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Christine Gannon

Employment Law Solicitor

Christine Gannon

“The reason I am an employment lawyer is that I enjoy helping all of my clients, whether employers or employees, to arrive at the best possible outcome.”

Intro

I am an Employment Law Solicitor based at our Brighton and Hove office. I have substantial experience in advising both employers and employees on a wide range of employment issues.

Expertise

I have particular expertise in:

  • Advising on discrimination issues including sex and pregnancy, race and disability discrimination
  • Advising on TUPE in relation to business sales and outsourcings
  • Drafting and negotiating Settlement Agreements and Form COT3s on behalf of employers
  • Advising on redundancy procedures (both individual and collective)
  • Reviewing and drafting Service Agreements, contracts of employment and Staff Handbooks
  • Advising on post-termination restrictions
  • Managing grievance and disciplinary processes
  • Managing sickness and capability processes
  • Bringing and defending claims in the Employment Tribunal, including undertaking advocacy at Preliminary and Full Hearings
  • Providing employment support on share / business sales and outsourcing

Clients

I act for both employers and employees.

I advise employees at all levels of seniority, up to Directors.

My employer clients have included private companies, Local Authorities, charities and family owned businesses.

Qualifications

I graduated from Durham University with a 2:1 degree in Economics and History. I completed my law conversion course and Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Guildford, passing both with distinction. I qualified as an Employment Solicitor in 2001.

Other experience

I have specialised in Employment Law since qualifying at a commercial firm in Cambridge. I subsequently returned home to Sussex to join the Employment Team at DMH Stallard, where I worked for 15 years.

I have a life too

Outside of work, I am kept busy by my two children and enjoy spending time with family and friends. I  enjoy singing and have been a member of a number of choirs (ranging from choral to rock, soul and pop). I recently rediscovered my love of running so I currently spend my spare time jogging along the sea front!

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