Keely Rushmore

An employment lawyer with particular expertise in TUPE, redundancies and restructures.
Employment Law Team
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EXPERTISE

I advise employers and employees on all aspects of employment law, including disciplinary and grievance issues, discrimination, restrictive covenants and employee confidentiality issues and termination of employment as well as all types of employment-related litigation (including compromise agreements and mediations).

I have particular expertise in advising both employers and employees on redundancies and restructures, including advice on the redundancy process and negotiation of settlement agreements.

I also frequently advise on the TUPE Regulations, particularly in the context of contracts for services transferring from one entity to another as well as sales and purchases of businesses.

My clients come from a broad spectrum of industries, including manufacturing, media, retail and travel as well as charities and not-for-profit organisations. I provide clients with practical, clear and solution based advice.

KEY EXPERIENCE

  • Qualified on 15th September 2000
  • Advised on the employment aspects of a major tyre business acquisition with over 50 sites.
  • Successful defence of a company against a claim of sex discrimination and unfair dismissal of an employee whilst pregnant. Involved sensitive allegations against the managing director.
  • Successful defence of a company against a c. £300,000 unfair and wrongful dismissal claim by an individual who claimed he should have been transferred pursuant to TUPE.
  • Successfully acted in Tribunal litigation and the subsequent successful mediation of a race discrimination claim worth in excess of £1 million.
  • I act for a number of clients in the retail sector with a nationwide presence, regularly assisting with employment tribunal litigation and providing strategic advice regarding redundancies and restructuring, as well as general advice on matters involving employee relations.
  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association
  • Trained at Norton Rose 
  • Studied LLB Law at University of Nottingham

IN GENERAL

  • Speaks French and German 
  • Sits on the Board of Directors for Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce

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I'm facing redundancy, what should I do?

A redundancy process is undoubtedly an unpleasant thing to go through, understanding your rights can make things significantly easier.

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SA Law are announced as joint headline sponsor of the Inspiring Herts Awards 2020

The Inspiring Herts Awards provide an opportunity to showcase performance and achievements of businesses of all sizes in Hertfordshire.

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Covid-19 and home-working mental health for the insurance industry

Keely comments on mental health issues faced by home-workers in the insurance industry plus duty of care and handling HR issues remotely during covid-19.

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Questions to ask at a redundancy consultation meeting

The best questions to ask at a redundancy consultation meeting, whether you are facing a pool redundancy or a unique redundancy situation. These questions…

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Updated Guidance on Flexible Furloughing

Under the flexible furlough scheme, employees can work for some of the week and be furloughed for the rest, in proportions decided between employee and…

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Updated Furlough Guidance provides clarification for employers

Over the weekend the government updated its guidance for employers on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) - Keely Rushmore reports.

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Further guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Key points need to know about the the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, more commonly known as the Furlough Scheme.

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Measures to help SMEs keep trading during Covid-19 outbreak

Read Keely Rushmore’s comments in the Financial Times

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What employers need to know about novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance for employers on how to plan, respond and reduce risk related to Coronavirus

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Is it time for law firms to call time on drinking?

Partner Keely Rushmore gives her opinion on whether alcohol related events are a thing of the past in the legal sector.

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McDonald’s CEO leaves firm after workplace romance

Keely Rushmore comments on the climate around work romances and that employers must strike the right balance.

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