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Rachael Russell

Associate | Employment

Rachael joined Brachers in June 2014. Rachael is an Associate Solicitor who provides HR and employment law advice to both the private and public sector advising on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters.

Rachael Russell

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Rachael joined Brachers in June 2014. Rachael is an Associate Solicitor who provides HR and employment law advice to both the private and public sector advising on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters.

Rachael acts for a wide variety of clients, including businesses and individuals, and is regularly asked to advise on day-to-day employment queries, including disciplinary/grievance matters and settlement agreements.

Rachael frequently provides transactional support on company acquisitions and mergers and assists members of the team with the complex employment aspects on business restructures. Rachael also deals with all aspects of employment tribunal litigation claims including unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.

Rachael is a qualified coach and mentor having completed the ILM’s Level 5 Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring – clients often find this as added value when seeking to enhance their HR strategies with a particular focus on encouraging employee engagement.

Rachael specialises in:

  • Employment law & HR
  • Corporate support and TUPE (transfer of undertakings/businesses)
  • Settlement agreements
  • Employment tribunal claims
  • Reorganisations, redundancy and restructuring

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Kent Law Society
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Institute of Leadership and Management Level 5 Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring

Recent Cases

Rachael's recent cases include:

  • Representing a client on enforcing restrictive covenants against an ex-employee which involved preparing for injunctive relief and representing the client at a without prejudice meeting where it was estimated that losses were in excess of £200,000
  • Part of a team advising on the transfer of 3 academy schools to an educational trust - advising on the employment due diligence and TUPE aspects of the transaction
  • Advising a manufacturing client on a collective redundancy exercise when relocating in excess of 100 staff
  • Representing clients in relation to unfair dismissal and discrimination claims for race and disability where the allegations involved in excess of 10 witnesses
  • Advising a CFO on their settlement agreement and successfully negotiating a 200% increase in their exit package  

Awarded to Rachael