Experienced employment solicitor Kelly helps employers to manage difficult employees, defend complex Employment Tribunal claims, and to undertake redundancy and restructuring exercises. She also works closely with HR teams and directors, advising on policies and procedures, as well as providing in-depth training.
Kelly’s work spans across various sectors including healthcare, logistics, leisure, construction, engineering, manufacturing, financial services and energy. Many of her clients are large multinationals, NHS Trusts, local authorities and charities, as well as family-owned businesses and start-ups.
She has developed a specialism in advising Church of England Dioceses on a range of HR and clergy-related matters, such as performance and sickness issues.
- Employment Tribunal/High Court proceedings
- Restructuring and reorganisations
- Data protection
- Grievances and disciplinaries
- TUPE transfers
- Family provisions/pay and benefits
- Atypical working and employment status
- Trade unions
- Working time
- Advised a large construction company on a restructuring exercise involving issuing new contracts to over 500 employees
- Advised several Church of England Dioceses on issues involving priests and performance/sickness issues
- Supported a high-profile employer in managing a number of complex grievances involving the senior management team. This involved issues around sex discrimination/harassment
- Provided strategic advice to a transport company on the removal of a director and shareholder
- Undertook a large and very complex investigation for a charity involving serious issues of bullying and race discrimination
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Ranked in Chambers UK 2020 for Employment – East Anglia
“Kelly Sayers is an expert in sensitive employment matters including senior management grievances and restructuring.” Chambers UK 2020
Kelly qualified as a solicitor in 2002. Prior to joining Keystone Law in 2020, she worked at Prettys.