• In this month’s ‘Six questions in 60 seconds’ interview, we find out more about employment solicitor, Sarah Wimsett.

    Sarah joined Brachers as a trainee in 2014 and qualified into the Employment team in 2016. She advises on a number of non-contentious matters including negotiating 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 an employment tribunal, including acting for claimants and respondents in unfair dismissal and discrimination cases.

    What is the best piece of advice anyone has given you in your career?

    To get involved. I recently put myself forward for the Brachers Community Relations Committee (a new staff committee formed this year) and am really looking forward to being part of this.

    What are you currently working on?

    What I love about employment law is that we get such a mix of work. I am currently supporting the Corporate team on several transactions which is great to see in the current climate. I am also acting for a number of employers in employment tribunal claims and getting up to speed with the world of remote hearings.

    Can you remember the first thing you bought with your own money?

    I had my first ‘Saturday job’ when I was 16 and I am sure clothes shopping was what most of my money went on!

    What is the one thing you could not live without?

    Walking in the countryside. I was lucky enough to grow up close to Dartmoor and now love walking on the North Downs. (Although chocolate is a close second!)

    Which three traits define you?

    Being positive, confident and caring.

    Can you tell us your favourite thing about working at Brachers?

    The people I get to work with, in particular my wonderful employment colleagues. We have all kept each other going through the last year of homeworking and I can’t wait to be able to see people face to face again.

    Can we help?

    Take a look at our Employment & HR page for useful information, resources, guidance, details of our team and how we may be able to help you

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