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Simon Collingridge

Simon worked as a barrister in Sydney before emigrating to the UK in 1999 where he has worked as a commercial employment solicitor. Collingridge Employment Law was founded in 2014.

Simon brings a broad range of experience to the work he does for clients. He advises businesses over many sectors by providing practical advice with day to day employment law matters. This is directed at HR managers, boards of trustees, directors, individuals and business owners.

Support includes advising on exit strategies, TUPE, redundancy & restructuring, executive severance, internal disciplinaries & grievances, workplace consultation, managing sickness absence & performance issues, disputes, drafting contracts & policies, Employment Tribunal litigation, terminations and settlement negotiations. 

Collingridge Employment Law is not a law firm and only specialises in employment law. The company works closely with professionals in other disciplines and so a suitable referral will be made if clients or contacts need other types of advice.

Email: simon@collingridgelaw.co.uk

Mobile:  07714 473395



Rhian Hentschel

Rhian is from the Stroud Valleys and qualified as a solicitor in 2009. She then gained corporate and commercial legal experience before working in business management.

Simon invited Rhian to join the business as an Associate where she assists him in all aspects of the practice.

Email: rhian@collingridgelaw.co.uk

Mobile:  07917 713654


Nicky Stibbs

Nicky has over thirteen years' experience in employment law, including eight years as an associate solicitor at Bevan Brittan in Bristol. She has a broad range of experience in defending public and private sector employers in employment tribunals and advising on day-to-day employee relations, including disability in the workplace and negotiated exits. Nicky also has expertise in TUPE transfers and restructuring and redundancy. She takes a pragmatic approach to supporting our clients.

Nicky writes employment law articles for law firms and is a freelance author for XpertHR's employment law manual. 

Having previously worked with Simon, Nicky was delighted to join the business as an Associate in 2017.

Email: nicky@collingridgelaw.co.uk

Mobile:  07932 185074


Annie Franklin

Annie is an employee relations consultant, and CEDR accredited mediator with over 25 years’ experience in business who works independently of CEL.

When clients need a specialist facilitator to help to maintain relationships within the workplace, we call on Annie’s expertise to assist with resolving employee disputes and management issues, as well as team and individual development.

Annie uses a variety of facilitation, coaching, negotiation and mediation skills in conjunction with an astute commercial understanding. This enables her to relate to the dynamics and pressures employers and employees face in maintaining relationships and ensuring business success.

Annie helps our clients by:

- representing management in a restructuring process
- engaging with difficult employees
- mediating in staff disputes
- conducting neutral evaluations
- facilitating conversations between teams to improve outcomes
- investigating grievances
- negotiating managed exits

Email: annie@collingridgelaw.co.uk

Mobile:  07467 912960

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