• Profile:

    Louise advises on all aspects of employment law, mainly acting for employers but also taking on complex, high-value employee claims work.

    Louise qualified as a Solicitor in 2005 and joined Brachers in 2010. She has worked with specialist sectors including agriculture, construction, manufacturing, education and healthcare and regularly provides external training.

    She has represented clients at court since 1996 as a court clerk, then specialising in personal injury claims and appearing on behalf of clients in the Small Claims Court. Her work now involves a variety of employment law cases from defending employment tribunal claims from one to multi-day actions as well as multi-party cases to breach of TUPE.

    Louise has spent 18 months on secondment to a large public sector organisation and more recently to a large construction business. This has given Louise 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 sat as a Governor at Waterfront UTC between 2017 to 2021 and has recently commenced a new role as Trustee at the Rivermead Inclusive Trust. She is also an active member of the local business community and contributes through her work as Vice-Chair of the Steering Group of the Rochester Business Guild and works closely with Mid-Kent CIPD to provide employment law seminars and webinars.

    Louise is named as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ in the Legal 500 2022 directory.

    Louise specialises in:

    • Dismissals/unfair dismissal
    • Discrimination/diversity matters
    • Redundancy and reorganisations
    • Grievances and disciplinary matters
    • Sickness absence/ ill-health
    • Data protection and GDPR
    • Education sector
    • Employment Tribunal work
    • Restrictive covenants

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    • Louise was excellent; always responsive, efficient, clear and very personable. A pleasure to deal with.

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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.

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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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    • It was great having you on our team. Patricia and I are extremely grateful to you and your colleagues for representing us in such a determined but good humoured manner. All of you have unconditionally been there for us and responded so swiftly. Couldn’t have got through all this without you and the gang by our side

      Mark Canning (client)