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Louise Brenlund

Associate

Louise advises on all aspects of employment law, mainly acting for employers but also taking on complex, high value employee claims, work. She has worked with specialist sectors including agriculture, construction, manufacturing, education and healthcare and regularly provides training.

Expertise

  • Dismissals/ unfair dismissal
  • Discrimination/diversity matters
  • Redundancy and reorganisations
  • Grievances and disciplinary matters
  • Sickness absence/ ill-health

Memberships

  • The Law Society
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Rochester Business Guild
  • Leigh UTC Advisory Board

Profile

Louise joined Brachers in 2010 and has considerable experience of working with large employers, giving practical advice.

Louise has spent 18 months on secondment to a large public sector organisation and more recently to a large construction business. This has given her an invaluable insight into legal issues from a client’s perspective and enabled her to gain a thorough understanding of the challenges that businesses face on a daily basis.

Louise has a keen interest in the education sector and is part of the Firm’s education group. She is also an active member of the local business community and contributes through her work as a member of the Steering Group of the Rochester Business Guild, with the Kent CIPD.

Recent cases

  • Advising on the implications of the ‘Bear Scotland’ holiday pay decision and assisting with business strategy in this regard.

Recent testimonials

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“I found Louise to be very professional but also made you feel she cared about how you were progressing. She gave very good advice and was always prompt. She explained everything very well so everything was easily understood.”

“Louise took time to understand my case and the outcome I wanted and helped me a lot to achieve that.”

Articles
25/11/16

Festive fun in the workplace - How to ensure a happy Christmas and a tribunal free New Year

Staff Christmas parties are a traditional way for employers to thank their staff for their hard work over the year. We have put together some hints and tips to help ensure your festive season doesn’t end with a claim in the employment tribunal. Read more

04/05/16

Pay changes - good, bad, or couldn’t care less?

A number of changes being introduced to employment law in 2016 are predominantly pay related matters which the Government hopes will aid business recovery and assist in their aim of putting the next generation first. Read more

07/04/16

Employment law update: Key developments for April 2016

As always, April sees a raft of changes to employment law coming into force. As a result, we’ve put together an overview of these changes so that you can ensure your organisation is up to date, remains compliant and is on top of the most recent changes. Read more

08/02/16

Skilled construction workers eroding away?

The construction industry remains a vital area for employment, the economy and social growth but the growing skills gap appears to be threatening to derail a market that relies on its workforce more than most. Read more

02/11/15

Kent Manufacturing and Electronics expo 2015

Brachers were delighted to attend a packed day at the Kent Manufacturing and Electronics Expo 2015 at the Kent Showground on 7 October 2015. Read more

27/10/15

Learning by doing: Path to success

Brachers were pleased to co-sponsor and speak at the Rochester Business Guild Seminar this month which focused on the changes and challenges for universities and colleges. It became clear during the seminar about the need for increased awareness amongst employers in the manufacturing sector about alternative training routes, including Universal Technical Colleges (“UTCs”), further education and apprenticeships. Read more

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Blogs
13/05/16

Voluntary overtime to be included in holiday pay

It has been reported that an Employment Tribunal (in the case of White -v- Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council) has ruled that voluntary overtime which is worked regularly should be included for the purposes of calculating holiday pay, as the overtime formed part of normal work. Read more

22/04/16

Data Protection reform package approved

What does this mean for your business? Read more

01/04/16

National Living Wage comes into effect today are you compliant?

Is the wages increase sustainable for your business? Read more

04/08/15

HMRC published discussion document to improve efficiency of IR35 tax arrangements

HMRC has published a discussion document asking for suggestions on ways to improve the efficiency of the IR35 tax arrangements. Read more

31/07/15

Government launch a consultation on preventing misuse of the term “apprentice” and “apprenticeship”

The Government has defined the key characteristics of an approved English apprenticeship to ensure that these deliver key outcomes, real employment and high quality on and off the job training, lasting over 12 months. Read more

29/07/15

Jeremy Corbyn has released his ‘Working with Women’ manifesto

Jeremy Corbyn, now one of the front runners in the leadership race, has today vowed to tackle ‘everyday sexism’ if he becomes Labour Party leader as he unveiled his women’s manifesto. Read more

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"Louise rapidly assessed the situation and assisted in ensuring that the final Settlement Agreement was concluded effectively."

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