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Averta Employment Lawyers LLP

6&7 PARK FARM BARNS, CHESTER ROAD, STONEBRIDGE, NR MERIDEN, CV7 7TL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0870 421 1952
Email:
Web:
www.averta.com
Birmingham, London

Rachel Broughton

Tel:
Work 0870 421 1952
Email:
Averta Employment Lawyers LLP

Work Department

Employment.

Position

Rachel joined Averta Employment Lawyers in 2007 becoming a partner in 2008. She had previously worked as a senior associate for eight years at DLA Piper in Birmingham, alongside David Sykes and Alan Jones. At DLA she acted for various corporate clients in retail, banking, telecoms, manufacturing and other sectors and became an extremely capable and regular advocate in tribunal. Additionally she was involved in training, workshops and seminars, together with large scale redundancies and restructuring exercises. These skills, converted to the benefit of the senior executive, have been further developed at Averta. Rachel remains a keen and regular advocate both at employment and other tribunals, and has handled a number of complex multi-day discrimination claims securing significant sums on behalf of claimant clients. Her expertise is such that she has been asked to act as an external expert, conducting complex grievance investigations and hearings on behalf of local authorities. Rachel has a great deal of empathy with her clients and, as such, regularly receives plaudits from individuals facing difficult tribunal claims or unpleasant situations at work.

Career

Trained Twig Farnell 1994-96; assistant solicitor Shacklocks 1996-98; DLA Piper 1998-2006; Averta 2007 to date.

Education

Nottingham Law School (1994 Law LLB Hons; LPC).

Leisure

Theatre, walking, cycling, reading, karaoke.


West Midlands: Human resources

Employment

Within: Employment

Averta Employment Lawyers LLP is a niche practice that represents senior employees on high value claims, and is 'commercial', 'pragmatic' and 'able to work to tight deadlines'. Alan Jones  is one of two founders who leads the team and is 'hugely experienced' and 'not afraid to give straight advice'.  Fellow founder David Sykes  has extensive experience handling restrictive covenant and corporate related employment issues. Also recommended is Rachel Broughton , who specialises in discrimination and diversity claims.

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