Beverley Smith is a senior associate in the Labor & Employment team based in our Birmingham office. Beverley is an experienced and commercially aware employment and business immigration lawyer who worked in industry prior to commencing a career in private practice. Beverley’s philosophy is very much to provide solutions driven and practical advice.
Beverley has approximately 10 years of experience in advising businesses (from SMEs to household names) on the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious employment related issues. Beverley has a particular focus on the automotive, logistics, manufacturing and retail sectors.
Beverley is particularly interested in equality and gender pay, modern slavery and trade union related issues, however, she regularly advises clients on complex redundancy exercises and restructures, TUPE, senior level exits and carries out her own advocacy in the Employment Tribunal. Beverley can also assist clients with claims in the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
Beverley also provides strategic and practical business immigration advice. This includes right to work and illegal working issues, assistance with obtaining sponsor licences, Tier 2 & 5 advice and Home Office inspections.
Beverley regularly produces articles both internal and external and comments upon “live” topics in conjunction with external PR agencies.
Beverley also has judicial mediation experience and regularly conducts in-house training for clients and speaks at internal and external events on topical issues.