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Lara Kennedy

Associate solicitor

Lara is an employment and discrimination claims lawyer

Lara is an associate solicitor who works with Chris Benson in the employment department. She specialises in equal pay and discrimination claims.

Lara joined Leigh Day in February 2011 when she advised on complex and high value individual employment and discrimination cases, with a particular focus on senior executives. Her particular focus was on advising on severance packages, maternity and pregnancy discrimination, disability discrimination, race discrimination, sexual harassment and employment status claims.

Legal expertise

In 2012 she was asked to assist Chris Benson on the Birmingham City Council equal pay claim, a large multi-party case which went to the Supreme Court in a landmark judgment. She managed a large team of paralegals and was instrumental in the success of the case.

Before joining Leigh Day Lara worked at Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP where she advised on both contentious and non-contentious employment matters and acted for individual claimants and respondents. She has experience in:

Having initially started her training as a barrister, Lara qualified as a solicitor in September 2015. As part of her training she undertook work in the human rights department including time spent in the education team.

Lara is experienced in all stages of litigation from commencement to settlement.

Education: Lara has a first class masters in Employment Law, completed the Bar Vocational Course and gained a distinction in her Legal Practice Course.

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