Helen Watson > Aaron & Partners LLP > Chester, England > Lawyer Profile
Aaron & Partners LLP Offices
5-7 GROSVENOR COURT
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Partner & Head of Employment Law
Helen has extensive experience in all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious, including negotiating and drafting, TUPE disputes and large scale redundancies, trade union disputes, discrimination and harassment cases, and Employment Tribunal representation. Helen undertakes all of her own advocacy at tribunals and gained higher rights of audience in 2005.
Helen studied criminology and French at Keele Univeristy, before attending Chester College of Law. She also has a Masters degree in industrial relations and employment law.
She is currently studying for a PhD in employment law, with a particular focus on equality legislation and discrimination law.
Aaron & Partners LLP handles a broad range of instructions, focusing on work such as restructurings and employment disputes. The ‘extremely knowledgeable and high-energy‘ Helen Watson, a qualified workplace mediator who has Higher Rights of Audience, heads the practice, which acts for clients in the logistics, education, recruitment, leisure, travel and tourism sectors. The team is seeing an increase in instructions in relation to zero-hour contracts and other atypical contracts, as well as contracts for well-known individuals in the media and sports industries. Another name to note is Claire Brook.
Aaron & Partners LLP is a Shropshire-based team that advises leading employers locally as well as some national and international clients on a broad range of issues. It is also skilled at providing employment support to its corporate colleagues. The department through Ben Mason has been instructed by the Professional Footballers Association to guide footballers through their playing contracts and the termination of any such contracts. The practice advises a Welsh Premier League club too on various matters and advises several local football associations. Department head Helen Watson is an experienced tribunal advocate with Higher Rights of Audience and is particularly skilled in discrimination cases.
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- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the North West
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the North West
- Real estate > Commercial property: elsewhere in the North West
- Private client > Family
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Employment > Employment
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Real estate > Planning and environment
- Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery