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Claire Knowles

Recent Work

Claire’s practice spans all aspects of employment advisory, transactional and litigation matters. She works closely with employers and HR teams on their people and organisational development strategies by implementing effective workplace solutions.

With an international and national top tier law firm background, Claire has extensive experience advising employers on managing complex employee relations, implementing cultural change programmes and employment tribunal litigation.

With an ILM Level 7 qualification, Claire mixes leadership development, executive coaching and management skills with the purely legal aspects of her work.

She delivers training on a range of employment law issues and she is also a regular speaker at external networks

  • Preparing, reviewing, and varying employment/ consultancy contracts
  • IR35 and off-payroll working
  • Employment policies and procedures
  • Disciplinary and grievance hearings
  • Employment dismissals, redundancies, and reorganisations
  • Preparing and negotiating settlement agreements
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Employment due diligence on corporate transactions
  • Coronavirus legislation and workplace safety
  • Assisting Acuity’s Corporate team with employment due diligence support for various transactions.
  • Supporting Claire Knowles and Mark Alaszewski on various Employment Tribunal matters.
  • Advising a national car retail company on internal policies and procedures.
  • Advising various clients on furlough leave, workplace safety, and Coronavirus-response measures.
  • Developing Acuity’s IR35 Assist tool and Redundancy Costs Calculator.
  • The Employment team is ranked Band 2 in Chambers & Partners.
  • The Employment team is ranked Tier 3 in The Legal 500.
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