Kempsons Employment Solicitors

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We’ve included testimonials from both employers and employees as we act for both.


Rachel has assisted us with HR advice for many years. Her guidance is always characterised as thorough and clear, Rachel never leaves any option unexplored and provides our team with a clear path to follow. Her risk analysis is particularly valuable, allowing us to make robust decisions. She is always happy to follow our chosen path, whether aggressive or cautious, in its approach.

Rachel has helped us with policy, procedures and internal training. Rachel has also assisted us with issues and disputes. We have followed her in various firms, such is the quality of her work. We would recommend Rachel to any Employer seeking great advice and guidance on HR matters.

Andrew Pear, Managing Director, Reliance Medical Ltd


I recently approached Rachel, following a recommendation, to help me with an employment issue. I felt at ease from our first meeting and was immediately confident that I had made the right choice. She was very knowledgeable and advised me on several options, guiding me through each step of the process over a 6 month period. I found her to be helpful and supportive with a common sense approach to advice which was firmly founded in law.

Rachel is very approachable, friendly and professional as well as being a good communicator and efficient with her follow up actions.Rachel helped me achieve a very satisfactory and quick conclusion to my employment situation which avoided the need to go to court. I highly recommend Rachel.

Elizabeth from Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire.


We have utilised Rachel’s employment law services and have to say this has been second to none. Rachel is extremely helpful, knowledgeable and professional at all times. She made a difficult change within the practice easy and streamlined and took all the pressure off us. I would definitely recommend Rachel and would not hesitate in using her services again if we ever needed to.

Michele Parks, Trent Vale Medical Practice


I have instructed Rachel to assist me both as an employee and more recently as an employer. Rachel first provided advice regarding a dispute with my former employer. She has more recently drafted contracts of employment for my company. I would highly recommend Rachel to both employees and employers that require assistance with employment law issues.

Tom Achtmanis, Managing Director Arni Architects Ltd


In my role as practice manager and head of operations for legal firms, I have known Rachel Pennington for well over 10 years. I’ve worked with Rachel in a professional capacity, calling on her for employment law support and advice in managing legal teams. Rachel has been unfailingly both supportive and knowledgeable. Her professionalism is second to none, and she combines this with the ability to steer managers through the most complex of employment law matters in a practical, sensible and pragmatic way towards sensible and effective solutions. Logical and decisive, Rachel has provided me with solutions on many occasions, which have helped me to deal with a range of challenging staffing matters from contractual issues; performance management; absence management; capability and grievance issues; right through to redundancy and exit strategies and support. On a personal level Rachel has been an enormous support both in terms of managing the emotional stresses of difficult employment law situations, and in going above and beyond in terms of offering her time, support and assistance. Her willingness to give of herself, even when she is enormously busy, has been a lifesaver to me on many occasions. A thoroughly positive, proactive and decent person, with a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise, I couldn’t recommend Rachael highly enough to anybody requiring employment law expertise at whatever level. I would not hesitate to seek Rachel’s  advice again when needed, in fact she would always be my first port of call. She is completely reliable, professional, confidential and enormously supportive.

Leslee Griffiths


‘We frequently use Rachel throughout multiple businesses within the hospitality industry anhe reliably provides thorough advice relating to Employment Law. Rachel has helped the company make rational choices in sometimes difficult situations and has always led to the best possible outcome. In an industry where staff turnover is notoriously high and employment is casual and inconsistent, we find Rachel’s services vital to ensure our company practices are exemplary.’

Jake Pear, Managing Director of Pear Hospitality & Retail Holdings Ltd


Rachel was recommended to me in December 2020 in relation to a redundancy settlement agreement. Rachel proved to be efficient, a great negotiator and extremely professional throughout, securing me a great settlement figure. I would highly recommend her services for any employment issue you may be facing.

Claire Fernyhough, Staffordshire


I’ve happily used Rachel for the last two years for employment advice after having a recommendation from a solicitor. The first time I met Rachel it was clear to me that she was professional, thorough and concise with specific advice always based on up-to date practise. Although situations were at times complicated, I always left discussions with Rachel knowing what options were open to me, and I was confident in the steps to take. Discussions with Rachel were always professional, straight to the point but friendly, and always enjoyable. Rachel has the right balance of skills so I would highly recommend her services.

Darren Pusey, Staffordshire


I was going through a tough dispute after finishing at my previous employer. I was referred on to Rachel from a friend and it was the best thing that could of happened to me. Not only did Rachel get the money back I was owed, she put my mind at ease from the very start. She was easy to speak to and always kept me up to date throughout the process. I would very happily recommend Rachel to anyone. Thanks for all of your hard work Rachel.

Daniel Hyde, Leek, Staffordshire