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The Employment team is ranked Band 2 in Chambers & Partners.

 

The Employment team is ranked Tier 3 in The Legal 500.

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Rebecca trained at Acuity, spending the majority of her time as a trainee assisting Claire Knowles in the employment department. She qualified into Claire’s team in October 2017.

Rebecca attended Llandovery College in Carmarthenshire and studied Law at The University of Reading. She was awarded her LPC and Masters in Business (merit) by BPP (Holborn).

She has a particular interest in advising start-up businesses as well as assisting on the employment aspects of corporate transactions.

In recent months, Rebecca has focused her attention on navigating and understanding the complexities of the off-payroll working rules and the changes that were due to come into force in April 2020 (postponed to April 2021). Rebecca is our key contact for the IR35 Assist tool.

  • Reviewing/drafting contractual documentation
  • IR35 and off-payroll working
  • GDPR compliance
  • Employment policies and procedures
  • Preparing and negotiating settlement agreements (including settlement of live Employment Tribunal claims)
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Employment due diligence on corporate transactions
  • Providing support to Acuity’s corporate team in the employment aspects of:
    • various acquisitions made by the Brickability Group
    • the sale of Ultrapharm Limited (a Welsh baker which specialises in “free from” goods) to listed food manufacturer Finsbury Foods (shortlisted for the Small Business Deal of the Year award in the Wales Dealmaker Awards 2019)
  • Supporting Claire Knowles and Mark Alaszewski on various Employment Tribunal matters, including for local authority clients.
  • Ongoing HR and employment support to Licentia Group (the holding company of MyPinPad Limited, a technology provider of multi-factor authentication solutions for devices such as mobiles and tablets), particularly in relation to GDPR compliance and restrictive covenants.
  • Providing temporary on-site HR support to various clients, offering extra resource and getting valuable insight into how their businesses operate.
  • Developing the IR35 Assist tool alongside Claire Knowles, Adam McGlynn and Adele Carter.