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Stacey Cox

Director & Head of Employment Law & HR Services

Experience:

17 Years

Education:

Stacey graduated at the university of Lincoln before entering the world of employment law consultancy. Stacey worked as a consultant until she joined a law firm in 2008 where she qualified as a fellow of the chartered institute of legal executives in 2011. Stacey worked her way up to eventually becoming a partner and head of department in 2016. Stacey set up her own business in July 2019 before joining Wake Smith as a Director and head of department.

Main Areas of Work:

Stacey deals with all areas of employment law with a particular flare for TUPE and corporate support work. Stacey conducts her own tribunal advocacy and have conducted high court litigation arising from employment disputes.

Stacey often attends and provides support to clients with internal hearings including disciplinary and grievance hearings as well as redundancy consultation meetings.

Stacey has conducted investigations on a client’s behalf and has supported particularly education clients through large restructuring processors.

Great / Notable achievements at Wake Smith:

  • Negotiated a 6-figure settlement sum for a number of Claimants for enhanced redundancy pay.
  • Concluded judicial mediation for a multi academy trust against a head teacher for a fraction of the amounts claimed.
  • Guided a school through a large restructuring process.
  • Successfully ensured that a misconceived unfair dismissal claim was withdrawn prior to the response having to be lodged saving the client considerable expense.
  • Assisted a large corporate client in agreeing a variation to terms and conditions for in excess of 150 staff without the need for collective consultation.
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