‘My teacher told me I was too soft to be a lawyer, now I’m a partner at a Knightsbridge firm’
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‘My teacher told me I was too soft to be a lawyer, now I’m a partner at a Knightsbridge firm’

I spoke with Legal Cheek about why my teacher’s terse words encouraged me to pursue a career in law. The feature is reproduced below from Legal Cheek: This is the second piece in a series of editorial by Legal Cheek exploring the different motivations and stories of successful lawyers from non-traditional backgrounds. Last week we spoke … Continue reading

Employment Issues

Managing employees, furlough and future-planning through Covid-19

Employment Law Partner, Kevin Poulter, discusses employment law aspects of COVID-19, updates to government policies you need to know about and how to manage your employees at this uncertain time. We also cover questions regarding furlough, redundancies, home-working and planning for the post-COVID-19 world. Also covering: What is furlough and what are the obligations of … Continue reading

Coronavirus hits the UK
Employment Issues / In the News

Coronavirus hits the UK

As the government announces its strategy to deal with coronavirus in the UK, Freeths’ employment partner Kevin Poulter spoke to BBC News about the implications for employees and employers. Businesses will be increasingly encouraged to support efforts to contain the virus by making self-isolation for affected employees financially viable and, by doing so, protecting the … Continue reading

Refinery 29: These Black Women’s Stories Prove Hair Discrimination Happens Here Daily
Employment Issues / In the News / Legal Topics

Refinery 29: These Black Women’s Stories Prove Hair Discrimination Happens Here Daily

A girl who was repeatedly sent home by from school for having an afro received a £8,500 payout in a hair discrimination case last week. Ruby Williams, 18, was awarded the out of court settlement after her family took legal action against The Urswick School in east London, with the backing of the Equality and Human … Continue reading