Julie Taylor is a senior associate and head of the employment law team and is a highly experienced employment solicitor at Gardner Leader solicitors which has offices in Newbury, Thatcham and Maidenhead. Julie deals with all areas of employment law and provides practical, straightforward advice to a variety of clients from individuals to small and medium sized companies. For individuals, Julie advises on the types of employment claims they may have or any risks they could have in pursuing possible competing opportunities outside of their current employment. Her work includes securing a significant settlement for a claimant following a five day tribunal hearing that upheld claims of automatic unfair dismissal following a TUPE transfer, to handling disability discrimination and sex discrimination claims. For the companies that Julie works with, she focuses on reducing the risk of facing employment litigation as a consequence of crucial business decisions and also ensuring they are appropriately protected with effective contracts and policies. Julie also advises regularly on the terms of settlement agreements for both employers and employees.