Reyhana is a Solicitor and Senior Associate, and heads up our Employment team. She is based primarily at our Stourbridge office, providing expert advice to both businesses and individuals.
With over 17 years’ experience Reyhana provides employment law advice and HR support to various sectors on all aspects of employment including recruitment, contracts of employment, handbooks/policies, changes to terms and conditions, business reorganisations and redundancies (individual and collective), management of absence and poor performance, disciplinary, dismissals, complex grievances and employment disputes, family friendly rights, discrimination, enforcement of restrictive covenants and tribunal proceedings.
She has gained experience in advising various sectors which include manufacturing, retail, transport, charities and educational providers as well owner managed businesses and SMEs.
Reyhana regularly works with the corporate/commercial teams providing support with redundancy programmes following corporate reorganisation and assists with due diligence on corporate mergers and acquisitions, managing the TUPE transfer of staff, assessing the potential for employee claims and drafting appropriate warranties and indemnities.
A strong advocate, she also regularly presents employment training courses on a number of employment law topics.
Reyhana advises individuals on a full range of employment law issues and has successfully represented individuals of various levels of seniority. She has assisted individuals negotiate more favourable contractual terms, defend performance, capability and misconduct allegations and achieved re-instatement following dismissal. Reyhana also has expertise in negotiating favourable exits for her clients without the necessity to instigate legal proceedings while ensuring that their career and reputation is protected.
She prides herself on providing straightforward and focussed advice and from the outset always ensures that she has a strategy in place to meet her client’s objectives.
During her time at Talbots Law Reyhana has secured a number of successful outcomes for employees which include a monetary settlement in excess of £25k for an employee who had been subjected to race discrimination, an employee being re-instated on appeal who had been dismissed for gross misconduct and assisting and achieving a successful outcome for an employee who had made a flexible working request. Reyhana has also successfully negotiated increases to exit packages when instructed to advise on settlement agreements. For businesses, Reyhana has drafted s.1 statements of terms and conditions, employment contracts and handbooks, advised on difficult terminations and grievances and worked with the corporate and commercial team on transactions advising on TUPE and drafting warranties and indemnities.
Reyhana obtained a BSc in Psychology/Sociology and her CPE qualification from City, University of London, completing her LPC at The University of Law, London. After completing her training contract with Birmingham City Council Reyhana then spent 13 years with an employer’s organisation acting for companies from various sectors providing employment and HR advice and assistance.
Outside of work, Reyhana enjoys travelling, walking, cooking, reading, socialising and spending time with her family. She has volunteered for various projects abroad her most recent being Kenya and Tanzania where she worked in schools and orphanages.