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Hannah Maxwell

HR Adviser

As a CIPD qualified HR Adviser who specialises in Employment Law, I understand the importance of keeping up to date with legal obligations, best practise and how confusing this can be for employers.

My role largely operates within Birkett Long Human Resources (BLHR). I offer advice to a range of SME’s and educational institutions including independent schools and multi-academy trusts. I offer support to clients, offering practical and workable solutions, tailored to meet their needs.

Outside of work, I am a PADI qualified open water diver and a keen traveller. I love getting off the beaten track and exploring new countries that are not considered a typical holiday destination.

Employment and BLHR team

The Employment and BLHR team listens to the needs and objectives of our clients, whether they are individuals seeking advice about their employment or a potential claim or a business needing guidance on how to resolve a situation with an employee. Our advice is commercial and pragmatic whilst taking into account the legalities. 

All members of the team are happy to discuss the background of your situation over the telephone for an initial 15 minutes, at no cost, to see if the matter is something we can assist with and if future costs are worthwhile for you.

Education Team

Education law can be complex and there are many different reasons why you may need legal advice. Our Education team includes individuals who specialise in certain sectors, so you are guaranteed a solicitor who has the expertise in the area that you require. The team is made up of specialists working within the relevant principle disciplines – commercial and corporate finance, commercial real estate, employment and HR, and dispute resolution. We regularly work for universities, colleges, and schools, including Multi Academy Trusts.