Séan Garmory

Solicitor

Séan qualified as a solicitor in 2020 and joined Collingwood Legal in 2023..He completed his law degree at Newcastle University and Legal Practice Course at Northumbria University. On qualification, after a number of years of acting as a Human Resources advisor, a paralegal and finally a trainee solicitor, Séan made the move from in-house practice to private practice. Séan has a wide experience in supporting clients deal with both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. He has acted for a range of clients including individuals, small and large businesses, charities and schools. Having worked in both an in-house legal team and in Human Resources, Séan has a keen commercial awareness and the ability to approach matters “from a client’s perspective”.

Experience

Examples of Séan’s experience includes:

  • Acting in Employment Tribunal cases (including unfair dismissal and discrimination matters).
  • Tribunal advocacy at preliminary hearings.
  • Drafting employment contracts, staff handbooks, policies and procedures in line with the latest legislative requirements and bespoke client requirements.
  • Supporting clients with day-to-day business and Human Resources management such as handling performance management, disciplinary, absence management and grievance processes.
  • Providing guidance for clients undergoing both individual and collective redundancy processes and TUPE consultations.
  • Employment data protection queries, breaches and other issues and supporting clients in regard to the necessary steps they must take.

Outside of work

Séan loves going to see live music and also sprints competitively in numerous northern and national athletics leagues.

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