Julie Taylor

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Julie Taylor


Julie is a Partner at Gardner Leader and Head of the Employment team.

Julie is an employment law and HR specialist. She helps a variety of organisations manage their employment law obligations. This ranges from drafting and maintaining effective contracts and policies to govern the working relationship, including for volunteers and casual staff, to recommending the best way to resolve or manage disputes. Julie also advises regularly on the terms of settlement agreements for both employers and employees.

For the companies and organisations that Julie works with, she provides practical, straightforward advice aimed at reducing the risk of facing employment litigation as a consequence of crucial business decisions, with a good awareness of the commercial realities. This sits alongside  ensuring they have effective contracts and policies in place, updated in line with the constantly evolving employment law legislation.  Where disputes arise, Julie can guide employers through the tribunal process and also explain the merits to enable them to decide whether a commercial settlement is a more cost-effective solution or whether there is a need to take a robust stance and mitigate the risk of more claims.

For individuals, Julie advises on the types of employment claims they may have or what risks they may have in pursuing possibly competing opportunities outside of their current employment. She has experience of handling a wide variety of tribunal litigation, including several complex discrimination claims, including disability, nationality and sex discrimination as well as TUPE issues. Julie has also worked with various insurers and takes care to ensure the options and risks are clear.

Julie runs monthly HR Exchange meetings with Michelle Bailey from People’s Essentials  for employers and HR professionals to come together to share ideas and experiences and consider topical employment issues.  She also writes regular employment updates and articles for our website as well as for various external media.

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Julie Taylor qualified in 2007.

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