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Home | Team Members | Claire Davies

Claire is experienced in all aspects of employment law, including unfair, wrongful and constructive dismissal claims, redundancies, TUPE, terms of employment and settlement agreements.

She has more than 30 years’ experience in acting for both employers and employees advising on contracts, settlement agreements, redundancies, sickness absence, misconduct and performance dismissals. She has particular expertise in providing corporate support work, advising on the employee aspects of acquisitions, disposals and company reorganisations.

About Claire

Claire qualified as a solicitor in 1985. She worked for many years in London before joining  Cartmells in 2009. She was a made a director in 2012.

Claire has a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Development and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and former President of the Carlisle and District Law Society.

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More additions to ‘Good Work Plan’ to protect low-paid workers

August 20th 2019

By Claire Davies Director The government has introduced a new set of additions to its ‘Good Work Plan’ which aims to increase the rights of workers. Some of the key elements of the scheme include: workers to be given enhanced rights to tackle unscrupulous employers who do not comply with…

Court lifts injunction preventing employee working at new firm

October 29th 2020

The High Court has lifted an interim injunction restraining an employee from working at another company, Claire Davies Director reports. The case involved Peltrade Ltd, a distributor of energy-producing wood pellets. In March 2018 it had employed Mr Dean Scanlan to trade in premium and industrial quality pellets, but he…

Manager unfairly dismissed after locking customer in bank

September 12th 2019

by Claire Davies Director A diabetic bank manager was discriminated against after being dismissed following an incident that saw him lock a customer in the branch. Mr B Kuppala was employed by HBOS for 14 years and worked his way up to manager of its Oxford Street Halifax branch. However,…

Staffing manager unfairly dismissed for ‘pointing out problems’

October 7th 2019

By Claire Davies Director A logistics manager at a transport company was unfairly dismissed after he raised concerns about the lawfulness of the company’s staffing rotas and was then made redundant. That was the ruling of the Employment Tribunal in a case involving Mr R Mott who began working for…