Özlem Mehmet

Professional Support Lawyer


Özlem Mehmet is a Professional Support Lawyer in our Employment Team. 

Before joining Kingsley Napley, Özlem was a Tutor and Team Leader at BPP University’s Law School, teaching on the Legal Practice Course.  She taught the Employment Law, Business Law & Practice, Corporate Finance and Equity Finance modules of the course, as well as the skills modules of Interviewing & Advising and Professional Conduct & Regulation.  She also supervised a number of Masters level projects on employment law related topics.

Prior to teaching, Özlem had over ten years’ experience working as a solicitor in private practice specialising in employment law (first having trained and qualified at Slaughter and May and then working at Fox Williams LLP).

Whilst working in private practice, Özlem advised the management and HR teams of employers (including international companies, law firms and investment houses) and employees on a wide range of employment issues (both contentious and non-contentious), including on termination packages and settlement agreements, executive service agreements, performance management, unfair dismissal, disciplinary and grievance procedures, discrimination and other day-to-day employment issues.

Özlem is very experienced in giving training talks on topical employment law issues and, as a member of the Employment Lawyers' Association (ELA), has participated in preparing ELA’s response to Government consultations on various issues.

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Back to work – where exactly does this leave employers in the aftermath of “Freedom Day” ?

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Ethnicity pay gap – still an issue, still on the agenda

The question of Christmas: How far can employers go in telling employees where to spend it?

Insolvency and furlough fraud – directors beware!

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Changes to the employment tribunal rules and procedure - clearing the backlog

How can employers and managers tackle racial discrimination in the workplace and encourage people to speak up?

Black Livelihoods Matter – Getting your recruitment right

Flexible furlough scheme: what employers need to know

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