Tabytha Cunningham

Associate - Employment & Immigration

Tabytha Cunningham

Associate - Employment & Immigration



I am an associate with over 10 years’ experience in advising on all aspects of employment law. My experience covers:  

  • employment tribunal claims;
  • day to day HR issues;
  • discrimination and family friendly rights;
  • managing disciplinary and grievance issues;
  • unfair dismissal;
  • Whistleblowing;
  • business re-organisations and redundancies;
  • settlement agreements;
  • employment contracts and director’s service agreements; and
  • IR35 and worker status issues.

I also advise on immigration matters for both individuals and businesses. My experience covers:

  • sponsorship issues for employers;
  • right to work checks;
  • visas under the points based system;
  • family visas;
  • applications for British citizenship;
  • settled and pre-settled status for EU citizens; and
  • applications for children for British citizenship.

I also specialise in data protection issues, providing advice to businesses in relation to the employment aspects of compliance with the GDPR. This includes advising on subject access requests submitted by employees and advising on complex issues surrounding personal data, such as health information and criminal records data.

I use my experience to find practical solutions which meet clients’ commercial needs whilst managing the legal risks they face. I also help organisations manage strategic changes such as business reorganisations and redundancies, ensuring clients understand the legal requirements and risks and manage these in the best way possible.

I regularly provide training for clients and present at seminars.

I am a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association.

Paris Smith have been my ‘go to’ employment law providers for 21 years. Over the years the practice has also helped me with my GDPR, property, commercial and domestic legal needs. I have used Paris Smith all these years because they are knowledgeable, friendly, pragmatic and cost effective. It doesn’t matter which member of the team you are dealing with you get a consistent approach.

Joy Craddock, MD - JCV Consulting Ltd
JCV Consulting

PHL have worked with Paris Smith since 2016 who have provided exceptional employment law advice and support over the years. They have provided various advice on employee case management situations, self-employed status, union, TUPE, IR35 and NHS AFC legislation advice to name a few. I find them a professional, friendly, approachable team who provide a quick turnaround on support and advice. They are always quick to respond in a professional manner, breaking down the complexities of employment law and regulations talking through possible options. We also enjoy the regular HR seminars they invite us to which consist of employment law updates, case study examples and a chance to meet the team.

Bobby-Anne Payne, HR Manager - Partnering Health Ltd
Partnering Health Ltd

I am so pleased I've used Paris Smith to help steer us through our GDPR Interpretation - the team were approachable, smart and knowledgeable.

Larry Haywood, Head of Compliance - Gist Ltd
Gist Ltd

I have receievd a reliable, professional and value for money service from Paris Smith for a number of years. Paris Smith are able to offer advice, guidance and have assisted me with both my personal and business requirements, and supported me through any necessary action required to be taken. Paris Smith have experts within their team of professionals who have, in their specialism, assisted with my personal and business activities, conveyancing, Will and associated end of life planning, probate, employment issues and tax planning. Their professional advice, suggested course of action, clearly explained and if required quickly executed. I shall continue to use their excellent services in supporting me with my business and any personal issues I may have in the future.

Julie Harrison, MD - The White House (Curdridge) Ltd
The White House (Curdridge) Ltd