Philomena Price

Director
Office:
  • Banbury
Phone:
01295 204147
LinkedIn:
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Specialisms:
  • Employment
  • Employment - Employers
  • Employment - Employees

Philomena is a director at Spratt Endicott and specialises in employment law. She has particular expertise in discrimination claims, unfair dismissal, collective redundancy, and unfair dismissal cases.

Recommended 2019
             

She has over 16 years’ of experience as a Solicitor, after gaining her law degree from the University of Leicester. She has previously worked at several high-profile law firms, and at the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Philomena has particular expertise in Food and Drink, Transport, Hospitality, and Leisure. She is also a member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association and has been a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 for many years. 

In addition to boasting an excellent record in employment tribunals, Philomena ensures that she is in the best possible position to advise her clients by understanding their culture and needs as well as the specifics relating to their case. 

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 2018-19.

 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

  • Warm, practical, clear advice, promptly given and repeated to ensure understanding. Would highly recommend Spratt Endicott to anyone needing legal advice.

    Mrs H
    Northamptonshire
  • This is the first time i have used a service like this so was a bit nervous. I needn't have been as they were really friendly and talked to me in a language that i understood, explaining all the relevant technical jargon. I would definitely use them again.

    Russell Walsh
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
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    Mr Colin Heaney
    Cheltenham

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