Sarah provides advice to employer clients on a range of HR matters. She also assists our corporate team, advising in respect of business acquisitions and disposals. She has an extensive bank of clients across various sectors and is known for her ‘practical’ approach and ‘forthright’ attitude .
• Tribunal claims
• High level severances/exits
• Day to day HR advice
• Employment documentation
• Complex bonus and commission schemes
• Discrimination issues
• TUPE and outsourcing
• In-house training
Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 2006.
Sarah Furness is an extremely knowledgeable employment practitioner who combines vast knowledge with an ability to summarise key issues succinctly for her clients. Sarah is driven to achieve the right solutions for her clients, is pragmatic and very well respected by her peers. Working with Sarah you quickly notice that she has fantastic listening skills and has the ability to cut straight to the heart of what is important in the project. I’d have no hesitation in recommending Sarah. Clearly a people person, Sarah was also a pleasure to work with- a rare combination of all the important qualities in a lawyer.
Sarah is always quick to respond and we are never left waiting. This is important in our line of work as issues can arise quickly with a response being required just as quick. Sarah gives clear and concise advice which makes it easy for us to understand the situation and how we should deal with it.
A key reason when choosing Hay & Kilner to provide legal advice was their approachability. Sarah Furness was empathetic and patient which helped us a great deal throughout the process. Sarah is also a fantastic negotiator and I felt sure that she was on our side and would achieve the best possible result for us.
Sarah always asks what we want to achieve and get out of it, which is great. She takes the time to understand where we are coming from and will challenge us on what we are doing to ensure she gives us the best advice. I don’t think she can improve because she ticks every box.
Thank you for your support over the past few years, without which we would have struggled to handle some of the difficult situations we found ourselves in, particularly the Employment Tribunals, which we navigated successfully with your help.
Sarah Furness is very responsive, pragmatic and practical with her advice.
I enjoy working with [Sarah Furness] because she is quick to respond and happy to take account of our view.
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