Employment Law

Caroline Lee and Tanya Summers work in our Employment department. Rutherfords has a wide range of experience in employment law matters and we advise on issues including:

  • Unfair dismissal
  • Disciplinaries, grievances and work disputes
  • Settlement agreements
  • Contractual matters and wages issues
  • Employment tribunals and court claims
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Flexible working issues
  • Discrimination and maternity rights
  • Redundancy
  • Transfers of employment

We recognise that being involved in a dispute at work can be a very stressful and emotional time for any individual which needs expert handling and straight forward advice. For further advice and assistance please call us on 01827 311411 or complete our enquiry form.

Meet the Team

Caroline Lee

Solicitor – Employment Consultant

Caroline Lee

Caroline qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and join Rutherfords as one of our Consultants in 2013.

Caroline is an extremely experienced solicitor, with an extensive background and knowledge on all aspects of employment law and HR Solutions.

Caroline advises on a vast range of Employment Law such as Recruitment and contract negotiation, TUPE and outsourcing advice, Discrimination Issues, Workforce restructures, Severance arrangement and Employment tribunal and appeal court advocacy.

Caroline is also a member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association.

Tanya Summers


Tanya Summers

Tanya has an Honours Degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Tanya qualified as a solicitor in 2015 and joined Rutherford’s shortly after. She has extensive experience in dealing with large scale litigation, on complex matters, as well as experience in Employment Law.

Tanya gained advocacy experience, prior to qualification, using the delegated powers to appear on her client’s behalf, under the Local Government Act 1972. As part of her Training Contract, she acted as legal representative, providing legal advice to School Appeals Panels and Licencing Committees and appeared before the Family Court and Magistrate Court.

Tanya advises both individuals and business clients on employment matters and various types of litigation and dispute resolution matters.

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