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I specialise in all aspects of employment law, which includes, amongst other things, all matters covered under the Equality Act 2010 (race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, religion or belief and age); Direct & Indirect Discrimination; Victimisation; Harassment; ‘Whistleblowing’; Bullying; Banter at Work; Redundancies; Unfair & Wrongful Dismissals; Disciplinary & Grievances; TUPE, Redundancies, Unlawful Deduction from Wages, Disciplinary & Grievances and negotiating Settlement Agreements. I advise my clients/claimants on all aspects of employment law in conference/in a meeting and in writing (Advice/Opinion); write/draft my clients’ ET1s/Complaints/Claims; and represent my clients/claimants/(ex)employees at tribunals throughout the UK, at the Employment Appeal Tribunal and in the Court of Appeal. I also provide advice on the merits of a case at each and every stage as required,
including whether or not there are grounds of appeal. I also represent employers/respondents at employment tribunals, at the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal. I also advise employers/respondents on the merits of a case at each and every stage, including whether or not there are grounds of appeal. Furthermore, I advise employers/organisations on human resource management and good working practices, I write and advise on policies and their implementation, and I provide training on such good working practices.
Upon receiving a client’s details, I make contact with the client (by mobile, phone or email) as soon as possible in order to ascertain the facts or issues and to see if and how I can assist. In addition to what I have been told I like to see key documentation, if any. If, having seen the documentation, I feel that I can assist the client, I will propose a course/plan of action for the client to consider. Clients are encouraged to consider and discuss the proposed course in order that we may agree the plan together on which to move forward. I advise my clients/employers/respondents on all aspects of employment law in conference/in a meeting orally and in writing (Advice/Opinion); write/draft my clients’ ET3s/Responses/Defences; help write/draft Witness Statements and represent my clients at tribunals throughout the UK, at the Employment Appeal Tribunal and in the Court of Appeal.
I was Called to the Bar in 1996. Prior to this I worked as a Quantity Surveyor in private practice. Later I worked in Construction Management for two multinational companies. Prior to specialising in employment law, I appeared regularly in the criminal courts up to the Crown Court. I have had many articles on employment law related matters published in legal journals (http://www.ryanclement.com/ryan-clement-publications). Also, I am a trainer and writer on employment law and human resource management. I conduct training for employers/organisations – for profit and non-profit – on employment law, good practices and diversity awareness & inclusion; write/draft staff handbooks; advise on and write/draft policies; I have had many articles on employment law related matters published in legal journals. I am proud to be a governor of two schools; one is a non-maintained special school providing for profoundly and severely deaf children and young people from all over the UK. The other is a local maintained school.
Professional & academic
I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Member of the Employment Lawyers Association. I have a Masters degree in Law (LL.M), a BA (Hons) in English Language & Literature, a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying and the Common Professional Examination (CPE) LL.Dip.