Victoria is a highly experienced Employment lawyer and a senior member of the Rix & Kay’s Employment Team based in Brighton & Hove. She works in partnership with clients in Sussex and Kent, and across the South East, dealing with employers and employees. She has a reputation for finding solutions to suit client’s needs, with her deep insight, commercial nous and tactical ability.
Victoria supports a wide range of businesses from new business start-ups through to substantial business with hundreds of employees. She provides advice to Directors and HR Managers to suit their requirements providing ongoing support, both operationally and strategically, on a daily basis.
Victoria also advises employees and Senior Directors on disputes, severance packages, and settlement agreements.
Experience and approach
Victoria has over 13 years of experience in specialising in Employment Law and enjoys keeping up to date with such a dynamic area of law. As well as having extensive knowledge and experience in advising clients on all aspects of employment law, she has also brought claims in the employment tribunals, employment appeal tribunal and the Supreme Court which have resulted in notable changes to case law as a direct result of her work.
Victoria aims to provide bespoke advice tailored to each individual client’s needs to find a solution that aims to avoid costly and lengthy litigation in a tribunal. Central to that, is her approach to regularly reviewing and providing the essential documentation for her clients, such as contracts and handbooks to help them to keep on the right track.
Victoria also provides regular seminars and employment literature and has written for leading legal journals and appeared on television advising on current employment stories for BBC South East news .
With Victoria’s guidance and assistance, business owners will have the peace of mind that all bases will be covered and that all documents will be fully compliant and up to date, allowing owners to devote their time in running their business.
Areas of expertise
- Contracts and staff handbooks/policies
- Disciplinary, grievance and performance issues
- Sickness and disability
- Redundancy and reorganisation
- Employment issues relating to business sales and transfers (TUPE).
- Severance packages and settlement agreements
- Family related issues and discrimination
- Unfair, wrongful and constructive dismissal
- Restrictive covenants and enforcement
- Breach of contract
Employment Tribunals and work in the Supreme Court
Victoria has successfully defended, and pursued, a range of unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal and disability claims in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal tribunal.
She was successful in bringing a multi party claim in the employment tribunal through to the Supreme Court, relating to complex issues involving changes to terms and conditions, breach of contract and dismissal due to a business transfer (TUPE). This is now the leading authority on all subsequent employment tribunal cases dealing with these issues.
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