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Helen Boddy

Tel:
Work +44 (0) 1737 339838
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Boddy Matthews Limited

Work Department

Employment and HR Legal support

Position

Partner specialising in Employment and HR Legal support. Runs a full service employment practice acting for substantial corporate clients, SME's and owner managed businesses on all aspects of employment work. Helen is well known for providing accessible and effective advice. She enjoys working closely with clients as an extension to the in-house team to cut through the complications of employment and HR legal issues. Experienced in all employment issues including change management and restructuring, corporate support, TUPE, disputes, dismissals, settlement agreements and day to day issues arising during employment (e.g. disciplinary, performance, bonus and incentive arrangements), competition from ex-employees and team moves (garden leave etc) and all aspects of tribunal work. She also advises senior executives on hire and fire scenarios which gives her a broader understanding of the dynamics of the employment relationship.

Career

Masons 1988-92, Simmons & Simmons 1992-95, Shadbolt LLP 1995-2010 (Partner from 1998), Stevens & Bolton LLP (Partner) 2010-2013, Boddy Matthews Limited (Co Founding Partner) 2013 to date.

Member

Law Society of England and Wales, Employment Lawyers Association, European Employment Lawyers Association, Affiliate Member of the BFA, EWIF


South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Kate Matthews at Boddy Matthews Limited is highlighted for her 'very good, positive attitude and commercial awareness'. Her workload encompasses franchise and other contractual disputes, misrepresentations and brand protection. Recent work includes acting for Pepe’s Franchising and a second Pepe's company in a High Court action against nine defendants for breach of contract and other claims. Other work includes acting for UK Marine Services in a dispute pertaining to breach of contract and other claims in relation to the cargo of an impounded vessel. Helen Boddy and consultant solicitor Nick Fieldhouse are other notable practitioners.

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South East: Human resources

Employment: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Employment: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Helen Boddy at Boddy Matthews Limited is 'rigorous and authoritative' in her handling of difficult employment cases including TUPE issues. The firm offers a full employment law service, predominantly to corporate clients as well as senior executives. In recent work, the team is advising Caremark on a raft of matters including national minimum wages,  holiday pay,  zero hours contracts issues and TUPE regulations. Other clients include Rolls Royce Power Systems AG, PJ Valves Group and Offshore Shipbrokers. Co-founder Kate Matthews is noted for her 'commercial awareness' particularly with regard to disputes.

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