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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: Leading individuals

Rachel Broughton - Averta Employment Lawyers LLP

Within: Employment

Averta Employment Lawyers LLP has an excellent niche three-partner employment practice. The group concentrates on acting for senior executives in the course of negotiating exit packages, settlement agreements, discrimination claims and other employment related issues. It also increasingly advises individuals on their rights in the context of group situations, such as large-scale redundancies and restructuring exercises. Names to note are the heads of department David Sykes and Alan Jones. Rachel Broughton is another notable practitioner.

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