“I think Kirsty is fabulous!! She is knowledgeable, friendly, practical and attentive. I really enjoy working with her and am confident in her advice.”

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Kirsty is a Senior Associate in the Employment Department.  She advises both employers and senior employees on all aspects of employment law and employee relations issues, including contentious and non-contentious matters. 

Kirsty advises employers of all sizes, including regulatory bodies, multi-national businesses and SMEs.  She advises on a wide variety of employment issues, including performance management, disciplinary and grievance procedures, bonuses, restrictive covenants and settlement agreements.  Kirsty has a special interest in redundancy and restructure situations, business transfers and outsourcings, as well as data protection issues. 

She also regularly represents senior employees in relation to redundancy, disciplinary, grievance, discrimination and whistleblowing issues.  Kirsty often advises senior employees with a view to mitigating the effects of potentially career altering allegations and repercussions, particularly in the financial services or other regulated sectors.  Kirsty works closely with colleagues in the Regulatory Department on such issues.  She also represents senior individuals in the technology, media and fashion industries, as well as the public sector.

Kirsty regularly gives talks on employment and data protection matters at client seminars and also provides bespoke in-house training sessions for clients.

Recent cases

  • Advising a senior executive in a financial institution throughout his disciplinary and appeal process, with particular regard to his status as an approved person.
  • Advising a technology company through a performance improvement process, and avoiding the expected unfair dismissal and disability discrimination claim from the employee.
  • Advising an employer on several concurrent subject access requests.
  • Advising a UK subsidiary of a US business in relation to general employment issues, including recruitment and restructuring issues, and drafting contracts of employment and a UK specific Handbook.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Professional societies and memberships

  • Employment Lawyers Association

 

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Blogs

Top 10 tips for making a Subject Access Request

Top 10 tips for responding to a subject access request

Case update: Are subsequent events relevant to whether a task was intended to be of short term duration?

EU Data Protection Regulation: Here at last…well, nearly!

Legal update - Injury to feelings payments are taxable if they arise out of the termination of employment

Employment law case round up: 12 lessons learnt in 2014

Legal update: A failure to comply with Early Conciliation requirements can be rectified, and the claim is treated as presented on the date the defect was rectified

Legal update: A deduction for an employee’s failure to serve their notice period was not a penalty clause

Legal update: TUPE transfer of employees to a parent company following a share purchase by a subsidiary

Zero Hours Contracts - a political football, but what is the reality for employers and employees?

Case summary: UNISON and employment tribunal fees

Top tips for employers conducting a harassment investigation

Occupational health referrals in disability cases: lessons from recent case law

Facing a sexual misconduct allegation at work: the importance of your first account

Dealing with sexual allegations in the workplace

IWD: Women: like men, only cheaper – understanding unequal pay and gender pay reporting

An introduction to Data Protection Officers under the GDPR: Should you appoint one?

Data Protection – 10 further top tips for responding to subject access requests

Data Protection – practical guidance from recent case law on subject access requests

IWD: Access to justice for working mums: so near and yet so far

The GDPR: What do employers need to be doing now?

Entrepreneurs and small businesses need to prepare now for the new data protection regime

Pregnancy and maternity protection – why aren’t we there yet?

Modern Slavery Act: Is your business ready?

Case update: Do temporarily laid-off staff still transfer under TUPE?

Top tips on data protection for growing businesses

Legal update: Compensation levels for failure to consult collectively where some consultation has occurred

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Contact Kirsty

+44 (0)20 7814 1223

kchurm@kingsleynapley.co.uk

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