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Kim Freeman-Smith

Manchester, United Kingdom

3 Testimonials
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Summary

Practice Areas:

  • Employment
  • Employment Employer
  • TUPE Transfers
  • Employment Contracts
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Employment, Breach of Contract
  • Redundancy
  • Employment, Discrimination in the Workplace
  • Restrictive Covenants
Berg

Kim has expertise in all areas of employment law, including non-contentious advice on human resource issues such as contracts of employment and company handbooks, grievance procedures, dismissal procedures and settlement agreements, as well as workplace disputes and Employment Tribunal cases. She works both for Employers of all sizes and employees at all levels of seniority.

After graduating from Cambridge University and obtaining a Distinction in the LPC at the College of Law London, Kim trained at Cobbetts LLP in Manchester. On qualification, she gained experience in Commercial Litigation and now specialises in Employment Law, which was always her main passion and goal. Kim has worked in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Altrincham. She joined the Employment Team at berg in September 2013 and embodies the firm’s personable, commercial and innovative style.

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Education

Jesus College, Cambridge University

University

2002 - 2005

BA Hons (Law)

LPC

College of Law, London

2006 - 2007

Legal Practice Course

Testimonials

Strategic advice on the employment law position for a senior executive in a large organisation

Kim has a warm and welcoming personality, quickly developing confidence and trust. Gaining a thorough understanding of the situation through her excellent communication skills and insightful questions, Kim’s knowledge and expertise proved invaluable when finding the most appropriate approach and solution to meet my needs and expectations. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this organised and structured professional. Her positive and effective style along with her approachable manner meant it was a pleasure to work with Kim.

Preparing suite of employment policies and contracts for a growing business

Kim discussed with me the needs of the business and the best way to approach the task. She provided advice throughout the process to help me decide how to approach all aspects of the employment relationship. Kim understood the requirements of the business and ensured that the documentation was robust enough to accommodate its imminent growth plans too.

Negotiating and agreeing exit deal and settlement agreement for the chief executive & founder of a national charity

Kim Freeman-Smith was outstanding. Her judgement and knowledge were superb.Without a doubt berg provided a better service than a global, London based law firm.I really like the ethics of berg. They are fantastic support, operate in a most ethical way and I cannot recommend them more highly.

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Employment Lawyers Association - since 2012

The Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) is an apolitical organisation representing the views and interests of just over 6,000 specialist, qualified employment lawyers in the UK. Since its inception in 1992, ELA has become the voice of authority in employment law. Members are drawn from all branches of the legal profession and include barristers and solicitors who act for employers and employees, trade unions, the voluntary sector, industry and the judiciary. ELA’s fundamental aims are to promote the best practice of employment law and to support the work and represent the interests of UK employment lawyers.

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