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Tabytha Cunningham

Associate
T: 023 8048 2135

Tabytha Cunningham

Associate
T: 023 8048 2135

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Expertise

Employment law

  • Disciplinary and grievance issues
  • Managing poor performance and sickness absence
  • Unfair dismissal/constructive dismissal
  • Redundancies, restructuring and TUPE
  • Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal claims
  • Settlement agreements and protected conversations
  • Discrimination
  • Whistleblowing
  • GDPR in the employment and HR context

Immigration law

  • Business
    • Right to work checks and penalties
    • Sponsors licences
    • Compliance visits
    • Visas for employees (e.g. Tier 2 visas and the Points Based System)
  • Personal
    • Joining family in the UK
    • British citizenship
    • Permanent residence applications for EU nationals
    • Settlement/indefinite leave to remain
    • Working or studying under the Points Based System (e.g. Tier 2, Tier 4 (students) or Tier 5 (temporary workers))
    • Advice if you want to run a business in the UK under a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa and/or invest funds in a UK business

About Tabytha

Tabytha qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and is an Associate in the employment team, advising both employees and employers on all aspects of employment law.

She has particular experience in advising employers on the challenging HR issues they face day to day, from avoiding discrimination in the recruitment process to family friendly rights and disciplinary and grievance procedures. Tabytha works together with clients to find practical solutions which meet their commercial needs whilst managing the legal risks they face.

As well as advising on day to day issues, Tabytha helps organisations manage strategic changes such as business reorganisations and redundancies, ensuring clients understand the legal requirements and risks and have appropriate contractual protection in place.

Tabytha also has extensive experience in bringing and defending claims in the Employment Tribunal and supporting clients through the Employment Tribunal process.

Tabytha advises on a range of business and personal immigration issues including visas under the Points Based System. She has experience in assisting clients with personal applications such as applying for a visa to join family in the UK, finance visas, settling in the UK and applying for British citizenship. Tabytha also has experience on advising on the routes to acquire British citizenship for children and advising EU citizens on their rights to permanent residence.

Tabytha has experience in business immigration, including advising on right to work checks and the obligations on employers as sponsors under the Immigration Rules.

Tabytha provides in house training to HR teams and managers as well as presenting at seminars (ranging from small group case studies to large seminars with over 150 attendees). She is also a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association.

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