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Sarah Wimsett

Solicitor

Sarah provides employment law advice to a wide variety of clients, including specialist sectors such as manufacturing, education and healthcare.

Expertise

  • Employment law & HR
  • Employment tribunal claims

Memberships

  • Elected member of the General Purposes Committee for the Kent Law Society
  • Kent Law Society
  • Junior Lawyer’s Division
  • Employment Law Association

Profile

Sarah joined Brachers as a trainee in 2014 and qualified into the Employment team in September 2016.

Sarah advises on a number of non- contentious matters such as negotiating and advising on settlement agreements, drafting employment contracts, handbooks, policies and procedures and advising on day-to-day workplace issues. Sarah also has experience dealing with contentious matters in the employment tribunal, including acting for claimants and respondents in unfair dismissal and discrimination cases.

Prior to joining Brachers, Sarah graduated from the University of Kent with a degree in Law and went on to receive a Masters in Legal Practice which she completed with a distinction.

Recent cases

  • Assisting with a large scale collective redundancy.
  • Assisting with the successful defence of a complex unlawful deduction claim for an NHS Trust.
Articles
13/09/17

Modern Slavery: Where should businesses be now?

The requirement to provide the slavery and human trafficking statement applies to commercial organisations with a total turnover of £36 million or more. Read more

06/07/17

Sunshine, summer and seasonal workers

Seasonal and temporary workers can be a vital part of a business’ workforce and as the temperature increases, so can the need to recruit more staff. Read more

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Blogs
19/01/18

Updated guidance on GDPR consent

What guidance do we have on the issue of consent under the GDPR? Read more

20/12/17

What to expect in Employment Law in 2018 and how to prepare?

This year has seen a number of twists and turns relating to Employment Law - so what does it mean for 2018? We give our thoughts on what businesses can expect over the next 12 months and how to prepare. Read more

20/10/17

Keeping on top of staff sickness absences

As the winter season approaches, the level of staff absences often increases with colds and flu as generally the most commonly cited illness at work. Read more

15/09/17

GDPR and Data Protection Bill - 9 months to go

GDPR: What is going to happen in the UK? Read more

16/01/17

Do your business’ employment documents reflect the reality of the situation?

How important is it get the documentation and employment status right. Read more

06/01/17

What is on the horizon for employment law in 2017 and how can employers prepare?

2016 saw a lot of press coverage on the Uber decision which held that two of Uber’s drivers were ‘workers’, meaning that they had certain entitlements including the right to paid holiday and the right to receive the national minimum wage. Read more

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What Our Clients Say...

Sarah listened, and understood very quickly. She conveyed the solutions in a very clear and precise way.

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Sarah was very clear without making the whole experience seem stressful.

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