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Meredith Hurst

Position: Partner
Offices: London City - Liverpool Street, London - Tokenhouse Yard, Camden, Canary Wharf
Email: meredith.hurst@thomasmansfield.com
telephone: 020 7426 4903

Meredith Hurst

Background

Meredith qualified as a lawyer in 2001 and has a broad base of client experience gained with national and international law firms.  Meredith is a versatile employment lawyer who advises senior employees and businesses on all employment law related matters.   

Experience

Meredith has experience of advising employer clients across a wide range of industries including Finance & Banking, Leisure & Tourism, Transport, Manufacturing, I.T. and Telecommunications. 

Areas of expertise include:

Employers

  • Drafting and advising on the application of dismissal, disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Advising on the legal aspects of conduct and performance dismissals
  • Transfer of undertakings and employment law aspects of business sales
  • Advising on best practice to avoid employment tribunal claims
  • Collective consultation and redundancy
  • Advising on all aspects of discrimination law
  • Disputes concerning worker and employment status 
  • Variation of contract

Employees

  • Advising on unfair dismissal claims
  • Whistleblowing
  • Pay and bonus disputes
  • Discrimination claims
  • Contractual disputes
  • Executive and director level terminations and negotiations
  • Settlement agreements
  • Advising on contracts and restrictive covenants

Notable transactions

  • Advising on a large pension fund dispute for the director a major bank;
  • Negotiating the exit package for the director of a premiership football club;
  • Advising a national transport company on the employment status of its drivers;
  • Advising a major PLC on the employment aspects of a business acquisition;
  • Acting for a US based research company on the employment aspects of setting up a UK branch office;
  • Reported case in the appellate tribunal: Jane Wess v Science Museum Group UKEAT/2014 considering implied terms and variation of contract.

Client Testimonials

"Impressed with speed of service and ease of explanation."

"Meredith has always acted in a thorough and professional manner."

"Meredith is one of the best solicitors that I have had the sincere pleasure to know.  Truly excellent."

"Meredith was a paragon of professionalism."

"Meredith put everything into the case and was a great support."

 

Memberships

  • The Law Society
  • Employment Lawyers Association