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SAS Daniels LLP

30 GREEK STREET, STOCKPORT, SK3 8AD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 475 7676
Fax:
Fax 0161 475 7677
DX:
22603 STOCKPORT-2
Email:
Web:
www.sasdaniels.co.uk

Karen Barker

Tel:
Work 0161 475 7667
Email:
Web:
sasdaniels.co.uk/meet-the-team/karen-barker/
SAS Daniels LLP

Work Department

Employment and HR.

Position

Karen is a partner and Head of the Commercial employment and HR group, advising both employers and employees and offering pragmatic legal advice in all areas of employment law and HR ranging from discrimination to unfair dismissal and everything else in between.

Karen is also qualified in business and finance as well as law and HR and has a wide range of business experience gained over the past 35 years. This makes Karen’s approach unique as she is not only in a position to advise clients from an employment law perspective but she can also attend employee meetings to provide personal HR support.

Karen is also CIPD qualified (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development), which enables her to take a holistic approach across a wide range of HR matters including grievances and disciplinary hearings, adding an element of objectivity and impartiality to any sensitive situation. Karen prides herself on being fully immersed into the legal issues of her clients, and forms strong relationships to ensure positive outcomes.

Career

Trained SAS Daniels LLP; qualified 2006; partner 2013.

Member

Employment Lawyers Association; FICLEX; CIPD.

Education

Stockport College (1988, HNC, business and finance); Oldham College (2002-03, FICLEX); The Manchester Metropolitan University (2010-11, post-graduate diploma employment law); DGP plc (2012-13, CIPD).

Leisure

Leisurely activities with friends and family.


North West: Human resources

Employment

Within: Employment

The SAS Daniels LLP employment team, which is led by Karen Barker and Stephen Foster, has particular strengths in the education sector, representing a range of schools and academies. Former senior partner Jonathan Whittaker, a mainstay of the team, now serves as a consultant and part-time employment judge. 'Approachable and knowledgeable' senior associate Katie Hodson is recommended.

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North West: Public sector

Education

Within: Education

SAS Daniels LLP regularly provides employment and HR advice to school and further education sector clients in the region, and it also advises on a range of health and safety, regulatory and commercial work. The team handles property mandates for clients in the sector and it has advised on a number of academy conversions. Stephen Foster and Karen Barker head the employment and HR group.

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