A quick round up of employment law changes which will be of interest to HR professionals, a chance to discuss a few case studies and put questions Camilla and her team.
Camilla Beamish is an Associate in the Employment team at Cripps LLP with 9 years' experience in employment law.
She handles a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters and has a particular interest in employment tribunal litigation. Camilla advises on disciplinary, grievance and dismissal proceedings, TUPE, discrimination and redundancy.
A notable recent case that Camilla has been involved with was advising a Local Authority client in relation to a complex discrimination and whistleblowing claim in which the claimant was seeking circa £800,000 in compensation.
Camilla is married and has young twin boys who take up most of her time outside work. Camilla enjoys skiing, formula 1 motor racing and eating out.
Chris Hovenden is a solicitor in the Employment Law team at Cripps LLP.
He trained at Vizards Wyeth, qualifying in April 2011, before spending four years as an in-house employment lawyer for the Discovery Channel.
During his time at the Discovery Channel Chris advised on a wide range of employment law matters, often involving multiple jurisdictions.
More recently he worked as a journalist for Time Inc.'s cycling titles, although the allure of returning to the legal world proved too strong.
Definitely not your stereotypical lawyer, Chris utilises his unique background to provide clear and commercial advice to his clients.
Chris is married, is a passionate sportsman and enjoys both playing and listening to jazz.
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