New hire strengthens our Employment team
Employment law specialist, Lauren Harkin, has joined Withy King’s Swindon team as an associate.
Lauren works closely with directors and HR decision-makers as well as employees on a wide range of employment issues. These include defending employment tribunal claims, drafting contracts of employment and senior-level service agreements, all aspects of discrimination, business restructuring, redundancy and TUPE transfers.
Lauren is also particularly experienced at negotiating exit packages for employees and advising on compromise agreements.
"Employment law is frequently regarded as a headache by business owners and managers – and they often just want someone to make it go away,” said Lauren. “I take a straight-talking, pragmatic approach to legal advice and am happy to provide as much support as required to make the process as painless as possible.
“I have worked in Swindon for many years so I am delighted to have the opportunity to develop my career here and continue to serve businesses, locally and nationally, with the backing of such a robust and well-regarded employment team.”
Lauren is a keen advocate and has made many successful appearances in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeals Tribunal.