As part of our expanded offer to the cultural, charity and education sectors, we are delighted to announce the appointment of senior employment law solicitor, Gaynor Beckett. Gaynor qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and specialises in giving practical, yet commercial employment law, employee relations and HR advice.
Gaynor joins our legal team bringing significant expertise in the field of employment law.
Taking up her new role, Gaynor commented:
“I’m delighted to join Counterculture and look forward to be assisting organisations in the creative and cultural sector to navigate their way through the complex world of employment law and employee relations”
Tom Watson, President of Counterculture, welcomed Gaynor’s appointment:
“I am pleased to announce Gaynor Beckett’s appointment and very much welcome the experience she brings to the team. The Counterculture legal team can help organisations through employment relations challenges which can be particularly difficult for small and medium organisations without in-house HR and employment law expertise. Being able to draw on Gaynor’s expertise will, I’m sure, be welcomed by both new and existing clients.”
Gaynor qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and joined Counterculture 2021. She specialises in giving practical, yet commercial employment law, employee relations and HR advice. Throughout her career she has frequently advised upon matters such as:
• Contract Drafting
• Employment Status – Employees / Workers / Casual Workers / Agency Workers
• Disciplinaries & Grievances Processes
• Managing Sickness Absence
• Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE) – Changing the identity of the employer and the terms of the contract
• Parental Rights
• Settlement Agreements
• Equality and Discrimination at Work.
Gaynor is also qualified to advise in contentious matters should employment disputes reach the point of litigation. She has prepared many cases to be heard in the Employment Tribunals and, settled many cases before they get there.
She is a member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Employment Lawyers Association.
Outside of work she is a keen triathlete and will represent Great Britain at age group level in Europe in 2022.