Rhiannon Dale joined Hugh James in 2008 as a paralegal in the Employment and HR Services team. During this time, she obtained extensive experience in dealing with various employment tribunal claims including unfair and constructive dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing, breach of contract, unlawful deduction from wages and TUPE claims.
She then undertook her training contract with the firm, obtaining civil litigation experience in the clinical negligence and industrial disease departments, before returning to the employment department and qualifying into the department in May 2013.
On a daily basis Rhiannon advises and assists on a variety of contentious and non-contentious employment issues to a range of clients, from family-owned business and individuals, to third sector and local authority clients. She also reviews and drafts contracts of employment, staff handbooks, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the ever changing employment legislation and ensure that they are tailored to suit the needs, ethos and culture of individual organisations.
She also regularly negotiates, drafts and advises on complex and high value settlement agreements.
I have recently been involved with a large project involving changes to terms and conditions of employment for the entire workforce of a key client. This involved drafting new contracts of employment, new handbooks, communication to all staff and HR consultancy work
I have recently been involved in a long running TUPE case, which has now been appealed to the Supreme Court.
I would just like to extend my thanks to Rhiannon Dale for being so considerate and helpful to me, at a very difficult and emotional time. It was very reassuring having Rhiannon’s professional support.
Individual private client
What do you love most about your job?
I love the fact that two days are rarely the same; I come across weird and wonderful scenarios and enjoy thinking outside of the box to come up with solutions that work both commercially and practically for my clients.
What do you like to do outside work?
Travelling – especially in pursuit of outstanding views and vistas from the deck of a cruise ship!
Theatre – particularly the musical variety
Technology – to satisfy the needs of my “inner geek”
Food and wine – well, it would be rude not to, wouldn’t it?