We are delighted to welcome two new employees to the Cartwright King team.
Martin Cornforth joins us as the Head of Employment, in our Nottingham office, and shared his thoughts with us:
“As an experienced employment lawyer with Cartwright King, I remain as enthusiastic now – as I was 12 years ago – about helping employers and employees to resolve workplace issues. I always aim to get the best outcome for my clients, which often involves reaching a sensible settlement. Sometimes Employment Tribunal proceedings can’t be avoided and I’ve helped many clients to achieve successful outcomes at hearings..
“I was involved with the now well-known case of Lock v British Gas and drafted the referral to the CJEU. I’ve dealt with many complex TUPE situations including one particular scenario involving a large construction contractor, being replaced by four contractors, affecting around 300 construction workers. On another occasion, I successfully persuaded an Employment Tribunal to TUPE a sales employee when a Company division became a separate entity.
“I’ve also dealt with the full range of discrimination issues and have a good understanding of mental health issues, which are becoming increasingly prominent as awareness grows. I’ve handled employment law for clients across a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, construction, health, education, charities etc.
“In addition to advising commercial organisations, I’ve also advised schools and MATs. I’ve advised charities, and have also registered charities and dealt with governance enquiries with the Charity Commission.”
Charlenne Ugochukwu joins as a child care solicitor in our London office. She studied LLB Law at Brunel University and completed her Legal Practice course at the University of Law.
Charlenne qualified as a Solicitor in September 2013 and became an Accredited Member of the Child Panel in February 2018. Her legal background has focused on children and family law. She represents parents, grandparents and children in all types of public children law cases, including: care proceedings, applications for emergency protection orders, special guardianship order proceedings and adoption proceedings.
Additionally, Charlenne also represents clients in cases involving allegations of non-accidental injuries, complex medical issues, allegations of domestic violence and drug and alcohol issues. Charlenne is skilled at representing parents with learning difficulties and mental health issues, as well as the Official Solicitor.
Charlenne undertakes the majority of her own advocacy. She holds Legal Aid Supervisor status for family law work.
Outside work, Charlenne enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and is kept busy by her young children. She also speaks fleunt Lingala.
All advice is correct at time of publication.