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Vaishali Thakerar

Employment and HR Services, Coronavirus: Legal News Updates for Employers

Qualified: 2005.

Joined Lawson West: 2009.

Vaishali qualified as a solicitor in 2005, she has specialised in employment law for over 16 years. Vaishali excels at building strong client relationships and has significantly grown our team’s client-base as a result.

Her personable approach and down-to-earth attitude enables her to clearly explain the legal complexities of all aspects of employment law. She is an excellent negotiator, a skill she puts to good use when consulting on termination packages and undertaking mediation.

A confident litigator, Vaishali deals with all aspects of employment law ranging from tribunal claims for unfair dismissal and breach of contract to more complex claims of TUPE, Working Time Regulations and discrimination. She also understands the complexities of the employer-employee relationship and has a clear ability to look at the bigger picture.

Vaishali heads-up both the employment and dispute resolution teams and she is responsible for managing, supervising and training other staff members.

She comments:

“I am experienced in working with clients on challenging negotiations and can support them with their employment issues, help to find solutions to problems and help them achieve their goals, whether straightforward or not. I explain complex employment law issues in straight-forward language and provide clients with tailored, comprehensive advice to ensure they achieve their commercial aim without unexpected and costly repercussions. This allows my clients to focus on what they do best.”

At the beginning of 2019, Vaishali was appointed Associate Director and in April 2021 she was promoted to Director of Lawson-West. She is also a member of the firm's Board and Operational Board. 

Client testimonial: “Thank you for a hassle free service, you were very good to deal with. Vaishali was very good and thorough – great outcome!!”

Webinar Speaker:  In April 2020, during the early Coronavirus outbreak, Vaishali was a guest speaker at a RICS webinar speaking to 260 delegates about Covid-19 employment law implications in the workplace.
Click here to see the story and a copy of the slides from the webinar.

Articles include:

Can My Employer Force Me to Get a Covid Vaccine?  [May 2021]

Getting paid for work sleepovers in care sector: Supreme Court ruling says 'No' !  [09 Apr 2021]

Pimlico Plumbers Wins ‘Gary Smith’ Employment Tribunal Ruling on Holiday Pay [08 Apr 2021]

Is an Employment Tribunal a Court?  [29 Jan 2021]

"We've Left the EU! Immigration, Employment and Contracts Post-Brexit" [6 Jan 2021]

Workplace Bullying [24 Nov 2020]

Pregnancy and returning to the workplace [7 Sep 2020]

Government's latest updates on Flexible Furlough Scheme, (CJRS) [14 Aug]

Self-Employed Contracts - challanged by Hairdresser Meghan Gorman [21 Jul]

Redundancy:  3 Mistakes Employers Make [14 Jul]

Government introduces 1-metre rule and shielding restrictions eased [23 Jun]

Coronavirus:  Statutory Sick Pay Extended for Test and Trace [2 Jun]

Coronavirus:  Sick Pay Rebate Scheme [22 May] 

Vaishali Thakerar speaks at Covid-19 RICS webinar - see her slides