Kent-based Law firm Warners Solicitors has appointed Louise Brenlund as a Partner and Head of the Employment Law Team.

Louise brings 18 years of employment law experience working with companies across all sectors, including agriculture, construction, manufacturing, education and healthcare. She has worked with clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Louise specialises in all areas of employment law and HR, including dismissals, discrimination, redundancy, business reorganisations, whistleblowing, employment tribunals and drafting policies, procedures and handbooks. In addition, Louise advises on data protection matters.

Louise is very experienced in working with clients in the education sector and has worked with maintained, independent and faith schools as well as single and multi-academy trusts, as well as heading the Education Team at her previous firm. Louise has also volunteered as a governor at a UTC and is currently a Trustee at the Rivermead Inclusive Trust

Louise joins Warners Solicitors, having previously held roles with a large firm based in Maidstone and a niche practice in London.

Louise is an active member of the local business community and contributes through her work as Vice-Chair of the Steering Group of the Rochester Business Guild and works closely with Mid-Kent CIPD to provide employment law seminars and webinars.

Louise said: “I am delighted to join Warners at this exciting time where I have the opportunity to shape and drive the employment team, contributing towards Warners’ growth and continued success. Warners is well known for giving sound, pragmatic advice to its clients, which fits in well with the way I work.

Ensuring employment law compliance can be a daunting task for employers, particularly with the knock-on effects on both staff and businesses of the pandemic and the many proposed legal changes likely to come into effect this year, including abolishing all EU law. Employers, having  adapted to remote working, are now facing new challenges such as more flexible ways of working, balancing this with staff wellbeing, recruitment and retention as well as ensuring both client and business needs are met. I encourage employers to keep updated with Warners and look forward to working with clients to achieve their aims.”

Jeremy Ward, CEO at Warners Solicitors, comments: “We are excited to welcome Louise to the team. Louise has extensive experience in all aspects of employment law. Her insight and knowledge will be invaluable to our clients.”