solutions to their employment issues.

Areas of Expertise

  • Advising on potential or ongoing employment tribunal claims
  • Drafting and submitting employment tribunal claims
  • Defending employment tribunal claims
  • Advising on disputes in the workplace
  • Providing advice on settlement agreements
  • Negotiating settlements on disputes in the workplace and potential or ongoing employment tribunal claims
  • Advising on employment status disputes
  • Providing HR and employment advice to employers
  • Reviewing and preparing employment contracts, self-employed agreements and apprentice agreements
  • Reviewing and preparing workplace policies
  • Advising on group actions
  • Advising employers on contractual terms including post termination restrictions

Recent Work Includes

  • Representing and advising on a group action at the employment tribunal
  • Advising an employee on a workplace dispute resulting in a settlement agreement
  • Representing and advising a Claimant in relation to a disability discrimination claim
  • Advising Claimants on a joint matter resulting in a pre-claim settlement via Acas
  • Advising an employer on an employee’s breach of post termination restrictions
  • Advising an employee on post termination restrictions and assisting with defending an argument of breach of contract
  • Preparing new employment contracts, self-employed agreements and a staff handbook for an employer
  • Advising and representing an employee in relation to an unfair dismissal and automatic unfair dismissal claim
  • Preparing grounds of responses on behalf of employers to employment tribunal claims
  • Advising an employee in relation to a potential constructive dismissal claim which resulted in a pre-claim settlement with the employer

My Route to Ellis Jones

I completed a 4 year LLB (Hons) Law Degree at Bournemouth University, graduating in 2017. As part of my studies I gained experience working at Trethowans Solicitors as a placement student. After graduating, I started working for Ellis Jones as a PA to Paul Kanolik, Partner in the Banking and Finance Litigation Department. I was given the opportunity to progress in the department and was promoted to Paralegal in 2018. Whilst working as a Paralegal, I studied both the LLM in Professional Legal Practice and the LPC at the University of Law, Guildford.

Professional Associations and Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons) Law Degree from Bournemouth University
  • LLM Professional Legal Practice from the University of Law, Guildford (Distinction)
  • Legal Practice Course (LPC) – University of Law, Guildford (Distinction)