Harriet Gardner

Solicitor in Employment Law & HR Services


5 Years


Harriet completed her Qualifying Law Degree and the Legal Practice Course at the University of Sheffield.

Main Areas of Work:

Harriet advises clients on the full range of employment law issues, including both contentious and non-contentious matters. Harriet regularly supports employers with day-to-day employment law and HR issues including difficult investigations, disciplinary and grievance procedures.

Harriet specialises in Employment Tribunal claims and has particular experience in multifaceted, complex, cases including allegations relating to unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing. Harriet takes great pride in assisting her clients to find strategic and cost-effective solutions, which often includes managing associated press attention and protecting against reputational risk.

What clients say about you:

"Harriet provided me with excellent legal advice which was clearly explained in a supportive and informative manner. She significantly helped me progress with my legal issue quickly and efficiently. I would be more than happy to work with Harriet again in the future if I ever need legal advice again."  - Anonymous Client 

I contacted Harriet to seek advice when I’d been offered a settlement agreement shortly after returning from maternity leave. The transition back to work had been difficult for me, so the agreement came at a challenging time. Harriet worked with me with compassion as well as expertise, she went through the agreement line by line and with care for how I was feeling and my wellbeing through the experience. Having worked as an HR manager for almost a decade, I was familiar with settlement agreements and the things that other legal advisers challenge in them- Harriet was more thorough and technically able than I’d ever experienced before. It was apparent to me that I could trust Harriet, not only to provide excellent legal support, but to act with my best interests at the centre of the situation. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again. -  Anonymous Client, November 2023

“Harriet explained everything clearly and had such a friendly demeanour that I was put completely at ease.  Thank you very much.” April 2024

Recent articles by Harriet Gardner

What type of leave are employees entitled to?

Positive culture and robust procedures crucial for businesses

Declaration of convictions’ time reduced

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