Philomena Price

Director
Office:
  • Banbury
Phone:
01295 204147
LinkedIn:
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Specialisms:
  • Employment
  • Employment - Employers
  • Employment - Employees
  • Philomena has extensive experience in advising businesses and individuals on employment law issues.
  • Prior to commencing her training as a solicitor she worked at the Equality and Human Rights Commission and consequently has a particular interest in discrimination law.
  • She has worked for several large regional practices including Howes Percival and Freeths.
  • Philomena has particular experience and expertise in the sectors of Drinks, Hospitality, and Leisure; Transport; and Food.
  • Philomena has a 100% success rate in Employment Tribunal Proceedings on behalf of her clients.

Work highlights:

  • Conducting large scale collective redundancy exercises, including significant recent experience in the drinks, hospitality and leisure sector;
  • Tribunal preparation and advocacy for various claims including being involved in successfully defending complex discrimination claims and unfair dismissal claims;
  • Significant cases worked on include the Employment Appeal Tribunal case  of Ahmed v Metroline Travel Limited and the Court of Appeal case of Wakeman & Others v Quick Corporation;
  • Chairing and presenting at seminars, briefings and training sessions including for CIPD, as well as in-house for managers and HR practitioners;
  • Advising on senior high profile executive severances including the drafting of settlement agreements.
  • Philomena is a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 UK 2016.

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 Professional memberships:

  • She is a member of the Employment Lawyers' Association.

 

Case Studies

  • Automatic Unfair Dismissal – Tribunal Claim

    Philomena led an Employment Tribunal claim for an employer client covering wrongful dismissal, automatic unfair dismissal and detriment claims on whistleblowing and trade union membership. The value of the claim was around £100,000 and involved full preparation of a legally complex case.

    The full hearing was listed for 4 days, which was successful on all counts for our client.  The client was very pleased with the result which ensured that Philomena still has a 100% success rate in Tribunals.

  • Helping an Employer with a disabled Employee

    Philomena advised an Employer client over a period of 6 months on a sensitive situation regarding an employee with stomach cancer. This included advice on medical opinion as to reasonable adjustments under discrimination law, consultation for said employee and data protection issues.

    The advice that Philomena had to give had to be practical and sensitive and covered advice regarding dealing with the team the employee was working in, as well as the employee themselves to avoid what could have been an expensive Tribunal claim. The matter concluded with the employee resigning and no claims being brought. This was a particular relief to the client because the potential compensation (if a tribunal claim had been brought) could have been uncapped.

 

Testimonials

  • "I would never use any other firm. Staff are excellent, helpful and professional but they also have a sense of humour!"

    Mr Colin Heaney
    Cheltenham
  • "I instructed Spratt Endicott when facing redundancy at my previous employer. The advice that Philomena Price provided enabled me to fully understand my position and the options open to me. This allowed me to make the decision to move on which gave me peace of mind after 16 years at the same employer."

    Mr C
    Banbury, Oxon
  • "Whilst working with Philomena, my team and I have forged a strong working relationship. Philomena has an excellent understanding of our organisation, is approachable and accessible, providing clear and practical advice. It is refreshing to be provided with advice that truly suits the individuality of each situation whilst exhibiting a strong commercial focus. I am very happy with our partnership and would not hesitate to recommend her."

    Sarah Miller
    Novus Leisure Limited

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