Education Matters Autumn Newsletter
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 as well as outside of work sitting as a Governor for the Waterfront UTC. 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 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
Qualifications and Memberships
- The Law Society
- Employment Lawyers Association
- Rochester Business Guild
Some of Louise Brenlund's recent case studies include:
- Advising on the implications of the ‘Bear Scotland’ holiday pay decision and assisting with business strategy in this regard.
- Assisting a multi-national construction company in an unfair dismissal claim that was successfully defended but then appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Louise advised the client on tactics and compliance with process, as well as working with a barrister to obtain the best outcome for the client.
- Acting for freight and distribution specialists in a claim for breach of TUPE involving the Trustee in Bankruptcy acting on behalf of the Claimant. Louise successfully had the claim struck out for being scandalous and/or vexatious, that the proceedings has been conducted in an unreasonable manner and the claim was not actively pursued.
Articles by Louise