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Christine Garrett

Markel Law


Christine specialises in Employment Law, an area of law that she has enjoyed since studying it for her Law degree and Legal Practice course. Prior to qualifying as a Solicitor, she completed an internship at the European Commission's Directorate-General of Employment and Social Affairs, working on the European Union enlargement negotiations. She has more than 14 years of practical Employment Law experience, having qualified as a Solicitor in 2005 and joining the firm in 2006.

Employment Litigation – specialises in employment litigation, predominantly representing respondents across a wide variety of sectors including retail, care, recruitment, logistics, manufacturing, hospitality, charitable and education. She also has experience representing claimants.

Christine deals with a wide range of Employment Law claims including unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, TUPE, breach of contract, holiday pay, minimum wage, whistleblowing and all aspects of discrimination. Her cases frequently involve multiple heads of claim and jurisdictional arguments. She deals with all aspects of case preparation including drafting ET3s, ET1s, addressing disclosure, bundle preparation and witness statements. She acts for clients in Employment Tribunal claims issued in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and has experience of advising employers and employees on a wide variety of non-contentious Employment Law and HR issues.

Advocacy – conducts advocacy in the Employment Tribunal. Her experience of hearings includes preliminary hearings for the purposes of case management; substantive preliminary hearings dealing with, for example, strike out applications or jurisdiction issues; and full merits hearings.

Negotiation and settlement – has significant experience of successfully negotiating settlements and drafting the relevant agreements both during early conciliation and after litigation has commenced.