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Kelly Sayers

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Prettys Solicitors LLP

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Partner – Head of Employment Services

Kelly advises on the full range of HR and employment related issues including managing difficult employees, defending complex Employment Tribunal claims, advising on redundancy and restructuring exercises, and advising on the employment aspects of corporate transactions. She also advises on policies and procedures and undertakes training to managers, HR teams and directors on a range of employment subjects.

Kelly works for organisations across a variety of sectors including healthcare, logistics, leisure, construction, engineering, manufacturing, financial services and energy. Her clients include large multinationals/FTSE 250 companies, NHS Trusts, local authorities and charities as well as family owned businesses and start-ups. Kelly also acts for senior executives.


Kelly studied in Northampton and Chelmsford before qualifying as a Solicitor at a law firm with offices in London and East Anglia. Kelly joined Prettys on qualification in 2002.  She became an Associate in 2005, a Partner in 2008 and Head of Employment Services in 2011.


Employment Lawyers Association


University College Northampton LLB Law degree 2:1 (1998)

ARU Chelmsford LPC Distinction (2000)

East Anglia: Human resources


Within: Employment

'I cannot praise the firm too highly', says a client of Prettys Solicitors LLP in Ipswich, adding that 'it always provides top-notch contextual advice'. 'The level of support we receive is exceptional', says one client who adds that the practice has 'the ability to consider the commercial aspects that are important to us as a business; it provides superb value for money and expert advice'. Head of employment Kelly Sayers stands out with one client noting that 'although the whole team is approachable, knowledgeable and professional, she should be singled out for particular recommendation - she really knows her stuff'. 'Her expertise is highly commendable,' notes another who adds that 'she is very responsive and has both a pragmatic approach and dynamic personality that is a blessing to work with'. As part of their busy caseload Matthew Cole and senior associate Vanessa Bell handled high-value holiday pay claims. The addition of senior associate Laura Pharez Zea from Mayer Brown International LLP adds experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters to a practice that 'goes the extra mile to understand its clients’ business needs and objectives; its no-nonsense approach is a very refreshing attribute'.

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