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Blacks Solicitors LLP

CITY POINT, 29 KING STREET, LEEDS, LS1 2HL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 207 0000
Fax:
Fax 0113 242 1703
DX:
720480 LEEDS-49
Email:
Web:
www.LawBlacks.com
Leeds LS1, Leeds LS2

Paul Kelly

Tel:
Work 0113 227 9249
Email:
Blacks Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Employment Law

Position

Partner and Head of Employment

Career

Paul Kelly joined Blacks Solicitors in 2002, where he trained, qualified, and became a Partner in 2011. He is Head of the Employment team and supports Owner Managed Businesses (OMBs) and senior executives.

Having practiced exclusively in employment law for 14 years, Paul is regarded as an experienced practitioner who is known for his common sense approach to dealing with employment disputes and his focus on achieving the best commercial outcome for his clients.

He specialises in advising on redundancy, restructuring, grievances, disciplinary procedures, and employment litigation, and has particular expertise in advising on and negotiating senior exit strategies on behalf of employers and employees.

In addition, Paul successfully represented the claimant in the matters of Campbell v Leeds United AFC, two high profile claims of race and sex discrimination against this well-known football club.

Paul also provides regular commentary for national publications on a vast range of employment and HR issues such as the gig economy, the display of religious symbols at work and bereavement leave.

Member

Employment Lawyers Association


Yorkshire and the Humber: Human resources

Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Within: Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Blacks Solicitors LLP's employment team, led by the 'extremely approachable and knowledgeable' Paul Kelly, primarily acts for individual employees and SME employers, typically between 10 and 300 employees. The team, which enjoyed a near 10% increase in turnover during 2018, advises on executive settlement packages, restrictive covenants, employment claims against the NHS and issues relating to the gig economy.

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