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Melanie provides practical employment advice to businesses, directors, partner/members and employees, particularly to clients in the financial services and technology sectors. She has 18 years’ experience in this area and has expertise in negotiating contracts and settlement agreements.
Melanie is Joint Head of the Irwin Mitchell French Group.
Melanie advises boards on their business structures and throughout reorganisation proceedings. She also assists businesses on making their acquisitions and sales.
She has experience in handling a variety of cases, including:
She is ranked as an expert in legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.
“This is a major a step forward in terms of transparency and should help people who work variable hours to understand their pay more clearly. This move by the Government is a direct response to the Taylor Review and it will be interesting to see when the other accepted recommendations are made law.”
"In order to find and retain a good workforce, employers must think about what attracts people to a job now and in the future and must adapt their recruitment strategies to changing priorities. An attractive and amenable workplace is seen as increasingly important in today's ever competitive market place, particularly for the millennials."
“When employers are battling to retain and recruit staff, a stylish environment is a selling point. Agile working, light spacious offices, space to decompress and communal areas are vital attractions in a market where employees now have a choice.”
“Business occupiers appear to be cautiously positive at the moment, with most businesses staying put and making the most of existing space to full advantage. There is a stronger belief that rents are on their way up, leading to some occupiers considering more flexible office accommodation, so they are not so beholden to landlords on long upward-only leases.
“Brexit appears to be more of a background noise than a major disturbance, with more people concerned about the risk of a cyber-attack on their businesses and how they attract and keep the right staff.”
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