Kira is a solicitor specialising in Employment law at Trethowans. Kira works with both individuals and businesses to provide pragmatic advice on all workplace matters and disputes. Kira advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law, from day-to-day HR advice and preparing employment documentation to advising on disciplinaries, grievances, discrimination, whistleblowing disputes and difficult exits. Kira has experience in dealing with employment tribunal claims, such as ordinary unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing. Kira also works closely with our corporate and commercial teams advising on the employment aspects of business acquisitions.

Kira regularly prepares employment law updates and articles and runs training sessions with the team on key areas of employment law for clients.

Notable work highlights

  • Assisting and advising an individual client through each stage of a complex grievance procedure in relation to disability discrimination, resulting in a generous settlement.
  • Negotiating a director exit from a family-run business in the context of an acrimonious divorce.
  • Supporting our corporate client in defending a provision of services complaint. This related to alleged gender reassignment discrimination and an alleged GDPR breach. Despite exceptionally aggressive correspondence and threats of litigation and damage to key client relationships, this ended with no claim or settlement.
  • Assisting a charity with each stage of a high-risk exit of an employee with over 30 years’ service and occupancy of charity premises. This resulted in no claim or settlement.
  • Providing employment due diligence support to a corporate team client in the acquisition of a business. Supporting the client in numerous high-risk redundancies together with negotiating settlements agreements for multiple exiting employees following a TUPE/ business transfer.

Accreditations & Memberships

  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

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