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Selene Holden

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Selene is head of department and director of partner Selene Holden Limited. Selene advises on a broad range of litigious and non-litigious employment matters, such as executive bonus schemes, redundancies, dismissals/grievances and other tricky HR issues. Selene also provides corporate support on TUPE issues and advises on matters concerning employment agencies.  She is also a Notary Public.


Trained at Steeles Law LLP; joined Greene & Greene in 2004; made partner 2007.


Employment Lawyers Association
The Notaries Society


Norwich Law School, UEA (LLB Hons Law, LLM Employment Law); College of Law, Guildford (LPC).


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East Anglia: Human resources


Within: Employment

At¬†Greene & Greene¬†‚Äėthe overall level of service is¬†outstanding‚Äė. Clients describe the firm as ‚Äėa true partner‚Äė and note that ‚Äėthe advice is exceptional and the team is¬†very approachable and seems to delight in giving the personal touch‚Äė. One remarks that ‚Äėextremely supportive and non-judgemental‚Äė¬†department head Selene Holden¬†‚Äėtakes the time to truly understand clients‚Äô business culture and build an effective business relationship‚Äė and that¬†‚Äėknowledgeable, passionate and unflappable‚Äė senior associate¬†Greg Jones¬†‚Äėreally¬†understands our business, our culture, and our approach to commerciality, and the advice he provides is always pertinent‚Äė. Barrister and ‚Äėconfident, highly motivated‚Äė¬†senior associate¬†Angharad Ellis Owen¬† provides ‚Äėwell-balanced and diligent counsel and insight‚Äė and is ‚Äėextremely commercial and precise‚Äė. Alongside the firm‚Äôs local work in sectors such as insurance, manufacturing and transport, it handles a growing caseload of national and international matters. For Nexus Underwriting Management, Jones handled employment due diligence for two significant corporate acquisitions. He also advised a large UK food processing company on its modern slavery policy.

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East Anglia: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

'No stone is left unturned' at Greene & Greene in Bury St Edmunds, where the agriculture and estates practice has a good reputation among regional land agents. It frequently handles farm sales and purchases, Settled Land Act estates work, agricultural tenancy issues, succession planning and taxation including agricultural and business property advice. Director and practice head Jonathan Mathers does 'an absolutely super job; he has excellent attention to detail and huge knowledge when it comes to property purchases' and the lawyers in his team are 'all superb'. Corporate finance partner Neil Walmsley specialises in the acquisition, disposal, financing and restructuring of businesses and rural enterprises. Employment specialist Selene Holden deals with agricultural issues including disputes over family succession, licences for power lines, problems with farm managers, issues caused by land contamination, and development of agricultural land. Property litigator Andrea Nicholls, chartered tax adviser Wayne Perrin and corporate partner Mark Daly also play key roles in the practice. A highlight for the practice was its work for a new farming company in its £16m purchase of a premier estate in Suffolk.

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