I joined GA in 2018 as a trainee solicitor and qualified into the employment team in 2021. Having worked as a paralegal at a large international law firm for nearly two years, I had gained invaluable legal experience in dispute resolution for large corporate clients.
I deal with all areas of employment law, including settlement agreements, preparation of contracts of employment, service agreements, policies and employee handbooks, with particular experience within the care sector. I also provide advice on disciplinary matters and grievance procedures to both employers and employees. As well as assisting client with claims in the employment tribunal.
Originally from Cornwall, I studied my law degree at Exeter University. Before undertaking my Legal Practice Course (LPC) at BPP University, I was fortunate enough to be awarded the Law Society’s Diversity Access Scheme Scholarship (DAS). Through DAS I was also provided with the opportunity to gain work experience within the Government Legal Services.
I work closely with the Law Society and DAS to help raise awareness in regards to diversity and in particular socio-economic (‘class’) inclusion. I assist the DAS scheme by partaking in podcasts, writing articles and volunteering my time through their mentoring scheme. In addition to this, I also mentor for Plymouth University. I am a strong believer in ‘paying it forward’ and helping others when I can.
- When I first spoke to the company they dealt with me extremely quickly and knew what to say for me to understand the process. Even when it was a waiting game Kayleigh kept me informed and updated on the process step by step.
- Kayleigh was very professional and I felt very supported through the process.