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3 ST MARY'S PARSONAGE, MANCHESTER, M3 2RD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 832 3434
Fax:
Fax 0161 832 6650
DX:
14325 MANCHESTER-1
Email:
Web:
www.kuits.com

Kevin McKenna

Tel:
Work 0161 832 3434
Email:
Kuit Steinart Levy LLP

Work Department

Employment.

Position

Partner and Head of Employment, Kevin joined Kuits in 2013 from Weightmans. Having practised for 20 years, Kevin advises on all aspects of employment law, with a particular focus on senior executive and complex terminations, restrictive covenants and High Court enforcement, constructive and unfair dismissal claims, discrimination and large scale redundancy.

Kevin has worked extensively in the private sector working with business of all sizes from SMEs to PLCs. Kevin has also regularly appeared in the employment tribunals on behalf of a large government department.

To learn more about Kuits please click here.

Career

Qualified 1998; Harding Evans 2003; Keoghs 2003-09; Weightmans 2009-13; partner Kuits Steinart Levy LLP 2013 to date.

Languages

French.

Member

Employment Lawyers’ Association.

Education

Handsworth Grammar School, Birmingham; University of Surrey & Universite Jean Moulin, Lyon III (BSc (Hons) French and Law); University of Wolverhampton (LPC).

Leisure

Football, Long Distance Running.


North West: Human resources

Employment

Within: Leading individuals

Kevin McKenna - Kuit Steinart Levy LLP

Within: Employment

Key figures at Kuit Steinart Levy LLP  include Kevin McKenna, who ‘not only dissects a client’s (and potential opponent’s) case and problems, he then provides solutions with equal alacrity and commercial realism and sensitivity’. Sally Bird  is also recommended. The team has a broad range of expertise including tribunal litigation for complex claims involving whistleblowing and discrimination, executive terminations and a growing practice in advising senior healthcare professionals. It also routinely acts for larger corporate organisations on restructuring and redundancy programmes and has recently advised on a number of High Court injunctions. Clients include Maersk Line UK, GG Hospitality (a venture that was founded by Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs) and Viridor Waste.

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Employment: employee/union firms

Within: Employment: employee/union firms

The ‘efficient, strategic and conciseKevin McKenna  heads a ‘very strong department’ at Kuit Steinart Levy LLP  that provides ‘excellent practical advice’. McKenna is a ‘consummate professional and is skilled at handling numerous issues well both in and out of cour’. Sally Bird provides ‘sound and commercial advice’. The skilled team regularly acts in the most high-profile employee cases throughout the country. It is experienced at advising on boardroom disputes and has particular expertise advising on fiduciary duties, confidential information as well as advising on injunctions and restrictive covenants. It also frequently advises on complex claims involving whistleblowing and discrimination and has been involved in a number of High Court injunction matters recently (both making and responding to claims involving post-termination restrictive covenants). Highlights included successfully advising on a claim for constructive dismissal and age discrimination on the ground of less favourable treatment and harassement. The matter was a high-profile case as it was widely reported in the press.

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